Re: FOSDEM Booth
On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 01:25:30AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Should I ask for a booth too? If I do, I'll need people to man it -- any
I'd volunteer to take a shift or two.
> I wouldn't normally expect this to be a problem, but in this case,
> people manning the booth will probably not be able to go to the DevRoom,
> or vice versa. Also, given the fact that FOSDEM is a geek meeting,
> where most people will most likely already know about Debian, I'm not
> sure whether a booth is actually required. Thoughts?
I think it would be nice to have one, most other project have one, too.
Having a booth will get us much more in touch with other projects than
just sitting in the devroom.
I wasn't actually manning the booth last year, so I don't know how
stressing that was.
But especially at a geek meeting, manning the booth might be more fun
than at a trade show, because you can have meaningful conversations with
fellow hackers instead of 'Debian is Linux distribution... Ehm, Linux is
an Unix-like Open Source Kernel... Hmm, Open Source means you can share
the source...'-type stuff.
Plus we could sell some goodies to fund a big party. If there are some
goodies to sell, of course.
That's just my opinion of course. If the others would rather use the
devroom/hack around somewhere else, that's fine with me. I don't want to
man the booth myself all the time :)