XSF Discussion - 2014-01-20

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  71. ralphm notes that we should have these discussions in jdev rather than here

  72. ralphm

    or at least some of them

  73. ralphm

    xnyhps (Thijs) is usually there, too

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  107. Steffen Larsen

    Hi, does anybody know if all have booked hotel rooms for FOSDEM/summit?

  108. Steffen Larsen

    because one of my friends might need a room for friday/saturday/sunday

  109. ralphm

    Steffen Larsen: the only person that might know is Floran Jensen

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  111. Steffen Larsen

    heh yes

  112. Steffen Larsen

    but he's never online anymore

  113. Steffen Larsen

    too busy with über I believe

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  118. simon

    Florian works at über?

  119. dwd

    He's a taxi driver now.

  120. Steffen Larsen


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  124. intosi

    Will just tried to book a room, and couldn't get one using the link. Would that mean we filled all rooms in the block?

  125. Steffen Larsen

    hmmm we had a problem for a week ago where we couldn't book at all.. even though the rooms were there. It was a problem with the hotel booking site. Maybe its the same now.

  126. simon

    Steffen - I had a similar problem last year. Ended up phoning the hotel directly and got a better rate (even less than the block booking rate).

  127. Steffen Larsen

    simon: he he

  128. Steffen Larsen

    simon: yes..the hotel was not cheap at all

  129. ralphm

    simon: are you sure it was the same type of room? Including breakfast? Same cancellation policy?

  130. intosi

    Looks like the standard rooms are sold out on booking.com.

  131. dwd

    I can't remember how long the block deal was for, but I thought we had it longer than this.

  132. simon

    ralphm: no breakfast. Perhaps that accounts for the difference. Does the block booking include breakfast?

  133. dwd


  134. simon

    Excellent. I'll be maxing out on that.

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  137. dwd

    It's the five-items-or-less breakfast, isn't it.

  138. simon

    Sold out? Does MattJ's fan club know he might not be coming?

  139. dwd

    He originally wasn't. He may be now.

  140. simon

    Well that explains it ;)

  141. intosi

    dwd: breakfast is about the only thing I don't like about the hotel.

  142. ralphm

    dwd: maybe we should order bacon every morning

  143. Lloyd

    5 portions of bacon, yum

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  145. dwd

    It's vaguely tempting to see if there's a café that can do a decent breakfast nearby.

  146. intosi

    I'll have the bacon covered in bacon with bacon on the side, and add another bacon on bacon to finish it.

  147. intosi

    Also, why is my left arm feeling numb?

  148. dwd

    So you can pretend it's someone else's?

  149. simon

    Looks like there is a bakery right around the corner PAUL BRUXELLES BELL'ART Rue Froissart 72 1040 Etterbeek Belgium

  150. simon

    bread from there. bacon from A-loft.

  151. ralphm

    simon: there is no bacon at Aloft. That's the whole problem.

  152. ralphm

    They have the other stuff

  153. simon

    Shall I ask Rene to pack a bacon bomb? (https://secure.flickr.com/photos/simontennant/6843836070/ and https://secure.flickr.com/photos/simontennant/6989961621/lightbox/)

  154. fippo

    http://hancke.name/jabber/bacon.jpg -- some novotel at the paris CDG airport has those things ;-)

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  199. simon

    Has anyone notices the bittorrent equivalent of XEPs? BEPs: http://www.bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0000.html

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  211. ralphm

    modelled after Python's PEPs, like ours. Makes sense

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  218. MattJ

    PEPs pre-dated JEPs?

  219. waqas

    PEPs are relatively new

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  223. waqas

    Oh wow, apparently I'm wrong. They started back in 2000.

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  229. ralphm

    MattJ, waqas: ^

  230. ralphm

    Guess that also kinda shows how long I've been around

  231. waqas

    How does being old feel?

  232. ralphm

    waqas: come to Brussels and I'll let you experience that

  233. waqas

    Ha, I'm skipping this year sadly, but MattJ might make it, you can show him :)

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  247. dwd

    XSF Dinner booked in for the 1st Feb.

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  249. Simon

    MacDonalds again?

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  253. dwd

    Simon, You're in McDonald's. The rest of us are in l'Auberge Bréttone. ;-)

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  256. dwd

    Folks, The now-traditional XSF Dinner has been booked at the now-traditional l'Auberge Brétonne, just outside Brussels. As you're probably aware, the XSF solicits sponsorship for the dinner, so that we can carry on offering an excellent meal entirely free to our members. Sponsors will be thanked (and toasted) at the dinner, listed for all to see on the Summit 15 wiki page, and are welcome to attend in person even if not members. If your company is willing to sponsor, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me, or any other member of the Board. XSF Members and their partners can, as usual, attend for free. Don't worry about getting there - we're arranging transport from FOSDEM and back to the Aloft Hotel. Dave.

  257. dwd

    Someone skim that before I send it?

  258. dwd

    Then I can get on and post the first sponsor on the Wiki.

  259. fippo

    ship it

  260. dwd

    bear, Simon ?

  261. bear


  262. dwd

    Should we announce sponsors as they come in to the summit@ list as well?

  263. MattJ


  264. bear

    I don't see why not - it may spur some others to give

  265. MattJ

    (to the text)

  266. Steffen Larsen


  267. dwd

    Oh, it's "Bretonne" not "Brétonne".

  268. Steffen Larsen

    dwd: what is the normal sponsorship?

  269. dwd

    Steffen Larsen, One MILLION Euros.

  270. Steffen Larsen

    dwd: one billion…

  271. MattJ

    Ten billion, i.e. the XSF could buy Dropbox

  272. Steffen Larsen

    but not nest

  273. dwd

    Steffen Larsen, It varies. It's typically been proportional to the numbers of XSF members belonging to a company, but not always. There's usually a bit of a fight for the top spot.

  274. Steffen Larsen

    dwd: ok

  275. dwd

    Steffen Larsen, All the amounts are public; they're posted on the wiki, so you can look at prevoious years (like Summit_13, Summit_11, etc)

  276. MattJ

    Steffen Larsen, nope, Nest was $3.2 billion, Dropbox $10 billion

  277. Steffen Larsen

    Mattj: but they are prob. worth more now

  278. Steffen Larsen

    dwd: ok. I might give a dime or two..

  279. dwd

    Steffen Larsen, Nest is worth less, Dropbox is harder to say.

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  281. dwd

    Simon, What's your view on announcing sponsors to the list?

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  296. dwd

    BTW, added our first dinner sponsor to the wiki.

  297. dwd

    (Thanks, &Yet!)

  298. ralphm

    &Yet is amazing in so many ways

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  300. ralphm

    By the way, I got some practical info for our FOSDEM stand. Pretty much the same as last year.

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