I had to go to a lawyer today about a paperwork issue. He asked if I
had a business card. Then I remembered that I never gave him a copy of
LibreOffice. I hardly ever need to deal with his office, with the last
time over 3 years ago. So I never dropped off a copy of LO or the
NA-DVD I work on.
He was very interested in Open Source, it seemed.
So tomorrow, I will be dropping off a DVD and some info about LO. It
would be nice to have him talk to his friends about LO. He was very
interested in making sure I did not have to pay out more than I had to
on legal fees, unlike some other lawyers I can name in my community.
SO, maybe he would tell people about using LO instead of MSO to save
them money for their family and kids going off to college, or just
needing a new computer for school work.
Now I will have to think of anyone else I might not have dropped off a
DVD to in the past. Someone that I deal with on a professional basis
once in a while. I wonder if my various doctor's office staff might
like to have a copy of the DVD[s]? Well, I go to my next one on Monday.
Re: [libreoffice-marketing] You never know who you forgot to tell . . .
On 08/17/2012 01:39 AM, klaus-jürgen weghorn ol wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> Am 17.08.2012 00:41, schrieb webmaster-Kracked_P_P:
> Sounds like a spamming advertisement.
> What do you want to tell?
> Do you need a libo-business card? A design for it?
> Is it a motivation mail?
Yes, I have a business card for LibreOffice promotion.
I have a promotional DVD, and brochures.
Check out the link before for how you can download them freely.
I have given out hundreds of LibreOffice NA-DVDs to friends, family, and
business people I know. This email was stating that you can
accidentally overlook a person/business when marketing LibreOffice to
your community. I realized yesterday that I over looked a lawyer I use
once in a while. I am going to remedy that today.
I choose to hand out DVDs to those people I want to promote LO to. This
way, they do not need to go online and spend time downloading the
package[s] they might need. Some business users, like a lawyer's
office, would have some of their computers offline for security
reasons. This is a fact. So if they want to install LO on one of those
system, to try it out, they would have to download the software, then
use some method to get the package on that computer before they can
install LO. With a DVD in hand, they will not need to do anything else
but use it with that offline system.
The LibreOffice North American Community DVD Project currently has an
ISO file version for downloading. This is 3.8 GB in size and currently
is for 3.5.5. The web site version of the DVD currently has the 3.5.6
installs. In a few weeks, when I get a connection issue fixed, I will
upload the 3.5.6 version ISO file to LO's server for downloading.
With the availability of an ISO file to download and burn, you can have
a copy of the NA-DVD to use for yourself or to modify for your own DVD
handout. Some people have told me that they are using the NA-DVD as a
basis for their handout. A Windows and MacOSX version of the DVD was
handed out a show, or so I have been told. The "normal" DVD is for
Windows, MacOSX, and Linux.