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LinuxWorld Expo sweetens Greenhouse exhibit offer by one meter

by Dwight Johnson

The
new LinuxWorld Expo offer
was made in a mass mailing sent
January 11 to among other places the linux-kernel
list
.

This drew
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
space.

On January 12, Linux Today received a request from LinuxWorld Expo represented by xplain.com to help get the word out
about the LinuxWorld Greenhouse. This request is printed in full
below.


    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.

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