An excerpt from Jeff Chandler’s post WordPress Foundation Harming Rather Than Helping WordCamps:
If the WordPress Foundation is going to tell WordCamp organizers what the limit is on their sponsorship packages and quite possibly make it too low which can make or break an event, WordCamp San Francisco should be held to the same procedures. If WordCamp San Francisco can not put on a successful event because of the regulations of the WordPress Foundation, they should change its name so they can hold an event without anyone telling them what to do.
WordCamp San Francisco is a WordCamp in name, but that’s it. It’s not like other WordCamps. Think of it as WordPress OMGBBQ Yearly Event if that makes it easier.