Re: [blug-prog] News about Linux Bangalore/2001
- Thank god some one came forward to sponsor. The first
part of the mail just shocked me.
Good work Linux Bangalore/2001 Management Team. Keep
--- Atul Chitnis <achitnis@...> wrote:
> You all knew that this note was coming, and we are
> sorry that we made you
> wait this long to hear officially.
> The managers of the event are sitting here at the
> table. They all look
> tired, but most of them wanted to be here as this
> note was sent.
> Some background first:
> This year has probably been the worst in history as
> far as the IT industry
> is concerned, but we need to look beyond just our
> industry - it has been a
> bad year for everyone. And this was *before*
> September 11th. After that,
> things just got worse.
> Never was this made clearer to us than when we set
> out to obtain
> sponsorship for our event.
> We asked around, we begged, we wailed - no good.
> We all knew what this would lead to - without a
> sponsor, this event would
> not happen. We needed a lot of money, but there was
> none to be found.
> In sheer desperation, the managers started pooling
> in money, but it
> quickly became clear that we weren't even coming
> *close* to getting the
> required amount together.
> At a meeting on Wednesday, it was therefore decided
> to do what we all knew
> had to be done.
> We decided to call off the event.
> Ladies and gentlemen (and everyone else) - the
> managers of Linux
> Bangalore/2001 are happy (hey, that should be
> completely and totally
> screamingly deliriously overjoyed!) to announce that
> the event has secured
> a sponsor.
> This sponsor is a company who not only cares about
> Linux, but is willing
> to back those words up with a commitment to the
> Indian Linux community by
> making sure that this event not only happens, but
> happens in the only way
> acceptable - completely, and as planned.
> We are pleased to announce that the Hewlett Packard
> Company (India
> Software Operations) has agreed to wholly sponsor
> Linux Bangalore/2001.
> Now, all ye doubting thomases, naysayers, pessimists
> and other
> non-believers - let's get back to work - there are
> only 72 hours to a day,
> and that's not nearly enough.
> The Linux Bangalore/2001 Management Team
Do You Yahoo!?
Buy the perfect holiday gifts at Yahoo! Shopping.
I *actually* found one person who read my mail announcing the sponsorship
and thought that we had really cancelled.
So how many of are still under that impression (that the event is
cancelled, which it most definitely *not*!)? ;-)
For the record - the event is *not* cancelled - far from it, it is in full
swing and getting ready to rock the planet on the 10th - thanks to the
generous sponsorship received from HP!
See you all there!
^^^^ Note - when did you last see a message from me that didn't have a
Atul Chitnis | achitnis@...
Exocore Consulting | http://www.exocore.com
Bangalore, India | +91 (80) 344-0397
- On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 17:23:45 -0000
> THREE CHEERS TO BANGALORE/2001 !.......Hey hey. It is Linux Bangalore/2001 and not Bangalore/2001
Don't forget the Linux part. ;-)
> I GUESS A WILL WILL FIND ITS OWN WAY .Well talk about that.