[affs-project] ideas etc

Kirsten Naylor wildduck at wildduck.org.uk
Wed Sep 8 09:15:38 BST 2004

On Wed, 2023-09-08 at 01:40, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2023-09-07 16:20:25 +0100 Kirsten Naylor <wildduck at wildduck.org.uk> 
> wrote:
> > Such as the number of people using mozilla or firefox versus the 
> > number
> > of people using proprietary browsers?  OK, not a *new* trend, but 
> > still
> > an interesting trend.  And it makes a pretty graph to put on an
> > information sheet.
> That's a possibility, but whether it can be done depends on what 
> resources we want to spend on it. So far, Alex has wanted to increase 
> member signups, but I'm not sure if that's what he thinks the main job 
> of the stand is. Adam and Kirsty have sat on the fence, and I think 
> that's everyone who posted so far.

Sat on the fence?  About what?  About deciding what the main job of the
stand is?
If somebody would like to say yes or no, I'd even have a go at doing the
browser one, as it doesn't sound very difficult, even for a Bear of Very
Little Brain.
> At the moment, I think the main job should be distributing information 
> and the stand should also make special effort to sign up members. If 
> there is any time spare, establishing new contacts, seeking press 
> coverage and researching trends would be good standbys. I think enough 
> feedback will happen without seeking it, based on past experience. 
> AFFS doesn't particularly need to sell stuff yet and probably many 
> people at the fair will be doing that, so not doing it could 
> differentiate us. Similarly demonstrating. I can't think of what AFFS 
> wants, so I can't suggest types of deal to search for.

I thought it was self-evident that the job of the stand was to
distribute information and try to persuade people to join up.  Adam has
already said he would like to demo free software on the stand.  And
everybody agrees that selling stuff is a good idea, especially GNU
> I'm not very keen on using that #affs IRC at random any more, but if 
> there's a proper meeting there, I'll do my best to attend and 
> contribute.

A certain amount of discussion regarding LinuxWorld has already taken
place at random intervals on #affs.  More so, probably, than if we'd
tried to organise a proper meeting.  
I think Alex is putting something up on a wiki at some point too.
Kirsten Naylor
"May owls nest in the cracks of your walls"
 - Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet VII

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