[ubuntu-uk] Help get Windows out of schools (UK Marketing!)

Alec Wright alecjw at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 19:08:32 GMT 2009


Imho, a great place to advertise would be the morning star newspaper:
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk
Its socialist/communist, so it would be good targeted advertising
(since socialism/communism=no to capitalism eg big companies like
Microsoft)
The circulations not bad at about 50,000 copies sold per day, compared
to the guardians 350,000
Advertising rate are (quote the contact us page) "from £1.42 plus VAT
per line or £5.17 plus VAT per column centrimetre."
Ie a reasonable sized ad would probably be about 25 quid, towards
which i wouldnt mind contributing
2009/2/9 alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com>:
> Paul Sutton wrote:
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>> You could probably go with having MS on the admin network, then Linux or
>> fre softare on the academic network,
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>> eventually people will filter through who can and want to use
>> alternatives, then chance will come
>>
>> problem is MS seem to have a huge marketing budget, and are
>
> Marketing!
> Marketing is the key skill with a company such as MS. It is also the
> weakest point with FOSS.
>
> Marketing has short term obvious goals and also much longer term,
> subtle, goals. The trick that MS have and probably will continue to
> pull is a long term very wide game. Even huge resources such as US
> national or European systems find difficulty with bringing the
> monopoly wagon to heel, once it is successfully rolling along,
> seemingly downhill. There has been a very successful heavy momentum
> built up, a very heavy wagon, rolling downhill.
>
> I have believed for a long time and I  still believe that the least we
> can do in the UK is to have a UK list focussed on UK marketing Ubuntu.
> Not a shared list, a specific and focussed list.
>
> If it turns out that there are not many subscribers then at least the
> problem is clear to see! It can be addressed. Very few FOSS
> enthusiasts are keen on marketing, and I think a UK specialist list
> will get the best from what little resource we have.
>
> At the local Computer Fair yesterday that I am fortunate to display
> at, a lad of about 10 years took a Parted Magic CD, his father was
> there in support. The intended action was to resize a Windows
> partition or similar, with FOSS, for FOSS.
>
> It will take at least another 10 years before that particular lad gets
> close to a position of influence in an organisation, perhaps 15 years.
> *That* is the time scale of change, and much longer if it is not
> driven hard by focussed, determined people.
>
> *Now* is a good time to start!
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> alan cocks
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