Let me make something clear. Although I do think that INGOTs is a great product and I support it whole heartedly, I represent OpenOffice first and sponsors second. Let me give you an example. At the NEA conference the sponsors were INGOTs and Sub300. I always pitched OpenOffice first and then INGOTs then Sub300. I feel that we need to predominantly premote OpenOffice, but also promote our sponsors in someway too.
On 8/27/05, Louis Suarez-Potts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi, > On Aug 27, 2005, at 11:58 AM, Adam Moore wrote: > > > Ryan is supposed to look into this. Ryan, if you don't have the time > > feel free to give me the contact information and I'll go ahead and > > make the contacts. Last year did Linspire approach us for the > > conference or did we approach them? > > It was complicated. Linspire basically wanted to offer us a lot in > exchange, at first, for placing a "button" on our download pages that > catered to Linspire customers. I objected, as we are impartial, and > Michael Robertson, the then CEO, intervened to suggest that Linspire > offer us a 1/2 day in their DLS. In prior years, the DLS has been > seen as a Linspire event, but 2004 was seen as a turning point and > the event as more inclusive, less a Linspire only thing. > > If Linspire is willing to help fund the effort, and if a team can be > got together to demonstrate OOo as a product and development space > (and not just Ingots, however meritorious it may be), then great, we > should consider it. > > Ciao, > > Louis > > > -- Adam Moore Community Volunteer OOo blog: AdamMooreOOo.blogspot.com