On 08/06/11 07:08, jdd wrote:
Le 07/06/2011 22:20, Jos Poortvliet a écrit :
said, do not expect they will come to Nuremberg :-)
Well, if you don't expect any interest, it might not be worth it.
interest is one thing, going to a remote location is an other. It's
expensive and need more than casual interest.
I suspect the same is true for people in, say, Australia :)
to attract real interest, we need more than posters.
I think we could make some "LUG starting kit". For example 2 posters, 25
demo dvd, 100 stickers, 2 T-shirts, to be sent on LUG representatives.
If we send this only to identified LUGs (for example LUG designated by
ambassadors as actives), this could have an effect for may be less money
than hundred of dvd.
This is probably a good time to mention I've recently been contacting
LUGs in Australia, and sending out 11.4 promo DVDs. These groups tend
to have monthly meetings, with anywhere from 10 - max 40(?) people. To
date I have sent:
- ~20 openSUSE 11.3 DVDs to LUV around February/March, these were
given away at their monthly meetings and beginners' workshops.
Subsequently sent 25 11.4 DVDs after the 11.3s ran out. Seems they
can move about 25 DVDs every two months or so.
- 25 to SLUG, which all went at their May meeting (so I'll be
sending more there). There's about two seconds of video where you
can *just* see someone handing them out at the start of
(sorry, not really that
- 25 to LinuxSA, no feedback yet.
- 10 to PLUG (they suggested to send 10, also no feedback yet).
- 25 to TUCS, which I expect will be given out after next uni
semester starts. They'll also be interested in more especially at
the start of the next academic year, when they have various
- Handed out 10 myself at the last SAGE-AU Tasmanian chapter
meeting (there were about 10-15 attendees).
I'll be sending ~50 out for BarCampGeelong, which is happening on
July 9. I've contacted a couple of other LUGs but haven't heard back
yet, and still have a few more I need to get in touch with (also, 100
DVDs went to the Novell office in Melbourne for a couple of the
tech/sales guys, but I don't have any further intel on subsequent
Returning to the original point of a "starter kit", my experience so far
seems to indicate that 25 is a good number of DVDs to send to a LUG.
(site apparently down at time of writing,
this is the University of Tasmania Computing Society).
Tim Serong <tserong(a)novell.com>
Senior Clustering Engineer, OPS Engineering, Novell Inc.
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