[CoLoCo] west slope meeting - this whatever ;-)

David L. Willson DLWillson at TheGeek.NU
Fri Sep 21 17:48:29 BST 2007

Not enough time to plan an event of that magnitude for Gutsy, but
perhaps Hardy.  And yes, it would be good to do this, very good, indeed.

But more to the point, we ~must~ start doing publicized launch events
for Ubuntu Linux, with loud noises and something interesting on a
projector...  Maybe there's a feed we could connect to?  Does Canonical
do a launch event like this, that we could put on a screen while we have
our little beer and cake party, in Vail, in Denver, AND in Longmont.
Someone with a webcam in each location would be gravy.

On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 07:45 -0600, Kevin Fries wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 17:34 -0600, Jim Hutchinson wrote:
> > I still think a gutsy party in Vail would be cool albeit a bit of a
> > drive for most of us. Maybe the hardy party would be a good time to
> > throw a big shindig since it's more of a milestone release. Maybe we
> > could pair it with some sort of conference.
> You know, I just had a thought
> Much of the release party seems focused on us... But I can't help but
> try and think, what would happen if we really did it up big.  All hands
> on deck for a "show up and be seen and get your Gutsy CD" blowout.  See
> how many people we can get (a primary goal) in one place to celebrate
> the release, with all circus of a Playstation or X-Box release.  While I
> doubt we could get that many people, I wonder if we can get enough
> people to get the News out there.
> Linux is now to a point where it no longer has to ask if it is ready for
> the server role, is secure enough, or can handle the desktop.  The
> answer is yes, yes, and yes.  Its biggest problem is having the average
> guy on the street know that.  Having one of those human interest stories
> on the 5, 6, and 10 o'clock newses about how hundreds (thousands?)
> descended on Vail to celebrate the latest release.  That could go along
> way to making the average guy on the street realize that Linux is used
> everyday by lots of people, and maybe give a few more of them the guts
> to try gutsy!
> Just a thought...
> Kevin Fries

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