Re: Linux Expo Amsterdam update

From: Russell Coker (
Date: Sun Jan 14 2001 - 13:37:34 CET

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    On Wednesday 10 January 2001 20:10, Martin Schulze wrote:
    > 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.

    I agree.

    > 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
    > cd.

    Charge 25 cents per set of CDs. That's enough to disuade people who want to
    "collect one of everything that's free" but not enough to stop someone who is
    genuinely interested but short of cash.

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