Idea: Fedora in Library

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Sat Jan 14 11:12:28 UTC 2006

Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>I think im going to write a lot lol.
>Ok an Ubuntu marketing agent told me about their idea of having Ubuntu
>in Libraries.
>No, its not about installing Ubuntu in the computers but to lend Open
>source cds to their subscribed users. Actually they copied it from
>Personally its a wonderful idea because having CDS in libraries will
>affect the complete newbies mind set of fear towards linux.
>Considering the fact that librairies is a body of trust.
>This is mostly an activity done by the lug. Of course if we
>ambassadors provide enough materials/translation to.
>Im eager to do it right away in Strasbourg. But comparing to another
>distros like ubuntu,suse,etc they already have enough materials in
>their pocket. Example, live cds. I prefer to wait for Fedora to catch
>up with materials.
>Let's take for example, Fedora. If a lug happens to realise this
>project. Among other distros we will only have handouts and Fedora
>DVDs. Meanwhile students or anyone will prefer to give a try to live
>cds, leaving Fedora behind. Saying that this particular live distro is
>based on Fedora isn't enough for the complete newbies. It would rather
>be useless. If someone tried the "official" fedora LIVE cd if he/she
>likes it he/she can easily get the install DVD for free for their
>local lug or lug ambassador or from the library directly.
>Some testimonials:
>Since in the last 3 meetings (see
> ) we didn't really
>progress in Emails, funds, Schwag because we are waiting for
>additional info. I suggest we talk and plan about this idea. I know
>ambassadors from India or Brazil will have alot to say :))
>I know we (majority)ambassadors we only popped in during meetings
>hours, talk and talk. This sounds like acting. Its time to move A55 :)
>for REAL action.
>Chitlesh GOORAH
I believe I posted the effort to this list previously. 
Write all this information into a sub page within the Marketing wiki and 
organize it as a sub project. Since you brought up the idea you get to 
lead the effort and make sure it succeeds :-)


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