[Ubuntu-US-CA] Pressed Canonical CD distribution

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 23:00:51 UTC 2009

Thanks for the reminder, Robert.  I encourage anyone who can make good
use of CDs in promoting Ubuntu to make their requests via email to the
list asap.

As has been going on informally for some time, if pressed CDs are not
available volunteers might help with burning isos [1] and printing
sleeves [2], however requests need to be expressed via email for now.

Now that we are an approved team it is wonderful that we have this
problem.  Suggestions for how to improve this process will be useful
during 10.04 Lucid Lynx LTS release cycle planning.

Grant Bowman

[1] http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/downloadmirrors#bt
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/CDSleeves?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=nbussett2.pdf

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:43 AM, Robert Wall
<robertlikesturtles at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello again everyone,
> If you've been pondering replying to my earlier email about Canonical
> pressed CDs and have been putting it off, please take a couple of
> minutes to reply over the next day or so. I'd like to figure out how
> much demand there is in the next couple of days so that we can move on
> to actually getting CDs into peoples' hands this coming week.
> Again, if you only need a handful of CDs to hand out, go ahead and
> email me or Neal directly. If you have larger plans, reply to the
> list.
> Thanks to the various repliers so far!
> ~ Robert
> 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

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