[ubuntu-in] OT: Taking tux (and Ubuntu) for a run
khatri.jatin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 08:13:43 GMT 2009
On 11/02/2009 01:14 PM, Arvind Gupta wrote:
> Hi Ram
> I would like to be a part of it.
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:16, Ramnarayan.K <ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
> <mailto:ramnarayan.k at gmail.com>> wrote:
> This mail is a sub text to a larger issue which i want to raise
> some time soon, The main issue being publicity or the lack off,
> The recent spate of FUD- that seems visible to me (atleast) and
> the traditional hype around the just released "wincedows craven"
> (TM) ;-)
> The publicity that any Linux distro gets is very poor. At most the
> community gets excited and organises a LUG party and install fest
> and such. Nothing in comparision to the concerted media efforts at
> promoting the rich and the famous.
> However , as a community, every one could play a role - we have
> the developers and the software makers who do their work
> wonderfully well, the service providers who provide high quality
> service - sometimes free, the unparalleled and huge self
> supporting network of friendly users and forums , the free OS
> delivery service etc etc.
> But i think what is missing is the community's willingness to step
> up and step out and give Linux / Ubuntu (or your distro of choice)
> the needed PR. Its a role a lot of us do already do - in a limited
> way , much in our personal capacity where the limits of promotion
> don't expand beyond the personal (or may be the professional
> realm). We cannot and maybe should not compete with the vulgarity
> of corporate promotions but the thing that makes the Open Source
> community stand out is that whoever we are, if not anything, we
> are passionate about Open Source, we love it - the idiosyncrasies,
> the beauty, the freedom(s) , the no virus no tension, the geek
> value, the idiocy's too, among the many.
> So am wondering if we can as a community step up the momentum and
> maybe step out and wear our passions on our sleeves (both
> literally and figuratively ). This might seem political - I know,
> it is political, its a statement of choice and intent.
> Starting now - we Ubuntu folks have till April 2010 to devise and
> do things to make the 10.04 version something great , something
> that the community can be proud off - something where other non
> developers can contribute actively too. There are a list of ideas
> I have - but will wait for responses from others, before stating
> What do you think ?
> People might wonder why the "Taking tux (and Ubuntu) for a run" -
> well yesterday was the Delhi Half Marathon. I know that tux (the
> distinctive Penguin) and the Ubuntu Logo when for the run too,
> they even over took a much "wincing" T shirt ;-) . I know because
> these (linux) logos were one me - and was quite happy to have
> people see them. While deciding what to wear on my running vest
> i wanted to make a statement about Open Source and Linux amongst
> my other passions.
> look forward to your responses
> may the source be with you
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