[EuroPython] Conference title (Press Release German finished)

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Sat, 16 Feb 2002 14:17:24 +0100

Stefane Fermigier wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 01:43:25PM +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > Stefane Fermigier wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 12:02:00PM +0100, Stefane Fermigier wrote:
> > > >
> > > > No, we already settled for "European Python and Zope Conference". That
> > > > would make it "EPZC 2002" if you like, but I thought that everyone did
> > > > agree not to remmove Zope from the title.
> > >
> > > One of the arguments would be that for many EuroZopers it's important there
> > > there is a Zope conference labeled as such, and not just a Zope track during a
> > > Python (or Linux, or whatever) Conference.
> >
> > I can understand that Zopers would like to see Zope in the
> > title, but the same is probably true for users of many other
> > Python applications, such as for example Webware. By making
> > Python more prominent, the benefits we achieve reach out to
> > all Python applications equally.
> I don't believe removing "Zope" from the title will benefit in anyway
> to the Webware, eGenix, etc. people.

Ah, that's not what I am after. The conference is *not* about
products or companies. It's about Python.

If I would want to reach out to potential customers, I'd go 
to the CeBIT, an O'Reilly conference, Internet World or some 
other major event.
> I firmly believe, OTOH, that putting "Zope" in the title will bring more
> people and more attention (press, etc.) to the conference.

The website is already named EuroPython, the mailing list
as well. The EuroPython.org web site mentions EuroPython as title
of the conference.

We have already made Zope very prominent in the conference
press release and the conference information. This should 
generate enough awareness for potentially interested Zope users 
to come to the conference and perhaps learn more about what is 
actually doing all the work inside Zope.
> Anyway, other people in this list will probably want to express their opinion
> before the title of the conference is changed.


Marc-Andre Lemburg
CEO eGenix.com Software GmbH
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