[ubuntu-za] Jaunty Release Party Time!

Morgan Collett morgan at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 25 08:34:13 GMT 2009

Advance warning! Party time coming soon!

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From: Jono Bacon <jono at ubuntu.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 09:39
Subject: Jaunty Release Party Time!
To: "Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts"
<loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>

Hi Everyone!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is that time of the year again
- it is time to start organising your Ubuntu Release Party
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseParties>! This time for our
friend, Ubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope.

Every time we kick out a new version of Ubuntu we like to get together,
celebrate the release and have a great time. And you know what, I think
we all deserve it. After six months of hard work building our lovable
Operating System in the many different ways in which we all contribute,
we are all about ready to let our hair down, get together and toast to
Ubuntu and Free Software in general. If you have not contributed to the
community you are not only welcome but encouraged to come and party with
us - release parties are a fantastic opportunity to get to know our
friendly and bustling community! Good times!

So, with this blog post I want to kick off the call for parties. The
last two releases have generated a great selection of parties from all
around the world, but for Jaunty I want us to get out there and smash
it: lets make this the release with more parties than ever before! When
Jaunty is released everyone should be close to a fun, welcoming release
party. We can do it, folks. :)

   Making It Happen

Alrighty, so how do we make this happen? Simple, follow these simple steps:

   * First you need to pick a date. Jaunty is released *Thursday 23rd
     April 2009*. Some people party on the same day, some on the Friday
     and some on the Saturday. Pick a date that works for your group
     party people. Sometimes you may get different opinions on when to
     hold the party: don’t let this get the better of you, so make sure
     you don’t spend too long debating the best date.
   * Find a venue to have the party in. This can be as simple as just
     nominating a bar or restaurant. More details on how to organise a
     party are available here
     If you have any questions, check out the ubuntu-event-planners
     and loco-contacts
     <https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/loco-contacts> mailing
     lists. Also, check out the |#ubuntu-locoteams| IRC channel on
   * Add your party to this page
     <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseParties>. Make sure you add
     the name and preferably the email address of the main organiser(s)
     of the party. This is the page we use to tell people where all the
     parties are.
   * Spread the word! Blog about it, twitter/identi.ca it, put up
     posters, tell your local computer groups and anything else you can
     do to make sure that everyone knows about your party! The more
     people who know the more people may come! :)

OK, so there we have it. Lets get this show on the road. I myself will
be at the release party in London, but I can’t wait to hear which
parties you are all organising! Oh, and one quick tip: don’t put it off.
I have heard many stories in which someone decides they want to organise
a party but they don’t have enough time. The reason I wanted to announce
now is that it gives us all plenty of time to get together a rocking set
of parties. Wicked. :)


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org

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