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Re: [Ambassadors] italian linux day (25th October 2008)

2008/7/26 Luca Foppiano <luca foppiano org>:
> Hi all,
> I and other Italian guys are organizing the Italian Linux day (fedora
> side), in particular, what and how to do to promote fedora during Linux
> day, which will be October 25th 2008.
> Italian Linux day has a short complication: is distributed on about 100
> events in all around the country, depends on how many LUGs decide to
> participate (a dynamic events map, here [1]).
> Having more than 100 events all around Italy is quite complexed to
> manage with classical methods (send CDs, t-shirt, and so on), we decided
> to bet on innovation.
> Last year was the "USB key year" (fedora is the first distribution which
> allow a usb creation), so this Linux day will be the "fedora station usb
> creation" Linux day.
> With Francesco Crippa suggestion, we want to create a new product called
> for example "fedora starter kit" or "fedora creation station", "fedora
> distribution station" (the name is still WIP, and we need
> fedora-marketing help to find the best attractive and nice name).
> This product is composed of various part to build a fedora creation
> station [2]:
>  * a manifest
>  * a personalized box
>  * two, three t-shirt
>  * a usb cable
>  * a CD/DVD with a fedora live + some ISOs + kobold
>  * Stickers to attach to created usb keys (which will be provided by
> users)
> We need few things:
>  - find a name for product
>  - create artwork:
>        * artwork for the box (we can print a personalized box), we need a log
> for this product
>        * artwork for CD/DVD
> This product is designed to be a geek product and if person receive that
> box with a product to build, is more enthusiastic and interesting than
> receive something difficult to use and no attractive.
> We are collecting information and, as first step we are trying to
> understand how much for each box.
> If you have any suggestion about any aspect of my report, tell me ;-)
> Luca
> [1] http://www.linuxday.it/
> [2]
> http://flickr.com/photos/lfoppiano/2427673878/in/set-72157604636767577/

Thank you for this update.

>From a FAmSCo perspective it's important to understand the resource
you need to better cover the costs and try to find the best solution.

The idea sound cool and, from my point of view, it could be a way to
make real marketing alongside catching people attention.

Best regards

Francesco Ugolini

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