[ubuntu-studio-devel] PR & Support: Where to fish for contributors?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Oct 29 10:50:55 UTC 2015

On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:31:17 +0100, set wrote:
>I personally don't feel comfortable with socialnetworks, but i see why
>it is necessary to have a presence there and encourage anyone who using
>them to give a bump for the ubuntustudio-cause whenever possible!

Ubuntu is as known as Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Micky Mouse, Coca~Cola,
McDonalds, Microsoft and Apple. Are there plans to make Ubuntu Studio
more known than Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Micky Mouse, Coca~Cola,
McDonalds, Microsoft and Apple? If so, for what purpose?

What people who already know Ubuntu do not know, is

  that Linux is not the same as Ubuntu

  that Ubuntu provides "flavours"

  that Ubuntu Studio is a flavour

  that derivatives are not Ubuntu flavours

To clarify this issues would be the best promotion for Ubuntu Studio,
much better than messing up all available locations with a permanent

There's another issue that needs more explanation, but it's not needed
for Ubuntu flavour PR, OTOH it's related to PR. Many users misunderstand
what "LTS" stands for. Many users expect the opposite of what is
provided by a "LTS".

My POV is that good PR isn't done by aggressive promotion and deals
with the devil. Good PR is done by selecting locations for PR and by
relying on the reputation of Ubuntu. Explain that there are Ubuntu
flavours (one of them is Ubuntu Studio) and explain that some Ubuntu
maintainers and users are against Ubuntu spyware.

Since Ubuntu is known as much as Coca~Cola and Co, it also gets bad
press. Transparency, clarification and explanation based on truth are
the best PR, assumed the target isn't the same as that of Micky Mouse,
Coca~Cola, McDonalds, Microsoft and Apple. Ubuntu Studio also shouldn't
have the same target as PR for Jesus Christ and Mohammed has got,
unfortunately there already is too much Linux audio faith.


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