|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: Summit wiki.
BTW - That is a straight run. Take the Q train from Times Square to
Ave H for Brooklyn College.
Take the Express Q train from Times Square to Kings Highway
for the Center.
I'll also have someone pick you guys up from the Hotel.
> Okay. You should be sure to list the Marriott where the Ximian people
> are staying, since there are roughly 30 of us there.
> > > * The summit web page does not give directions to the event.
> > Tell me where you want directions from and I'll have it added.
> At least provide a mapquest link. Directions from Laguardia, JFK, and
> the main train stations would be a good start. Also directions from
> Times Square.
> > > * The schedule that you put together included a talk title that
> > > wrongly insults one of GNOME's best sponsors, Red Hat.
> > >
> > Red Hat recommends Windows for consumers
> Fine, please make sure that title isn't used.
No can do. Censorship is not permited in the NYLXS. Desktop Computing is criticle for the adoption
of Free Software, and GNOME is at the absolute forefront of making this possible. The comments coming out
of RedHat in the last month have not been removed as a topic of the opening session.
Redhat has not been alone in this either, and are not being made the focus of the speach.
Desktop computing and it's importance to Free Software and Business has been a topic I've written about, been
interviewed about, and discussed at sessions many times.
However, if you feel that the paragraph misrepresents RedHat, I'd be happy to take a rewrite of the abstract which
more clarily says the facts. Perhaps we should identify the exact individual and his position instead of Red Hat
Finally, the speach is not a bashing. It's a positive statement of the value of Desktop development in Free Software,
GNOME's criticle place within the overall cumputing environment, and why it is that GNU/Linux is ready of Desktop
> > > * The conference center is over two miles from the opening room.
> > BC is on Ave H and Ocean Ave.
> > The Education Center is on Ave P and 12th. It is 2 substops, 10 minutes walk, 5 minutes bus....
> > It is all one nieghborhood. If it's 2 miles, I don't know, I seriously doubt it since I walk there 3 times
> > a week.
> Also, can you please provide information about the layout of the rooms
> in the main conference center? How many rooms, how large, how many
> tables, etc. Pictures would *really* help. At MIT we had ~5
> classrooms, which was really handy.
We have 2 major rooms, which Steve Milo just published the dimessions of today, and we are expanding the sessions into
the former NYLXS headquaters, which was in my home 2 blocks away.
I don't really have a photo, but I'll try to get Steve to take one for you tomorrow and to send it.
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