[Ubuntu-US-CA] Pressed Canonical CD distribution

Jack Deslippe jdeslip at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 21:57:41 UTC 2009


Robert,

I'd like 25-50 discs to distribute to colleagues and family who have a real
desire in switching to Linux as well as a supply to give away whenever a
professional looking disc would make an impact.

-Jack

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Darkwing Duck <ubuntu at darkwingduck.org>wrote:

> Can I also put in a request for kubuntu CDs for camp-KDE in jan? Ill be
> able to hand out a bunch.
>
> DW
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 13:24:11
> To: Ubuntu US California<ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-US-CA] Pressed Canonical CD distribution
>
> 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
> events.
>
> 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
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/UserGroupContacts/Groups
> 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
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam
>
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