[Members] Promotion: FOSDEM

jehan jehan at zemarmot.net
Wed Nov 26 04:33:33 CST 2008


Florian Jensen writes:
> Another thing that always goes well, are free CDs / books. I think  that 
> Artur could hand out a few of his Server + Client on a disk  (Tigase 
> LiveCD). 
> 

Personnaly I really dislike CDs for softwares. People are taking them 
massively at every stand and when they never use them, they just get dumped 
in the bin. Anyway softwares on it got fastly outdated, etc. From another 
point of view, that's maybe a great media of advertisement for many people 
who don't know well computers (they may prefer CDs with easy installer 
rather than find on the net a software they have been told to, but don't 
even remember the name!). But at something like FOSDEM... where people are 
(I guess) mostly developpers, or at least technological knowledger, they 
would even more easily go on the websites get the advertised programs. 

So it is far better to make advertisement papers with all the link to go get 
the software, some explanations about it, etc. than CDs. So more ecological, 
less expensive, without the impression to waste. 

> And we need big banners, as our stand looked minimalistic compared to  
> Suse Linux last year. 
> 

Yeah big banners done with nice drawing are nice! 

Jehan


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