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Don't let the Swine Win!: Enecomp 2009, Curitiba, Brazil - September 4-8, 2009

Aug 24, 2009, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The cost structure of the event is very low, allowing students to attend the basic conference for a very low fee (to help cover costs), and the event even provides low-cost housing and food for students who have to travel.

"The student conference organizers were expecting 1000 high school and college age students, but because of the flu they are anticipating only half that number will show up. While this is still a good sized conference, it is a shame that an opportunity for FOSS students to meet with each other personally, share ideas, and get the feeling of "community" may be missed because of a germ.

"So here are my thoughts on the issue of Swine Flu and this conference:

"Hundreds of thousands of people die world-wide during a normal flu season."

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