October Newsletter /Summit

Patrick Ohnewein patrick.ohnewein at fsfeurope.org
Fri Oct 14 12:49:35 UTC 2016

On 2016-10-14 14:15, Mirko Boehm - FSFE wrote:
>> On 11 Oct 2016, at 22:11, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk
>> <mailto:paul at boddie.org.uk>> wrote:
>>> Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org <mailto:wk at gnupg.org>> writes:
>>>> I miss any mentioning of an (internal) discussion in the aftermath of a
>>>> very questionable talk[2] advertising proprietary software.
>>> Thank you for pointing out that talk. I was not aware of any problems
>>> with it so far. I will watch the recording soon.
> I agree the talk was not what we expected and nothing we should
> endorse. But I don’t see this being a topic for the newsletter. We
> need to keep it in mind as “lessons learned” for future summits. Do we
> already have a process for that?

I fully agree. A lessons learned process will help us to learn from this
kind of events and to find ways to implement more accurate criteria in
the future. Even if it will never be possible to completely avoid such
events from happening.

A good example for me was a talk by Monty at the SFScon13:


He was basically advocating for his Business Source Licensing idea and
had an animated discussion at the Q&A session with Carlo Piana afterwards.

I learned that even respected FLOSS people not always deliver a talk
which is in line with what the organisation team has planned.


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