suggestions for marketing....

Martin Visser martinvisser99 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 14:21:53 BST 2006


The new Dapper live-cd in fact does have gparted and does enable you to do
the partitioning and installation right there!

On 4/28/06, David Barton <dave at 1it.com.au> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I am president of the Stirling chapter of Toastmasters International and
> an enthusiastic Open Source / Ubuntu supporter.
>
> I gave a talk at my club regarding open source software "The best things
> in life are free', talking about the power of O/S and the cost savings
> that can be derived by using it.  I used my own company as a sample,
> quoting over 100k in savings.  At the end of the speech there was a gap
> for people to ask questions, and I had a lot of people asking me about
> O/S software.  If I'd had an Ubuntu live CDs to give away, I'd probably
> have gotten rid of quite a few.
>
> I would suggest that joining a local chapter provides an opportunity to
> evangelise a little, but also provides a great forum for personal &
> professional development.
>
> My understanding is that the Drake live CD will allow the live CD to be
> tested and then installed (like the Mepis live CD).  If this was
> combined with a GParted CD to allow people to create a little Ubuntu
> partition, we might have more luck converting people over.
>
> I find the biggest obstacle to people adopting Linux is office, so
> converting people to OO.o is a good start.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> David
>
> Paul Schulz wrote:
>
> > Hi Peter,
> >
> >
> > On 4/28/06, Peter baker <jellyware at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> the sending out of the install cd's has slowed down a bit lately.  I
> >> had a
> >> few people contact me from the post I put on the local wiki, and a
> >> few more
> >> from the bulletin board at my work.  nothing in the last week.  Seems
> >> like
> >> ubuntu will have a good presence at cebit in a couple of weeks.
> >
> >
> > I have 300 which I will be giving away in Adelaide Monday,Tuesday next
> > week at the Connecting Up 06 Conference... I'll let people know how it
> > goes..
> >
> >> I have tried distributing ubuntu through the student assoc of my local
> >> university and was really surprised at the result.  I was contacted
> >> by their
> >> marketing manager when I attempted to post on the classified section of
> >> their website.  its ok to sell a computer, fine to flog a desk. but
> >> giving
> >> out open source software seems frowned apon.  I had my integrity
> >> grilled for
> >> attempting to give out software for free!  so much for university
> >> student
> >> associations promoting the interests of students!
> >
> >
> > What was the outcome? Are you still able to place your ad? Would an
> > informative  phonecall from someone at Linux Australia to the
> > marketing manager help? (I'm happy to raise it with them.)
> >
> >> anyone got any good ideas for sharing the love?
> >
> >
> > Maybe we can encourage everyone to place an ad. in their local paper
> > (simultainiously, Australia wide).  I'd be interesed to see if it has
> > a similar response.. how was your ad worded?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Paul Schulz
> >
>
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Regards, Martin

Martin Visser
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