Re: Linux Expo Amsterdam update

From: Martin Schulze (
Date: Wed Jan 10 2001 - 10:10:21 CET

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    Michael Bramer wrote:
    > On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 12:29:16AM +0100, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
    > > 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.
    > IMHO 100 CD's are nothing.
    > On the LinuxTag-2000 (Stuttgart / Germany) we handout 10.000 (?, Joey
    > can you remember?) CD's in three days.

    It was 5,000 CDs and I cannot believe this or about any visitor of
    the Debian booth got one. I feel somewhat sad that no cd's were
    left over and that I only got one by accident.

    > With only 100 free (in the meaning 'free beer') handout CD's, you
    > don't have CD's after 1 hour.

    I don't believe the cd's should be handed out like suse crap. People
    just take them but don't install them. That doesn't help. Imho it's
    better to hand out cd's at request for really interested people.

    Selling CDs is an issue, but won't work probably if suse or redhat
    are giving away (old) boxes for free. However, still there is the
    portion of interested users who would rather spend a dime for a good



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