Promoting Ubuntu Software Centre

Jesse Smith jessefrgsmith at
Wed Oct 19 13:25:50 UTC 2011

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> Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:31:31 +0100
> From: Jonathan Lange<jml at>
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> Subject: Re: Advertising applications in software-center to UDS
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> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM, James Westby<jw+debian at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> UDS is a large gathering of Ubuntu users, and so a great opportunity to
>> let them know about what is on offer in sfotware-center.
>> What ideas do people have for doing this?
>> I realise that time is very short, so we won't be able to do some
>> things, but any idea is welcome, as they could be used for the next UDS
>> instead.
> Ideas eh? Here's one:
> We could do a lightning talk. Put up a pretty graph of how much new
> software we've received (or downloads or something). Show them a few
> of the games (maybe mentioning any accolades received), show them some
> of the best of free software.
> jml

I like JML's idea.

Depending on the audience, it might also be a good idea to point out the 
Software Centre (and developer portal) is open to all types of software 
(open source, commercial, non-free, etc). One of the things I really 
like about Ubuntu's repositories is their willingness to encourage free 
software while making non-free options easily available. It's something 
that's not really offered in other big projects like Fedora or Debian.

Play up the availability of games, Adobe products, really let people 
know Ubuntu is building a one-stop place for all types of software.


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