Ubuntu Studio artwork question

Louie Queral louiethecuban at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 21:52:46 GMT 2010

I think you guys made some really good points I never thought of earlier.
Although Ubuntu's forums are very large and sometimes overwhelming, they do
a great job of dealing with a great amount of essential troubleshooting
questions. Considering Ubuntu Studio is an official derivative of Ubuntu, I
think asking them to reorganize the multimedia section of their forums to
tailor to us shouldn't be too much to ask for.


On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:41 AM, Eric Hedekar <afterthebeep at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:19 PM, Jussi Schultink <jussi01 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 5:38 AM, Louie Queral <louiethecuban at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Honestly, I feel like the addition of an official Ubuntu Studio forum
>>> (preferably separate from the messiness of the ubuntu forums) would be the
>>> most efficient way to encourage involvement. The wiki's are great ways to
>>> display user contributed artwork and such, but in my opinion, it acts as
>>> more of a gallery rather than a station for discussion and further
>>> development.
>>> Forums are quick to set up, free, and easy to maintain. I can see our
>>> forum separated into different categories such as Development, Bugs,
>>> Troubleshooting etc. However, in regards to art, the forum should be divided
>>> into several subforums:
>>> -Logo Design
>>> -Theme/Icon Design
>>> -Website Design/Improvements
>>> Moderators will also stick threads that they feel are becoming popular,
>>> or increasingly productive. This kind of structure will allow artists to not
>>> only upload their work quickly and effectively, but also pass their work
>>> through a medium that offers a community of critics.
>>> Forgive me if I sound intrusive, but I envision the future of Ubuntu
>>> Studio as being a well-respected linux distro focused on multimedia
>>> creation. A distro that offers artists, musicians, animators, and directors
>>> the chance to create their work on an open-source platform that is stable,
>>> efficient, graphically appealing, and simple. We really have a chance here
>>> to continue developing something magnificent, and in order to do so, we need
>>> a more tightly knit community.
>>> I agree forums are all that, but as an officially recognised derivative
>> of Ubuntu, we need to make use of officially sanctioned areas. this isnt to
>> say we cannot have our own, but that if possible, we should work with
>> existing facilities. Second, by utilising the part of Ubuntu forums we have
>> been given, we gain access to a lot more viewers, and thus a lot more
>> possible contributors. If a decision is made that we need more room in the
>> forums, or a different structure, I  am well familiar with the members of
>> the forums council and can do the necessary liason work to make it happen.
>> If you have time, please join our IRC channel and feel free to have a chat
>> to us in realtime about it there.
> Jussi, I personally greatly agree with your take on forums.  Maintaining
> our own seems silly at best - we would also need to deal with errors of
> general ubuntu, beginners, etc... in our own forum and there are some
> excellent users within the Multimedia Production section.  I do think that
> we could use a different category/organization on ubuntuforums.org  as
> "Multimedia Production" has very little branding of our project.  In my
> mind, the question is: What forum sections should we ask for?
> My personal opinion on that question is that "Ubuntu Studio" should become
> a section similar to the "Development and Programming" section.  Within
> that, there should be a sections on Audio, Video, Graphic Design, and
> Gallery.
> It would be great if we could integrate the look of our forum sections with
> our website, but I'm not sure how practical that is.
> -Eric Hedekar
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