Re: Barcelona report

On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 17:48 -0700, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Tim Ney, GNOME Foundation">
> > GUADEC has been sustainable for six years and survived economic up and
> > down cycles.  GUADEC planning is a good place for discussing next year's
> > conference model.  
> ... with emergency sponsorship from existing advisory board members,

There have never been "emergency" funders, just slow corporate decision
making or procurement procedures that sometimes delivered commitments
close to GUADEC start. 

>  the one time it scraped
> through with more sponsorship than outgoings, that money was spent on other
> items in the Foundation's budget.

Copenhagen produced a surplus that carried into the next year and
surplus funds from Kristiansand underwrote the gratis-to-all hackers
GNOME Summit at MIT last fall.


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