[FOSDEM] Re: Sponsoring Fosdem 2008

Jasper Nuyens jnuyens at linuxbe.com
Wed Nov 28 19:46:02 CET 2007

Hi Christophe,

Thank you for the clarification. On the Fosdem main page I find
sponsorship by O'Reilly, Linux magazine and Belgium Network Solutions.
We are interested to know how we can be mentioned in a similar
fashion. If direct money sponsoring is less appreciated, we can also
provide terrabytes of bandwidth, dedicated servers, laptops,
projectors, a 3m high self-inflatable penguin, beer or pretty much
anything (well...)

We would like to attract people to register at our website with their
skillset or resume for our Linux Recruitement Services. We provide
such a service for companies searching employees for Linux-only jobs.
If we could put a computer on which people can register with their
skills, it would match our requirements, so booth-space is not a

Aside from that, we also do general lobbying for Linux in government
and political organisations, lead passing to help the different Linux
providers in their area of specialisation, organise Linux courses and
offer Linux support where that of other providers comes short.


Jasper Nuyens
Managing Director, Linux Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)2 747 47 01
Fax: +32 (0)2 747 47 10
GSM: +32 (0)478 978967

On Nov 28, 2007 7:21 PM, Christophe Vandeplas <cvandeplas at fosdem.org> wrote:
> Marten Vijn wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 14:32 +0100, Jasper Nuyens wrote:
> >> Hi List,
> >>
> >> I'm sorry to bother you again, but we still have had no reply
> >> whatsoever to our question to sponsor FOSDEM 2008. We would like to
> >> know the how much and where to transfer our money to :)
> >> Having different sponsoring options would be nice as well, but
> >> basically we're looking for a small 'booth' space and possibly some
> >> brand recognition on the website.
> >
> > Well then, I 'll take some freedom here, hopefully without being
> > offence.
> >
> > I am not from the organisation, however I offered the organization, to
> > bring network equipment and help out with te network. This in favour of
> > some sponsoring to the foundation wifisoft.org that owns and maintains
> > the hardware/software.
> >
> > I be happy to bring our stuff, but I would be unfair to leave us with te
> > costs.
> >
> > see wifisoft.org en opencommunitycamp.org
> Thank you for the offers
> These messages have been forwarded to the sponsoring-responsible.
> Concerning network-hardware:
> We are currently investigating an interesting way to buy very cheap
> quality networking-hardware. That's probably the reason why you didn't
> get a confirmation about lending material. Thanks again for the offer. We
> will contact you certainly if we need this material.
> Concerning a booth:
> To keep the high-technical level of the event and due to the high-amount
> of requests for booths we prefer not to give sponsors a
> commercial/promotional booth-space.
> The visitors should only find booths concerning opensource projects.
> If you want to support the organisation donations are always welcome.
> We have a huge list of 'return-for-donators' to thank you. More
> information can be found here: <http://fosdem.org/2008/support/donate>
> Greets
> Christophe
> --
> Christophe  Vandeplas
> cvandeplas at fosdem.org
> http://www.fosdem.org
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