[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: FOSS4G 2007 Workshop Submission

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Thu Mar 29 09:57:12 PDT 2007

Bob Basques wrote:

> Why not simply have an all OSGEO conference.

FOSS4G is "presented by OSGeo", it is already an OSGeo conference.  This 
has the very real consequence that if the conference loses money OSGeo 
loses money. They are holding the financial risk bag.

If I am not satisfying everyone or being "too commercial" or talking too 
often about whether a certain thing will "attract delegates", it is 
because I take very SERIOUSLY my responsibility to OSGeo to make sure 
this conference does well and does cause a liability for the organization.

So I hustle for corporate sponsors of ALL KINDS, I market to ALL KINDS 
of potential attendees, and I try to make sure that if we do not please 
all of the people all of the time, we at least please most of the people 
most of the time.



   Paul Ramsey
   Refractions Research
   pramsey at refractions.net
   Phone: 250-383-3022
   Cell: 250-885-0632

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