[norcal-hug] Re: OpenSource World .Org is now a go: do we apply?

  • From: scott mc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: norcal-hug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:56:34 +0000

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Urias McCullough <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Jorge G. Mare <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> I just got word from IDG that they are reversing their decision not to
>> have a .Org area this year. Per the email that I received (and I quote):
>> "We will offer a .Org Zone at OpenSource World which will be located in
>> a dedicated meeting room adjacent to the sponsor showcase. It will
>> feature the ten most worthy .org projects and foundations, as determined
>> by our Program Committee..."
> Hmm... only 10, sounds like we don't stand a very good chance since
> we'll probably be against orgs like LinuxFoundation, FreeBSD, etc.
>> OpenSource World is on Aug 12 and 13; this is not very long after
>> OSCON/San Jose (July 22 & 23), for which we already have a booth
>> secured. So the question is: do we apply?
> I say yes... even if our chances are slim.
> Ugh, another Wednesday/Thursday :P

I say yes as well, can't hurt to apply.  With only ten if we do get in
we'll stand out more than last year.

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