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Subject: Re: Rockbox User Con

Re: Rockbox User Con

From: Frank Gevaerts <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 21:47:33 +0200

On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 02:35:55PM -0500, Mark Allums wrote:
> Paul Louden wrote:
>> alex wallis wrote:
>>> So I would be very interested in attending such an event, though
>>> after September it will be a bit harder for me to attend anything, so
>>> my vote if we start thinking about locations and dates would be
>>> before september.
>> It's really far too late to try to plan something like this now. You
>> should start planning for next year, or at least next major holiday
>> period. You still need to find a location, arrange what's going to
>> happen during that period, everyone needs to arrange transportation and
>> possibly time off, make rooming reservations, etc. These things are
>> much easier and cheaper if you have time to do so.
>> Really, there's not too much point in even discussing this until
>> someone's ready to say "I'm willing to host a user gathering and have a
>> suitable location." Until then, you're mostly wishing for someone else
>> to do something.
> Paul, your thoughts were *not* solicited. This is for Users, not Devs.

In that case, why are you posting to the dev list? Also, if you only
want replies from certain selected people, don't use a public mailing

> Some of your comments are useful and thoughtful, but please do not
> presume to instruct the users as to how they want *their* cons to be
> hosted.

Paul didn't in any way say how your con would have to be hosted. He
merely pointed out that it does have to be hosted, and that this takes
time to organise. Do you disagree with that?

> I am open to suggestions as to how to improve the con, Paul, but please
> allow the users to express themselves without your veto. I suggest you
> send your comments to me off list or send them to the dev list.

Can you do us all a favour and say exactly where Paul was trying to veto


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Received on 2009-06-27

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