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Ubuntu Developer Summits Shifting Online, Increasing Frequency 49

Posted by Unknown Lamer
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hypnosec writes "Ubuntu Developer Summits Community Manager Jono Bacon has announced that the bi-annual Ubuntu Developer Summits, which were held at different locations like Brussels, Oakland, Copenhagen will be replaced by online events by moving to the cloud. Bacon revealed that the event has been successful, but in a bid to bring about improvements and refinement in the openness and accessibility of the event, it is going to transition into an online event." They are also going to be held every three months instead of every six.
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Ubuntu Developer Summits Shifting Online, Increasing Frequency

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  • TO THE CLOUD (Score:3, Insightful)

    by ogar572 (531320) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @01:48PM (#43026365)
    AND BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!! I hate marketing jargon especially "cloud".
  • by Frank T. Lofaro Jr. (142215) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @01:50PM (#43026377) Homepage

    The bad side of technology (*), those that wanted face to face events are now denied it. The benefits of that are now gone.

    Online in addition, ok, but canceling physical events, including one already scheduled and that people have already made arrangements for (travel, time off, etc) is bad.

    People can socialize and network at a physical event, there are somethings online only lacks.

    (*) Technology has also caused the loss of video stores, CD stores, so many things are hard to buy locally now. Technology should add options, not destroy them!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @02:05PM (#43026493)

    Technology and options are two completely different things. Do you really think that technology shouldn't have "destroyed" the horse carriage business, "obliterated" the hand weaving industry and (in the western world) "killed" manual wheat harvesting? Well... it didn't, it simply added options that were much more popular, just as it has with video and CD stores. And it's not technology, which can't really "cause" the loss of anything, but people who make the choice.

  • by TrueSatan (1709878) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @02:09PM (#43026537)
    Forcing anyone who might wish to participate to join Google+ Hangouts also forces them to allow Google access to their real names and personal data thus Canonical yet again sjows that it has no, real, understanding, nor interest, in openness or accessibility and still less personal freedom and privacy. As they have with their Amazon affiliate contract they care more about commercial interests than the rights of their users or developers. Like the EFF and the FSF I never include Ubuntu GNU/Linux in any recommendation list...actually I steer people away from it.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 27, 2013 @03:01PM (#43026999)

    Professionals already use their real names on forums where they discuss professional topics. Did you expect people to take someone called TrueSatan seriously in a professional environment? Anonymity is for people under tyrannical regimes, and for recreational forums where we don't want our unprofessional posts to merge with our professional life.

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