[ubuntu-marketing] Fwd: "I am Ubuntu"

Beth Koenig bethko at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 11:45:12 GMT 2008


We should focus on just Ubuntu for now. When people learn about Ubuntu
they will become more aware of the other distros simply by reading and
doing searches. We really need to have a constant message and Ubuntu
is the most popular and well known of all the Ubuntu "flavors". Lets
focus on Ubuntu for brand awareness, and so that new people will try
it and learn about it. We all know that the more people running Linux
the better, why shouldn't Ubuntu be the first one they try?

I'm Beth and I am Ubuntu!

Beth Koenig
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On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 6:33 AM, Rubén Romero y Cordero
<huayra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Rubén Romero y Cordero <huayra at ubuntu.com>
> Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:31:43 +0100
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-marketing] "I am Ubuntu"
> To: dthomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us
>
> High profile and non-high profile would do for me. I would like to see
> different faces from all over the world and make a collage of all this
> images turned into the symbol and the word for Ubuntu.
>
> Ubuntu is both for followers and the not-so-much-following-others
> among ourselves ;)
>
> I am though worried about this being not so including related to other
> distros... Maybe we should reach out to others and make the:
>
> I am Fedora
> I am Gnewsense
> I am OpenSuse
> I am Debian
> I am Gentoo
> I am Slackware
> I am Ubuntu
> I am Put-your-fav-distro-name-here
> I am RMS
> I am Linus
> Etc...
>
> And then spell: "GNU/Linux" with the collage
>
> I would like Theo and others to join the party, but I don't think they
> would unless we end up spelling something else... ;)
>
> Happy new year to everyone!
>
> Regards,
>
> Rubén.
> https://launchpad.net/~huayra
>
> 2008/12/30, David Thomas <dthomas at zimbra.metrocourt.state.nm.us>:
>> I like this "I Am Ubuntu" thing, would be great to see a commercial with
>> some high profile Ubuntu users in it saying "I am Ubuntu" with a nice fade
>> in to the Ubuntu logo and a tag line of Humanity to others, or something
>> like that.
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jacob F. Roecker" <jacob at roeckerfam.com>
>> To: ubuntu-marketing at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 9:30:43 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
>> Subject: [ubuntu-marketing] "I am Ubuntu"
>>
>> Dear All:
>>
>> So I've emailed Martin (mez at ubuntu.com) and asked him to take the lead
>> on site design for whyubuntu.com.  The DNS will take a couple of days to
>> populate across the net.  My ISP's DNS will be the last one to do so
>> (Rural Oklahoma).  I've been contemplating staging a video with my 7
>> year old daughter--getting her to say "Hi, I'm Eliza and I'm a Ubuntu User."
>>
>> I was mulling the sentence over in my mind and want to get some feedback
>> on changing it to:  "Hi, I'm Eliza and I am Ubuntu?"
>>
>> I think this change would be significant.  Since "Ubuntu" means
>> "Humanity" I don't think it's an inaccurate application of the term.
>> This would allow consumers who've been asked to identify themselves as
>> either a hip "mac" or geeky "pc" for years to see a computer user that
>> maybe looks a little more like who they really are--not who the
>> marketing research says they should be.
>>
>> Since I'm new to the group I'm curious if anything like this has been
>> done before.  I do not want to move forward in a direction that reflects
>> negatively upon the group identities we all perceive as reality.  Since
>> this is an open source project, all of our perceptions should be
>> considered significant.  I'd like to hear some of yours.
>>
>> -Jacob
>>
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