[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Edlug Archive Jan 2004
Re: [edlug] Donating CD's to Edinburgh Council
Bob Kerr wrote:
As part of an Open Source Awareness program, I am going to donate a
copy of the LendingCD and a copy of TheOpenCD to every Edinburgh City
I have about 40 now of some properly pressed copies of the TheOpenCD 
which nice colour sleeves. People trust the software more if cdrom is
properly pressed it seems. And covers look really good.
I have yet to make a cardboard display holder with some blurb for
selling the in Word Power bookshop  at the counter but you can
already ask as they are a couple behind the counter for £2.50. The idea
of DVD cases would make sense for ease of handling and presentation in
bookshops as well as libs.
If people catch me in person and I am trying to make sure I always have
some on me, I sell them for £1.50 each, but can be haggled, but I
rarely make it to EdLUG meetings. So not sure when any of you would see me.
I have vague ideas of doing a paste table stall on the street in town
with petition about Patents. Leaflets about issues such as free software
in government/education contracts, DRM, the new police powers to enter
premises and seize computers with unlicensed software on which crept in
as amendments to 1988 copyright act , etc. And make it worth my while
by flogging cdroms of free (as in freedom) software. Whether this
happens is another matter but it would be good to get me out of house
away form my computer and talking to people. Take the debate from just
slashdot  to the streets. I am curious to what reaction I would get.
Probably ignored but maybe not by enough to make worthwhile.
As for the letter from EdLUG to decision makers, I myself would hold
back from involving myself in developing or endorsing a collective
letter from EdLUG as I don't feel part of EdLUG enough. Why don't you
just make it a letter not from EdLUG but just a collective group of us
in Edinburgh who sign as individuals ( which will obviously include many
from EdLUG). From what I understand of EdLUG to have it produce a
collective letter is to move EdLUG to a level it does not really
function at now and I think choices not to function at. But may I am mis
judging the group.
You can find the EdLUG mailing list FAQ list at: