Fw: Free Official Ubuntu books for Approved LoCo Teams

Maciej Danielski mdanielski at ubuntu.com
Wed Jul 29 19:53:42 BST 2009

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.

Maciej Danielski aka Mean-Machine

Begin forwarded message:

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:59:15 -0700
From: Jono Bacon <jono at ubuntu.com>
To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts"
<loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com> 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 
(http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0137021208) by Mako, 
Matthew Helmke and Corey Burger, and the brand new Official Ubuntu 
Server Book
(http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0137021186) 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 
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList) (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 
  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 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamList) 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 

All in all a pretty sweet deal, methinks. Enjoy!


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org
www.identi.ca/jonobacon www.twitter.com/jonobacon

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