Re: "professional" debian booths (was: Re: booth planning LinuxTag)

From: Michael Meskes (
Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 14:27:19 CEST

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    On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 01:23:06PM +0200, Joost van Baal wrote:
    > I didn't mean that literally. Sorry for being unclear. What do you mean
    > by 'looking more professional'? Wearing the same Debian Tshirts maybe?

    For instance that would be a good idea.

    > I believe the fact that Debian booth people are non-paid volunteers
    > gives less room for things like booth policies. (Which doesn't mean we
    > couldn't agree on such a thing, of course.) The fact there generally is
    > less money for a Debian booth than for e.g. a HP booth, also contributes
    > to the difference in appearance.

    Sure. It should look like an open source project and nothing else but the
    booth should look friendly enough that business visitors won't be afraid to
    come by. My impression last year was that there were lots of freaks at the
    booth who mainly talked to each other. If I had less knowledge myself I
    would probably have been afraid to even ask something. And the answer would
    probably have been to technical anyway.

    Note, that this is mostly a gut feeling, nothing against anyone special.

    I think on most trade shows we have a crowded Debian booth, but it is mostly
    crowded with Debian people. I would love to see it crowded with non-Debian
    people who then can see how good the Debian system is.

    We just have to find a wayy to make our booths attractive to everyone even
    those who just started to look at Linux.

    That's what I meant with professional.


    Michael Meskes
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