On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 1:14 PM, P J P <pjp(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Sure, I wouldn't think there has been no impact at all. Has
there been a corresponding effort/method to measure it through
all the duration that DVD distribution has been in place?
It is intriguing to respond to a question with another. If there has
not been any way to deduce the impact of DVD distribution on user
base, is your first statement based on perception?
Without a specific and structured method to co-relate the distribution
of DVDs to an increase of user base, one has to use some secondary
ways to check for trends.
I'm not sure of the exact number but would be it a reasonably accurate
estimate that around 5000 units of DVDs of various Fedora releases
have been produced and distributed via channels viz. FreeMedia,
Events, UGs? And if there are 500 unique recipients of such media, has
this list or, any other channel (Ask Fedora etc) heard from at least
10% of these recipients? I think when Rejy sends out the FreeMedia
DVDs, he adds a note about "how to seek and receive help".
There's another question which is implied - are the outcomes expected
from DVD distribution aligned with the goals of the Fedora community