Yesterday I’ve had a chat with grottem on IRC. We’ve talked about FOSDEM (Bruessels, Belgium) and FrOScon (St. Augustin, Germany).
He said there was a talk some time ago with the result there is no money for marketing. At a booth there should be something like USB Sticks, Lanyards, Vcards or Flyer.
But I would go the other way, and start with a Presentation/Talk. You’ll need:
- A interesting project/topic
- Somebody who is good at graphics (powerpoint/pdf/…)
- A presenter, who can talk in front of people
First idea: As I wrote at some places, my dream is to combine Elive with Debian Edu/Skolelinux/EduBuntu/UCS@School/…
A lot of people, who are starting with Edu*, are complaining about the outdated packages. But the most people are using it and only a few are able to contribute development and porting skills.
Second idea: Two evergreens are ‘Using Linux on legacy hardware’ and ‘Using Linux on bleeding edge Hardware’.
In my case I blow new life in my ‘Samsung NC 10 Netbook’ (32bit/2GB RAM). Replace the 160 GB HDD with a 240 GB SSD, install Elive -> Brand new Mobile System.
Even for the second topic, there is a lot to say why using proprietary vs free drivers for NVIDIA/ATI/INTEL.
Why do I start a topic here? I’d like to collect
- projects/use cases
- Events, where are people are around, who can profit from Elive (so Elive can profit from more active users)