On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Francesco Ugolini
2009/1/30 Frank Murphy <frankly3d(a)fedoraproject.org>:
> Looking for thoughts on this.
> What would the Freemedia\Ambassadors think,
> if we cannot include Unity-Respins as full Project sponsored spins.
> Could we try work on them as an upgrade option.
> John (inode) voiced something similar previously:
> Where requester is sent the Official Media,
> and the closest Unity-spin to the request date.
> It will cost ambassadors a bit extra on media\time\p+p.
> But it will save the requester time\money, and
> give them a fairly concurrent box.
The idea is interesting, but I want to know if something like this
could be useful. We have a new release each 6 month, and, generally
local contacts or other entities burn CDs/DVDs in bulk so the cost are
less that produce more time a small quantity of media. If I'm not
wrong re-spins are released after 3 months, this means, we will have
to cover each FY 4 releases (official and re-spins) and this means the
cost will be more.
It is more for people like me who burn some each month to send out. We
can burn the re-spins just as easily and they generally are more
useful to someone without a connection to the internet or with a very
slow connection since after even 1 month there are a ton of updates
pending from the official media. I only burn the media when I have
requests pending for it, I don't stockpile it ahead of time.
BTW, if there are reasonable points, I think we can cosider it,
a suggestion from a legal POV and/or a Board opinion could better help
having a decision. What I think is that, finally, we will have 4
releases, but 2 of them aren't releases but upgraded version.
I raised this question at a public board meeting and there seemed to
be no objection as long as it was offered as a choice and it was made
clear what it was.
> If feedback is positive, would others be willing to help me bring
> forward, to the relevant groups\committees?
If the arguments will be in favour of such initiative, stay sure
FAmSCo will directly support it, asking Board and, if there will be no
legal or other obstacles, we will work distributing resource to allow
I don't see any downside to supporting re-spins as an option. We offer
both at times at booths and the re-spins fly out the door as fast as
they can be burned.