On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 14:16 +0100, Henne Vogelsang wrote:
> On 18.02.2011 12:24, Jacqueline Junghanns wrote:
> > As we are close to openSUSE 11.4 I need space in our stock for the
> > new Promo DVDs. I do not know when the new Promo DVDs wilI be ready
> > but I still have some Promo DVDs 11.3. So if somebody wants
> > PromoDVDs for 11.3 please contact me or write an email with your
> > shipping address to promodvds(a)opensuse.org.
> Just to emphasize this. This is not only about clearing the stock
> somehow. There are trash bins for that. But one of our sponsors (Novell)
> has payed for those DVDs and we owe it to them to not let the DVDs go to
> waste. And those 11.3 DVDs are perfect for introducing people to openSUSE!
> I know that a lot of people think that you can/should only give out the
> latest and greatest, hence the soon to be released 11.4, and that older
> versions aren't any good as promo DVDs because, well, they are old. This
> might be true for ourselves and other FOSS addicts but it's definitely
> not true for the normal folks out there for whom we do the promo DVDs in
> the first place. 11.3 is still good for a year, its a great version and
> by now far more stable then 11.4 will be for the next couple of weeks.
> It's less surprising, has more mature software and is well spread among
> people. Qualities a newcomer wants.
> So if you have the chance to spread promo DVDs somewhere, your local
> community center, school or university’s support desk. Your sports club,
> the next punk concert you attend or in your brothers bar. The computer
> club or internet cafe around the corner. Anywhere where people might
> pick them up and try them, go for it!
> Promo DVDs are not only about handing them out to people you know that
> are interested in Linux. This is about spreading them among the general
> public. You would be surprised how many people find a nice, shiny, green
> openSUSE DVD interesting enough to finally try this Linux thing they
> heard about so much on the internet.
> So if you can think of anything just contact Jacqueline about the amount
> you need and where she needs to send it. Oh and don't be shy about the
> amount, we don't need to scrimp on them! If you think you can get spread
> 2.000 we send you 2.000. Every DVD that is out there, is out there any
> might result in a new openSUSE user. This is the perfect opportunity to
> do something good for the project, take it!
> Henne Vogelsang, openSUSE.
> Everybody has a plan, until they get hit.
> - Mike Tyson
Let me second Henne's comments by adding that for SCALE, we have ordered
labels which we will affix to the 11.3 PromoDVDs which will point to the
upgrade path for the next version upon release. This is great because
it extends the life of the PromoDVD (when we still have probably yet
another month before we can get a new batch pressed) and also helps to
educate people about how great and easy it is to do in-place upgrades of
the current installation.
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