1 From: "Andrew Eddie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2 To: "Russell Stuart" <email@example.com> 3 Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 20:17:51 +1000 4 Subject: Re: Humbug's bid for 2010 5 6 Hi Stuart. 7 8 More than happy to help out. Attached my version, probably complete 9 with my own typos and interesting grammatical divergences. If 10 anything sounds a bit corny let me know and I'll take the white-out to 11 it. 12 13 A couple of other names for you that might be also interested in giving support: 14 15 "Damian Hickey" firstname.lastname@example.org 16 "Sam Moffatt" email@example.com 17 18 You could also give the Brisbane JUG a blast and see how you go: 19 http://groups.google.com/group/brisbane-joomla-user-group 20 21 Hope this helps your effort. Bout time we had a go. 22 23 Regards, 24 Andrew Eddie 25 26 27 2008/9/2 Russell Stuart <firstname.lastname@example.org>: 28 > Andrew, 29 > 30 > I am organising Humbug's bid to hold the Linux Conference Australia for 31 > 2010 in Brisbane. I am after expressions of support for our bid from 32 > the local open source community here in Brisbane. So far I can't say I 33 > have had much success, but Arjen Lentz suggested I contact you. 34 > 35 > As you may be aware Humbug bid last year for 2009, but lost. I am not 36 > sure why - I suspect it was mostly a matter of it being "Hobart's Turn". 37 > By its nature - Brisbane is Brisbane, the bid hasn't changed much for 38 > this year, which is a worry. We again have the backing of QUT - they 39 > are supplying a venue and have given generous offers for various 40 > logistical items. In terms of what we put on the table, and in the 41 > planning we had done I think it one of the best bids ever put in for 42 > LCA, but then I thought that last year too. Thus this push to add a bit 43 > of extra pizazz. 44 > 45 > So I set about trying to get expressions of interest by sending a subtle 46 > emailing the 18 Queensland members of the Open Source Industry 47 > Association. I didn't get a single response. A sparrow farting in the 48 > woods would have generated more noise. 49 > 50 > So I am trying again - this time with people Arjen suggested. And 51 > rather than being subtle I have attached a sample reply, which has been 52 > customised to New Life in IT. At a minimum all you have to do is send 53 > it back to me. It probably would be better if you converted it to a 54 > read only format first (eg PDF), and even better if you read it and 55 > fixed up my mistakes. 56 > 57 > Anyway, regardless of what you decide, thanks for taking the time to 58 > read this far. 59 > 60 > 61 > -- 62 > Regards, 63 > Russell Stuart 64 > Humbug's LCA 2010 Bid Organiser 65 > Phone: 0438 805 133 66 > 67 > PS. Here is Humbug's bid submission for LCA 2010: 68 > http://www.stuart.id.au/lcawiki/BidDocument/Bid
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