[lfs-dev] Fosdem

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 13:52:53 PDT 2016

Julien Lepiller wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:54:17 -0500
> Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Julien Lepiller wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> As you may know, last year the french translation team had a stand
>>> at Fosdem[1] and we presented the project to the public. We could
>>> talk to many interested people. We would like to get a stand this
>>> year too, and we have asked for one as applications are now open.
>>> Last year, we presented printed copies of the book in french and
>>> english, and we were asked whether they were for sale. So we believe
>>> that we could sell some this year (probably around 10 copies over
>>> the week-end). Since the book's license is non-commercial, we would
>>> like to get permission to sell them during the event, for the price
>>> they cost us to print.
>>> In any case, if you are around at that time, feel free to join.
>>> Regards,
>>> Julien Lepiller
>>> --
>>> [1]: https://fosdem.org/2017/
>> Since you are selling at cost, I don't consider that commercial.  It
>> falls into the category of fair use.
>> I do not recall anything about your impression of last year's event.
>> Do you have anything you can add to the above?

> Sorry for the delay, it's quite difficult to remember everything that
> happened 6 months ago.
> I can tell you it was not as cold as my first Fosdem, but it rained
> almost as much. That was a fun event nevertheless since we could gather
> with Jean-Phillipe and Amaury (we need more people this year!), and a
> few french friends not directly related to LFS itself. We had a few
> tips from the perl guys who had an amazing collection of books. We had
> a lot of visitors. Mostly students who were intrigued by the project or
> older people who shared their experience as LFS users ten years ago.
> That was fun :).
> We had printed versions of the books (LFS and BLFS, each one in french
> and english) to show people (and because we wanted to see it). Each one
> was a few centimeters thick and that was amazing. We also had a thousand
> stickers, all gone during the last afternoon. Concerning these, we may
> have to make a better version, with a website link for instance. I had
> to rush because the idea came very late. If you have any idea, please
> share.
> On the food side of things we were quite unlucky. One of the restaurant
> was so full of people we had to wait an hour after we ordered (though
> the food was good), and another was lame. We will choose more wisely
> next time ;). Anyway, we ate waffles as compensation.
> During the event, Jean-Phillipe was interviewed by a web radio (I can't
> remember which one). I could show off with my LFS system too. I
> attended some very good speaches when "off-duty", except for my most
> anticipated one about virtualization and containers because there was
> too many people (and they lost the recording!). Anyway, I had fun
> talking about LFS, getting impressions and views from other people of
> all nationality (mostly german, french and belgian), occupation
> (developpers, lawyers, ...), and age (we have very young fans ;)).

Thanks you for the interesting review.  I'm glad you had fun.

> Once again, please come and have fun with us this time!

Not me.  It's a little far from Texas.  Besides, I only speak/understand 
English.  I know a lot of you in Europe do speak English, but it would 
still be difficult for me.

   -- Bruce

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