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Re: [Debconf-sponsors-team] Sponsor brochure for DC16 - early thoughts.

On Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 12:21 PM, Bernelle Verster <bernellev@gmail.com> wrote:

> Has there ever been company specific hack challenges/ BOFs on company specific projects? If so, what was the experience? If not, do you think this could be valuable, and something sponsors would be willing to pay for?

I think not. Generally speaking, you should be careful not to overly
commercialize DebConf; that line would most likely be crossed if
sponsors got any direct influence on the program.

> I'm thinking of including the Debian family tree as an image in the brochure, with a link to the high res version [1]. Do you think this is a good idea? This, in my mind, would serve as an intro to out-of-industry sponsors, and a handy reference point to existing sponsors. I may well be mistaken.

Wow, that's a lot.
You would need to experiment with how it looks when printed, I guess.

> Shall we have particular session sponsors? So one more company logo in addition to Platinum and Gold for each session, which differs from session to session?

The sessions get defined relatively late so that may not be possible;
else it does not sound like a bad idea.

> What does this mean: TODO we should add a statement about ordering within each level so that all sponsors know the rules from the start.

In a tier, sponsors are sorted by monetary contribution, then
precedence. Let's say they committed in the order of A, B, C, D, E and
sponsor the _base_ amount as below, then this is their order:

E - 7700
D - 7500
A - 5000
B - 5000 + 2000 for conf dinner << yes, this is correct
C - 5000

> Do we want to do a pick-and-choose sponsor model? ("these options are available", like a shopping cart??) One would work out the pricing such that if the same things get chosen the way they are currently structured, it works out similar to e.g. a platinum package. I've made a rough first stab at it, with an example sponsor choice, for illustration (below), and on a .ods file that I hope to load to git soon.

You would need to make sure that not too much cherry picking happens, imo.


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