[Fwd: Re: [xubuntu-users] Free CD distribution program for Xubuntu]
todd at webpath.net
Sun Jul 26 13:03:25 UTC 2009
Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> OK, I actually meant the xubuntu-devel mailinglist but I guess feedback
> here would be fine too :P
> Anyway, does anybody see objections on endorsing this from xubuntu.org
> <http://xubuntu.org>? If so, please let us know. If nobody has any
> objections then I'll add a link on the website.
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:45 PM, Mike Shaw <mdshaw89 at gmail.com
> <mailto:mdshaw89 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> My $0.02 - looks like a good option to me especially since there are
> not any other options to get Xubuntu media.
> Rorschach: By the way, you need a stronger lock. That new one broke
> after one shove. - Watchmen
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Todd Robinson<todd at webpath.net
> <mailto:todd at webpath.net>> wrote:
> > Hello World! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
> > The guys from the #xubuntu-devel IRC channel sent me over to get some
> > community feedback before taking any "official" action such as linking
> > it from xubuntu.org <http://xubuntu.org>. (Gotta love a
> distribution that asks your opinion
> > first.)
> > The short version is that a couple of months ago we hosted a small
> > yard dinner party and one of the developers asked if we might be
> able to
> > supply "Ship It" type support for Xubuntu. Since that time other
> > distributions have also inquired about the possibility.
> > It just so happens that the end of July, and through most of August,
> > only a small portion of our production equipment is used, so I
> > think of any better time to give it a shot and see how it goes.
> Since it
> > was someone from Xubuntu who asked first, I felt it only fair we start
> > with Xubuntu.
> > I've spent a couple of days running the numbers over and over, and
> > working out details to the point where I'm fairly confident we can
> > this work. I've posted a wiki page with all the details here:
> > http://on-disk.com/cms/index.php?wiki=Quick_Ship_Free_Disc_Service
> > The actual listing went up about an hour ago:
> > http://on-disk.com/product_info.php/products_id/858
> > For those not familiar with On-Disk.com, we have been very active
> in the
> > Open Source community for a number of years. We are the "Official"
> > vendor for over 50 different distributions (yes, even for Ubuntu:
> > http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/purchase/north-america), have set the
> > standard for Live Media production (Flash Drives, SD Cards, CF Cards),
> > etc. We were selected by the One Laptop Per Child organization and
> > Fedora to supply the Fedora 10 SD cards for the previous Give 1 Get 1
> > promotion...and if I have my way we'll have F11 for the XO on SD cards
> > within a week. We are also, contrary to the appearance, a small
> > home-based family business, so if you were wondering why we can't
> > to foot the bill for shipping costs, this is why.
> > If anyone has any problems obtaining the free disc please let me
> know so
> > I can troubleshoot the process. I did have to make a few
> adjustments to
> > our site to get this lined up, and it's very possible I could have
> > missed something.
> > Thank you,
> > Todd
Just a "heads-up". The online payment processors are really not working
well with the $0.00 price, including PayPal which many prefer to use. So
I'm investigating other more reliable methods.
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