Who talks at conference for Free Software?
Bernhard E. Reiter
bernhard at fsfe.org
Thu Jun 13 13:47:40 UTC 2019
Am Montag 27 Mai 2019 10:21:02 schrieb Christian Imhorst:
> I think there
> should be more people in the FSF besides RMS talking at conferences.
There are already other people speaking, especially for FSFE.
And two challenges would need to be overcome to make it much more:
* Many conference organisers mostly care about the fame of the
speaker, so they often invite RMS even if he is not especially
flexible or well versed in the topic. It is like inviting the world
soccer star to talk at an IT conference, it is not that she has deep
insight on the main topic, it is that people attent just to see the
* Doing good talks needs a lot of time for preparations, practice,
research and travel. This needs a lot of funding or someone who
makes this her main personal mission in live (and thus disregards
other goals family, health or securing a standard of living for
retirement). Most people are not willing to make this sacrifices
and money is scarce as well for FSFE independent mission.
(Money is the reason why industry lobbyist get so much speaking time.)
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