Ubuntu Studio artwork question
louiethecuban at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 16:07:30 GMT 2010
As I previously stated it's all about communication. Things like the website
(which is still using the old logo, and is under a 2007 coopyright), could
be updated much quicker if we had a closer community. Perhaps the developers
could have our own private forum, while users could use a public forum under
Ubuntu's official website.
When are we having our next IRC meeting?
On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Scott Lavender
<scottalavender at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Louie Queral <louiethecuban at gmail.com>wrote:
>> 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:
>>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>> 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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> I don't know that I agree with everyone.
> I think having forums, news, wiki, media (audio, video, graphics)
> galleries, blogs, community suggestions/feedback, ubuntu studio planet (blog
> aggregate) et al in a single location with a similar theme would provide a
> powerful presentation. One central place for all things Ubuntu Studio :)
> I would imagine that this would be a powerful magnet actively attracting
> people to it.
> Hmmm, Ubuntu Forums. I think they are a mixed blessing. Yes, Ubuntu
> Studio gets mixed exposure there but it also gets buried. "Multimedia
> Production" isn't very Ubuntu Studio-ish and confusing. Even with a
> dedicated and properly named forum I think Ubuntu Forums is overwhelming in
> scope, size and numbers to really feel special or other than just another
> forum amongst and overwhelmed by all the others to me.
> As far as getting forums threads about non-Ubuntu Studio items...that
> happens on IRC and mailing list already. It's not like it isn't already
> happening and they can be pointed at Ubuntu Forums (and maybe even an
> appropriate thread). I imagine this already happens with upstream and
> Ubuntu-centric issues within the "Multimedia Production" forum already.
> Someone also mentioned branding (or something similar) and being an
> official derivative. I noticed that KDE not only has their own wiki but
> also their own forums. Granted Ubuntu Studio doesn't have to community that
> KDE does but I'm reminded of something I heard about the Rolling Stones.
> Before they exploded in popularity, someone told the Stones that to be rock
> stars they needed to dress and act like them. They did and they became. I
> imagine that if Ubuntu Studio has the trappings of a mega-successful (is it
> too Jono-ish to say "rock star"?) distro then more people might be
> Anyway, you have my thoughts, the bed will soon have my head. Goodnight.
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