[Ambassadors] [EMEA] - Cheat Cube decission was Re: EMEA ambassadors meeting 2011-03-23 minutes

Jukka Palander jukka at devspain.com
Thu Mar 24 13:20:32 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-03-24 at 17:59 +0800, Mathieu Bridon wrote:
> Why do you think we produce our swag in France? Because (for example)
> that's the only way we could have Fedora 13 media in time for our
> release party. 
> Another example, you just received some Fedora 14 media, but Fedora 15
> is about to be released. How is that useful?

Agree. Here in Spain we hardly see any media and if, it is in our hands
just a month before the new release! ->Haven't seen F14 yet and still
got some F13's because I received them just 2 weeks before new release
and nobody wants them anymore!

> Sure, doing everything locally costs a bit more money (or not, one has
> to consider the shipping costs that don't exist if you produce locally,
> and the fact that it can be cheaper in some countries than others), but
> that is the only sane way to have swag to distribute in a reasonable
> delay (i.e as soon as possible after GA)

If it costs bit more money why we cannot spend the money to the delivery
and then centralize production to get advantage from there?

If some region is cheap(er/est) to produce, it should not take a long to
deliver them in _every place around the world_.
I just cannot see any reason why it takes some 2-3 months to have those
in Europe! DHL (or whatever) delivers stuff at your home door very fast
and it is not that expensive then you think!

Well, my opinion is and always has been that we have releases too often.
I would happily go to "1 release/year-schedule". It would decrease media
expenses, make it more efficient and also give more time to do things in
development side which would produce more interesting features in one
release and that would give us more publicity in media.. ->


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