Re: poor man's SWOT analysis of GUADEC

On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 23:39 +0100, Alan Cox wrote: 
> On Llu, 2005-09-12 at 17:28 +0200, Anne Østergaard wrote:

> > I think desktop conferences are coming up soon both locally and
> > globally.
> Yes - and desktop tracks at other conferences. That may help GNOME in
> that it will be less neccessary to organise entire conferences. It also
> helps because bored politicians and business types can visit GNOME and
> then go and enjoy the business track at a more general conference.

Good point. Co-locating the Forum GNOME within a larger IT event in Brazil last year 
put an umbrella over our heads.  Next year, for the first time, GUADEC is 
also co-located with a larger IT event - the Internet Global Congress (IGC) in Barcelona. 

On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 01:38 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:

> Weaknesses: (no particular order)
> * reduced spending this year on 'core' expense of getting contributors
> to the conference

Some GUADEC costs associated with Stuttgart were lower than
Kristiansand, but not because there were fewer subsidies.  The number
and amount of individual subsidies has increased over the last three


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