From:"Marsee Henon" <>
Subject: User Groups Can Win a Pass to an O'Reilly Conference
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 11:33:36 -0700
Enter your group to win one pass to:
The O'Reilly Open Source Convention
July 26-30, 2004
Portland Marriott Downtown
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR

The lucky winning group will be given a "conference sessions only" pass
to attend the conference, valued at $1095.00. 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 28, 29, 30 including keynotes* 
-Admission to exhibit hall
-Admission to all on-site evening events
-All conference handouts (excluding tutorial materials)

*Pass does not include tutorial fees, lodging, food, and 

Please email your entry to Marsee Henon at
Deadline for entries is June 10, 2004. Please use "Raffle Entry" as 
the subject line of your email The winning group leader will be
contacted on June 11, 2004 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 web site:

"Early Bird" registration ends June 18, 2004. O'Reilly User Group 
members receive 20% off conference session and tutorial fees. Register
before June 18 and receive 20% off already discounted "Early Bird"
pricing. After June 18, 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.

***These rules constitute the official rules of this raffle. 
By participating in the raffle, entrants agree to be bound by 
the official rules and the decision of the judges, which are 
final and binding in all respects.***

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 in the raffle. Entries must be received at O'Reilly Media, 
by June 10, 2004. Limit one entry per group, per email address. 
Media, Inc. and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, 
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 Media, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the raffle if it 
technically corrupted.

2. Eligibility:
The 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 Media,
Inc. 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 10, 2004. O'Reilly will notify winners by email or
phone. A prize not claimed by July 19, 2004 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 Media, Inc.
and its agents are not responsible for lost entries. Entries will be 
disqualified if O'Reilly Media, Inc. determines, at its sole 
that entrants have attempted to circumvent the terms and conditions 
of these rules. All decisions by O'Reilly Media, Inc. are final.

c) By participating in this raffle, entrants agree to release and hold
O'Reilly Media, Inc. (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 Media, Inc. 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 Media, Inc. 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, 
Attn: Marsee Henon
1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Post-marked prior to the close of the raffle (June 10, 2004).