[nycbug-talk] FW: Apple at BSD user group?

Harold Bush theotherbush
Thu Feb 19 20:13:33 EST 2004

I cast my aye for Apple's agenda. A short sales pitch is not an issue for 
me. Everyone is pitching something these days even if it is back door ;-)

>From: "G. Rosamond" <george at sddi.net>
>Reply-To: george at sddi.net
>To: <talk at lists.nycbug.org>
>Subject: [nycbug-talk] FW: Apple at BSD user group?
>Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 14:47:12 -0500
>see below email from apple sales rep.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Leslie M. Schwartz [mailto:leslies at apple.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 3:43 PM
>To: G. Rosamond
>Cc: Edward Eigerman; Patrick Dennard
>Subject: Apple at BSD user group?
>Hey George,
>We have put our collective minds together and come up with a tentative
>agenda to run by your members.
>BSD Unix Topics:
>1. The History of Darwin
>2. The structure of OS X
>3. OS X and Unix
>4. OS X Server as a platform
>5. Xserve/Xserve RAID
>6.  2 minute sales pitch
>The last section would be a short plea to try and get your members to
>think of us as a hardware platform when making recommendations to their
>respective organizations, very low key.
>Let me know what you think!
>Leslie M. Schwartz
>Apple Computer
>Sales Animal
>917 885 9540
>leslies at Apple.com
>i am curious to hear what people's thoughts are on this.
>i have had multiple discussions with leslie, and have tried to make
>clear what the sentiment of nycbug members is, in terms of sales
>pitches, vendors, etc.  i would reinforce that sentiment by saying we
>would only turn off members with sales pitches (including myself).  the
>general technical level of nycbug members is quite high in my
>estimation, and have deep work experience, and have dealt with vendors
>for a long time.
>it's important to have a good relation with apple, IMHO, and looking at
>the history of osx would be an excellent meeting topic.
>maybe we could make this a saturday meeting, and have them bring some
>hardware for us to play with, as wes has mentioned.
>talk mailing list
>talk at lists.nycbug.org

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