A funny thing happened at the Open Compute Summit, one of the top data center/server analyst is chatting with the OCP staff. One of his suggestions is OCP should charge for its events.
The OCP staff asks why? The analyst responds, well, we charge $1500 for our data center conference, thousands of people go, they leave happily fed with knowledge. Compared to our conferences you actually learn more at OCP. You can make a lot of money charging to attend the Open Compute Summit.
Huh. Who would have thought. Maybe it was the alcohol.