[Mageia-discuss] Report from German Linux event

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 21 21:45:39 CET 2011

Just to share a small experience:

As you may have read in the blog the Germans had an annual Linux event
at technical university in Chemnitz (east part of Germany). This event
is a real Linux event without much business but a large amount of
visitors from the user level. Almost all well-known projects were
there, not only the large ones but also such as Yazy (search machine),
video and audio projects, open street map, etc.

We had a Mageia stand there, showing the current alpha2, displaying a
large (A0) poster about Mageia and answering all kinds of questions.

Although we were placed not at the perfect place in the exhibition we
attracted some attention. Many people had heard about Mageia, many
were also interested in Mandriva (sharing our stand) and so they also
looked at our part of the stand. Most of the people were either new to
Linux or current Mandriva users or just curious.

Unfortunately we only sold 3 Mageia shirts :( but that was not our
primary goal anyway.

Important points:
1. We succeeded in spreading information about "What is Mageia",
people noted our web addresses for later research, people were
informed about our next appearance in Berlin (May).
2. The chief editor of a leading print magazine (LinuxUser) took his
time (almost 2 hour) to talk with me and learn all there is to say
about Mageia. he confirmed that Mageia 1 Final will be distributed on
a cover DVD in the July issue of the magazine, along with a lengthy
review, written by me or obgr_seneca or both.

So, it was a first step in making Mageia known in Germany with options
to be continued.

URL of picture gallery will follow soon...


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