Debian Booths (was: Debian money)
Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 05:04:42PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote:
> > * Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <email@example.com> [2009-09-10 16:01]:
> > > Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > > 4 Marketing stuff:
> > > > a box(es) of equipment to take to stands at various shows and
> > > > expos. Might be useful, but could be expensive. Where do we store
> > > > it/them? Who organises shipping?
> > >
> > > I think this is something which we should pursue. I generally have the
> > > impression that the Debian booth is relatively boring, while other
> > > projects seem to be better in properly decorating, displaying their
> > > products and attracting interest. We should definitely work on that -
> > > currently, the Debian project booth is usually just like prejudices
> > > against Debian: Highly technical, unattractive and of no interest to new
> > > users.
> > Full ack, on the conferences I visited I always found the
> > booths of other distros way more "attractive".
> I don't think we need to discuss the perfect Debian booth here but maybe
> it makes sense to collect some improvement ideas in order to get a
> better feeling about how much money would be needed. ATM I can't think
> of anything that's too expensive to buy. What are we missing for a more
> attractive Debian booth?
Improving Debian booths should most probably discussed on the events
lists such as debian-events-na and debian-events-eu I would say.
If these discussions result in a need for booth material to be produced
please talk to the DPL about sponsorship. When the proposals are good,
he will most probably agree to spend some money on them.
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