[Ubuntu-US-CA] Pressed Canonical CD distribution

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 21:24:11 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 1:12 AM, Robert Wall
<robertlikesturtles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> We recently received a shipment of professionally-pressed Ubuntu
> Karmic CDs from Canonical and have to figure out what to do with them.
> We have the following quantities of CDs to work with:
>  * Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop (32-bit): 250
>  * Kubuntu 9.10 Desktop (32-bit): 75
>  * Ubuntu 9.10 Server (64-bit): 75
> We set aside 100 Ubuntu Desktop CDs (and 25 each of Kubuntu and
> Server) for SCaLE in February, which leaves 150 Desktop CDs (and 50
> each of Kubuntu and Server) for us to work with. After SCaLE, we'll
> take another look at our CD situation and redistribute accordingly.
> To make distribution easier, Neal and I have split the CDs, so we
> should be able to get them to anyone in the state reasonably easily.
> We have about 5 months left to distribute these CDs before 10.04 comes
> out, so I'd like to get a start on distributing them. Reply to this
> on-list if you think you'll need more than a few at a time for
> something; if not, contact Neal or me directly so we can arrange to
> get some to you.
> ~ Robert

Neal, can you please send requests asking for CDs for both the SCaLE
(at least 100) and CLS West (100) events in the next two weeks?  This
way existing reserves can be used for other purposes.  I've given away
about 50 burned copies already and continue to give away burned
copies.  I understand the reasoning for rationing, but I do not
understand the reasoning behind not even asking for CDs for legitimate

Robert, any help you can provide in the way of discs would be most
appreciated unless you have other plans for them already.  I hope you
are able to fulfill Aaditya's request.  Every time I go to a user
group I give away three or more depending on the subjective estimate
that I always make about them getting used.  I am working with the
Berkeley LUG on several upcoming events and projects, SFSU on a series
of 12 seminars on open source and visit many of the groups listed on
on an ongoing basis.  I have not tallied up a total request, I simply
burn as many as I can to keep up with demand.  This takes significant
time, effort and money but has in my subjective view been very
successfully received.  As I said, I'm sure I will give away at least
250 before the Lucid release with or without pressed copies.

Thank you,

Grant Bowman

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