Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 16:54:22 -0700 (PDT)
From:"Marsee Henon" <>
Subject: User Groups Can Win a Pass to an O'Reilly Conference
Enter your group to win one pass to:

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002, San Diego, CA

The lucky winning group will be given a "conference session only" pass
to attend the conference, valued at $1,095.00. O'Reilly assumes that if
your group is the lucky winner, as the user group representative, you
will distribute the winning pass to a group member, using a method
appropriate for your group (drawing, raffle, etc.)

The winning pass* includes:
-Access to all conference sessions July 24-26 and keynotes* 
-Admission to Exhibit Hall and all events held in the exhibit hall 
-All conference handouts 
-Three breakfasts and three lunches 

*Pass does not include tutorial fees, lodging and transportation.

Please email your entry to Marsee Henon at
Deadline for entries will be June 5, 2002. In the subject line of your
email, please say "Raffle Entry." The winning group leader will be
contacted on June 7, 2002 by email--unless a phone call is requested
(phone number must be provided).

Only one attendee per pass will be allowed. Two people cannot share the
same pass to attend the conference on separate days.

For more information about the O'Reilly Open Source Convention,
please visit our website:

Early bird registration ends June 10, 2002. O'Reilly User Group Program
members receive 20% off conference session and tutorial fees.  Register
by June 10, and receive 20% off already discounted "Early Bird"
pricing. After June 10th, 20% discount will be applied to standard
pricing. When registering online, please enter the discount code: DSUG,
where it says: "If you received a discount code, please enter it here."
If registering by phone, please give the customer service
representative the DSUG discount code.

If the winner of the pass has already registered for the conference,
the winner will be reimbursed for conference session fees paid.

If you would like brochures for your members, I'd be happy ship them.

Now for the Rules and Regulations--I apologize for the length, they're
really quite simple:


1. Entry:
No purchase is necessary to enter the raffle. To enter the raffle,
Please email Marsee Henon at and tell her to enter
your group for the raffle. Entries must be received at O'Reilly &
Associates by June 5, 2002. Limit one entry per group, per email
address. O'Reilly & Associates and its agents are not responsible for
lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or damaged email that
results from any source. By entering, entrant agrees to abide by and be
bound by the Official Rules. O'Reilly & Associates reserves the right
to cancel the raffle if it becomes technically corrupted.

2. Eligibility:
The O'Reilly Raffle is open to all who are 18 years of age or older,
and reside in the U.S. or Canada, except employees of O'Reilly &
Associates. Anyone else directly involved in this raffle is ineligible
to participate. Raffle void where prohibited by law. All federal,
state, and local laws apply.

3. Selection and Notification:
The winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries
submitted by June 5, 2002. O'Reilly will notify winners by email or
phone. A prize not claimed by July 24 will not be awarded. The odds of
winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

4. Other Rules:
a) The prize is nontransferable and non-endorsable; no cash or other
substitutions will be offered. All federal, state, and local taxes and
delivery charges are the sole responsibility of the winner.

b) The winner consents to the use of his/her name and/or likeness for
publicity, advertising, and commercial purposes, in perpetuity, without
further compensation unless prohibited by law. O'Reilly & Associates
and its agents are not responsible for lost entries, or for and
availability of information or for Internet, for whatever reason.
Entries will be disqualified if O'Reilly & Associates determines, at
its sole discretion, that entrants have attempted to circumvent the
terms and conditions of these rules. All decisions by O'Reilly &
Associates are final.

c) By participating in this raffle, entrants agree to release and hold
O'Reilly & Associates (and their employees, agents, representatives, or
affiliated companies) harmless from any and all losses, damages,
rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the prize,
including, without limitation, personal injuries, death or property
damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion
of privacy.

d) Entrant also agrees that in no event shall O'Reilly & Associates or
its agents be liable to entrant or any other person for any damage,
injuries or losses arising out of the introduction of any virus, bug or
software malfunction resulting from participation in this raffle, or
for any damage, injuries or losses arising in connection with the

e) O'Reilly & Associates reserves the right to modify the rules of the
raffle in any way or at any time, as long as reasonable notice is

f) To receive the name of the winner, or a copy of the Official Rules,
send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: O'Reilly Open Source
Convention UG Raffle, c/o O'Reilly & Associates, 1005 Gravenstein
Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472, Attn:  Marsee Henon, Post-marked
prior to the close of the raffle (June 5, 2002).