Re: GNOME Foundation Board Meeting Minutes :: 7/6/07

On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 14:05 +1200, Glynn Foster wrote:
> Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 12:55 +1200, Glynn Foster wrote:
> >> I'd *love* to get to the stage where we could outsource the conference, but the
> >> last time we did that and outsourced an expo day, it was a bit of a disaster.
> >> Financially we're probably not in the position to do this either if people are
> >> expecting the conference to be free.
> > 
> > But with the greater funding opportunity that is expected to come with
> > joining forces, we may be able to hire two contributors to work on it
> > fulltime for a few months.  Definitely possible in the less expensive
> > European countries which are more likely to host GUADEC in the coming
> > years, given that we've only had Western Europe countries so far.
> Why is it likely that we'd get more funding? With joining forces, you join
> sponsorship opportunities and join numbers attending.

There was a promise that companies have an easier time allocating a
larger lump of money for one super conference than for two smaller,
less-known-in-the-marketing-world conferences.  Think OLS for example,
but for the desktop.  Needless to say, it remains to be checked in


> Unless there's some magical way of tapping into new sponsorship that I'm
> missing, you still pretty much end up with the same result - not counting those
> companies that used to sponsor each event, now sponsoring potentially less
> overall on a single event.
> Glynn

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 Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
        -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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