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SubjectRe: [Ksummit-2007-discuss] Re: [Ksummit-2006-discuss] 2007 Linux Kernel Summit
On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 11:10:57AM -0600, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 08:16 +0100, Jes Sorensen wrote:
> > I don't have an issue with the fact there are sponsors, however I think
> > KS is important enough and sponsors are aware of this, that selling
> > seats to sponsors shouldn't be necessary.
> So SGI will undertake to step up and sponsor KS this year without a
> guaranteed slot?

This only works if everyone gets that treatment. It can work -- look
at Eben getting funding for the SFLC with no sponsor representation.
However, you might expect sponsors trying to influence selection in
other ways -- for example, pushing to have their employees as members
of the program committee.
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