[CREATE] LGM 2009 update
dneary at free.fr
Thu Jan 29 05:14:45 PST 2009
For 2006, we had:
GNOME: Didn't take a 5% charge we'd agreed on donations - equalled a
Flock: $1,000 (thanks to Manish Singh, who was working there at the time)
Don't know why MacGimp didn't get a logo on the site...
Louis Desjardins wrote:
> 2009/1/29 Dave Neary <dneary at free.fr>
>> Nathan Willis wrote:
>>> I culled together a brief list of past sponsors based solely on the wiki
>>> pages available from 2007 and 2006. Were there any others? I know the
>>> list was unofficial and there wasn't one up for 08.
>> I assume you mean prospects, rather than sponsors? I think most of these
>> have never sponsored...
>>> - ATI
>>> - Canon
>>> - Epson
>>> - Google
>>> - HP
>>> - IBM
>>> - Intel
>>> - Xerox
>>> - Xara
>>> - O'Reilly
>>> - Eyrolles
>>> - FSF
>>> - Grafika
>>> - Société des arts technologiques (SAT)
>>> - CPE.fr
>>> - Aldil.org
>>> - Flock
>>> - GNOME
>>> - gnulinuxmag.com
> Just for the record, from this list, here are the ones who were sponsors and
> actually donated money or substantial help in value.
> - Google (2008 $)
> - HP (2006, 2007 $)
> - Intel (2007 $)
> - Xerox (2007 - lend equipment)
> - Xara (2006 ???)
> - O'Reilly (2006 - $ + books)
> - Eyrolles (2006, 2007 $ + books)
> - FSF (2006, 2007, 2008 $)
> - Grafika (2007 - large free publicity)
> * * *
> Sponsors not in the above list :
> - GIMP team (2007 $)
> - Our community (2008 $)
> - Quebec government (2007 $)
> - GRICS (2007 $)
> - Révolution Linux (2007 - services)
> * * *
> - GNOME helped with admin in 2008 <http://gnulinuxmag.com/> for a low cost
> and I hope they can be onboard again in 2009.
> You might add on your prospect list film studios like Hammerhead, Rhythm
>> & Hues, Dreamworks, Disney, ILM, and that New Zealand one whose name I
>> can't remember (but they don't spend money on this type of thing,
>> usually). Oh, and those Spanish guys who did the bird movie in Blender?
>> Although they're probably looking for money, rather than spending it.
>> General ideas: Companies interested in free software graphics might be
>> hardware companies (cameras, scanners, tablets, printers), Linux
>> distributions (Canonical have an Ubuntu distribution that focuses on
>> multimedia creation), movie studios (who work with the distributions -
>> in particular Red Hat - a lot already) and art studios. You might also
>> manage to get help from magazines who use free software in their
>> toolchain (many of the Linux mags do, I think).
> Absolutely agree.
>> Individuals might also be interested - especially those who donated last
> This brings up again the idea of putting together a Pledgie Campaign. We
> have had a tremendous success last year with our community and it was
> actually THE gold sponsor of the event!
>> You might also manage to wangle a grant from an appropriate non-profit -
>> the FSF is a previous sponsor, as you noted, and you might try the Linux
>> Foundation - they may be able to pay for travel for some people through
>> their travel fund - and if you tailor your argument right, some of the
>> mobile companies might be interested, if you pitch it as a workshop for
>> developers of the low-level library end of things (littleCMS, Cairo,
> Again, completely agree! Good ideas!
> What we need now is put together a short but convincing letter about what
> LGM is about. We can reuse some stuff from previous years but at the same
> time a new look and fresh things would be great too.
>> if you pitch it as a workshop for developers of the low-level library end
> of things (littleCMS, Cairo, Clutter).
> kind of thing.
> Remember that LGM is THE annual meeting of the graphic OSS apps developers
> and it is the Fourth Edition. For all the teams it's a unique moment for
> international gathering and crucial meetings among and between teams. LGM is
> hard work. In that view, sponsors are clearly helping the development of
> those apps. If they trust these apps are good for them in any respect, then
> they should consider throwing some money in. Every dollar/euro counts.
> I would also add that this year — in January 2009, now this is fresh news —
> The Seybold Report, one of the most well-known analyst of the publisher's
> world made a review of Scribus and I suspect they will be looking more and
> more at the OSS world in the coming months and years. That could also help
> convince some large manufacturers to step in. These guys all read TSR.
>> Dave Neary
>> dneary at free.fr
>> Tel: +33 9 51 13 46 45
>> Cell: +33 6 77 01 92 13
dneary at free.fr
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