[ubuntu-marketing] Ubuntu Gaming Team

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 24 09:44:17 BST 2009


Instead of thinking of this as working "at a distro level", think of it as
simply organizing around the well established ubuntu community.

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 04:41, Caroline Ford <
caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Improving FOSS games at a distro level? Why not just participate upstream?
>
> Also are you going to work with the Debian games team and work on
> packaging?
>
> Caroline
>
> Sent from a mobile device.
>
> On 24 Apr 2009, at 09:33, Danny Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
>
> In recognition of the value of FOSS gaming, the Ubuntu Gaming Team has been
> formed of mutual benefit to Ubuntu and FOSS gaming. As of today, the team is
> now open for anyone to join and participate in. Working towards improving
> FOSS games and developing its community will turn a significant barrier
> against Ubuntu adoption into an appealing reason to switch.
>
> The Ubuntu Gaming Team will work to address the obstacles hindering growth
> in FOSS gaming such as the need for effective distributed content management
> or significant investment in free content development in order to promote
> FOSS gaming through Ubuntu and Ubuntu through FOSS gaming. New ideas are
> encouraged and appreciated.
>
> FOSS gaming is important to Ubuntu as a lack of quality games is one of the
> most cited reasons preventing users from switching from Windows. Gamers, who
> currently feed off of the proprietary software model, represent a large and
> valuable user base. They will not even begin to gradually migrate to Ubuntu
> until their needs are met. They are very capable of understanding the
> ideological and technical benefits of using a free operating system like
> Ubuntu, and are often interested in switching, but higher value is placed on
> high quality gaming and the entire demographic will not budge until the
> pragmatic advantages of open source actualize through FOSS gaming.
>
> The team is dedicated to FOSS gaming, and will not push for commercial
> games  on Linux as significant effort is already put into the development of
> Wine and pressuring video game publishers to port their work to Linux. Once
> FOSS gaming reaches its "tipping point", code and content will be easily
> reused to foster the development of new games and innovative ideas in
> gaming. The Ubuntu Gaming Team fills a great need for an organized effort to
> support FOSS gaming.
>  <http://pinstack.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcing-ubuntu-gaming-team.html>
> http://pinstack.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcing-ubuntu-gaming-team.html
>
> Launchpad:  <https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gaming>
> https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gaming
> Wiki: <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GamingTeam>
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GamingTeam
> #ubuntu-gaming <http://java.freenode.net//index.php?channel=ubuntu-gaming>
>  <ubuntu-gaming at lists.launchpad.net>ubuntu-gaming at lists.launchpad.net
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