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Re: What to do about the "Official" CD

On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Will Lowe wrote:

> Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > > > I would also like to suggest that vendors be allowed to "add" items to the
> > > > Official image and still call it "Official". (Possibly Official Plus)
> Will Lowe wrote:
> > > We could specify a directory under the / on the CD for vendors,  like /opt
> > > in the FHS,  and allow vendors to put anything they want there.  Call it
> Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > How about a Vendors/ directory (with or without the caps, but the caps
> > would put it at the top of the directory list) where each vendor can
> > create their own directory and place anything they want within.
> Sounds good.  The question is, will vendors be satisfied?  Is
> /Vendors/Cheapbytes be "visible" enough from a marketing standpoint?  

I can't imagine why they would not be extatic!

They can print:

See our Catalogue in /<someplace> on this CD.

This will handle the "marketing" and "visible" issues.

They just need _some_ place to put a fixed upgrade shell script, or DOS
installation helper scripts, or ...

It is much more an issue of what may I do to the "Official" image and
still call it Offical. Marketing will always be able to misrepresent the
product as either more or less than it really is ;-)

> Does anyone know enough people in the business to ask around?
I cc'd this to debian-cd. Maybe someone there can speak more to this.
You got my 2 cents ;-)

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