Re: critics about our presence at LinuxTag 2004
On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 09:56:35AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > > > Yep, from a monetary point of view, but in reality all that space behind
> > > > it was unused, thus free. This is a bit the same argument as the music
> > > > industry is claiming about pirated music, come to think of it :)
> > >
> > > The problem is that as soon as it is officially used, it is officially
> > > used and has to be paid extra, by LinuxTag e.V., receiver of the large
> > > bill.
> > Well, the idea being that whoever LinuxTag e.V. is paying it could be
> > asked to sponsor the empty place.
> We've already asked them for sponsored space and furniture. We've
> already got all we could. It was difficult and we need to negotiate
> again each year.
> Why should they sponsor that part as well? They don't get any
> benefit from it.
Well, the idea being that since it is only free space they sponsor, it
doesn't cost them anything, and you could argue that the presence of
such an official hacking area will increase the overall attractiveness
of the presentation, not sure if they care about that though.
Maybe a solution where we discuss this with them, search for a sponsor
of said hacking area, and if it fails, and the space is going to be free
anyway, ask them to sponsor it.