Notes from the first OpenPGP Summit
wk at gnupg.org
Mon Apr 27 20:21:54 CEST 2015
On Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:31, bre at pagekite.net said:
> Thanks for the write-up, Werner! :-)
Actually you have been much faster with your report
>> disappointed that many of the participants favored this closed
>> invitation-only style summit and want the next meeting to happen the
> On the one hand, I suspect it would be very hard to maintain the
> excellent signal/noise ratio we had, in a completely open summit. On
Maybe. We are used to work on mailing list and I would bet that in most
cases it is easier to ask too noisy participants to behave well during a
physical meeting than on mailing lists. The IETF has quite some
experience with that and requires physical meetings for important tasks.
> Was the idea of having a mixed summit discussed? I think there was
> general consensus that we could probably skip the introductions next
Not that I know. I left the session at some point, though.
> time, so perhaps one of the two days could be open and the other day
> closed for people who want to work together on specific issues?
As long has all participants may introduce a new attendee I would be
fine with such a scheme. No need for strict registration rules.
> Or the group could fork, with the first day shared for talks and getting
> to know each other, and the second day forked into non-dev-friendly
> activities (crypto-parties, keysigning, introductory talks) scheduled
The problem is that at least for talks, those speakers would likely also
want to participate in the smaller working groups.
> out-reach, it's might not be a great idea. But we do have a while until
> the next meetup is planned, so there is time to reconsider and think
> about whether we can find a way to preserve the focus of the group
> while still welcoming new people to the community.
Organizing a conference takes some time and thus we would need to start
with it soon. In case people would agree to come again to Germany I
have an idea whom to ask to run such a conference.
> Although my politics and yours align, I think it might be a strategic
> mistake to exclude the closed-source folks from these discussions...
The GNU towers expect me to talk like this - but I am not always wearing
my GNUhat ;-)
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