by Dwight Johnson
a sharply worded criticism from kernel developer Alan Cox.
Originally $1,995 for _one meter_ of exhibit space with the
generous addition of a stool, the new offer is _two meters_ for
$1,995. But time is running out to apply for the precious
From: LinuxWorld Greenhouse Subject: LinuxWorld Greenhouse Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 13:18:09 -0800 To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected] IDG World Expo has recently asked us to help them with their new area at LinuxWorld Expo for the small/grass roots kinds of companies -- the LinuxWorld Greenhouse. Because IDG has cut the price so significantly to help small developers, we're trying to get the word out as far and wide as we can. To that end, we would like to post something on your list and into the Linux arena in general, but hesitated due to possible problems in protocol. This is a really cool thing for small developers -- can you help us get the word out? Some background. LinuxWorld is being held on March 2-4 1999 at the San Jose Convention Center in California. The LinuxWorld Greenhouse is a customized event area designed to highlight emerging developers of the Linux community and will provide affordable display space and access for smaller companies. Participation in the Greenhouse is aimed at small companies (up to ten employees) which are on technology's cutting edge. Born out of IDG's history with pavilions at a number of shows, the LinuxWorld Greenhouse will be similar to hugely successful pavilions such as Developer Central at Macworld Expo. This is LinuxWorld's solution for the small, up and coming exhibitor who cannot yet justify or afford a full booth presence on the show floor. Can you help us get the word out to the "up and comers" who will most benefit from this exhibit concept? Sincerely, John Churchill *** THIS IS YOUR OFFICIAL INVITATION FOR THE LINUXWORLD GREENHOUSE *** LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO March 2 - 4, 1999 *** SAN JOSE CONVENTION CENTER, SAN JOSE, CA *** PLEASE FORWARD THIS INVITE TO THE APPROPRIATE PERSON FOR REVIEW *** RSVP DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 1999 Dear Linux Technology Developers, You are invited to participate in the LinuxWorld Greenhouse at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose, California. LinuxWorld is the premier exposition targeted at the Linux community and will attract thousands of qualified attendees. The LinuxWorld Greenhouse is a customized event area designed to highlight emerging developers of the Linux community and will provide affordable display space and access for smaller companies. Participation in the Greenhouse is aimed at small companies (up to ten employees) which are on technology's cutting edge. (More details below). Born out of IDG's history with pavilions at a number of shows, the LinuxWorld Greenhouse will be similar to hugely successful pavilions such as Developer Central at Macworld Expo. This is LinuxWorld's solution for the small, up and coming exhibitor who cannot yet justify or afford a full booth presence on the show floor. Please note that your deadline to RSVP to this invitation is: *** Friday, January 14, 1999 *** We're excited about the LinuxWorld Greenhouse -- as we are about LinuxWorld in general and we look forward to having you be a part of the show. Best regards, Greenhouse Management Team [email protected] Phone: 805-494-9797, option 5 Fax: 805-494-9798 __________________________________________ *** HIGHLIGHTS AND TIMELINES *** * Location: The Greenhouse will cover several thousand square feet of exhibit space in the modern San Jose Convention Center. * Show Dates: LinuxWorld is March 2 - 4, 1999 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA * Expo Hours Tuesday, March 2: 10 am - 6 pm Wednesday, March 3: 10 am - 6 pm Thursday, March 4: 10 am - 4 pm * Station Cost: One station is US $1,995. Payments may be made via credit card (preferable), check (payable to "Xplain Corporation") or via wire transfer (contact us for details). The option to purchase multiple stations is available -- contact us for more information. * Station Package: Each station will include 2 meters of counter space (the standard show property), one stool, station header with company or product name, standard electricity, carpet, overall show security, a company listing in the show guide, and up to 4 exhibitor badges. A single station is intended for 1 or 2 people to use and will have space and electricity for one computer system. You will be responsible for your own equipment, it's operability, and it's security. * IP Address: An Internet connection for your station will be available and pricing is not included in the station cost -- the cost is US $195 for each IP Address. * Contact Info: For better communication, please use the following addresses to get in touch with us. By doing so, you'll help us to serve your LinuxWorld Greenhouse needs more quickly. [email protected] Phone: 805-494-9797, option 5 Fax: 805-494-9798 * Web Site: Companies participating in the LinuxWorld Greenhouse will be listed as an exhibitor on the LinuxWorld web site at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com -- and the booth number will be the general booth number for the LinuxWorld Greenhouse. * Priority numbers: By participating in the LinuxWorld Greenhouse, you will be able to receive a LinuxWorld priority number. These numbers are used in booth selection so that longer running vendors get first choice at booth locations. * Sponsorships: There will be opportunities available for sponsor banners hanging over LinuxWorld Greenhouse. These are available to any exhibitor -- you don't need to partake in the pavilion to be a sponsor of it. Contact us for more information. At this time, you should send a reply which indicates your interest in participating in the LinuxWorld Greenhouse. This is not a formal commitment, but please only respond if you are seriously interested. Once you've reserved a station, we'll generate and fax you an invoice and participant agreement for you to sign and return. No space is guaranteed until we receive your payment, with the signed agreement and have approved your participation. There may not be enough stations for all who have shown interest. All stations are on a first-come, first-served basis and their allocation and placement, and participation are at the sole and absolute discretion of show management. ** NEWS FLASH ** As a participant of the LinuxWorld Greenhouse Pavilion you qualify for consideration for the prestigious IDG/LinuxWorld Awards. Winners will be selected by a panel of industry leaders. Award announcements will be made at a [TBA] function. Additional information will be available in the near future. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Not responsible for typographical or other errors. Offer subject to change. 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