I’ll ok into it.
Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.
On Sep 5, 2018, at 5:31 PM, Diomidis Spinellis
On 26/08/2018 07:10, Theodore Y. Ts'o
The question I would raise is whether some kind of 50th celebration
has to be colocated with Usenix ATC, especially if the Usenix BoD is
not innterested in lending much in the way of financial or staff
support. For example, maybe something combined with some kind of
fund-raising event held at the Compute History Museum in the Bay Area?
Or perhaps the Linux Foundation might be willing to do a Unix 50th
celebration at their 2019 Open Source Summit event?
It does seem to me that Usenix ought to have the right of first
refusal to host such a celebration, but if the Board isn't willing to
step it up, there are other possibilities that could be explored.
One possibility might be to propose a "50th Unix Anniversary" Developer Room at
FOSDEM 2019 . FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and
collaborate. It takes place every year with thousands of developers of free and open
source software from all over the world gathering in Brussels.
Our room can be used to host presentations related to topics such as the Unix history,
the 50th anniversary, and the reconstruction efforts of historic editions. The many *BSD
and Linux folks that attend FOSDEM together with thousands of other open source
aficionados provide an excellent audience for our event. We can also combine the
presentations with a TUHS stand where we can display running historic software.
The deadline for room proposals is September 20th and for stands November 2nd .
FOSDEM is entirely organized by volunteers and attendance is free without registration.
We don't have to pay anything for the room and the stand, but we also can't
expect any funding from the organizers for flying people in.