prabaharan jaminy | 27 May 14:03 2016
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Re: Debconf-discuss Digest, Vol 108, Issue 14

Hi, 
I am GSoC student working on the project for Debian. May I know about my travel funding to DebConf. I would be able to attend DebConf if I could get bursary for travelling. It would be great if I get the early confirmation so that I can book my flight ticket.

Regards,
Jaminy

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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 14:50:42 +0200
From: Tomasz Rybak <tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl>
To: debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org
Subject: [Debconf-discuss] Payment details
Message-ID: <1464267042.995.4.camel <at> post.pl>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Hello.
I've received email from Imelda Amony with information about payment
for DebConf.
Because email is not from Debian-related address I have bit of doubts
about legility of it - and address for paying using Credit Card:
http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/

It is http; https certificate belongs to silverpeople.co.za - not to
exbo.co.za.

So - is this email and invoice legit? Can somebody from DebConf
orga-team confirm its validity?

Best regards.

--
Tomasz Rybak, Debian Maintainer <tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl>
GPG: A481 824E 7DD3 9C0E C40A ?488E C654 FB33 2AD5 9860
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 19:17:29 +0200
From: Stefano Rivera <stefanor <at> debian.org>
To: Tomasz Rybak <tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl>
Cc: debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org
Subject: Re: [Debconf-discuss] Payment details
Message-ID: <20160526171729.GC1116 <at> bach.rivera.co.za>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

Hi Tomasz (2016.05.26_14:50:42_+0200)
> Because email is not from Debian-related address I have bit of doubts
> about legility of it - and address for paying using Credit Card:
> http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/

That's legit. It redirects to an https site (on vcs.co.za) for the
actual payment process.

SR

--
Stefano Rivera
  http://tumbleweed.org.za/
  +1 415 683 3272


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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 20:51:24 +0200
From: Tomasz Rybak <tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl>
To: Stefano Rivera <stefanor <at> debian.org>
Cc: debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org
Subject: Re: [Debconf-discuss] Payment details
Message-ID: <1464288684.969.0.camel <at> post.pl>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

On Thu, 2016-05-26 at 19:17 +0200, Stefano Rivera wrote:
> Hi Tomasz (2016.05.26_14:50:42_+0200)
> > Because email is not from Debian-related address I have bit of
> > doubts
> > about legility of it - and address for paying using Credit Card:
> > http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/
>
> That's legit. It redirects to an https site (on vcs.co.za) for the
> actual payment process.
>

Thanks for all explanations. I already paid.
See you in Cape Town!

--?
Tomasz Rybak, Debian Maintainer <tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl>
GPG: A481 824E 7DD3 9C0E C40A ?488E C654 FB33 2AD5 9860
http://member.acm.org/~tomaszrybak


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<div dir="ltr">Hi,&nbsp;<div>I am GSoC student working on the project for Debian. May I know about my travel funding to DebConf. I would be able to attend DebConf if I could get bursary for travelling. It would be great if I get the early confirmation so that I can book my flight ticket.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Regards,</div>
<div>Jaminy</div>
</div>
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&nbsp; &nbsp;2. Re: Payment details (Stefano Rivera)<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp;3. Re: Payment details (Tomasz Rybak)<br><br><br>
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Message: 1<br>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 14:50:42 +0200<br>
From: Tomasz Rybak &lt;<a href="mailto:tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl">tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl</a>&gt;<br>
To: <a href="mailto:debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org">debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org</a><br>
Subject: [Debconf-discuss] Payment details<br>
Message-ID: &lt;<a href="mailto:1464267042.995.4.camel <at> post.pl">1464267042.995.4.camel <at> post.pl</a>&gt;<br>
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Hello.<br>
I've received email from Imelda Amony with information about payment<br>
for DebConf.<br>
Because email is not from Debian-related address I have bit of doubts<br>
about legility of it - and address for paying using Credit Card:<br><a href="http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/</a><br><br>
It is http; https certificate belongs to <a href="http://silverpeople.co.za" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">silverpeople.co.za</a> - not to<br><a href="http://exbo.co.za" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">exbo.co.za</a>.<br><br>
So - is this email and invoice legit? Can somebody from DebConf<br>
orga-team confirm its validity?<br><br>
Best regards.<br><br>
--<br>
Tomasz Rybak, Debian Maintainer &lt;<a href="mailto:tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl">tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl</a>&gt;<br>
GPG: A481 824E 7DD3 9C0E C40A ?488E C654 FB33 2AD5 9860<br><a href="http://member.acm.org/~tomaszrybak" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://member.acm.org/~tomaszrybak</a><br><br><br>
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Message: 2<br>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 19:17:29 +0200<br>
From: Stefano Rivera &lt;<a href="mailto:stefanor <at> debian.org">stefanor <at> debian.org</a>&gt;<br>
To: Tomasz Rybak &lt;<a href="mailto:tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl">tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl</a>&gt;<br>
Cc: <a href="mailto:debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org">debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org</a><br>
Subject: Re: [Debconf-discuss] Payment details<br>
Message-ID: &lt;<a href="mailto:20160526171729.GC1116 <at> bach.rivera.co.za">20160526171729.GC1116 <at> bach.rivera.co.za</a>&gt;<br>
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Hi Tomasz (2016.05.26_14:50:42_+0200)<br>
&gt; Because email is not from Debian-related address I have bit of doubts<br>
&gt; about legility of it - and address for paying using Credit Card:<br>
&gt; <a href="http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/</a><br><br>
That's legit. It redirects to an https site (on <a href="http://vcs.co.za" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">vcs.co.za</a>) for the<br>
actual payment process.<br><br>
SR<br><br>
--<br>
Stefano Rivera<br>
&nbsp; <a href="http://tumbleweed.org.za/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://tumbleweed.org.za/</a><br>
&nbsp; <a href="tel:%2B1%20415%20683%203272" value="+14156833272">+1 415 683 3272</a><br><br><br>
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Message: 3<br>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 20:51:24 +0200<br>
From: Tomasz Rybak &lt;<a href="mailto:tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl">tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl</a>&gt;<br>
To: Stefano Rivera &lt;<a href="mailto:stefanor <at> debian.org">stefanor <at> debian.org</a>&gt;<br>
Cc: <a href="mailto:debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org">debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org</a><br>
Subject: Re: [Debconf-discuss] Payment details<br>
Message-ID: &lt;<a href="mailto:1464288684.969.0.camel <at> post.pl">1464288684.969.0.camel <at> post.pl</a>&gt;<br>
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On Thu, 2016-05-26 at 19:17 +0200, Stefano Rivera wrote:<br>
&gt; Hi Tomasz (2016.05.26_14:50:42_+0200)<br>
&gt; &gt; Because email is not from Debian-related address I have bit of<br>
&gt; &gt; doubts<br>
&gt; &gt; about legility of it - and address for paying using Credit Card:<br>
&gt; &gt; <a href="http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/</a><br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; That's legit. It redirects to an https site (on <a href="http://vcs.co.za" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">vcs.co.za</a>) for the<br>
&gt; actual payment process.<br>
&gt;<br><br>
Thanks for all explanations. I already paid.<br>
See you in Cape Town!<br><br>
--?<br>
Tomasz Rybak, Debian Maintainer &lt;<a href="mailto:tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl">tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl</a>&gt;<br>
GPG: A481 824E 7DD3 9C0E C40A ?488E C654 FB33 2AD5 9860<br><a href="http://member.acm.org/~tomaszrybak" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://member.acm.org/~tomaszrybak</a><br><br><br>
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Tomasz Rybak | 26 May 14:50 2016
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Payment details

Hello.
I've received email from Imelda Amony with information about payment
for DebConf.
Because email is not from Debian-related address I have bit of doubts
about legility of it - and address for paying using Credit Card:
http://www.exbo.co.za/DEBIANpay/

It is http; https certificate belongs to silverpeople.co.za - not to
exbo.co.za.

So - is this email and invoice legit? Can somebody from DebConf
orga-team confirm its validity?

Best regards.

--

-- 
Tomasz Rybak, Debian Maintainer <tomasz.rybak <at> post.pl>
GPG: A481 824E 7DD3 9C0E C40A  488E C654 FB33 2AD5 9860
http://member.acm.org/~tomaszrybak
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Ebrahim A. Senejani | 24 May 12:48 2016
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Late Registeration

Dear Friends,

Hi
My name is Ebrahim A. Senejani from Iran and working with Linux from 2002 and active in Iran Community (Arak Lug, SchooLinux and Tehran Lug) and educate Linux based on Ubuntu and Debian to many students and their teachers and some of my colleagues and had so many seminars about Linux and Open Source.
I have heard late about the DebConf, how can I register for this event and is it possible to get sponsorship?

best regards 
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Senior UNIX Systems Engineer
Email: senejani <at> gmail.com
Cell Phone: +98-912-4438126

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message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the message and any

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Note: English IS NOT my native language. I'm not good at it. But I think writing in poor English is much more BETTER THAN not writing at all. But I'll be glad receiving friendly editorial, spelling, grammar, ... comments and I'll fix and learn.
<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>Dear Friends,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Hi</div>
<div>My name is Ebrahim A. Senejani from Iran and working with Linux from 2002 and active in Iran Community (Arak Lug, SchooLinux and Tehran Lug) and educate Linux based on Ubuntu and Debian to many students and their teachers and some of my colleagues and had so many seminars about Linux and Open Source.</div>
<div>I have heard late about the DebConf, how can I register for this event and is it possible to get sponsorship?</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>best regards&nbsp;</div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr">
<div>Ebrahim A. Senejani<br>Senior UNIX Systems Engineer<br>Email: <a href="mailto:senejani <at> gmail.com" target="_blank">senejani <at> gmail.com</a><br>Cell Phone: +98-912-4438126</div>
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<p><span>you are hereby notified that you are not authorized to read, print, retain copy, disseminate,</span><span></span></p>
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<p><span>_____________________________________________________________________________</span></p>
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</div>
<div>Note: English IS NOT my native language. I'm 
not good at it. But I think writing in poor English is much more BETTER 
THAN not writing at all. But I'll be glad receiving friendly editorial, spelling, grammar, ... comments and I'll fix and learn.</div>
</div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
</div></div>
Aníbal Monsalve Salazar | 23 May 13:31 2016
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Get 30 minutes free* Wi-Fi at all Airports Company South Africa airports

I found there is free Wi-Fi in the two airports I'll be using in SA,
O.R. Tambo International and Cape Town International.

http://www.airports.co.za/utilities/wifi

Get 30 minutes free* Wi-Fi at all Airports Company South Africa
airports

 Airports Company South Africa has launched a free Wi-Fi service for
 passengers in the boarding  areas of its nine airports. Users of
 the service will have either 30 minutes of Wi-Fi connection or 50MB
 of data available at no charge. Once the 30 minutes have lapsed, or
 50MB of data is reached, users will be invited to top up the
 facility on a pay-as-you-go basis.  This complimentary service is
 provided as a value-add to enhance the passenger experience at each
 of the company's airports and entrench the position of Airports
 Company South Africa as a world-class airport owner and operator.

Airports:

O.R. Tambo International
Cape Town International
King Shaka International
Bram Fischer International
Port Elizabeth International
Upington International
East London Airport
George Airport
Kimberley Airport
I found there is free Wi-Fi in the two airports I'll be using in SA,
O.R. Tambo International and Cape Town International.

http://www.airports.co.za/utilities/wifi

Get 30 minutes free* Wi-Fi at all Airports Company South Africa
airports

 Airports Company South Africa has launched a free Wi-Fi service for
 passengers in the boarding  areas of its nine airports. Users of
 the service will have either 30 minutes of Wi-Fi connection or 50MB
 of data available at no charge. Once the 30 minutes have lapsed, or
 50MB of data is reached, users will be invited to top up the
 facility on a pay-as-you-go basis.  This complimentary service is
 provided as a value-add to enhance the passenger experience at each
 of the company's airports and entrench the position of Airports
 Company South Africa as a world-class airport owner and operator.

Airports:

O.R. Tambo International
Cape Town International
King Shaka International
Bram Fischer International
Port Elizabeth International
Upington International
East London Airport
George Airport
Kimberley Airport
Aníbal Monsalve Salazar | 22 May 04:13 2016
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DebConf16: Call for keys for keysigning in Cape Town, South Africa

DebConf16: Call for keys for keysigning in Cape Town, South Africa

As part of the 17th Debian Conference in Cape Town, South Africa
there will be OpenPGP (pgp/gpg) keysignings. If you intend to
participate in the DebConf16 keysignings, please send your ascii
armored public key as explained at [0] no later than 23:59
UTC/GMT/Zulu on Sunday 2 July 2016. I'll start processing keys after
a day or two.

More (and up-to-date) information is available at [0], so keep
watching it.

[0] http://people.debian.org/~anibal/ksp-dc16/ksp-dc16.html

If you have questions please send them to the mailing list at
debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org.  If you don't want to post to the
mailing list, send your questions to anibal <at> debian.org,
dkg <at> debian.org and julian <at> debian.org.
DebConf16: Call for keys for keysigning in Cape Town, South Africa

As part of the 17th Debian Conference in Cape Town, South Africa
there will be OpenPGP (pgp/gpg) keysignings. If you intend to
participate in the DebConf16 keysignings, please send your ascii
armored public key as explained at [0] no later than 23:59
UTC/GMT/Zulu on Sunday 2 July 2016. I'll start processing keys after
a day or two.

More (and up-to-date) information is available at [0], so keep
watching it.

[0] http://people.debian.org/~anibal/ksp-dc16/ksp-dc16.html

If you have questions please send them to the mailing list at
debconf-discuss <at> lists.debconf.org.  If you don't want to post to the
mailing list, send your questions to anibal <at> debian.org,
dkg <at> debian.org and julian <at> debian.org.
shirish शिरीष | 20 May 14:17 2016
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Is travel sponsorship equated to remuneration for visa purposes - in South Africa ?

Dear all,

I'll be traveling to South Africa for an open-source conference
(debconf) for which I'll get my flight-tickets reimbursed at the end
of the conference. Could/Would this reimbursement be in anyway equated
to remuneration ?

http://www.vfsglobal.com/southafrica/india/conference_visaapplication.html

Common-sense/logic says that should not be so, as remuneration is for
doing some $work but in this case I would just be an attendee. I will
be doing some volunteering but that is not tied in anyways with the
travel sponsorship that I'll receive at the end of the conference.

I had put it up at
http://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/68668/is-travel-sponsorship-equated-to-remuneration-for-visa-purposes
( know it's not a free platform) but haven't got any satisfactory
answers. Maybe somebody more experienced in these matters could share
their experience and opinion.

I could keep quiet about it, i.e. there but I would like to keep
things above board as much as possible.

Look forward to know how to approach the above.
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prabaharan jaminy | 13 May 18:25 2016
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Travel support for participating in DebConf-2016

Hi,
I am Jaminy, one of the GSoCer for Debian.I have applied as a speaker for DebConf-2016 and unfortunately I couldn't apply for travel support.It would be great If I have any chance for getting the travel support.

Thank you.

<div><div dir="ltr">Hi,<div>I am Jaminy, one of the GSoCer for Debian.I have applied as a speaker for DebConf-2016 and unfortunately I couldn't apply for travel support.It would be great If I have any chance for getting the travel support.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thank you.</div>
<div><br></div>
</div></div>
Nicolas Dandrimont | 9 May 19:07 2016
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Travel Coordination for DC16

Hey all,

For your perusal and most effective sharing of airport transport fees, I have
bootstrapped the travel coordination pages for DC16:

https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/TravelCoordination/Arrival
https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/TravelCoordination/Departure

Enjoy (the mediawiki table syntax!),
-- 
Nicolas Dandrimont

BOFH excuse #124:
user to computer ration too low.
Hey all,

For your perusal and most effective sharing of airport transport fees, I have
bootstrapped the travel coordination pages for DC16:

https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/TravelCoordination/Arrival
https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/TravelCoordination/Departure

Enjoy (the mediawiki table syntax!),
--

-- 
Nicolas Dandrimont

BOFH excuse #124:
user to computer ration too low.
Nicolas Dandrimont | 7 May 00:53 2016
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This year's Cheese & Wine party

Greetings, turophiles!

As DebConf draws nearer, so again is the annual Cheese & Wine party soon upon
us.  Just as every year, we look forward to feasting on caseified comestibles
and supping on the fruit of the vine.  However, dread bureaucracy has thrown a
slight spanner into the works: it's incredibly difficult from a legal
standpoint to import cheese into South Africa [0].

[0] http://www.nda.agric.za/vetweb/ImportExport/Application%20forms/Application%20to%20import%20dairy%20products.doc

We've thought of a few workarounds for this. There exist shops which import
cheese [1], as well as various local artisanal cheesemakers [2].  Blessed are
the cheesemakers, for grate things will happen to them.

[1] http://www.lacotte.co.za/cheese/all_cheese.php, among others
[2] http://www.eatout.co.za/article/15-south-african-cheeses-everyone-should-try/

If you're still keen to bring something to the Cheese & Wine party, perhaps
consider bringing non-perishable things which go with cheese.  The import of
animal and vegetable products is restricted (see above), which does pretty much
rule out fresh food.  There is a certain allowance for either wine or spirits [3].

[3] https://south-africa.visahq.com/customs/

All in all, and true to our diversity statement [4], if it's edible, or
drinkable, and you feel comfortable importing it into South Africa, it will be
welcome at the Cheese & Wine party.  Please coordinate your imports through the
wiki page [5].  Fear not, if you're unable to bring your local goodness to
DebConf, make yourselves known, and with your participation, the cheese team
will make sure to arrange for cheesy and whiny stuff locally during the
conference.  There's no doubt we will all make it another great party!

[4] https://www.debian.org/intro/diversity
[5] https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/CheeseWineBoF

Gooey greetings, 
Your cheese master, Nicolas Dandrimont (TINCC)
Greetings, turophiles!

As DebConf draws nearer, so again is the annual Cheese & Wine party soon upon
us.  Just as every year, we look forward to feasting on caseified comestibles
and supping on the fruit of the vine.  However, dread bureaucracy has thrown a
slight spanner into the works: it's incredibly difficult from a legal
standpoint to import cheese into South Africa [0].

[0] http://www.nda.agric.za/vetweb/ImportExport/Application%20forms/Application%20to%20import%20dairy%20products.doc

We've thought of a few workarounds for this. There exist shops which import
cheese [1], as well as various local artisanal cheesemakers [2].  Blessed are
the cheesemakers, for grate things will happen to them.

[1] http://www.lacotte.co.za/cheese/all_cheese.php, among others
[2] http://www.eatout.co.za/article/15-south-african-cheeses-everyone-should-try/

If you're still keen to bring something to the Cheese & Wine party, perhaps
consider bringing non-perishable things which go with cheese.  The import of
animal and vegetable products is restricted (see above), which does pretty much
rule out fresh food.  There is a certain allowance for either wine or spirits [3].

[3] https://south-africa.visahq.com/customs/

All in all, and true to our diversity statement [4], if it's edible, or
drinkable, and you feel comfortable importing it into South Africa, it will be
welcome at the Cheese & Wine party.  Please coordinate your imports through the
wiki page [5].  Fear not, if you're unable to bring your local goodness to
DebConf, make yourselves known, and with your participation, the cheese team
will make sure to arrange for cheesy and whiny stuff locally during the
conference.  There's no doubt we will all make it another great party!

[4] https://www.debian.org/intro/diversity
[5] https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/CheeseWineBoF

Gooey greetings, 
Your cheese master, Nicolas Dandrimont (TINCC)
Bernelle Verster | 6 May 11:12 2016
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Debian Open Weekend: 2 - 3 July 2016, Cape Town

Hi

Please add your thoughts, ideas, suggestions to the wiki page, or on
this thread, regardless of if you plan to attend or not.

https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/DebianDayMessy

We will start finalising things by next week (around 13 May), so
general major bikeshedding only until then, please.

Thanks
Bernelle (indiebio)
shirish शिरीष | 6 May 01:03 2016
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Money matters and air travel queries - 1 -2 stops and being in South Africa morning or afternoon.

Hi all,

I made a page with my conversations with Bernelle (sometime ago) which
clears the air somewhat for a prospective traveler coming to South
Africa to not just be for the conference but also have a bit of
holiday with/on her/im and expenses s/he can expect .

https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/Money

This probably needs to be linked to somewhere in Logistics but
probably needs to be cleaned and any duplication or moving around may
be needed. Feel free to do the same.

Now for flights I recently saw  " The Truth About Cheap Flights:
Channel 4 Dispatches "

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/the-truth-about-cheap-flights-channel-4-dispatches

While this is more about UK and a specific company in UK, I *think* it
is similar everywhere and especially in India. I know same/similar
practices which are in vogue in the Railways, esp. in Second Class
reservation (the cheapest way and yet decent way for most people to
move around to large distances > 500 km. for sure), so would try to
also shop around for the cheapest and yet comfortable air travel.

Now I have budgeted at $837 which is around around one and a half
times the cheapest ticket available $587 .

Here's a link to the on-line listing -

http://cheapfaresindia.makemytrip.com/international/raw/index.html?l=exIndia&t=RT&i=PNQ-CPT-D-29Jun2016_CPT-PNQ-D-11Jul2016&p=A-1&c=E&a=MA&userID=80411462463532449#/listing

https://www.ixigo.com/search/result/flight/BOM/CPT/29062016/11072016/1/0/0/e
- far better listing especially for information on layovers (which is
critical) is much more easily known.

Have attached some of the flights which look good/promising but as
there are so many bewildering choices and have no idea which air route
is ideal, hence asking air travelers if they have any tips or ideas
for the same.

My idea is to land in South Africa on 30th morning or evening,
decompress and just be on 1st of July and be available to be part of
debian for noobs.

The cheapest flight on makemy trip is at $629 doesn't work because
both while going as well as coming, there are stops where connection
between flights is around half an hour, so if the flight is late for
some reason or some other issue, it is very easy to miss the
connection.

I have been trying multiple options on both the sites but either the
layovers are too short (between 30 mins to 2 hours) or too long (15
-24 hours)

There are couple of Airports I want/am looking for information on :-

a. I was looking at Johannesburg International Airport as a potential
layover stop but after reading
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._R._Tambo_International_Airport
decided to give it a miss as it seems to be a pretty busy airport and
the layovers I was getting were between 1 - 2 hours which isn't enough
in a busy and big airport. I would be having check-in baggage along
with hand-baggage (lappy :) ) . So this doesn't seem to be a right
fit.

b. The other most common layover is Addis Ababa Bole International
Airport of Ethopia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addis_Ababa_Bole_International_Airport

This airport also seems to have grown a bit as per the wiki article .

It is really nuts as there are so many combinations and flights, it
makes my head spin, can anyone help ? Have checked around 140 odd
flights, direct would have been lot better and simpler to understand.

Ideally, I would like just 1 stop between the two countries and have a
layover of around 4 hours just in case of delay either at takeoff, bad
weather, landing, baggage collection etc.

Think 4 hours should be the sweet spot, if people think there should
be more of a gap, please chime here.

It would be nicer if one of the cheaper flights makes the cut so
somebody else or it could be used to make debconf more awesome.

In case of a long layover, for budget/economy travelers are there any
budget choices for storage lockers and having bit of sleep, food and
freshening up before the next leg of the journey.

Look forward to learn.
-- 
          Regards,
          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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https://www.ixigo.com/search/result/flight/BOM/CPT/29062016/11072016/1/0/0/e

1. Ethiopian Airlines ET611
29 Jun, Wed economy

05:15 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport 5h 5m

07:50 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 24h 25m Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines ET847

30 Jun, Thu economy

08:15 Addis Ababa Bole 6h 40m

13:55 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

CPT - BOM

Ethiopian Airlines ET846

11 Jul, Mon economy

20:45 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl 8h 15m

06:00 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 15h Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines ET610
12 Jul, Tue economy

21:00 Addis Ababa Bole 4h 50m

04:20 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport

USD 682 or INR 44707

2.  Ethiopian Airlines ET641

29 Jun, Wed economy

11:15 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport 5h 20m 

14:05 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 19h 42m Addis Ababa Bole

ET829

30 Jun, Thu economy

09:47 Addis Ababa Bole 8h 23m 

17:10 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

Ethiopian Airlines ET846

11 Jul, Mon economy 

20:45 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl 8h 15m

06:00 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 15h Addis Ababa Bole

Ethiopian Airlines ET610

12 Jul, Tue economy

21:00 Addis Ababa Bole 4h 50m

04:20 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport

USD 725 or INR 48281

3.  Ethiopian Airlines ET611

29 Jun, Wed economy

05:15 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport 5h 5m

07:50 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 24h 25m Addis Ababa 

Ethiopian Airlines ET847

30 Jun, Thu economy

08:15 Addis Ababa Bole

6h 40m

13:55 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

Emirates EK771

11 Jul, Mon economy

18:05 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

9h 25m

05:30 Dubai - Dubai International

Layover 4h 5m

Dubai 

Emirates EK506

12 Jul, Tue economy

09:35 Dubai - Dubai International
3h

14:05 Mumbai
Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport

USD 762 or INR 50034
https://www.ixigo.com/search/result/flight/BOM/CPT/29062016/11072016/1/0/0/e

1. Ethiopian Airlines ET611
29 Jun, Wed economy

05:15 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport 5h 5m

07:50 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 24h 25m Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines ET847

30 Jun, Thu economy

08:15 Addis Ababa Bole 6h 40m

13:55 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

CPT - BOM

Ethiopian Airlines ET846

11 Jul, Mon economy

20:45 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl 8h 15m

06:00 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 15h Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airlines ET610
12 Jul, Tue economy

21:00 Addis Ababa Bole 4h 50m

04:20 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport

USD 682 or INR 44707

2.  Ethiopian Airlines ET641

29 Jun, Wed economy

11:15 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport 5h 20m 

14:05 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 19h 42m Addis Ababa Bole

ET829

30 Jun, Thu economy

09:47 Addis Ababa Bole 8h 23m 

17:10 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

Ethiopian Airlines ET846

11 Jul, Mon economy 

20:45 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl 8h 15m

06:00 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 15h Addis Ababa Bole

Ethiopian Airlines ET610

12 Jul, Tue economy

21:00 Addis Ababa Bole 4h 50m

04:20 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport

USD 725 or INR 48281

3.  Ethiopian Airlines ET611

29 Jun, Wed economy

05:15 Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport 5h 5m

07:50 Addis Ababa Bole

Layover 24h 25m Addis Ababa 

Ethiopian Airlines ET847

30 Jun, Thu economy

08:15 Addis Ababa Bole

6h 40m

13:55 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

Emirates EK771

11 Jul, Mon economy

18:05 Cape Town - Cape Town Intl

9h 25m

05:30 Dubai - Dubai International

Layover 4h 5m

Dubai 

Emirates EK506

12 Jul, Tue economy

09:35 Dubai - Dubai International
3h

14:05 Mumbai
Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport

USD 762 or INR 50034

Gmane