[Printing-summit] Is six months too often for large Printing Summits?

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 11:08:11 PST 2006

According to the replies to this thread we can assume that a Printing 
Summit once a year and a smaller FSG OpenPrinting F2F between the 
Printing Summits is really the better solution.

Now we need to decide when to place the events in the year.

The Printing Summit requires a lot of money from the participant's 
employers, so it should be placed near the beginning of the fiscal years 
or at least not near the end, but it should not interfere with vacations 
or the start of the japanese fiscal year (April). It also should not be 
too close to the Lexington Printing Summit this month.

The FSG OP F2F should be placed 6 months after or before the Printing 
Summit, perhaps with +- one month to not interfere with other events.

Suggestions for the placing welcome.


McDonald, Ira wrote:
> Hi,
> Shiyun Yie (HP) suggested to Till Kamppeter
> and me that perhaps six months is too often
> to have our large group meet for a Printing
> Summit, because of planning leadtimes and
> travel budget constraints for many people.
> Till and I suggest that we alternate every
> six months between a small FSG Open Printing 
> project meeting every spring and our larger
> Printing Summit every fall.    
> But we should also have frequent small meetings
> with the Open Usability team (e.g., every three 
> months) to make more rapid progress on the GUI
> work.  Till suggested that the next meeting
> with the Open Usability team be in Germany,
> for the convenience of the Open Usability team.
> The PWG Steering Committee (we met last night)
> is very pleased to have co-located meetings with
> FSG Open Printing people.
> Please send your comments to the mailing list.
> It was a real pleasure seeing you all this week.
> Cheers,
> - Ira 
> Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
> Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
> PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
> phone: +1-906-494-2434
> email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

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