The organisers of the largest meeting of the German Linux community are cancelling the event in Chemnitz planned on 14 and 15 March for the time being on the recommendation of the health authorities.
Even at the weekend the organisation team was confident that the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage could take place as planned on 14 and 15 March. But now the organizers pull the rip cord and cancel the popular community meeting at short notice due to concerns about the spread of the lung disease COVID-19.
“Today is not a pleasant day for us”, they say in a message to exhibitors, speakers and helpers. “In view of the current recommendations, however, it would be irresponsible to stick to the scheduled date.” The local health authorities would have recommended not holding the event. Together with the management of the Chemnitz University of Technology – which serves as the venue for the event – the decision was made to follow this recommendation.
It is still unclear whether the Chemnitzer-Linux-Days 2020 will be made up for later in the year. This is what the organisation team wants to discuss in the coming days. At the latest next spring there should be another conference as planned. “The Chemnitzer Linux-Tage will remain a fixed date in the calendar of events of the open source community”, it is said militantly.
The Chemnitzer Linux Tage have been taking place since 1999 and are now the largest Linux meeting in Germany, with numerous lectures and workshops, and projects and companies as exhibitors.