Linux WorldExpo SF is this 14-17 August. LWEs in the past have been
occasions for one suit to meet another and for open source projects
to gain valuable recognition from suits. They are not occasions for
developers. Last year, we did not attend and in the balance, it was
not such a loss, I think. We did attend the Boston LWE and that was
fairly productive. (Mozilla did not attend, nor did several other
FOSS projects; Sun did not attend, either.) New and useful contacts
were formed, at least one developer has contacted us because of our
being there, and community was firmed; but equally important, it was
valuable for us to be there, where the ODF is being mandated for the
state. I wanted very much for the government officials to see OOo as
ready and able to help them manage the transition to ODF.
But LWE SF is a different story. There is no statewide move to ODF,
alas. Still, we have been offered a free booth and we do have
slightly outdated brochures and a splendid banner that we could use.
So I asked Christian E. and some others if they would be interested
in helping out. Christian can't do it and the others have not
expressed any interest.
So, that's where we stand. I can't make it myself, and I feel that
barring a surge of interest, there is no reason to go ahead with the
But let me know. What we would need:
* 2-4 people willing to staff the booth for at least a few of the
days it's open.
* Cds are option. We missed them for LWE Boston (they were
perpetually in the mail)
* Brochures we have; banner, too
There are no funds allocated to this event. If you are in the
neighbourhood, great! You'd be helping OOo out and doubtless be there
for any media interviews, etc.
Do let me know as soon as possible.....