[ubuntu-uk] Linux Expo Live

Bruce Beardall bruce72 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 10:34:32 BST 2008

If it comes to paying, how much is it likely to be? Are any funds available?
Do we need to raise funds? Would Canonical be willing to part sponsor those
funds in lieu of them not attending?


On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Dave Walker <DaveWalker at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Adam Bagnall wrote:
> > Has anyone applied for a stand for us at the Linux expo yet? I have
> > noticed that Ubuntu-UK isn't listed as an exhibitor on the .org village
> > site and there's less than a month to go now. If we are planning to do
> > something I guess we ought to order the expo pack or whatever it's
> > called from Canonical as I would think it'll take a while to arrive.
> >
> > Adam
> >
> >
> Hi Adam,
> I have been chasing the organisers of the expo, quite regularly.  There
> is a slight snag, the organisers of the event are insisting that any
> community stand in the ".org" village that is based around a commercial
> product, or commercialised of sorts has the company also in the main
> floor.  I agree this policy absolutely stinks in our case, however I can
> see their justification.  The same rule was applied to OpenSUSE, as
> Novell are attending, OpenSUSE are allowed on the ".org" village.
> Now for the kicker, Canonical haven't yet decided if they want to attend
> on the main floor.  This is at least as recent as before the weekend, as
> I last spoke with Canonical's marketing director on Friday.
> I have attempted to get us a position regardless of Canonical's
> attendance, however the organisers at this stage are refusing.  I think
> they may review their rule as it gets closer.  I'm 'pretty' confident
> we'll be there regardless, even if we end up paying to be on the main
> floor ;)
> Kind Regards,
> Dave Walker
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