[UbuntuWomen] UW article for Fullcircle mag

Emma Jane Hogbin emmajane at xtrinsic.com
Sun Jan 13 21:59:13 UTC 2008

Elizabeth Bevilacqua wrote:
> On 1/12/08, Emma Jane Hogbin <emmajane at xtrinsic.com> wrote:
> Most Ubuntu projects have them - I'm not sure if there are a set of
> guidelines per se (and there are sooo many on the wiki so if there are
> instructions I'm having trouble finding them).
> But since there are so many here are some examples that I quickly snagged:

Excellent, thanks for the examples. Do you know about David Allen's
Getting Things Done? It looks like the RoadMaps describe the overall
project and the ToDo page could be a list of "next actions" for each of
the projects.

>>> ladies" logo vs the normal "linux for human beings" logo. I'm a very
>>> proud owner of a woman's t-shirt from the canonical store with the
>>> proper logo!
>> I keep meaning to do that! Thanks for the reminder.
> Shipping from the Canonical UK store Is killer. I went in on a group
> order with our LoCo team which cut it down a bit, but I still ended up
> paying about $25 for a ~$16.50 t-shirt. It was worth it though :)

Yeah. I have to admit that I stalled at the shipping costs. I keep
getting tempted by their new messenger bag and when you add that in it's
possible the shipping will seem /relatively/ less expensive...

>> OOo-ooh! Encouragement Toolkits. Love. It. I personally find the HOWTO
>> Encourage Women in Linux limiting. I would *love* to have a solid set of
>> what you can REALLY do to get women involved in Linux. Is the Wiki the
>> best place to store this kind of information? Wouldn't it be amazing if
>> we could get to the point where we had polished marketing materials that
>> could be used by any person to get all kinds of people involved in Linux?
> Yeah, the wiki is the place for this stuff. I think maybe we can try
> to build on our Resources page:
> http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Resources
> Or create an EncouragementToolkit page as its own initiative and link
> to Resources... Feel free to just jump in and start something, I
> haven't put much thought into it but I think it's a fantastic idea.

Other than the case studies and free CDs, do you know if
Ubuntu/Canonical has created marketing materials? I haven't been able to
find anything on the Web site, but it's very possible I'm not looking in
the right place. For example: there was reference to a marketing team,
but I don't see them listed on the Teams page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Teams

>> Do people write for other pubs? Can we use these ideas elsewhere as
>> well? I know that political/advocacy groups often have template letters
>> that can be used to send to members of parliament and that sort of thing
>> as well. Magazines won't like it if the same articles get exactly
>> recycled each time, but maybe a list of topics with names attached and
>> the magazine it was submitted to could be interesting for up and coming
>> journalists?
> Interesting point. I know some women on this list write for other
> online publications. It's worth exploring :)

And print publications too. :)

There's a call out for submissions for the print Ubuntu Guide on The
Fridge: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1279
It would be great to have articles and HOWTOs submitted to that as well!


Emma Jane Hogbin, B.Sc.
Founder, xtrinsic
phone: (519) 371-2665
web: www.xtrinsic.com

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