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Re: [Debconf-team] Google in Banja Luka

Arthur Liu will be coming to DebConf, but when I asked him regarding
this question he didn't offer himself for this talk so I believe he
had a reason why he didn't do that and we should respect that opinion.
He mentioned Guido and offered to send email on Google's internal list
regarding this.

>From political/local perspective this is almost a must, during last
meeting with Minister of Science and Technology (with Holger, Moray
and me) he expressed as he'd love to see this happen.


On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Tiago Bortoletto Vaz <tiago@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Adnan,
> On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:27:33 +0200, Adnan Hodzic wrote
>> For awhile Minister and I thought it would be great if we could have
>> "Google in Banja Luka" what this would mean is to have a lecture
>> that's going to talk why "Google uses Linux/Debian" etc ... This
>> lecture would be held on Debian Day and Minister and I believe it
>> would get local companies attention and reverse technique to get
>> people interested in what's Debian as everybody know's what Google is.
>> I found couple of interested Debian people that are Googlers and
>> would do this talk, however both of them asked what the sponsorship options
>> are. We would give them free accommodation/food, but since Debian is
>> covering the travel reimbursement I was wondering what your stance is
>> on this one?
>> They are not asking to be paid for their lecture, just wondering what
>> the sponsorship options are as they are obviously late for sponsored
>> registration.
>> One of the question that comes up is "why are we supposed to pay
>> their attendance fees, they are Google employees!"
>> It wasn't Google that said we want those guys there to promote our
>> technologies, it is us that need their help, btw they would ask
>> absence from their position during their visit.
>> There are two interested people for this talk/lecture: Guido Trotter
>> and Jesus Climent
>> Guido would be able to stay until Tuesday (26th) while Jesus would be
>> able to stay throughout the conference. Is Debian willing/able to
>> sponsor travel for either of these?
>> Let me know what you think,
> I think that talk has a low level of relevance for Debian, so I´m not in favor
> of making an exception and spending extra money on it. However, if it is
> really important for political purposes a and/or for local community, we may
> try to find someone from Google who is already registered to DC11 and contact
> s/he/them... That´s my opinion.
> Regards,
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