[RFC] ShipIt CD-RW
(``-_-´´) -- Fernando
Ubuntu at BUGabundo.net
Thu Apr 19 10:03:59 BST 2007
having ppl not reading might not be a problem for alpha/beta testers,
since those are interessed ppl.
also there could be an option for both CD-R and RW.
On 4/18/07, t u <towsonu2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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