[ubuntu-uk] Promoting Ubuntu
general.mooney at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 30 09:43:25 GMT 2007
There is an event that already does this kind of advocacy. Its called
Software Freedom Day. Every year around September time voluteers
organise an event all on the same day to promote free software.
Canonical sponsor the event and the official distro to hand out is
Ubuntu, though you can hand out any one you want. Also we distribute
The Open CD.
I believe a combined effort from all free software advocates on
Software Freedom Day is probably better than small lone Ubuntu
specific events, sporadically happening through out the year.
There are events held is quite a few major cities in the UK
I understand if Ubuntu-UK would like to organise their own event,
separate from SFD, but from my experience organising an event by
myself in Birmingham all the help I could get was very appreciated.
Having Ubuntu-UK behind the next SFD would help a lot.
On 10/29/07, Matthew Larsen <mat.larsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Agreed, this approach works very well.
> On 29/10/2007, Michael Holloway <michael at thedarkwinter.com> wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> > We're always trying to think of ideas and ways to promote
> > Ubuntu/Linux... why not stick to the basics??
> > Canonical sends out CD's for free upon request... i don't know how many,
> > and what they would think of this, but:
> > We gets tons of CD's in boxes, we get an Ubuntu jacket with big writing
> > saying something like:
> > Ubuntu Linux
> > Free OS
> > Free Office
> > ... and then some of us volunteer to stand in city centres on the
> > weekend (maybe two or three in a group so we can answer questions etc)
> > and hand them out like flyers. We include a little slip that explains
> > how they can try it (live) and install it etc.
> > Probably some of them will get thrown away, and many will remain unused,
> > but surely the relatively low-cost of this type of promotion will prove
> > effective??? Even if its just the "oh yes i've heard of that" type.
> > What do you think?
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> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
> Matthew Larsen
> > mat.larsen at gmail.com
> > matthew.larsen at logicacmg.com
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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