How far off are we, money-wise? Is that the only thing holding this up?
On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 04:56:19PM -0400, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Some of you will know that this summer's conference in Toronto was
> mostly successful (we've been struggling with some blockers on
> putting up all the conference materials, but I have been assured
> several times that that state of affairs will end in the next few
> days). Some of you will also know that we did some work to try to
> find out what sort of future conference, if any, was desired by the
> Based on the feedback we received, the community apparently wants a
> combined user/hacker conference: that is, a conference that combines
> the PostgreSQL-server developer tracks we saw at this year's
> conference with some user-focussed items similar to what one might
> find at typical database conferences for users.
> Such a conference is not free to put on, of course, and actually
> requires a considerable amount of money in order to make it both
> successful and accessible to community members. This year, we were
> successful mostly because of the generosity of our many corporate
> sponsors; we are thankful to them. This conference was necessarily
> planned to be smaller than a combined conference would be, so we can
> anticipate that a future conference would require more money than the
> money required by the 2006 conference.
> Those who are in charge of the funds currently held by Software in
> the Public Interest have a number of other projects besides a
> conference they are hoping to support in the upcoming year.
> Accordingly, the group has reached a consensus that 2007 is too soon
> to plan to fund another conference. Accordingly, the 2006 conference
> committee is not planning to try to organise a conference for 2007.
> We believe that it would be in the best interests of everyone to plan
> for a biennial conference, if we wish to have a repeating series,
> rather than an annual one. So, in the unlikely event you were
> holding your breath waiting for the announcement of next year's
> conference, wait no more.
> Best regards,
> Andrew Sullivan
> (2006 PostgreSQL Summit committee chair)
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