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I'm for this
On Mon, 20 Jun 2005, Corey Shields wrote:
> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 19:19:28 -0700
> From: Corey Shields <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [gentoo-trustees] LWE-SF budget request
> I've been working on organizing our presence at LWE in San Francisco
> this year (coming up in August). I would like to propose a budget from
> the Foundation for our booth.
> The budget looks like so:
> Flyers $265
> Incidentals $85
> Total $350
>  - This would cover an order of 2500 half-page (8.5 x 5.5)
> double-sided full color flyers. I have a rough draft that I have been
> working on lately and solicited assistance from the rest of the PR team.
> The quote is from dgpink.com, a company that came recommended by solar
> and horton
>  - This category is meant to cover anything that is unexpected up
> front or hard to estimate. This includes shipping of demo systems and
> booth gear to and from the show. Also included may be any extra booth
> rentals we decide to make (for example, at Boston an extra table was
> rented for like $50).
> In previous years of LWE either Daniel has taken care of things out of
> pocket, one year IU paid for a lot of things, and we have also relied
> upon booth donations in the past. None of these methods provides for
> preparing materials ahead of time to give away. It's always a personal
> peeve of mine to spend a week talking about Gentoo and not be able to
> give visitors anything with our website or name to take home. The order
> of flyers could cover a large demand (there will be about 5,000 - 7,000
> visitors to LWE this year, but not all of them will want a flyer of
> course). If there are extra flyers we can save them for the next
> I'm assuming we will have a tip jar again this year (we usually do). It
> typically brings in one to a few hundred dollars. Any money made will
> be returned to the Foundation as per instructions on the web site. My
> purpose in stating this is not to guarantee that the budget will be
> refunded, but to note that some of it will.
> The purpose of this proposal (and our presence at LWE) is to help
> further public knowledge of Gentoo.
> Alternative to this proposal is to not have a budget at all. I have no
> plans of funding flyers and such myself, so we may not have them
> otherwise. (I don't mean that to sound as a threat, just to be thorough
> in this email)
> The timeframe for this budget is from upon approval until after a week
> after LWE (August 19, 2005)
> We can discuss this in email, or in bugzilla if someone else wants to
> support this Foundation-wise (it's kinda unfair for me to do it, and
> hence I should probably abstain from a vote on it too).
Deedra Waters - Gentoo developer relations, accessibility and infrastructure -
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