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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: Cocoon Real-Life Events
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:25:23 GMT
i'll respond to the rest when i have time, but i *do* want to set the
record straight on one thing.  please do get this info to whomever is
appropriate..

Steven Noels wrote:
> 
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-users&m=103780260804583&w=2
> 
> Ken: please don't take the hyperlinked message above as critique. It is
> just one of the remarks I got from the GetTogether attendees: they
> really like it to be a GetTogether of users & developers, rather than a
> conference where sponsors automagically acquire the right for speaking
> slots.

i'm not sure what the above is about, but i can't help but take it as a
critique based on insufficient information.  only one sponsor got a speaking
slot.  it was 45 minutes long and they paid five figures to be our
top sponsor.  with the exception of a single keynote, there were *no*
'sponsor speaking slots.'  that keynote represented 0.7% (yes, less than
*one percent*) of the session time used in las vegas.  if anyone thinks
even that's too much of a sellout, i suggest that it adjust its thinking.
i submit that it's talking through its hat and hasn't actually
organised an event of even the size of apachecon (which is really quite
small).

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