[FOSDEM] Request for permission to distribute flyers for the Association of Free Software and Open Source of Kosovo/Kosova

Christophe Vandeplas cvandeplas at fosdem.org
Mon Jan 26 08:32:34 CET 2009

Maybe an addition:

If you have posters, you can hang *a few* of them on the walls (only on 
the brown paper).

On 1/25/09 10:52 PM, Pascal Bleser wrote:
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> jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com wrote:
>> I am writing to you for the newly formed Association of Free Software
>> and Open Source of Kosovo/Kosova
>> "Asociacioni per Softver te Lire dhe të Hapur (ASLH)"
> [...]
>> We would have some people to go there and distribute the flyers,
>> if it is ok?
> You're asking whether it is OK to distribute flyers about the ASLH at
> FOSDEM 2009 ?
> If that's the question, then the answer is no.
> We don't permit the distribution of flyers, for several reasons:
> - - there has been abuse by businesses who sent people to distribute
> flyers at the conference (we even had to ask security to throw them
> out), and all staff members are really busy during the whole event, so
> we don't have the time to sort out what's OK and what's not;
> - - it is simply not feasible for practical reasons either: there is just
> way too much crowd going through the hallways, so having people stuck in
> the middle distributing flyers won't work and will congest even more
> What you can do is print out those flyers and ask stands whether they're
> OK with having your flyers there, for people to pick up when passing by.
> But please don't send people to distribute flyers in the hallways, we
> won't allow that (for the reasons above).
> cheers
> - --
>    -o) Pascal Bleser<loki at fosdem.org>     http://www.fosdem.org
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