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Re: [seul-edu] LinuxCanada Show Facts
>> Here's a recent press release from the LinuxCanada people that I thought
>> might be interested in...
>> Attendee Profile (5000-6000 Attendees Projected)
>> Corporate Executives
>> MIS/IT and Enterprise Professionals
>> Software Developers/Publishers
>> Programmers/system programmers
>> Web developers and consultants
>> Sales & Marketing Executives
>> Venture Capitalists
>George, does this profile seem likely to you? I'll be mightily surprised
>if they get this commercial-looking an average attendee. They seem like
>nice, enthusiastic people, but I think they seriously misunderstand the
>Linux community, and how many Linuxers they're likely to attract from
>Ontario and the NE US.
Its hard for me to judge. Advanstar are quite a big operation, so I assume
they know what they're doing. The newMedia event, with which this is
associated, is huge.
I believe they are trying to attract far more than just the Linux community
itself (which doesn't include too many Venture Capitalists, I'm sad to say
;-)). There is, of course, a huge buzz around Linux and I guess they are
trying to attract the broad computing community. Of course, with this PR
they are trying to create a self-fulfilling prophecy...