Remaining issues for the multi desktop DVD (was: Re: Dear Fedora board, please open your trac)

seth vidal skvidal at
Wed Jan 12 18:54:24 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 13:38 -0500, Máirín Duffy wrote:

> I'd like to make it clear that the unpolished menu is not a problem for
> ambassadors themselves to use home-burnt multispin media in usage for
> demo machines. I do personally take issue with Fedora funding media that
> includes an unpolished syslinux menu with the purpose of distributing
> said media far and wide to would-be users for the promotion of Fedora,
> as I strongly believe it would compromise our brand. 

"compromise our brand"? I think I'd like a lot more evidence to support
that claim than you've offered.

1. I do not believe our brand is known for polish

2. I do not believe that this will compromise anything.

> The difference in opinions I think is because where some see a
> functional product that solves a technical problem, I see an
> embarrassingly, visibly flawed promotional item. Such distributed media
> primarily are promotional items IMHO. E.g., people have come up to me at
> show booths to tell me they 'collect' the media but don't actually use
> it as they download Fedora to install from our website.

"embarrassingly, visibly flawed" - I think that's a touch hyperbolic,
don't you?


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