Aye. Asking a euro per dvd is a good eco[log|nom]ical idea.

2010/2/10 Gabor Szabo <szab...@gmail.com>:
> This messages is from the Debian events list.
> I think we could do the same - ask for donations for the DVDs/CDs.
>
> Gabor
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Sebastian Harl <tok...@debian.org>
> Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 3:25 PM
> Subject: Providing/selling CDs at events (was: RMLL/LSM Bordeaux, 6 to
> 11 july 2010)
> To: debian-events...@lists.debian.org
>
>
> Heya,
>
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 02:01:13PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>> Axel suggestion of making people pay for the CDs is the good one,
>> IMHO. That way people will be less likely to get something just to throw
>> it away (and that is the *real* waste). We can for instance sell 1 DVD
>> for 1 euro and explain to people that we do that on purpose to avoid
>> that DVD are got just to be thrown away.
>
> I agree that this is a good idea in general. However, imho, we should
> not sell CDs that have been sponsored by third-party people / companies.
> This would just be wrong, imho. What we have done in the past, though
> (e.g. LinuxTag), is to ask people for a donation when taking a CD (in
> that case). From my experience, people who do not really want a CD are
> usually "frightened away" by that.
>
>> I believe people will also additionally like this argument of ours. We
>> can even write it on the DVD cover, FWIW (e.g.: respect the
>> environment, buy a DVD only if you need it, otherwise use the
>> network).
>
> Sounds like a nice idea to me.
>
> Cheers,
> Sebastian
>

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