[CentOS-promo] Re: details as requested

Tue Jan 22 16:25:33 UTC 2008
Dag Wieers <dag at centos.org>

On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, John Newbigin wrote:

> Looks like we are going to linux.conf.au!

When ? When ?

> From experience I know that for a good booth you need big posters, big screens
> and lots of things for your visitors to take. For linux you also need
> penguins, thats a given.
> The big three I think are:
> - Posters
> - CD/DVDs
> - Stickers

Right :) And:

 - CentOS flag
 - CentOS shirts for the booth people

> In the past I had the benefit of a marketing department who arranged all that
> for me but I guess this time I'll have to do some work.
> Is there a recommended procedure for getting everything together? Is there
> money available for printing? I'll need to get things underway this week
> because next Monday is a holiday down here.

There is no budget (that I know of). It would be nice if we could set up a
location from where we could ship all of these items. A logistics
secretary would be nice :)

But before we can think of something like this, we have to produce new
flyers, posters, CDs and stickers cheaply and get a budget together.

If we order these things online on-the-fly I think it will cost us much
more than if we can dispatch it from one location ourselves.

PS Also, to increase the promo budget I think we need to have a
transparant look at the income and the costs of the CentOS project. If we
have a plan and a need for money I am sure that more people are willing to
donate. Also if we can send out invoices for expensive CD-bundles,
companies may actually be willing to buy tax-deductable wares as well.

We can improve a lot in these areas, but who is volunteering ?

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