[ubuntu-uk] Which magazine

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Oct 4 11:10:15 UTC 2011

On 04/10/11 10:26, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 4 October 2011 10:05, Tony Travis <a.travis at abdn.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I second that, but can we take this opportunity to call it FLOSS instead
>> because this more accurately reflects what Ubuntu is about.
> FLOSS is (in my opinion) the worst of all the labels we give to this
> stuff we do. Open Source is good, but not quite right, Free  Software
> has too many monetary overtones, and FLOSS just sounds like a dental
> campaign. Why don't we called it..
> "Ubuntu".
>> UKUUG have also rebranded themselves under the FLOSS banner:
>>  http://www.flossuk.org/
> I'm still staggered that they did that.

I look forward to a high profile publicity campaign for Ubuntu. Many
peope I come across simply have never heard of it. Not a way for
better credibility.

I am very glad that the word libre is getting better coverage. The U3A
groups I run are 'Libre Computing', but the emphasis is on Ubuntu. The
use of the word Free has been too easily subverted by the competiton,
and anyway, most Windows users think they are downloading free stuff
all the time anyway.

I would think that Libre includes such as Firefox, Thunderbird,
Audacity, etc for Windows also, so I am quite surprised that UKUUG
think they can create a Unix centric Libre brand.


alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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