Hi all, There are several upcoming events that are of some interest. No idea if there are funds for them, so the most likely scenario will be to rely on local groups to manage the booths.
The two most immediate are: * Southern California Linux Expo 4x (SCALE), 11-12 February, The Radisson Los Angeles Airport. http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/. They have invited us and there may even be speaker slots open for OOo speakers. Certainly booth space. But, as mentioned, there is very likely no funding available from OOo for travel and lodging. If a case can be made, we can see what is available, but .... * LinuxWorld Expo Boston. 14-17 February Boston, MA. As far as I know, they have not invited us but my guess is that if we want an invite we can easily get one. That would mean booth space. If people are interested in staffing a booth, great. Again, no money is right now available for this, afaik, but I believe a case may be made for it: Massachusetts, where Boston is located, is as most know, undergoing bureaucratic seizures as it wrestles with the idea of migrating to opendocument format, which OOo of course uses--and so will IBM's Workplace, Corel's WordPerfect, and so on. OOo should consider attending this conference, as there may be opportunity here for engaging new developers, as well as markets. Let us know on this list if you are interested in attending. I can pitch the importance of this conference to the council. The ones that Jacqueline suggested we may want also to consider include the ones below. The O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland is I think one of the most important. Best, Louis -- US/North America Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) Feb 14-15 2006, San Francisco http://www.osbc.com/live/13/events/13SFO06A O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Mar 6-9 2006 San Diego http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etech/ Novell BrainShare Mar 19-24 2006 Salt Lake City http://www.novell.com/brainshare/slc/ ** O'Reilly Open Source Convention Jul 24-28 2006 Portland no link yet, but here is last year: http://www.oreillynet.com/oscon2005/ LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Aug 14-17 2006 San Francisco http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/12/events/12SFO06A//CC985653 Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) Oct 17-18 2006 Boston couldn't find link Elsewhere Solutions Linux Jan 31 - Feb 2 or Feb 1 - Feb 3 (not sure of days) Paris, France http://www.solutionslinux.fr/en/ IDLELO2 Exhibition of Open Source Technology Feb 23-25 2006 Nairobi Kenya http://marketing.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgId=2348988 ** FOSDEM Feb 25-26 2006 Brussels, Belgium http://www.fosdem.org/2006 Michale Meeks is presenting here on behalf of OOo. This is an important developer conference and I am delighted Michael can make it. Open Source Developers Conference Feb 26-28 2006 Netanya, Israel http://www.osdc.org.il/ **LinuxForum Mar 3-4 2006 Copenhagen, Denmark http://linuxforum.dk/2006/en/ I am presenting here on behalf of OOo. Last year, the beta of 2.0 was announced here, and in the Istanbul conference on open source. International Free Software Forum (fisl) no link yet, but here is last year: http://chopin.softwarelivre.org/6.0/ Anywhere Software Freedom Day http://softwarefreedomday.org/