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From: Corey Shields <cshields@g.o>
Subject: Re: LWE-SF budget request
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 06:23:14 -0700
Seemant Kulleen wrote:

>You certainly have my vote on this.  I would add a bit for CDs to give
>away.
>  
>

Here is my take on CDs  (and feel free to disagree with me here):

If we want to do CDs we need to do them right.  This means they need to 
be professionally labeled (no "Gen2 2005.0" written in sharpie). 

Also, in the past when we have done CDs, say 300 or so, the majority of 
them seem to get taken up by our current users as a little "souvenir".  
While there is nothing wrong with this, if 250 current users rush the 
booth on the first day asking for CDs, that leaves you with 50 to give 
to potential users, and this is all out of a crowd of 5000+.

On top of that, we would have to coordinate with releng well ahead of 
where we are now to get the upcoming release finished in time to go to 
the printers.

I think CDs are important.  I just don't think they are in the cards 
right now.  I see this year as a baby step to bigger things when it 
comes to trade shows.  In the future, I would love to see the Foundation 
afford professionally printed CDs that could reach the masses.  A quick 
look online (no comparison shopping) shows $150 per 100 cd's, so to 
have, say, 1000 CDs of a fresh release at LWE would be an awesome 
thing!  It would also cost $1500.  This way you 1 do the CDs right, and 
2 have enough to reach the masses.  I think that would be very feasible 
once we get a release or two into our bank.

Cheers!

-C

PS - Having Gentoo stickers to hand out would rock as well..    :)

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-- Corey Shields
Re: LWE-SF budget request
-- Sven Vermeulen
Re: LWE-SF budget request
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