[EuroPython] send out press release

Nicolas Pettiaux nicolas.pettiaux@openbe.org
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 00:18:59 +0100

Le Lundi 11 F=E9vrier 2002 17:15, Stefane Fermigier a =E9crit :
> > >   European Python and Zope Conference 2002 to take place in Charler=
> > > Belgium, June 26-28
> >
> > Hmm, maybe I have missed something here, but why is there such an
> > emphasis on "Zope Conference" all of the sudden ? AFAIR, the original
> > intent was to have a Zope track at a Python conference...
> "European Python and Zope Conference" was something I took from the
> current PR.

> But I think that the original intent, back in december in Charleroi, wa=
> to call it that way, since this would bring more people to it.

For me it was indeed ... just in between, with python first and zope real=
next to it. I can personnally sell python mainly through zope !.=20

THis is why I use: European Python and Zope or EuroPython/Zope=20

> > > And the header like:
> > >
> > >         Charleroi, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, xxx, February 11

THis stresses the point that there is much local support. Good idea.

 > We should just use Charleroi, since that's where the EuroPython
> > Conference Team is "officially" located.

We can distinguish the location from the annoucenement places, can't we ?

> That's an option. But giving a lot of places is a way to say this is tr=
> a european event.

> > >         Conference 2002 will take place on June 26-28 in Charleroi,
> > > Belgium.  This conference is an unique opportunity to bring togethe=
> > > developers and users of
> >
> > The press release has the order right: "users and developers" :-)
> OK.
> > >         Python, the fastest growing open source / free software
> > > scripting language, and Zope, the leading open source / free softwa=
> > > application server and content management platform.  [Add more
> > > important information here]
> >
> > Let's just leave it at "open source". I wouldn't want us to get
> > into discussions about what definition of "free" we mean here and,
> > most of all, avoid any confusion this whole discussion might
> > cause. Again, the press release is right here.

this is true but in MANY places at the European Commission and public=20
adminsitrations, people are not anymore saying open source byut free or l=
software, stressing the freedom it gives.

I propose to keep Stefane's proposal and refuse to debate about that (for=
many it is the same anyway)

> > Something I changed in the press-release is the mentioning of
> > Java: you don't want to compare Python to Java or Zope to J2EE;
> > that's a road with a dead end in business talks.
> Right.

but the reference was good. need to find somthing else.



Nicolas Pettiaux
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