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First published: 13th July 2001

ApacheCon 2001 Dublin Cancelled

The ApacheCon Europe 2001 conference scheduled for Dublin in October has been cancelled, due to financial difficulties with Camelot Communications. Camelot are the production company who produced all but the very first ApacheCon conferences. The Apache Software Foundation today released the following statement:

Due to financial considerations beyond our control and unrelated to past ApacheCon conferences, our conference producer has decided that they are unable to produce the upcoming ApacheCon Europe 2001 in Dublin. With only three months left before the conference was scheduled to begin, The Apache Software Foundation has decided that it is in the best interests of attendees to cancel the show now rather than attempt to find another conference organizer for the Dublin event.

We had suspected there was a problem with the conference when we were contacted by Peter Moulding, a speaker at ApacheCon 2001 in Santa Clara. Peter said that he had not had his travel refunded and that the conference organisers, Camelot Communications, had called him to tell him they were closing the company. We were unable to get an official response from Camelot or the Apache Software Foundation in time to run the story in issue 254 (13th July 2001).

It is disappointing that Camelot is unable to produce the conference; the previous conferences that they have run have been well attended, made a profit, and been highly rewarding for everyone involved. The Apache Software Foundation are about to begin evaluating proposals by other conference organisers so that future ApacheCon events will not be affected. More news in Apache Week and on the conference web site as it becomes available.


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