Changes to the LoCo organization. Georgia LoCo Council

Kevin Fishburne kevinfishburne at
Mon Oct 1 02:45:24 BST 2007

Yes, hopefully now that will be feasible to do.

I think taking a more aggressive approach to Ubuntu awareness could be 
effective. There is a resentment of all things Microsoft that has been 
growing in the minds of many people for years that could be harnessed by 
making it one of the themes of our marketing materials. I also think it 
would be a good idea to start a Georgia LoCo fund, maybe a nonprofit, 
that we could use to secure booths at electronics shows, etc. We could 
bring in the best of our collective PC's to show off games, desktop 
effects, Windows compatibility, and things like that. We could also 
produce T-shirts, hats, and bumper stickers with clever phrases and the 
Ubuntu logo and distribute them for free. At installfests we could 
attempt to more aggressively advertise to non-Linux users. Maybe use a 
"we'll pimp out your PC for free" angle and do Windows replacements. The 
basic idea is to present Ubuntu as the OS that can do more and do it for 
free with a side helping of bling to boot. Everyone wants to "stick it 
to the man" and this is another theme our marketing could possibly use. 
Maybe we should start an idea wiki for stuff like this. I see the 
project wiki but I mean something less formal, more like the IdeaPool 

One question... How constrained are we by official Ubuntu policy? Do the 
LoCos have free reign or do we need to approve our public relations 
projects (web sites, logos, T-shirts, etc.) through Ubuntu personnel? I 
wouldn't want to get an angry call from Shuttleworth because some 
T-shirt or whatever prompted complaints.


Jon Reagan wrote:
> Kevin,
> I like your idea of a master plan.  When I first joined the loco, I
> submitted such an idea.  Unfortunately, the LoCo was too small to get
> much done at that time, and only a few aspects have been implemented
> (barely) so far.  In other words, others including myself in the team
> are very eager to hear any ideas you have. Since the LoCo is becoming
> much more organized as a team, more can be done.
> Jon

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