BSD media is going to 200 cities for

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Thu Aug 25 13:25:05 UTC 2011

Mark Lein wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Julian H. Stacey <jhs at> wrote:
> > Hi advocacy at
> > BSD media is in transit to 200 global cities for
> > in 23 days
> >
> > However it &/or other BSD media will need copying to keep up with Linux
> > as theres a Lot more free Ubuntu CDROMs going out at the same time,
> > (a question of what richest sponsor pays most for)
> >
> > You could offer to run off a batch for your local city's SFD team.
> > Maybe charge a beer or coffee copying charge per media to cover cost ?
> >
> > You could join the team in your local city,
> > to help promote free software.
> >
> >
> > A sample from Munich Germany
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Julian
> Now first off, don't get me wrong as I love FreeBSD... but wouldn't it make
> more sense to send out something like PC-BSD? Something that people can run
> without muss nor fuss, like Ubuntu?
> Mark

Hi all,
Which BSD media ended up in SFD city packs I'm not sure:
  I haven't received mine yet.  FreBSD logo is on, PC-BSD was also considered.  FreeBSD
  Foundation & IX Systems were in the loop. I started the initiative
  to add BSD media, but dropped out when it became more a logistics
  decision: who could rush provide bulk BSD media to the SFD central
  distribution point before city packs were globaly distributed.

SFD would not be averse to more variety of BSDs & Linuxes etc.  200 BSD
discs, 1 per city is just a start, SFD hopes cities can localy
replicate BSD media.  I encourage *BSD people to contact local city SFD
groups, & offer to copy a variety of *BSD media, give lectures.  do
installs, hand out media or leaflets whatever you fancy.

It's a day for *BSD & *Linux etc to co-operate together, to evangelise
against proprietary closed commercial binary, but If we BSD don't
act, as Ubuntu has a rich & generous sponsor, on the day, Ubuntu
media will out number BSD media by 100 to 1.

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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