October 11, 2006
Dave, we tried to speak with the people of Nokia Chile, only to ask for their help in the local diffusion for our event, thanks to the support of the GNOME Foundation and the friends at maemo.org and Nokia we are going to have Fernando Herrera in Chile.
It is a great opportunity to make noise and to show GNOME in Chile. We called to Nokia asking them to help us with the press contacts. They are a great and big company and they have much more credibility and respect than our local team and me.
We never requested money for our event, since we have the resources thanks to the Foundation and the work of the Chilean team. Lamentably the sensation that left me the conversation with Nokia in Chile, is that they don’t interest in anything that is not the mobiles phones, and this kind of events are not for them, so they are not aligned with the open source as in Europe.
Fortunately we have a great team in Chile, we are working in the press release for the event and I am confident that we will be able to do it and attract the media to GNOME day. Thanks again for supporting the event, that compromises us to give the best.