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Channels (in order of priority)

The method
We need to make sure a person requesting media goes through these channels in the order mentioned above.
  • Download
  • Local Contacts (in Person)
  • Local Contacts (by Mail)
  • Fedora/Linux events
  • Buy from vendors
  • Free media

Detailed description of channels


  • Helper tool to easily select what to download and provide a link.
  • A helper matrix for example?

Local Contacts (in person)

  • We maintain a list of volunteers (people add their names to it).
  • Contact an Ambassador.
  • Get a time slot.
  • Go get media burnt.
  • Some place needed to maintain records.
    • A Wiki page?
    • Free media trac system? Ambassador opens a ticket himself?
    • A separate ticket system? Only for use by Ambassadors?

Local Contacts (by mail)

  • Maintain a list of volunteers (people add their names to it)
  • Contact Ambassador
  • Send blank media and return envelope (or send money, whatever, to be decided by requester and Ambassador)
  • Ambassador files a ticket, so we can maintain records.
    • We need to somehow be able to check that people do service the requests after receiving blank media.
    • How will this be implemented?
    • Only volunteers should be able to view info of requester.
    • make them a part of the free media group?
    • Needs discussion.


  • Keep the list up to date.
  • Already working pretty well.
  • Any improvements?

Buy from vendors

  • Invite vendors, it's free marketing for them.
  • Ping them once every quarter?
  • Man power needed to do this (or a team)
    • Can we look to the marketing team for help? (This is marketing, isn't it?)
    • Once in 3 weeks (a suitable time period) we can have a thread and people will hopefully volunteer to check out some sites. Doesn't have to be a fixed team.
  • We can announce an updated vendors list every quarter?
  • Co-ordination with vendors will be needed (a specific ML that they can join?)

Free media

  • Two per month is requested.
  • home made media.
  • If a volunteer wants, he can sponsor media by using an on line vendor to provide someone media. [NOT A SEPARATE PROGRAM]


  • To be maintained by Susmit, Frank, Neville (the already appointed team?)
  • Used for sponsored media (see above).
  • Should the collected amount etc. be public? Ie, contributors should be able to look at a page to see the stats of donations?


  • List of volunteers willing to work on these.