Advertising applications in software-center to UDS attendees

Michael Vogt mvo at
Mon Oct 24 09:54:25 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 04:42:21PM +0100, Jonathan Lange wrote:
> On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, James Westby wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:31:31 +0100, Jonathan Lange <jml at<javascript:;>>
> > wrote:
> > Perhaps highlighting the fact that we need to build a compelling flow
> > for free software to get in to Ubuntu otherwise everyone will make their
> > app proprietary (either native, or as a web app) would suit the audience
> > that will be there?
> >
> >
> That's a good idea. I'm concerned as how it would play against people's
> valid concerns about how this challenges what the distribution actually is,
> and what role the archive has, etc. It's hard to say something nuanced in 5
> mins, and, to be honest, I'm not even sure what I want to advocate there.
>  Any thoughts on how to handle that?

I agree here with the concerns. As much as I want to promote
software-center I think one of the next challenges we need to tackle
is to work out this flow for free software in a way that works well
with the existing archive and structures. Our users have conflicting
goals, they want stability and new-shinny (sometimes at the same
time). My gut feeling is that for the stability the traditional
archive is the place, for the new something like ARB or backports (or
even a cross of the two, it seems like they have similar goals).


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