[Ambassadors] EMEA media production for F14

Pierros Papadeas ppapadeas at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 19:37:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Christoph Wickert
<christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi fellow ambassadors in the EMEA region,
> it's time to think about the media production for F14, in fact, we are
> already late. The deadline for telling the design team which sleeves to
> produce was on Monday.
> Some observations from the F13 cycle:
>      * We produced more money than ever before (6000 in total)
>      * We already distributed nearly all media. ATM all events in the
>        wiki for Q3 already received the media they need.
>      * We managed to ship (300 to Kenya, 200 to Nigeria, 300 to Benin,
>        100 to Mauritius)
>      * We did spins (Xfce and LXDE) for the first time. We'll have to
>        revisit if they were a success.
>      * Shipping to anchor points in several countries for for further
>        distribution seems efficient, but having more than one anchor
>        seems inefficient: When we are running out of media, one has
>        only GNOME while the other has KDE and the next has Install
>        DVDs.
> Open questions:
>     1. How much money can we spend? I opened a ticket in FAMSCO's trac
>        and they will discuss my request in the next meeting. For F13 we
>        had 4600 US$ + 1000US$ for Africa = 5600 US$ in total, but I
>        don't think we've spent it all. Sascha, what was the exact
>        number?
>     2. Should we reserve a special amount of media for Africa again?
>        (IMHO yes)
>     3. Given that we have the same budget as in the F13 cycle, should
>        we go with the same numbers again?
>     4. Should we do LXDE and Xfce again? ATM we have a lot of Xfce left
>        but only very little LXDE. Small batches are more expensive.
>     5. Should we revisit the media process again? For the future, we
>        should start earlier, thus I suggest to align the process with
>        the Alpha and Beta releases as already proposed in [1].
>     6. How can we speed up the process in order to have media already
>        for release events?
>     7. Can we optimize the media distribution? Although I like the
>        concept of anchor points in different countries/regions, we IMHO
>        need one (!) master distributor that has a large pool of media
>        to make sure all different media are available. This person
>        needs to be able to pay with one of the new Red Hat debit cards
>        because his shipping costs will be to high.
> I would like to discuss these questions in the ambassadors meeting,
> 22:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting (less than an hour from now).
> Regards,
> Christoph

Thanks Christoph for bringing this up, consolidated and firm..

I will make sure to rise those questions on todays meeting.


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