[Members] X.Org project booth on LinuxTag (Germany) 2007

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 23:14:46 PDT 2007

On 4/17/07, Paul Swart <pauls at starnet.com> wrote:
> The cynic in me thinks the Board may want to spend some of that educational
> budget on itself ... to learn the value of marketing ... ;)
> But serious, Leon is making a generous offer to spend a week of his time,
> and enduring the hassles of cross-Atlantic travel, working on behalf of the
> group at an event where X.Org should be represented, especially since it has
> moved to Berlin. So you get a big influx of first-time visitors, many eager
> to be "educated" about X.Org. In the past Leo has done Linuxtag at a
> next-to-nothing expense.
> It's a no-brainer to me.

I do question what X.org has to market for... we are only lacking one
thing, developer resources from what i can see, we are the default
upstream for nearly everyone distributing X, even Apple are starting
to use X.org... maybe there is some needs for sponsors to see their
name on the X.org stand at events well in that case that should be
stated when the sponsors give money to the board so they know that
this is a requirement..

But really the X.org foundations number one priority should be to
foster a development community... if LinuxTag is the place to pick
developers up in Europe then by all means we need to have someone at
LinuxTag, but if LinuxTag is just a place to say hey look at us and
demo MAS (something X.org doesn't even ship) then I question the



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