[ubuntu-uk] Novell adverts

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Mar 28 16:18:18 BST 2007

On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 03:55:49PM +0100, Martin Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On 27/03/07, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> > We do have a moribund project listed on the UKTeam wiki page to look at CD
> > duplication services. Would you like to help us do that?
> Missed this bit.
> That project appears to be looking to find alternative CD duplication
> services (presumably free) to provide copies of Edgy (and Feisty in
> time) as ShipIt currently only provides Dapper for free.  Finding an
> organisation willing to cover the costs of that sounds like a tall
> order but I'll look into it.

I'm not sure the scope was even as fully defined as that :)

Whether its "free" CDs or pay-for, someone has to duplicate them, so there 
would clearly be a benefit to researching this. Maybe chuck some findings on 
the wiki?

> On the general free-software side of things I'll have a look at
> something like e.g. http://www.theopencd.org/ which might be an easier
> sell. As mentioned if we can find retailers willing to sell on these
> CDs ~£3 at the checkout we could cover costs and ease a few
> transitions further down the line.

At my local LUG and at Infopoints we have Linux CDs and The Open CD 
available too.

Don't forget that the Ubuntu Live CD has some Windows software on it 
already. I don't know if that will continue to be the case, but it certainly 
makes the CD dual purpose.

You could even make DVDs available that have the Ubuntu Live CD, Alternate 
CD, Server CD and Open CD all together. I am sure that some Linux magazines 
do a subset of those on one DVD once in a while. 

I appreciate that having a DVD means that some peoeple are unable to read it 
- not having DVD drives, and as such I believe primary goal should be for 
CDs. Maybe investigate how much it costs for 2xCD vs 1xDVD?


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