[Linux-aus] CD pressing/printing

Steve Walsh steve at nerdvana.org.au
Sun Feb 10 11:01:55 UTC 2008

Hi Sridhar

CD Production and Duplication costs for copies of the OpenCD and other 
disks were met by Linux Australia under the grants scheme a number of 
times last year, and I believe there is a long term project being led by 
a number of the Education Sector people for printing of 10,000+ disks 
for this exact reason.

The biggest question from cost. From what I can remember from last year, 
disks were $1.58 ( printed in plastic) sleeves for 1,250 disks, for 
total of ~$2,000, or about the standard sort of figure for a grant 

So, probably the best way to move this forward is to get a quote 
together, then submit the request as per a standard grant request to the 
Council and the LA list. If you're after 10,000+ disks, then that might 
be a slightly different thing, and would need to be discussed separately 
to a grant proposal.


Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> I think this may have been proposed before, but I'll say it just in case it 
> hasn't.
> I would like to propose that LA covers expenses for CD pressing, with 
> labelling and sleeves. This will allow us to distribute professional-looking 
> CDs at shows like CeBIT and Software Freedom Day, so that our software can be 
> taken more seriously and not viewed as the work of amateurs. It will also 
> head off questions like, "does this have a virus?" and "is this legal?".
> Examples of CDs that we can distribute in this manner include The OpenDisc and 
> Project Gutenberg.
> If we can do this at a national level, in collaboration with a CD reproduction 
> company, we could have an efficient service for all community groups.
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