[ubuntu-uk] Uk Loco team forums

Daniel Taylor ubuntu at danielt.com
Wed Nov 1 23:03:48 GMT 2006


My biggest issue with the Ubuntu forums overall is this:

"vBulletin Version 3.6.2. ©2000 - 2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. "

vBulletin is a proprietary project and as such I tend to avoided the use
of the Ubuntu forums on the basis that its not good advertising for the
ideals behind Ubuntu if it uses proprietary software. I understand the
forums are not 'official', but Ubuntu's official site does link to them
and it does use the Ubuntu brand. I just think it's a bad image to have.

I do however personally prefer using forums over mailing lists and would
welcome a forum that was linked into the mailing list (so both would
exist in harmony). However it's not an idea I would support/use if
proprietary software was used.

I Just find it difficult to rant and rave about how good FLOSS is whilst
 there's a proprietary piece of software in plain view, especially since
forums are generally higher trafficked than mailing lists (by mere
mortals at least).

In terms of volunteering, I have a bit of experience in the moderation
field and time permitting I should be able to help out if needs be.


- Daniel

Joseph Price wrote:
> Hey there... i'm PriceChild, a moderator from ubuntuforums.org if you
> know of me...
> I've just seen this annoucement:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=290685
> I remember lots of discussion which just petered out about whether its a
> good idea.
> This could be a very quick and easy way for us to get a forums going and
> see how it goes...
> I'd be very happy to volounteer running them if people think its a good
> idea and there's no-one better...
> Pricey

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