[lubuntu-devel] [Bug 1608306] Re: Confusing for users with many websites

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Fri Aug 5 15:27:01 UTC 2016

@Mario, as Michael Hall, a member of the Ubuntu Community Council said,
bug comments are not the place for arguments. Let's keep the discussion
on topic.

The problem is that users are confused about the two websites.

lubuntu.me came into existence due to a lack of control at lubuntu.net,
which was constantly out of date. Even though it links to many resources
on the wiki, it provides download links separate from that. Without
being able to keep those up to date, that is, among other things,
problematic. Though lubuntu.me solves this problem, the existence of
both websites creates a new one: a clash of information and a confusion
for users.

The solution is very simple. What we need is one website, and one which
is ultimately decentralized. With lubuntu.me being hosted by Canonical
(in process) and being registered by Canonical (also coming soon), it
not only appears official, but then it is within the control of the
Ubuntu Community since the resources Canonical provides (IS Team,
Community Council) serve that community.

Right now, lubuntu.net is neither official nor within community control.
However, Lubuntu is certainly an official flavor of Ubuntu[1][2][3][4]
and subsequently "owned" by the Ubuntu Community, rather than being the
project of any one particular person. This is why the IS Team and the
Community Council were contacted and provided the change to the
ownership of the Lubuntu Team. After all, this is more decentralized.

[1]: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-flavours
[2]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors
[3]: http://blog.lxde.org/?p=208
[4]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-April/000835.html (read the whole thread)

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  Confusing for users with many websites

Status in Lubuntu Artwork:
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Bug description:
  Hi! I have used Lubuntu for many years and thought the lubuntu.net
  webstte was the official site for lubuntu. I have subscribed to the
  RSS feed to get news, but lately, there have been very few. Recently,
  I discovered the lubuntu.me website. It seems more active and the blog
  is up to date on news. There is no indication on either that they are
  not official, but on the bottom of both, there seems to be information
  pointing towards both being owned by individuals, not by the Lubuntu
  project. This makes it hard to know which is the official site, if
  any. Would it not be less confusing for users to have one website and
  make the other address redirect to it?

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