[ubuntu-marketing] Reviving the Marketing Team (yet again!) with a focus on simple activism

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 21 06:52:19 BST 2009

> > I merely wanted to propose changing or adding to the scope of the team
> > to include general activism. Dropping all focus on marketing probably
> > isn't going to be any better, not to mention that just like marketing,
> > activism is also something done by local community teams, BUT adding
> > simple activism to the scope of this team, might give the team more
> > purpose and drive up activity in other areas. Yes, marketing Ubuntu
> > *is* activism, but i'm talking about officially recognizing general
> > FOSS activism as one of the functions of the team.
> I'd advise against including activism. You don't need to widen the
> scope. You just need to find someone or some people willing and able to
> drop their own LoCo's work and come higher into the world community. A
> leader perhaps?
> > The mailing list can be used to share ideas for activism and pass on
> > things like this open letter to Obama in support of FOSS (reddit
> > link: http://www.reddit.com/tb/9w23y/ original
> > link:
> http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20091020050110241).
> If you're in support of this idea, just pass on any simple actions you come
> across to the list. There's also this nifty activism guide:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ActivismGuide
> Interesting, thanks for posting Dan.

Perhaps the loco-contacts list is already the best place to send such
things...i completely forgot about that. Thanks for the thoughtful reply,
hopefully such a leader will see it and get the team going again
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