Re: Give Out Just Binary CDS [was: Paying CD vendors for freebies]
I'd say that the proportion of binary sets to source to contrib should be 4:3:2.
Many don't care about source, but we should keep them around, "Just in case".
We can then send leftovers to the next show, whichever it will be. Contrib can
be there for those who ask, or donate. Perhaps as an extra gift for those who
buy a T-shirt or other Debian stuff.
On Thu, 27 May 1999 email@example.com wrote:
> Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 10:27:53 -0500 (CDT)
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> To: Will Lowe <harpo@UDel.Edu>
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> Subject: Re: Give Out Just Binary CDS [was: Paying CD vendors for freebies]
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> On Thu, 27 May 1999, Will Lowe wrote:
> > > post. To rephrase: "Should we consider offering only the main binary CDs
> > > as the freebies at expos, instead of the main, contrib, and source CDs?
> > It'd probably be seen as pretty hypocritical for us, the ones who are
> > always yelling about free software and being able to get the sources and
> > stuff to give out _just_ binary CDs.
> No doubt it might be seen that way; however, from a cost standpoint,
> giving out just main means we can get double the installations handed out
> at a given expo for the same cost (for slink, at least). Whether the
> cost is borne by Debian or by a CD vendor is irrelevant, I think. In
> either case, for a given pile of resources, we could evangelize N
> potential installations, or 2*N potential installations.
> And from a GPL morality standpoint, there's nothing in the GPL that says
> one *has* to give away the source right then, right there, and at zero
> cost. Even the FSF sells some fairly expensive CDs of the stuff that's
> available via ftp.
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