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leftyfb leftyfb at
Thu Jan 29 06:22:58 GMT 2009

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"BTW, that was actually what I was thinking in saying "Ubuntu Linux". "

Same reason we don't say OSX BSD. We could say, "Ubuntu, a linux
distribution" or "Ubuntu, powered by Linux.

Ralph deGennaro wrote:
> Hey all,
> Working late and tired ... so bare that in mind with my comments.
> I kinda get the impression that "Open Source" is used more then FOSS as
> well.  I think I usually use it more then FOSS in casual conversation too. 
> I'm liking FOSS though because its shorter, and not asking people to
> process too much.  It might be easier to remember.  And certainly better
> then FLOSS; like "is that something I do with my teeth?".  :-)  But
> frequency and consistency also guide the "branding process".  And we
> want to capitalize on other efforts besides our own.  So, since this is
> verbiage (as opposed to "logo text"), perhaps this is better:
> "Your answer may be found in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS);
> specifically Ubuntu Linux."
> Its a bit wordy, but has both in it.  I'm up too late and too tired to
> see how it fits.  Maybe tomorrow before the meeting.  Or if someone else
> has time. 
> BTW, that was actually what I was thinking in saying "Ubuntu Linux". 
> Short, to the point, easy to remember, branding for Ubuntu and
> capitalizing on the branding already in place with Linux in general. 
> But I don't have an MBA, and the techniques aren't drilled into my head...
> Oh, and for the last sentence, how about:
> "Come down to the South End Tech Center (SETC) for free classes and CD's."
> Best,
> Rio
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Michael Terry <mike at
> <mailto:mike at>> wrote:
>     On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Martin Owens <doctormo at
>     <mailto:doctormo at>> wrote:
>     > It's true they won't get that we mean liberty; but why should they
>     care
>     > about open source anyway? "open source is for programmers" they will
>     > say. I like the use of "Free Software (FOSS); such as Ubuntu Linux"
>     I have no evidence to back this up, but I feel the 'man on the street'
>     will have very little chance of knowing what FOSS is but 'open source'
>     may make them think "I read about that -- that hot new thing that's
>     making Microsoft worried".  But again, I'm just making that up.
>     Either is fine.
>     -mt
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