Andrei posted about latest OS Romanian event (Open Source & Linux for Enterprise) and I consider is important to write a separate article about my response:Andrei, thanks for sharing your experience with this event.I heard similar opinions for other people who attended it.From your description, I understand that only MS representative was the single one who deserved to be seen because he was well prepared. I’m not surprised about this; MS is well organized in Romania. (Btw, the comparison in between Linux User Group and RONUA is only confirming again that Romania has a lot of MS influence. There should be an equilibrium like is in other parts of the world…)Now about eLiberatica and your concern:The single common point in between eLiberatica and the event you attended is the fact that both are trying to promote Open Source in Romania. eLiberatica is going to be a professional conference, very well prepared and financially supported. “Open Source & Linux for Enterprise” was a free event, probably with a lack of preparation and financial support. And this is a pity, but that is that..The international speakers announced at eLiberatica, probably presented at tens of conferences before, so we should not be afraid from this point of view.Related to local speakers who will present academical sessions, we initiated already a few dialogs and I’m sure are going to be very good presentations. We are going to verify each presentation before approve it.As I said, it seems that “Open Source & Linux for Enterprise” and some other similar events, because of a lack o preparations and not enough financial support, could not reach a professional level.I attended a few similar events here in Canada, and I can say the things are completely different. Probably, the speakers are preparing well before presenting – nobody affords to screw-up – and probably here are more financial resources (beside Microsoft :)I assure you, eLiberatica will be different. We have the financial resources – this is why we are not setting a free event – we have one of the highest profile speakers possible to put together.We only need Romanians to open their eyes and ears and understand why this is going to be a unique event and opportunity. And why should they not miss this event.