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  • From: "Didier PH Martin" <martind@netfolder.com>
  • To: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 11:24:03 -0500

Hi Eliotte,

Eliotte said:
One thing I think is crucial to running a conference with solid
speakers is actively recruiting and paying them. If you're relying on
self-selected people who can afford their own plane tickets and hotel
rooms, it's no great surprise you get a lot of marketeers pitching
products. This also helps you get presenters who know how to present.
The two most recent conferences I attended, the LinuxWorld and Bazaar
conferences in NYC, were mostly free of marketing fluff, but they had
a lot of open source hackers who clearly were more comfortable in
front of a monitor than an audience.

Didier replies:
Elliott, in a world where the word "to pay" is bad and the word "free" is
perceived as the symbol of the new economy. The new economy in which we do
not know how people are getting the money they need to live. To said that is
courageous and demonstrate common sense and wisdom. After all, money do not
grow in trees :-)) (if "free" something people already know in which tree
species money is growing, please send me an email, I am probably the last
fool not knowing that :-))

Off course we'll get marketing stuff if people have to pay for their
airplane, their hotel, etc... (except for people already financially
independent or consultants marketing themselves).

Didier PH Martin
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