[CentOS-promo] FOSDEM 2008 Updates

Thu Feb 14 15:35:05 UTC 2008
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Lance Davis wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Dag Wieers wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Lance Davis wrote:
> > > I am not happy yet with the logo - and have asked Geoff to get pdf's of
> > > the
> > > posters we used last year so that I can add them to the wiki for
> > > comparison.
> OK - I have added them to the wiki - together with artwork in the 'new' poster
> style using the previous CentOS 3D logo ...
> > > Also - that poster has zero information on it - is that what you want ??
> >
> > No, it can certainly be better, and hopefully we can create glossy posters
> > and make them so cool that we can sell them. But with less than 10 days to
> > go I don't think we can be very picky.
> IMHO people wont buy them - but YMMV

Depends on the price and the poster, I am sure.

> If anyone is really good at posters artwork then I am sure we can get them
> printed - we still have an offer of printing sponsorship , but I dont know
> what timescales they are working to.
> Do you have a cost for bulk printing posters ??

Once upon a time we discussed this with prices and everything. It must be
somewhere in the IRC logs of the meeting.

> > In fact, I would prefer 2 kind of posters. One being an attention grabber
> > that is cool and something that people want to have at home. And the other
> > one being an informative poster that is useful so people that walk by get
> > the message without needing to address someone (which sometimes people do
> > not do by themselves).
> >
> > Both can help people to come and talk to us, but the second poster gives
> > away the message even if they don't.
> We did have posters at the last linux world expo in London with info on them -
> shall I find the artwork and upload it to the wiki ??

Please do !

> It would not take that long to finalise artwork if you can agree content -
> probably something loosely based on the flyer we have would be good  ?? :)

The problem is to agree both on the content and the artwork in the
limited timeframe. (Without being too pessimistic)

So whatever we have is fine by me. But if we have 2 designs of which
already 3 persons opted for one design today, I am not sure why we are
wasting more time and risking not having anything at all.

That is my biggest concern atm.

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