[RFC] ShipIt CD-RW

t u towsonu2003 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 17:30:05 UTC 2007

Thilo Six wrote:
>> If you give blank CD RWs with Ubuntu branding away some bad guy(tm)
>> could put bad stuff on it and spread that. (That way the gpg chain
>> is broken that took soo long to put up on mirrors.) That would be
>> bad publicity for Ubuntu/Canonical.
> i remember McDonalds had given away 10k mp3 (Sony) players with 10 or
> 12 songs on it in Japan for free. That players also had an Win trojan
> on bord.

Yes but that trojan came *with* the mp3 player [as a feature, like other
Sony features] :) If we keep with this example, Ubuntu should come with
a Windows or a Linux virus out of the box ;)

Note: i think providing the shipit CDs as CD-RWs is a good idea but it
would be more expensive (drain resources much faster) and many people
who get those CD-RWs wouldn't know that they are rewritable (we rarely
read tfa, let alone the CD cover and stuff). So it is great
theoretically, but unfortunately not practical for now.

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