Shipping Karmic CDs for LoCo teams

Alex Lourie at
Thu Oct 22 09:57:03 BST 2009

I think that you overestimate a bit. If you organize "burning" event at some
kind of Linux show or conference, I think a lot of people would agree to pay
up for the media. And it would still be very cheap - how much the media
could cost? Simple check on zap reveals that you can get a 50 pack for 32
NIS, which makes about .60 per disk. In addition, you can tell people to
bring the CD with them, or ask sponsors of the even to help a bit with this.

What was that event btw?


On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM, דור דנקנר <d.dorda at> wrote:

> I'm very sad to hear you're going to do so.
> few weeks ago out LoCo leader asked for 2000 discs (i agree it's a little
> to much) for a very big event, but only 300 discs was sent to him, when it
> got in Israel, he was asked to pay fees for the big amount of discs or that
> Canonical will choose what to do, and they choose to destroy all the discs.
> after many bureaucracy he got the discs, but still it was almost unusable
> for the purpose it was supposed to be...
> If that is the way i'll get discs from now and on (or anyone in our
> country..) i'm not sure anyone will ask to get even one disc..
> I just installed on my school Ubuntu, people were amazed to hear that i got
> the installation disc absolutely for free. I believe this sending discs for
> free is a very important part of the marketing of Ubuntu, and I'm sure there
> are many other ways to reduce the number of the orders without limiting the
> new users.
> I thought about just filtering the orders, for example to send just one
> disc of version for address, if someone in the same address will ask for
> another disc he will see a message that says that the user X just ordered a
> disc, and he may ask from him to use it or just download the image file.
> Ddorda.
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