[EuroPython] government money, socialism et al.

Laura Creighton lac@strakt.com
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 17:08:49 +0100

>Marc-Andre Lemburg:
> Laura Creighton wrote:
> > 
> > Do we want to call it the 'Python in Government and Business' Track then?
> No.
> The government money issue is really part of the options you have
> for raising money for a project, start-up or event. It fits
> in nicely as talk, but shouldn't dominate it.

I was thinking more along the line of 'You are a government.  You need
a python open source solution'.  They do for the same reason businesses
do, but lots of people in government do not see much of a connection
between what they do and what businesses do.  If you title your track
that way, Government people know to attend this one.  

[Marc-Andre doesn't know about any German law requring the government to
 use open source solutions]

Hmm. I am remembering 'in health care' or some such.
> I don't think we can commission talks (I only know these under
> the name "invited talks" or "key notes"), simple because we can't
> offer anything much in return.

(Then you commission them from people that were going anyway, and
promise them nothing but the soapbox to stand on.)


Laura Creighton