Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 01:44:23 BST 2009

read the whole thread and well I don't like software, apps, store and
center together.

My dad doesn't understand software nor apps. I don't want to use a
store on my computer and center associates to me with security center
in windows control panel *shudder*

my expectation is something tangible and alive that you can relate to.

kitchen sync, getdeb, click& run, get funzies =) are great names but
are either taken or not marketable as canonical products.

We already have a lot of direct or indirect nature a based names
(bazaar, landscape, funky frenzy release names, ubuntu cloud,
Launchpad, soyuz) which make app store plain boring.

Something like "Ubuntu Silk Routes" or "Ubuntu Silk Road" makes more
sence to me...

It is well known historic phenomenon (no problems with translation)
and I hope most people can make the association that it will provide
all sorts of packages for their computer from bits & bolts upto pretty
wallpaper. In addition I think it will be clear that Ubuntu Silk Roads
provide packages from various sources: ubuntu main, universe, PPA,
partners, salesman, etc.

Maybe I'm completely wrong but it seems it is easy to explain and
market that Ubuntu Silk Road provides continues flow of new & never
seen packages along with good & old stuff from many craftsman that
identify themself with different release schedules, support channels,
price and stability (its).

With "ubuntu app/software store/center" expectations of unfamiliar
user would be that everything is upto the same standard  in terms of
license, price, support and quality. Which is not what this project
aims to reveal.

Ubuntu users already have apt/aptitude/syntactic/packages which all
treat everything as butk catle, oops Software.

Ps. I bit overwhelmed with my suggestion now. Anyhow I look forward to
to see this project sucseed however it is named.

Pss just imagine "perishable" section for daily builds Ppas, jewels
for partner pay for software, "spices" for ubuntu subscription
services, "fabrics" for artwork and so on and so forth.

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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