Turning off Paid Adverts for Sponsored Media

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed May 3 02:56:27 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 14:44 +1200, Michael J. Knox wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> [snip]
> > RH *already* foots the bill. DVD distribution makes up for a large
> > amount of the current event related expenditures in the above budget.
> > The logic that you spend so much on this already that you should be
> > spending more on related things even though it is known to be
> > ineffective and unjustifiable isnt going to go a long way. 
> 
> Is the DVD distribution feeding the free media project?

DVD distribution is feeding the events currently. There isnt value in it
though. The budget is better spend on other things that Red Hat is
strategically better placed to do rather than get into the media
distribution model again. Thats Red Hat Linux all over. 

> 
> >>> In US, its relatively easy to buy media or download the ISO images
> >>> compared to various places where its much more harder to do either.
> >>> Granted, all these would be nice but the priorities are going to be
> >>> spending the funds on engineering rather than this.
> >> NZ being one of those places where bandwidth costs (3.5Mb and 10Gb cap @ 
> >> $60 NSD per month)
> > 
> > How about buying media? Are there magazines that distribute CD/DVD's?
> 
> New Zealand has 2 PC magazine's of its own. NetGuide and PC World. Both 
> only supply CD's to its readers, not DVDs and they load them with all 
> those really neat "make Windows run faster while deleting spyware" type 
> apps.
> 
> We get a handful of US and UK based Linux and PC mags, but for the PC 
> mags, its again, targeting Windows.

How about buying media?

Rahul





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