[Linux-aus] Grant proposal: Software Freedom Day CDs for Australia
silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 13:01:52 EST 2008
I really like the idea. It selects between real interest and the
collectors that just throw everything away afterwards anyway.
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Martin Visser
<martinvisser99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe this is dumb observation, but what is wrong with asking for a gold
> coin donation when we give out CDs that LA pays for. This does 2 things :-
> 1. It probably helps people at least consider whether it will just be a
> frisbee or ballast for their showbag - it at least gives it some value.
> 2. By mentioning that media does cost real dollars, but the software is
> freem it helps distinguish between the concept of "free as in beer and free
> as in speech". We can still certainly emphasise that they can make as many
> copies as they want legally to give away to their friends.
> I know that once we start selling something at a conference or show, we may
> have issues with booth prices etc - hence to insist it is a donation only to
> help cover media costs - not that you are paying for the software.
> My $0.02 worth,
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 8:08 PM, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at dhanapalan.com>
>> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 at 22:58, Paul Wayper <paulway at mabula.net> wrote:
>> > Sridar has also dealt with Media Movers in Sydney that is happy to form
>> > a
>> > business relationship in future and would give us a good price in return
>> > for having their logo on the CDs. Their price to print 1000 CDs was
>> > $650
>> > for CDs in a plastic sleeve. Sridar, can you get us prices for the
>> > range
>> > of volumes we're talking about above, preferably printed locally and in
>> > paper envelopes?
>> Media Movers have been good with us. Fedora and the OpenEducationDisc came
>> I did make a mistake with the quote: it was $650 excluding GST, so $715
>> GST. That's still the cheapest price I've seen.
>> I'll see what they'll charge for larger quantities and report back.
>> "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
>> - Ken Olson, President, Chairman and Founder
>> of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
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> Regards, Martin
> Martin Visser
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