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Re: [Debconf-team] Some ideas for encouraging sponsors

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 08:57:22PM -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> Hi!

> We could print a short magazine, that includes interesting info about
> the conf, about Mar del Plata, about Argentina, DebConf schedule,
> talks abstracts, etc.  And in this magazine include ads from the
> sponsors.  The size and amount of the adds would depend on how much
> the sponsor gave us, but we would still give a nice space to those
> that didn't give that much.

While this is a great idea, I think we're overlooking the amount of work
that would need to go into it. And when I say "we're overlooking the amount
of work", I mean, "we're not even completing the current work we have in a
timely manner". How long did it take to get everything from DC6 finished?
When was the final report finished? What about DC7? Is the final report
done? Last I heard, we were still waiting on information just to get the
final report finished - 4 months after the fact.

If you tell sponsors we're producing a magazine (short or long, doesn't
really matter - the work needed to publish a magazine is about the same
despite length, trust me on this), along with the final report, and the
"taste of DebConf" that was offered last DebConf, we're going to run
ourselves into the ground. Already, we're having difficulties finishing the
tasks that *need* to be finished, adding yet another task to the pile is
only asking for trouble.

Marga, it's a good idea, but I fear it's more work to put on a team that
already struggles to keep up with the work it has. I'd advise against it -
at least for now, until the orga team develops to the point where the
*necessary* tasks don't run people ragged.


Patty Langasek


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