[Ambassadors] [X-post] Attention: Ambassadors from India
me at kaio.net
Thu Dec 8 23:07:08 UTC 2011
On 09/12/2011, at 8:29 AM, Neville A. Cross wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-12-09 at 07:46 +1000, Caius Chance wrote:
>> 1. Is the 300 amount in 300 requests with all different names and
>> postal addresses?
> The system trash exact duplicates, mark down duplicate candidates and
> user take down the duplicates that survive (not many)
>> 1. Have you come across some "repeat" requesters who you found
>> they are distro vendor rather than real users?
> As there is filters to avoid duplication and it takes time it is not
> attractive for re-sellers, even if what they look is for a "master copy"
> to duplicate. I personally haven't come across something like that.
>> 1. Were there any feedbacks from the recipient about the usage
>> experiences, or have you done any follow ups with them?
> There are some nice experiences. Like two people in Netherlands living
> on the same street getting to meet each other just because of freemedia.
> I personally hand delivery one disk to a person that later become my
> friend and fedora ambassador. I have people writing me asking for
> advise, as well people that does not care for their email account
> sending spam-bot mail. But I have to said that most of the time there is
> no follow up.
>> In short, "If there is a demand as good as this, it is difficult to
>> believe no one has already sell Fedora discs to fill that gap."
> One barrier to most people buying media online is how do you know that
> one seller is secure and that you can trust them with your credit card
> info. From the seller side, in some countries it is not worth the
> trouble for setting up an e-commerce store. International credit card
> are difficult to deal with. International shipping can become expensive
> and unreliable. I can go on...
I presume all requests in free media from India are true then. Then I am very happy to that demand!
Firstly, I participated in freemedia before, like and support it very much - good way to link up new Fedorans with quality.
How can the quality to be met? I encourage every ambassadors from India working out, looking for both freemedia and alternative solutions.
I had been thinking to start a online store for distributing Fedora discs in Australia (and New Zealand or more locations if possible), at a low cost that can/may gradually pay off the disc production machine. However, I have done nothing next to just the idea. PayPal is commonly used in Australia for online shopping nowadays. There had been people selling Fedora on their estores and auction web site. I have not done any research about the turnaround of Fedora shipped from them.
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