[Marketing] Re: [Foss4g2008loc] Integration showcase: Feedback

I think these are very good questions. In case you don't get many answers
right now due to people being busy with other stuff you might want to add
it to the Conference and/or Marketing Committee agenda so we don't loose
sight of it again.

Best regards,

On Sat, September 20, 2008 06:44, Tim Bowden wrote:

Hi all,

I'm looking for feedback on how the integration showcase has gone so
far. From what I understand, not many sponsors have been overly
interested. If so, this seems to be the same as Victoria last year. Given
I'm helping the Sydney bid, and we're planning one, I'd like to
get some ideas as to what works and doesn't.

1. Is it a case of not selling the showcase aggressively enough?

2. Has it been too hard for sponsors to understand how to use it or what
they can do with it?

3. Do the sponsors just not see it as adding value for them? From a
FOSS pov, it's clear the value that integration between different
ecosystems brings for us, but perhaps that same value proposition isn't
there for vendors. Thoughts?

4. Is there anything that could be done to increase the value
proposition for sponsors?

I understand things are a little busy right now, so if this is best left
on the back burner till later, that's fine.

Tim Bowden
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake
when you make it again.

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