On 12 Mar 2006, at 21:46, Braun Brelin wrote:
> Just curious, why don't you feel that the expo hasn't been beneficial
> to the ILUG and vice versa? Given that it only comes once a year for
> 2-3 days, I don't see exactly how this harms the ILUG...
The expo as such of course doesn't harm ILUG. However, the way it has
always worked in the past has been that the company running expo gave
ILUG a stand free. This has meant that the stand has been run very
largely according to how THEY wanted it run, and they made promises to
us in terms of what would be made available to us which weren't always
fulfilled, for various reasons.
So, for the last couple of years, the committee has had a lot of
discussion as to what the expo does for ILUG and last year, it was
decided, after much handwringing, that we would participate. However,
we once again didn't really have a satisfactory expo, and we more or
less decided that we would NOT participate this year. Absent an offer
from some organisation to sponsor an ILUG stand, on terms acceptable to
us, that is the way things stand.
As a number of people have also said, the effort put into expo by ILUG
members would probably better advance the aims of ILUG if expended
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