June 8, 2009, 1:31 pm
Just got an email from someone doing Software Freedom Day planning, and wondering about giving out discs at a baseball game on Software Freedom Day.
I think this is a great idea, but I‚Äôm curious how many people would actually try openSUSE (or any Linux distro‚Ä¶) if they receive the disc at a sporting event?
Obviously, this would be a target-rich environment for people who hadn‚Äôt tried Linux yet. You could definitely meet and talk to a lot of people who aren‚Äôt familiar with openSUSE, Linux, or open source, and hand out a lot of openSUSE discs.
That‚Äôs great, but what about the downsides? Are baseball fans likely to hold on to the disc, take it home and give it a shot, or is it likely that they‚Äôll discard the discs or just never get around to trying it out?
I love the idea of having openSUSE contributors converging on sporting events on Software Freedom Day and talking to people about Linux and openSUSE, but I wonder if giving out discs would be an efficient use of the discs.