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GNOME.org: Boston GNOME Summit Information

Jun 20, 2002, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Hey everyone,

The planning for the Boston GNOME Summit continues apace! Read below for interesting & important information about our progress, and what we need you to do if you want to come or be involved in any other way.


Thanks to Kevin Breit, we now have a registration dealie which you can use to indicate to us that you will be attending the Summit. We need people to register so that we can get an idea of who is coming and how many donuts to buy. The deadline for registration is July 1st and no registrations will be accepted after that date.

If you would like to attend the Summit and can easily arrange your travel, but are worried about the cost of accomodations, you are encouraged to register anyway, as we may be able to provide some assistance by way of the generous and hospitable couches and floors of the Ximian employee base.

To register for the Boston GNOME Summit, fill out the form at:


You need to be a GNOME Foundation member to attend the Summit. If you want to attend the Summit and are not yet a member, then you should apply for membership here:



The main purpose of the Summit is to assemble a bunch of GNOME hackers for communal hacking and drinking of beer. Therefore, our intent is not to coordinate a highly formalized schedule of prepared talks and BOFs and other things such as you might have grown accustomed to encountering at more professionally run assemblages.

However, to make the Summit a productive event, we would like to have several talks and several workshops.

The talks will be broadly focused on key, project-wide issues such as: the GNOME Office roadmap, API/ABI compatibility, multimedia support in GNOME, and so on. Ideally these talks will help us understand and set the direction for future GNOME releases, particularly GNOME 2.2.

The workshops will be opportunities for various subprojects to get together, work through common issues, talk, plan, etc. Some workshops may want to focus on solving specific problems, whereas some might simply be opportunities for developers who work together every day online to meet face-to-face.

For people who are, at a given point in time, not attending a talk or a workshop, there will be a common room with network connectivity for hanging out and hacking and reading data found on the Internet.


If you would like to present a talk at the Summit or to host a workshop, please mail your idea to:


You don't need to write an abstract or anything like that. We're an informal lot.