Am Samstag, 22. Mai 2010, 10:11:23 schrieb Shayon Mukherjee:
On 05/22/2010 12:12 PM, jdd wrote:
Le 22/05/2010 00:18, Greg Freemyer a écrit :
I found a presentation that was given about OBS at FOSDEM I think it was. But it was really not designed for someone like me to pick it up and run with it. I ended up just picking a few slides from that and doing a live demo.
I don't think presentations are the main thing. They are onloy used by specialists.
The most effective way of promotion is *free dvd*. openSUSE is a very good distribution. Most people using it keep it, but they have to first get a hand on it. Downloading a new distro is not that usual for beginners, trying a live dvd is.
basic things like sticker, are also very usefull. Don't underestimate old gadgets :-).
Ubuntu made it's success with cd donation. Of course it can be very expensive, so better use the ambassador channel. Any ambassador should receive 20 or 50 free dvd as subscription gift :-)
Yes that sounds really good.Also I feel instead of sponsoring in/the Open Source events (by Novell), the money should be utilized in this direction. That is -
- Event Kit (may be costly,but better than sponsoring events)
- Ambassador T-shirts
- and so on . . .
P.S - To be honest , I hardly care who sponsors an event (When I visit them,Until its something I have to do with in personal) , its just the freebies or some worthy stuff I take along when I leave ;)
Ugh let's not spend money that's not really on the table here =) I prefer Novell to employ hackers working on different parts in the opensource stack and making it visible they are doing so, Novells reputation here does not reflect their actual investment here I think, though it's not as bad as Canonical in this regard ;-)