Posted by: Anonymous
on November 13, 2007 12:36 AM
What advocacy? Business!
Wife and Robin can make the distros to give away to help spotlight her work via digital photos. The recipient would have Linux and a collection of her work. The recipient would see the potential in the liveCD's used for business. The recipient would come back for help or help propagate Linux further. They may even be capable of starting a business to service Linux better on account of the custom distro.
Giving something that the individual already wants and can easily identify or being business-like have nothing to do with advocacy. The latter case is involved in the wive's art example. The former case can be where you customize the distro to have a special bent to art enthusiasts if that describes the target recipient.
http://www.thetuxproject.com/node/260 This is a forum posting where anyone can contribute ideas. Whatever the customer wants most, we should try and provide. The focus likely should not or may not be on Linux since most people already have something (Windows) to get most of their work done (or at least they may don't perceive a need for more at this time).
I would suggest that some really interesting apps be customized more than usual. Also make use of the desktop real estate. And try to focus on the activity that you already know the recipient cares about.