Shuttleworth (SABDFL) wants to shutdown this ubuntu.user list

rikona rikona at
Thu Sep 29 15:35:05 UTC 2011

Hello Verde,

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 6:01:28 AM, Verde wrote:

>> why don't we (the community of users who really _use_ this list for
>> its intended purpose) simply take it somewhere else?

Yes - good idea.

>> Is Google groups a viable option?

NO, no NO!!!

>> What about a hosted forum

No forum, of any kind. Start a mailing list, like this one.

>> I'm ok with the list just relocating off Canonical's universe to
>> another location, but it would be sad to see it happen.

Agreed. But if the OT discussions had a GOOD ALTERNATIVE place to
happen, it would relieve much of the problem.

>> If the support for the distro falls apart, I suspect that it won't
>> be long before I and (I would guess) many others would be looking
>> into an alternate distribution of Linux to run their systems from.
>> I've enjoyed running Ubuntu since version 4, but without support
>> for any product, current users (not experts mind you) will migrate
>> elsewhere, and new users will simply stop coming, relegating Ubuntu
>> to the equivalent of the elephant graveyard.

Totally agree. A good support MAILING LIST is essential - a forum is
MUCH less useful.



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