[ubuntu-no] [ubuntu-marketing] Marketing material needs a home
Russell Clive Davis
rcdavis at start.no
Fre 13. Jun 2008 13:19:13 BST
My Name is Russell Davis, British, Lived in Norway for last 13 years,
over 30 years experience as computer analyst, programmer, consultant,
teacher and lecturer, prior to which I was a professional organiser for
a voluntary organisation in the U.K. where I was also responsible for
the production and publishing of literature and documentation.
I feel that the work you have done is great as are the plans you have
made. A word of caution here before publishing anything that can be
judged to be of benefit to Ubuntu you must get their permission. This
is especially important in the case where Microsoft and windows are also
mentioned. As legally Microsoft can sue Ubuntu on the basis of what you
I am currently disabled and am restricted as to how much activity I can
carry out but I am willing to help with translation and writing,
provided that we do things legally and right.
R. C Davis.
rcdavis at start.no
On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 17:37 +0200, Rubén Hubuntu wrote:
> Hi Tord
> Fantastisk arbeid!
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 8:29 AM, Tord Jansson <tord.jansson at gmail.com>
> Hi there,
> I'm new to this list since about 12 hours so let me just give
> a quick
> introduction and then cut straight to the chase.
> My name is Tord Jansson, I'm 33 years old and live in a
> Swedish town called Norrköping. CTO for a small software
> company by day,
> dedicated Ubuntu advocate by night (or mostly evenings,
> mornings and
> weekends to be precise).
> Two months ago I started a personal crusade to market Ubuntu
> in my local
> town and build up a strong local user base. I acknowledge this
> will take
> time and persistence and I hope to see some tangible results
> 2-3 years
> down the line with a local and very active Ubuntu-club.
> My first step was to create some adverts and posters to put on
> noticeboards around town. So far I have made 5 different
> and of the first one I have now put up more than 200 copies in
> building entrances. I expect to at least double that before
> the end of
> the summer. The rest of the posters are being saved for future
> The posters are currently in Swedish only, but I have put them
> all in a
> zip-archive reachable from this URL if you want to take a
> They have all been made in Scribus and the "source code" for
> all except
> number five is reachable from this page:
> Sorry about the advertisement and crap you will have to step
> Anyway, my reasons for posting this to your mailing-list are
> the following:
> 1. I believe these adverts can be useful to many more than
> myself once
> they have been translated to English. Decent marketing
> material for
> Ubuntu seems with a few exceptions to be hard to find.
> There is a lot of decent marketing material for Ubuntu around but it
> is hard to find and there is no single place where to find it. This
> Team is working on fixing that!
> 2. I will need help to translate these to English. I can make
> a fully
> understandable translation myself but the text will need to be
> afterwards so it reaches the right professional marketing
> level. Any
> I do not have the time to do this (and it seems some people is working
> on that already), but I'm sending it to the Norwegian LoCo list so we
> can translate it and use it in Norway.
> Det er trřss alt lettere ĺ oversette fra svensk til norsk ;-) Vi fĺr
> se hva som skjer...
> 3. I need a good place to store these adverts and any future
> material I
> make. Preferably it should be a shared place where marketing
> from various sources is gathered, scrutinized by a community,
> categorized and provided for easy download. I believe that is
> one of the
> goals with the Ubuntu-marketing team, so what are the plans
> and has work
> been started on a site like that? Is there any interim
> solution that is
> This is where you hit the spot. We are working in a project called
> SpreadUbuntu: See this for more information:
> For the moment we can use the wiki to compile available material.
> 4. I want feedback on my work (although this might be hard to
> give until
> I have translated the texts). Tell me whether you agree or
> disagree on
> the way I market Ubuntu. Is it too confrontational? too
> careful? too
> much text? too little information? focusing on the wrong
> things? I want
> my adverts to reflect the spirit of the Ubuntu community while
> at the
> same time being catchy and fun. Most of all they should just
> do the job
> of informing people of Ubuntu in a honest and interesting way.
> feedback is welcome.
> Som sagt, veldig bra og kreativt!
> 5. I'll be happy to discuss grass-root marketing tactics and
> resources with anyone doing the same in their local community.
> understand a lot of that will happen here, right?
> It does already. What we lack is a propper guide to make it easy for
> others to get started. If your feel like sharing your experiences,
> please do. We could also work on that in our wiki; (if you should need
> help with that, just send an e-mail and I will give you a hand getting
> started with the wiki).
> Anyway, keep up the good work everyone. Ubuntu is a great
> and I'm personally convinced that it just needs some more
> exposure and mindshare to really take off.
> Tord Jansson
> Norrköping, Sweden
> Best regards,
> Rubén - Hubuntu
R. C Davis.
rcdavis at start.no
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