[ubuntu-uk] help Ubuntu/freesoftwareize the third season of the IT crowd!

Dave Walker DaveWalker at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 12 19:13:15 BST 2008

Gordon Allott wrote:
> A friend poked me towards 
> http://whythatsdelightful.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/be-my-hive-brain/ 
> today, which is the blog of graham linehan (creator/writer of the it 
> crowd), basically the jist is that normally he designs the look of the 
> it crowd, all the t-shirts and stickers and such but doesn't have time 
> for this season so is asking his blog readers to submit ideas, I think 
> this is the perfect opportunity for us to get some propaganda into TV 
> land ;)
> """
> Please send your suggestions to ben.capel at talkbackthames.tv
> We also need to get legal permission to use the stuff, and we need to 
> get it fast, so please include as much information as you can 
> regarding contact details etc etc.
> """
Hi Gord,

Good Find!

Interesting, i contacted the creator of the show during Series 2 with 
the intention of getting a Ubuntu poster in the background.  They said 
it wasn't out of the question, but Series 3 was not yet in the planning 
stage.  I would imagine that the 'Highway' poster would be less than 
ideal, but one stating "Ubuntu, Linux for Human Beings" only would be a 
really good idea.

We would need to speak to Canonical to get clearing for the logo, i 
can't imagine them saying No.  So the next thing is getting a suitable 
sized poster.  If it's just a plain poster, would should probably 
consider getting a run of at least 10 - as i know i'd certainly consider 

I've added this idea to the IdealsPool of the Wiki [0].  We should 
probably try and construct a suitable email to Ben.  If we start this on 
the Wiki[1], we could all try and chime in with suggestions.

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/IdeasPool/PosteronITCrowd/
[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/IdeasPool/PosteronITCrowd/Letter

Kind Regards,
Dave Walker

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