[ubuntu-uk] GetGNULinux.Org

Colin McCarthy binarysignal at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 22:24:49 GMT 2007

The site does look great, nice, simple and easy to read.  Linux does need a
good '/switch' type site.
I hope the group involved has also registered getlinux.org before someone
else does.


On 3/21/07, Benjamin Webb <bjwebb67 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I for one would think, and I'm sure many would agree with me, that the
> http://linux.org website is rather ugly in design, and not welcoming
> or terribly explanatory to linux newcomers.
> http://www.getgnulinux.org is designed to change this. It explains
> what Linux is on a level that even non-tech types could understand and
> also why and how they would switch. It is a perfect site for someone
> who knows nothing about Linux at all.
> It also hopes to become a part of a promotional campaign, similar to
> the SpreadFirefox one. There are already banners available to link to
> the site with a very clear and simple message - Get GNU/Linux.
> As you may be able to tell from the name, the sites creator agrees
> with the FSF's naming suggestion, but the site does not aim to force
> this upon the rest of the community, and in fact uses the term Linux
> itself, in order to make the site more understandable for its
> audience.
> The website is run by an organisation, GNU/Linux Matters, which is
> soon to become an non-profit organisation in France.
> The site also has a community on the nuxified.org forums, which I am a
> member of, but I am not the site's creator. By posting this I do not
> want to appear a spammer. I simply want to make the ubuntu-uk
> community aware of this site, and would love to hear your opinions. Do
> you think this site is a good alternative to Linux.org, as a portal
> for the Linux community as a whole? Would you be interested in the
> idea of a Linux advocacy campaign, and would you consider putting a
> getGnu/Linux button on your own website/blog.
> Finally, the non-profit organisation plans to have "ambassadors" and
> "embassies" in other countries, to promote Linux on a country specific
> basis. Is anyone interested setting up one for the UK?
> I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this message on to
> people who are not subscribed to this mailing list, for example to the
> various UK LUGs.
> Regards,
> Ben Webb (Ubuntu user and GetGNU/Linux.Org campaigner)
> --
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> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
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