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Re: [Debconf-team] [tmancill@debian.org: Re: Sponsorship brochure modification]

Hi Tony,
On Sun, Nov 03, 2013 at 11:11:00AM -0800, tony mancill wrote:
> (resend with the correct debconf-team address)

Sorry, my mistake.

> On 11/03/2013 03:05 AM, Raphaël Walther wrote:
> > 2) I am concerned about these details at the end:
> > 
> > "DebConf has evolved from humble beginnings in Bordeaux,
> > France in 2000 with 30 attendees and virtually no budget, to recent years where we accommodate
> > an average of 250 attendees, with a budget of around $230,000 USD."
> > 
> > My question is where this 250 come from ? Is it the average of attendance of last few years ?
> > 
> > My second question is where this USD 230'000 come from ?
> > 
> > I have just check it was also in the brochure of DC13. For me these number are
> > wrong and difficult to understand.
> I didn't make up the numbers; as you said, they were in the DC13
> brochure.  My assumption is that they are averages over "recent years."
>  If someone can provide me information about provenance, I'll update the
> comments in the document source.  If someone has another set of numbers,
> please provide them, but be aware that fund-raising team is expecting
> this document to be ready, so time is of the essence.   Otherwise, I
> think we should assume that they are not wildly inaccurate or
> mis-representative, and use them.

I guess, they give a good idea of what the conference is in term of size in

> > 3) The brochure size is 1.5 Mo. Would it be possible to make it lighter ? Last
> > year we had a 0.7 Mo brochure.
> > 
> > What do you think ?
> My initial attempts with qpdf, pdftk, and the usual ghostscript
> transformations resulted in either the same size or larger files.  The
> DC13_Group_Picture is by far the heaviest component, so I have reduced
> the resolution to a point where it still looks okay, and the resulting
> PDF is now about 600kB.  I don't really see the point in spending a lot
> of time to decrease the size of the brochure further unless there is a
> technical problem.
> One more change in this version - I made the name of the magazine more
> generic as Brian Gupta had suggested on Oct 29.
> Old text:
>   Logo in full-page ``Thank you!'' advertisement in Linux Magazine,
>   worldwide
> New text:
>   Logo in full-page ``Thank you!'' advertisement in a well-known Linux
>   periodical
> Thank you,
> tony
> Updated version:
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/debconf-data/dc14/sponsorship-brochure/brochure.en.pdf?view=log

Unless someone has other comments on the brochure I plan to send it to our DC13
sponsors probably on Tuesday.

Any other comment on the brochure before we start sending it ?


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