[$] Helping FOSS conferences in the face of a pandemic

Post Syndicated from jake original https://lwn.net/Articles/815913/rss

The effects of the Coronavirus
disease 2019
(COVID-19) pandemic are horrific and far-reaching; we
really do not yet know just how bad it will get. One far less serious area
that has been affected is conferences for
and about free and open-source
software (FOSS). On the grand scale, these problems are pretty low on the
priority list.
There are a fair number of non-profit organizations behind the
gatherings, however, that have spent considerable sums setting up
now-canceled events or depend on
the conferences for a big chunk of their budget—or both. A new
organization, FOSS Responders,
has formed to try to help out.