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Seemant Kulleen wrote:
>You certainly have my vote on this. I would add a bit for CDs to give
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
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.
PS - Having Gentoo stickers to hand out would rock as well.. :)
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