[ubuntu-uk] public services
john at kernelnetworks.com
Sun Jun 26 14:39:08 UTC 2011
Just using my own situation as a simple template.
I would like to focus on a small local area such as the town Darlington.
Darlington is a good choice because it has good railway links to other
1. Start a promotional blitz in the area lasting say 4 weeks. Including
Unis, Colleges, libraries and basically anyone who may be interested.
Just highlighting Ubuntu.
2. Meet up with the local regeneration team with pointing out the
possibility to attract a new exciting technology to the area. That
can involve the community and save small business-including social
enterprises- start-up companies a lot in IT costs. Asking the Council
if they have any suitable venues and free shop fronts. Then ask if
they would also like to attend any event or LoCo meetings : they
always do anyway.
3. Do the same in local business clubs. In the clubs I have been to so
far I thought that I would have to explain all about open-source and
Ubuntu. It turned that people were already 'savvy' and some were
already using Ubuntu. Further north in Newcastle, RedHat already have
a support office.
4. Then go back to stage one advertising actual dates and for events and
a possible first LoCo Meet up.
On Sun, 2011-06-26 at 14:28 +0100, alan c wrote:
> On 26/06/11 10:34, john beddard wrote:
> > My sense is that social enterprise would provide the most interested
> > people. Since their approach is similar to that of the open-source
> > community. Plus the fact they already have a 'change-mindset.'In wanting
> > to serve the community with ideas that originally came from a minority
> > base : like Ubuntu.
> What should be done as first steps in this direction?
> alan cocks
> Ubuntu user
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