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Re: LT review...

Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> writes:

>> Another suggestion, from one of the FSF Guys, talked with him yesterday:
>> Joey: Ask the Town/Company/Whatever from the "S-Bahn" if you can get
>> them "sponsoring" the Linuxtag with free Tickets for the
>> Booth-People. If not free then very very cheap tickets.
> I guess we drove back home together since I heard the idea already.

The FSF Guy (forgot the name :) ) talked to you i think. I just wrote
it down so its archived. :)

> Problem is: What does S-Bahn gain from sponsoring LinuxTag?
> It's not that there are tons of Karlsruhe people who are
> going to make more use of the tram in Karlsruhe after the
> event, so they get real money for their sponsoring.

Yes. They probably wont earn much of it. Just a little "Hey they are
cool" from the People at the LT. And a logo on the LT somewhere (if

> Sure we can ask them, but what can we give them?  Without being
> able to provide something to them, they won't give something to
> us, I'm pretty sure.

Mention them as a sponsor. Not much, but why not ask? They can only say
no. :)

> As for reduced tickets, that may be more realistic, but it
> would probably require somebody to purchase some 300 one-way
> tickets and resell them - who's going to take that risk?
> From my experience with free projects at LinuxTag, it's very
> dangerous for me to assume that nnn tickets will be required,
> the chance of not using them, but me having to pay for them
> is too high.

Ask the Projects if they need tickets and how much and then pay for
this (two or three days before LT starts, so most people really know
they are going to the LT and order one then. Probably "order" via
Webinterface like the one for the Gym Hall/Barbecue for this LT).

Everyone who ordered one must pay for it. If he uses it or not.

Before that ask the S-Bahn that you expect between X and Y Tickets, how
much does it cost...

> What did a one-way ticket cost anyway?


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