[Ksummit-discuss] Kernel Summit 2017 Feedback Thread
tytso at mit.edu
Mon Oct 30 22:06:52 UTC 2017
On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 09:09:10PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> I think a lot of people were simply unaware of the new format and
> how to use it. I heard from multiple people that were at the kernel
> summit that they only learned on the same day that they would be
> allowed to participate. I'm sure others didn't get the message at all
> and just didn't show up, either to the entire event or the kernel summit
It was announced several months ago on the ksummit-discuss list when
we sent out the call for Maintainer's Summit and Kernel Summit topics.
There was also a note in the Kernel Summit Agenda sent out the week
beforehand that the it was open to anyone with a Maintainer Summit or
OSS Europe badge) to the LKML list.
I thought about cc'ing that note to LKML, but I decided against it on
the theory it would be spamming LKML, and figured everyone who might
be interested was on ksummit-discuss anyway. Also, this was a
continuation of the Kernel Summit "Open Day", where the technical
track was open to all attendees of the colocated conference (e.g.,
Plumbers in Santa Fe, Linux Con Korea in Seoul, etc.) in previous
Clearly, I had forgotten the key e-mail marketing dictum that there is
no such thing as over-communicating (at least until you get dropped
into people's SPAM filters :-).
 And to be honest I hadn't noticed or had forgotten about the fact
that ELC and KVM Forum was happening the same week, or I would have
mentioned those badges as well.
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