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Linus Torvalds Books the Wrong Flight and They Decide to Move the Entire Conference

Friday Sep 7th 2018

Kernel Summit: Last Friday (just before Labor Day) I learned that Linus had gotten confused about when and where the Maintainer's Summit was going to be held this year.

Last Friday (just before Labor Day) I learned that Linus had gotten
confused about when and where the Maintainer's Summit was going to be
held this year.  And most unfortunately, he has already scheduled a
family vacation overlapping with the week of the Maintainer's Summit.

Over the weekend, I've been conferring with folks from the Linux
Foundation, Linus, and the Maintainer's / Kernel Summit program
committee.  We explored a lot of options, but ultimately there were
only two choices that were workable:

1)  Have the Maintainer's Summit in Vancouver, without Linus.

2)  Move the Maintainer's Summit to Edinburgh, with Linus.

Curiously enough, Linus suggested option #1.  And while holding the
Maintainer's Summit without Linus might be an interesting experiment,
ultimately, the Program Committee had a strong consensus that moving
it Summit to Edinburgh was the better option.

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