wow what a day!

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Tue May 3 23:23:07 UTC 2005


On 5/3/05, Antoine Cottin <antoine.cottin at ete.inrs.ca> wrote:
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>  Hi All,
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>  Alex Combas wrote:
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>  > Greetings!
>  > 
>  > We had lots of interesting discussions on the IRC today Here are 
>  > some highlights and some questions that are raised:
>  > 
>  > * Website: Ubuntu-fr CSS is ok to apply to our site. Lots of work 
>  > to do. Happy Happy Joy Joy.
>  
>  Cool, please mention somewhere in small that the css comes from the
>  french community
>  
>  > 
>  > * Slogan: we could use about three catchy and funny slogans, Burg 
>  > suggested "UbuntuCanada: bringing sanity to an acre of snow" Anyone
>  > else like to make a few suggestions?
>  
>  Not enought fluente to participate, sorry
>  
>  > 
>  > * advertising-banners: how do people feel about putting google 
>  > text-only banners on our site? It might be a good way to make a 
>  > buck or two, we could use the money to help offset the cost that 
>  > Ubuntu incurs by hosting our site.. it would be nice to help Ubuntu
>  > become a profitable distro and not just another Linux Money Hole. 
>  > Or we could look at other ways to spend it, but first: Banners? or 
>  > No-Banners?
>  
>  I think it's a good idear, but let's be sober folks, ok !
>  
>  > 
>  > * Art: right now the site is 100% image free, do we want to keep it
>  > that way? Does anyone here have the skill to do a nice site banner
>  > for us?
>  
>  I'm living and working near the Québec City University of Art. Maybe i
>  can try to find some on for our futur art/graphic productions ? even
>  if i like the logo already.
>  
>  > 
>  > * Freedom: shadowing says that he is interested in seeing more 
>  > information on Liberty and Freedom on the net, and it got me to 
>  > thinking: we could put a button on our site "Freedom" and link it 
>  > to a page on the wiki discussing Liberty and Freedom in Canada and
>  > highlight how linux is the answer to some of those problems. Is 
>  > there anyone else interested in such a project?
>  
>  I just thought, to stick with the ubuntu meaning, let's rather talk
>  about humanity and freedom on the net.
>  
>  > 
>  > * Distro: shadowing also had a very exciting idea about producing 
>  > an Inuit Ubuntu Distrobution for Canada. Burg is going to look into
>  > this further and will hopefully send an email the list soon... so
>  > I wont go any further, but it is a VERY interesting idea.
>  > 
>  > *Damage: I broke the planet today, sorry guys. Somebody fix it!!
>  > 
>  > * Website: made some temporary adjustments, take a look and report 
>  > any problems.
>  > 
>  > * News: What kind of news do we want to track on our website? Site
>  > news? Ubuntu news? Canadian news? All of the above? None of the 
>  > above? What do you want to see?
>  
>  All of the above if it's not to much work.
>  
>  > 
>  > Cheers
>  >
>  bye
>  Antoine
>  
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>  Antoine COTTIN
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Unless I am completely wrong, currently we are being hosted for free
by Canonical. Until they say that they want to recover some costs, we
don't need ads. Also, if we have ads, where does the money go and what
do we spend it on. It is simply easier at this point not to have to
think about it.

Corey




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