Re: using Debian money to buy and handle booth stuff (Re: Disappointment about the appearance of our CLT booth)

From: Michael Mohn <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:22:39 +0100

Am 23.03.2009 um 17:35 schrieb Rene Stegmaier:

> Rene Stegmaier <>
> Schuberstr. 14
> 38518 Gifhorn
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> On 23.03.2009, at 17:20, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> yeah, Linuxtag is the next event. If there will be a Debian booth
>> is an open
>> question atm... :-/
>> On Montag, 23. März 2009, Michael Banck wrote:
>>> So I guess it is a matter of finding sponsors and pointing a CD/DVD
>>> printer company to the .iso, plus see about shipping.
>> sponsors or we could even pay for them on our own.
>>> Even though a beamer is high on the list for about every event we
>>> have,
>>> I am not convinced it's really necessary.
>> [3 more paragraphs about why a beamer is not really useful atm]
>> I wrote "banner", not "beamer" :-)
>>> There are ideas floating around (a customized BB, a rolling OOo
>>> presentation, the d-i babelbox), but nothing which is fire-and-
>>> forget
>>> for booth personell right now.
>> babelbox is actually in a state where its fire and forget.
>>> As Andreas said, we need a good Lenny poster.
>> I think a(nother) poster which will not be outdated with squeeze
>> would also be
>> useful :-)
>> But you didnt even touch my main question: what do you think of
>> Debian
>> spending 5000 USD (out of >100K it has) for helping preparing
>> booths for the
>> next 2 years? (I assume in 2 years the box needs to be updated and
>> we have
>> spent all money, ie. if we assume 5000 USD I would take 3-3.5k to
>> buy stuff
>> for the box, and the rest to send the box around europe.)
> I think 5000 USD are to much.
> Debian owns a beamer, 3 machines, hundres of posters, t-shirts and
> whatever else. :-)
> This stuff is at credativ office.
> 1: In my opinion we ned a box to send them around.

what about a used rack-case from ebay? that's cheap and robust.

> 2: A roll-up display like this [1] is a usefull thing on boothes
> like CeBit or so.
> The most of the projects in linux park at CeBit has so one and it
> lookes good!

i think it's not always a question of equipment or stuff to buy. the
real question is: what to put on display? just a logo does not allways

> 3: A tft display (for smaller booths like CeBit this year) is a
> usefull thing.

i think this is really important. maybe there shoud always be
something going on in the booth. at least some demo or publicly
showing how well it works. ;)



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