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Re: Turning off Paid Adverts for Sponsored Media



On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 14:20 +1200, Michael J. Knox wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> [snip]
> > 
> > I still think you are underestimating costs. Red Hat already spends a
> > lot of amount shipping media to various places through the ambassadors
> > project.
> 
> Well, none of that has reached NZ ;)

What do you mean by that? Which event?

> 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Budget
> > 
> > If we continue doing this we would run out of money very soon and we
> > couldnt possibly justify that as a good expenditure next time around.
> > Look at this way. Roughly 1.5 million dollars for bandwidth alone for a
> > single year. Add to that engineering, infrastructure and marketing costs
> > for a zero direct revenue project. 
> 
> I didn't suggest RH foot the entire bill... Its escapes me how RH can be 
> FC/FE sponsor and not assist in funding _some_ of the free media requests.

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. 

> 
> > 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?

Rahul





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