Free Official Ubuntu books for Approved LoCo Teams

Maciej Danielski mdanielski at
Thu Aug 20 20:11:48 BST 2009

Hello Ubunteros,

The Ubuntu books have arrived and will go on their tour among the
ubuntu-ie LoCo members starting next Pint of the Day. (See Laura's

Maciej Danielski aka Mean-Machine

On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:53:42 +0100
Maciej Danielski <mdanielski at> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Just to let you know, I have just ordered the free books (see Jono's
> email below) for our LoCo and waiting for the confirmation. 
> I'll start passing the books around to the team members as soon as
> they get delivered.
> They'll also come handy for the Ubuntu-ie booth/stand at OSSBarCamp in
> Dublin on 19th September.
> Cheers,
> Maciej Danielski aka Mean-Machine
> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:59:15 -0700
> From: Jono Bacon <jono at>
> To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts"
> <loco-contacts at> Subject: Free Official Ubuntu books
> for Approved LoCo Teams
> Hi all,
> Recently I have been talking to Prentice Hall, the rather
> spanky-awesome publishers of The Official Ubuntu Book 
> ( by Mako, 
> Matthew Helmke and Corey Burger, and the brand new Official Ubuntu 
> Server Book
> ( by our
> friend and yours, Kyle Rankin and Mako. These books were commissioned
> by Debra Williams-Cauley who has been awesome getting them on the
> shelves, and her sidekick is one Heather Fox who I have been chatting
> with recently to see if we can score some free copies for our rather
> fantastic Ubuntu LoCo Teams. Fortunately, Heather has been able to
> make the magic happen.
> Prentice Hall are happy to send each and every *approved* LoCo team
> one free copy of *The Official Ubuntu Book* and one free copy of *The 
> Official Ubuntu Server* book. To be entirely clear: this is one copy
> of each book per team. This will be a great addition to each team's
> library of Ubuntu books!
> To keep this as simple as possible, you can request your books by 
> following these steps:
>   1. The team contact shown on our LoCo Team List 
> ( (and only the team contact) 
> should send Heather Fox an email at *heather DOT fox AT pearson DOT
>   com* and include the following details:
>    * Your full name.
>    * Which team you are from.
>    * Your full address (including zip/postal code, region and
> country).
>    * Your phone number, including country and area code.
>   2. Heather will process your application and let you know if it is 
> approved.
>   3. If approved, she will get your books in the post.
> A few notes:
>   * Only approved teams are eligible for the free copies of the books.
>   * Only the team contact for each team (shown on 
> can make the request for the
> book.
>   * There is a limit of one copy of each book per approved team.
>   * Prentice Hall will cover postage, but not any import tax or other 
> shipping fees.
>   * When you have the books, it is up to you what you do with them.
> We recommend you share them between members of the team. LoCo
> Leaders: please don't hog them for yourselves!
>   * The deadline for getting your requests in **Wed 12th August
> 2009**.
> If you have any questions or queries, *don't* contact me or
> Canonical, contact Heather Fox at *heather DOT fox AT pearson DOT
> com*.
> Also, for those teams who are not approved or yet to approved, you
> can still score a rather nice 35% discount on the books by
> registering your LoCo with the [Prentice Hall User Groups 
> Program](
> All in all a pretty sweet deal, methinks. Enjoy!
>      Jono

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