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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
> volunteers?

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 :)


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