On Wed, Dec 7, 2016, at 07:48 PM, Alick Zhao wrote:
2. Ticket sale. AFAIK FUDCon is always free for everyone to attend, both as in "freedom" and "free beer". So "selling" a ticket does not sound quite right to me. I suggest free entrance while accepting donation instead. Besides, you need to ensure the income is fully used to cover logistics, travel expense of FUDCon.
Leaving aside the how do we collect the money and ensure it is used properly question, I think your second question merits further discussion.
I recognize that we have traditionally said both forms of free. However, I also recognize that in some cultures if an event is free it is considered to have no value by the community and therefore will receive poor attendance, attendance from individuals who are not in the target audience and/or lots of no-shows.
I think we should explore whether breaking "free as in beer" while preserving "free as in speech" is appropriate for some events.
Ultimately, I think this may need to go to the council, but a healthy debate here is critical as Ambassadors are the people most directly knowledgeable about their regions and cultures.