[Ubuntu-be] Proposal for printing new posters for Ubuntu-be

François Cauwe francois at cauwe.org
Sun Aug 2 00:38:44 BST 2009

I don't disagree that you should print new ones, it's good to have 
different things.

BUT maybe you can find people that what to buy a large amount of them, 
which reduces the price for everybody.
I remember that the first 250 were the most expencive ones, trying to 
print more would not be a bat idea.
You could do preorders starting from now for 10 days, and maybe you can 
make a financial zero opperation like last time?
If you don't try, you wont know! If you want to do make it happen, it's 
important to poke people personally to get a better response :)

I think the money mather is detail, you last mail got *enough positive 
response to go ahead* imho.
But _I would still ask around to see if nobody is interested to buy  a 
large amount_ (like 100/250)? Maybe some people want to distribute them?
I remember that we sold a package of 250 on fosdem the first year.

We also put no reference on purpose, so we could exchange the with our 
ubuntu-nl collegeas, it is up to you to see what's best.

good luck!


jean7491 schreef:
> Hi to all,
> My point of view about posters is different : I consider posters as a 
> support for the promotion of Ubuntu in places like fairs, public 
> events, and other activities.
> The aim is to present an eye-catcher  for the public  passing by a 
> booth, facilitating contacts.
> The decoration of a booth requires several posters of different 
> designs (old + new).
> For this reason, we need additional posters, but only a small amount 
> of  posters (250 ex. see below), but more often new  models.
> If additionally we can sell posters, that's better !    But we don't 
> need buyers before to start printing. 
> About timing, we need (old and new) posters and flyers for the Dipro 
> fairs in september : I hope a clear decision from the treasurer on 
> this matter within the next 10 days, before introducing the order. 
> Jean
> François Cauwe a écrit :
>> Hello Everybody,
>> I would like to point out that the old Poster was already payed before 
>> we made them,
>> This means, we sold 250 for 60€ to several people, and also sold before 
>> the start already almost 2000 of them.
>> Please look for buyers before you start to print.
>> François
>> jean7491 schreef:
>>> Steven,
>>> Here again the posters we are debating about: 
>>> - the old one ("de weg naar de vrijheid", buy 4000 posters, 653.4€ on 
>>> 16/02/2008, see details in http://ubuntu-be.org/fr/node/17, remaining 
>>> 1500 ex., no reference to Ubuntu-be),
>>> - and the new proposed one (first time in mailing list on 15/05/2009, 
>>> and again 15/06/2009, 250 ex. for 150€).
>>> About eventual legal objection on the proposed poster (we are debating 
>>> about this poster since 15/05/2009), the original english version "Is 
>>> windows holding your PC back?" - 
>>> http://spreadubuntu.neomenlo.org/en/node/114 - has been modified and 
>>> the used screen (XP look-alike) is not a direct reference to Microsoft 
>>> Windows, we could use the death blue screen with the same effect.
>>> The aim of the poster is not to mock Windows but to be an eye-catcher 
>>> for the public in computer fairs, and to show an alternative : once 
>>> the contact established, the argumentation is mainly about the  
>>> advantage  of Ubuntu (no "bad Windows").
>>> Additionally, I want to stress the need for assistance and support for 
>>> volunteers in Dipro computer fairs.
>>> -- 
>>> Jean
>>> /Ubuntu Belgium Events Team
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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