[Linux-aus] Re: Volari Linux driver: potential press release?

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.org.au
Thu Feb 19 09:21:02 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 00:25, Leon Brooks wrote:
> Hint: they'd be encouraged about Linux if they got overwhelming 
> community support. (-:

Rock on to them then :)

I'd suggest that they start talking to some of the larger LAN gaming
groups, some of the LUGs (and hey, LCA05) and offer to give away/lend
some cards out to people. Or discounts, or whatever - that's always fun,
and with linux support -good community building.

Also, maybe get them talking to some Unis - they have sweet FA in funds,
and the graphics guys could like some toys to play with (and hey, maybe
students will buy them too :)

> Perhaps we should do a minor, almost practice press release on this one? 
> Something along the lines of officially welcoming XGI's input to the 
> world Linux community, expressing pleasure at seeing a potentially 
> important hardware manufacturer facing and embracing the immense energy 
> of the open source world and looking forward to a long and mutually 
> beneficial relationship?

esp if their drivers are open-source (i haven't looked, my bad).

although i'm not quite convinced on the press-release purely promoting
newcomers - what about those who've been at it for years? hrrm...

oh, somebody else have that debate for me :)
Stewart Smith <stewart at linux.org.au>
Linux Australia Inc
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