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Re: GNU/Linux Super Promotion on VISTA release day.

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Super Promotion on VISTA release day.
Date: 03 Oct 2006 14:29:15 +0100
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I think that doing some PR work for the day that Vista is launched is a
great idea.

> Have a penguin fest at Lake Washington with a model show.

A gnu costume would be better:

Highlighting the Linux kernel mascot is entrenching the mistake that the
Linux kernel developers are the authors of the operating system.

> Respond with more marketing suggestions!

When newspapers report something positive, they love to dedicate the last
two paragraphs to a counter-view.  This is low hanging fruit.  If we could
get GNU mentioned at the end of a bunch of the Vista launch articles, that
would be very good.

If we are to hand out CDs, we should hand out ones that have only free
software.  I know of two fully free GNU/Linus distros:

I think this deadline might also be a motivator for the developers of free
software desktop projects, but I don't think we should focus on improving
our software.  Improving our software is something we are doing constantly,
but this one day is a PR project.

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