[Viscom-dev] Journalists at FOSS4G 2007

Aaron Racicot aaronr at z-pulley.com
Fri Feb 2 18:19:57 EST 2007

Running this by my wife (who does technical PR for a living) she made an
interesting statement that "It is common for vendors to offer travel
expenses to freelance writers, but it is not considered good form for
writers to ask vendors to pay".  Just food for thought.


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[mailto:viscom-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
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Subject: Re: [Viscom-dev] Journalists at FOSS4G 2007

Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> This is an interesting idea (although somewhat ethically disturbing -
> but that's how the trade press works, as opposed to, say, the
> NYTimes...)


I'd stress that we are just subsidizing travel expenses, not paying
any sort of extra filthy lucre for positive coverage.

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