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On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 08:06 -0800, Carl Symons wrote:

This is not a burn issue, but rather one of printing. From my
tradeshow experience, people who want Free Stuff aren't particularly
picky, nor are they necessarily people with good design sense.


Techies and others with open source experience are most likely to
download or install LibreOffice from repositories. People who obtain
LibreOffice with a DVD are most likely new to the game. So the DVDs
primarily appeal to new users (as well as anyone who wants a tangible
memento of the event). They are conversation starters for booth
visitors in addition.

So...the cool look and good design support the memento effect, and
attract attention of newcomers. It's really the newcomers that we want
to reach. So the DVDs should be visually appealing, give LibreOffice a
polished look, and have adequate information so as to land squarely
with the newcomers.

Hi Carl, et al

Thinking now that it might be a good place to compromise - maybe let go
of the case and look at just having the DVD blanks printed up - slip
into green (?) envelopes with a nice big clear window. 

I'll get that quote together and maybe we can look at a bigger run.
(Although in all honesty when I ran this by the BOSS - she gave me "that
look"...rofl...I love a good challenge and her)

Thank you for the opening to think about this. Ideas to implement at
LinuxFest Northwest too.

Carl to exhibit, present, sponsor or participate

Speaking of LFNW - IMO, the group really should start beating the weeds
to get some presentation submissions...

Not to mention that the SELF organizers put out the CFP this last week

Then there is the inaugural Mid-WEST Linux Fest (might be they are
calling that something a little different) in St. Louis, smack dab in
the middle of your event and SELF time wise.. they come bang, bang, bang
from here on out don't they.


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