[clug] Open Source promo stall

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu Jul 24 10:28:40 EST 2003

Some ideas:

 - Get Computer Fairs to give a freebie stall. The idea of people
   handing out free software should have reasonable promotional
   value to them. And it's not going to need to be more than a metre
   or so of frontage.

 - Do it in conjunction with a trader (such as Mick) and maybe get
   them to donate a spindle of CDs and set up out the front of their stall.

 - Moderate demand. Will we need to be prepared for hundreds of people
   grabbing CDs only because they are free? Will we be able to burn CDs
   that fast? Maybe charge a modest sum (say $2 per CD)and donate it to
   a charity on behalf of us, the fair and whoever donates the blank CDs.
   That should avoid the "gimmee" crowd and also get a little publicity.

 - Have other stuff like promo literature from FSF.

I've got a junk boxen and a (slow) CD burner somewhere and would be happy
to help out with that kind of exercise. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Rod [mailto:rod at jmi.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 23 July 2003 9:10 PM
To: dfreeman at ieee.org; linux at samba.org
Subject: Re: [clug] Re: SCO copyright registration

The cost of a stall is $65. Mick from KML computers has said he would put a
stand out the front of his stall if we were doing it on a continual basis.
PCUG have a stall at some of the fairs - I think they get a freebie. Maybe
they might share theirs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darren Freeman" <daz111 at rsphy1.anu.edu.au>
To: <linux at samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [clug] Re: SCO copyright registration

> On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 19:19, Randall Crook wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 17:30, James McNeill wrote:
> >
> > > I like this idea of giving out CDs. Generosity & community spirit is
at the
> > > core of OSS.
> > >
> > > Perhaps giving out CDs of Open Office, Mozilla etc. as well.
> > >
> > I am more than willing to do some CD frying for the cause.....
> If we did the giving-away at a Saturday computer fair at the old train
> station, then we could burn as we teach people about our views. When we
> run out of a stack of 50, just go to the guy next to us and buy some
> more ;) Keep a donation jar in case people actually appreciate the CDs
> and the education regarding their freedom. If every third person donates
> $1 then the CDs pay for themselves. It then becomes an issue of donating
> time to the cause and paying for a stall (don't know how much that is).
> Have fun,
> Darren

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