[okfn-discuss] [ox4] in Manchester (was: Re: Combining OKCon and [ox4])

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Wed Feb 18 02:33:55 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Stefan Merten <smerten at oekonux.de> wrote:
> Exactly six seconds after you sent your mail I sent a mail to all
> channels that [ox4] stays in Manchester. Until the last second I
> checked my email whether you replied. After keeping this option open
> for several weeks now I now needed to decide. We need to move on and
> there are a lot of people who were waiting for a decision and it would
> have been even more irresponsible to wait any longer. I also just
> asked the speakers to book flights.

Again - its a shame this didn't work out. The period you sent me
consecutive emails asking for an immediate response corresponded with
a period I was abroad at a workshop and away from email for a few

>> In the first instance there is open space in the afternoon for
>> sessions, presentations and discussions:
> As I told you we have much bigger plans (three days, three tracks). So
> this would have not worked anyway.

Wow - this wasn't clear to me at all. I'm sure I had mentioned to you
that OKCon was usually one day, and pointed you to the website, where
this is evident! In any case, OKCon is an informal event with plenty
of open space - and it seems like you are after thousands of euros for
sponsorship, accommodation, and have a pretty fixed programme of usual
suspects. So as you say, perhaps combining might not have worked.

Anyhow - keep in touch, and best of luck!

Warm regards,


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