Re: Debian Flyer

From: Martin Schulze (
Date: Sat May 25 2002 - 10:32:40 CEST

Noel Koethe wrote:
> On Fre, 24 Mai 2002, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Hello,
> > Until now I thought that the flyers fog's company (mixad life)
> > produced for us back in 2000 were release-independend and could be
> > used until there are no flyers left over.
> >
> > However, the truth is that they mention "more than 4000 packages",
> > "over 500 people", "following architectures [listing six of them]",
> > "fits barely on 6 CDs (3 of architecture dependent [..] plus 3 of
> > source code)" and the worst thing is that it links to Potato's release
> > notes and a potato-based download path.
> >
> > Hence, we need to discuss how to handle these flyers.
> I wouldn't like that interested people get old flyers.
> Other parts on this old flyer are very outdated:
> there are 6 archs listed
> "...und einers der besten Desktop-Umgebungen, Gnome"

Well, that still holds at least. :-)

> > One way would be to distribute as much of them as possible, so many,
> > many people hear the word (or read in that particular case) - and with
> > the benefit that we wouldn't have too many leftovers when Woody gets
> > actually released.
> >
> > I just counted the archive, I guess that we still have some
> > 1,800-2,400 flyers.
> >
> > Comments?
> I started 2 weeks ago to find the 2000 flyer in an editable format
> but nobody has it anymore (it was made with Framemaker). fog@d.o
> pointed me to Davide who made the flyer. He offered to make a
> new flyer if he find some time.
> Credativ would sponsor the printing of the flyer.
> Yesterday I got a first version from Davide (I put it on
>, the latest version
> of 2000 I found in electronical form could be found
> I send him some corrections and now waiting for a fixed version.

Oh no! Not again made of a non-free software. I would like to veto
and strongly discourage this effort. I'd rather urge you to work
towards a flyer created with Free Software, i.e. with LaTeX, for
the next LinuxTag. I'd also like to urge you to create release-
independend flyers so we don't run into this desaster again.

I also don't like the idea of throwing away the donations we



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