Best Practices: Getting the word out?

Jad/Hakam madi Jad at
Mon Jun 23 19:42:05 BST 2008

Only if we could clone you Daniel, the world would be a better place.

The thing is every loCo team has a different experience, team
expertise and interest and it's not always easy to get a LoCo team
joining what the big international community doing or arranging to do.

although Jordan team is getting more members day by day but we still
at phase of explaining what is FLOSS, what is Linux and how to use
FLOSS / Linux as an alternative so joining a global bug jam is
something we can dream of to do next year but not this one at all.

I believe the message is delivered and well heard but the problem lies
in the response and actually the ability to response.

2008/6/23 Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at>:
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> Hello everybody,
> this question came up in the "How to run a Bug Jam" IRC session: "how do
> we best get the word out to people in our locos?"
> The LoCo world has grown from just a few enthusiasts in a couple of
> countries to fully-fledged city teams and LoCo teams in almost all the
> countries of the world. Most LoCo leaders are on the loco-contacts
> mailing list, but how many people in a random city of your LoCo (who
> don't read or the Fridge, etc) do find out about new
> intiatives or a world-wide event?
> Finding a simple answer to this question will give us lots of benefits:
>  - World-wide participation in events like the Global Bug Jam, the
> Software Freedom day, more Ubuntu Release Parties and more participants
> in the "which LoCo organised the greatest/fanciest/most interesting
> event with the most participants/most handed out CDs/most served cups of
> coffee" contest
>  - members of Ubuntu Paris will know about the great idea the Ubuntu
> Tehran team had and try it too
> Do we have a comprehensive list of Ubuntu news sites, mailing lists,
> forums, etc. in all LoCos?
> Also I'm interested in translations of announcements. If an English
> announcement was used on an Austrian Ubuntu site, it could be used on a
> German Ubuntu site too. How does a member of Ubuntu Jordan find out that
> an English announcement was already translated into Arabic by the Ubuntu
> Egypt team?
> Apart from more participation and activity on a city level, I reckon
> it'd help us a lot to bring together the various LoCo communities.
> There are obvious solutions to the technical side of the problem:
>  - mailing list (yet another one? loco-news?)
>  - RSS Feed (use Launchpad loco-news project plus "announcement" RSS Feed)
>  - Wiki-based process.
> Do you think that anything like this would make sense? Who would be
> willing to participate in the project? How would we get a lot of city
> participation into it?
> Lots of questions. I'd appreciate your answers. :-)
> Have a nice day,
>  Daniel
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