On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> I hope to talk to someone of the RAI expo services later today to find out
> about the BTW/VAT stuff, and about the kind of bandwidth we're talking about.
Well, we've got a little problem here. Lizzie apparently looked in the wrong
row or column. The ~250,- is for a LAN connection to one or a few other stands
at the Expo. A 64kbit (slowest) Internet connection will cost... *ahem*
*cough* exactly four times as much. For both days and ex VAT. I'll try to
contact the other associations we're effectively sharing a stand with, and see
if there's any interest in sharing the cost, having one masquerading box and a
little (probably BNC) network.
About the CDs: I'm currently working hard on a "Top-1000" CD with the ~1000
most popular packages in Debian. It's been quite some work but I should be
close to something usable now. If someone wants to comment, here are the
Packages to go on the CD:
Packages NOT on CD:
I've chosen to include a few non-free packages on the CD, because people will
expect them to be present in ~any distribution, list:
If there's something not already included that would be really useful to many
people, please tell me as soon as possible. The CD will have the latest
boot-floppies and be bootable itself (I'm hacking the official CD creation
scripts now ;-) and include some of the electronic versions of the (read
"my") Dutch manual.
I can probably make at least 100 of these CDs, and I (or rather the DDDI) will
sponsor them so we can give them away for free. (But donations should be
encouraged of course..) I'll put the final image in some rsyncable place so
that interested parties can burn too. I have >500 paper sleeves (NL: papieren
CD hoesjes) available, so you can buy jewelcase-less CDs for this purpose.
I currently recommend Arita (74 if you can get them) which cost NLG ~1.25/CD.
Oh, and I'm making this special CD since I think this is the most
cost-efficient way to introduce people to Debian. 3 or 4 CDs is nice, but when
people use only a few packages from CD2,3,4... And I find the current binary-1
completely unsuitable for this purpose (way too much unpopular pkgs, way too
few popular ones) so I'm making something else.
About the "press kits": if we want to get some press coverage, we should
provide the press people with things they like; so we have to make some 30
press kits. I'm currently thinking to include in each kit:
1 "Top-1000" CD (3/4 CDs is quite expensive and I don't know if
I'd even have the time to make them)
1 Dutch manual
1 flyer Dutch
1 flyer English
I'll sponsor the CDs myself, but I'd rather have someone else sponsor the
manuals, 7,50 * 30 = 225,-. If we don't need Paul's contribution for the
network, this might well be a worthy cause. Of course this generous sponsor
will be mentioned on the flyers.
I'd like to package this stuff in some (transparant?) box, size A5 and ~1 cm
thick. But I've no idea where to get things like that, or what it'd cost.
Someone else please make some inquiries...
About flyers: I intend to produce some Dutch and English flyers the next few
days. I'm thinking of one A5 double-sided, "front" about Linux in general,
"back" specifically about Debian. Separate Dutch and English versions.
I will probably make some 500 copies of these (400NL/100EN?). And PostScript
versions online in case other people want to contribute.
=> I will need sponsor names / logos for this (.eps or .fig preferred)
And original reasons for using Linux/Debian are highly appreciated!
(Note that we'll be dealing mostly with corporate folk.)
About posters: I'll work on this too. Original ideas very welcome!
Printing them: everyone please check with printing services in their
neighbourhood for prices/formats (A2, A1, A0(?)) and ability to print a
Things to sell:
Dutch manuals: I'll bring a supply of these. Cost price = NLG 7,50, but
a obligatory donation of at least 2,50 would seem appropriate ;-)
(T-)shirts/mugs/whatever: anyone willing to organize this?
(Printing a t-shirt usually costs 25-30,- (shirt included).
For myself I would like one printed with the "horizontal" Debian logo
at the back (A5 format) and a bit smaller (A6/7?) at the front.
Okay, that'll be it for today. <gaap>
Everyone please think & work a little so that I don't have to invent all
good things myself ;-)
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