[ubuntu-za] Jaunty Release Party Time!

Piet Beukes zabear1 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 08:52:27 GMT 2009

Hi Morgan,
thanx - it's good that everyone starts thinking about this -

Where to start?
We have the date: around 23 April

*   Lets decide to name a few places where there is a good likelihood of
organising a launch party, e.g. Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria, - where else?

*   And lets see who can organise it in those centres.  Add voices here.

I think Karl F in Pretoria will be tied up with the coming of the twins -
but perhaps he will still be available (Karl, are you reading this?) - but
there's a number of people in Pretoria who would be interested.

A nice Place in Pretoria could be the Irene Mall, on the top floor of
Bugatis - it could be both open and yet private enough to get a community
feel - and parking can be free if everyone parks on the open parking just on
the Van Ryneveld side of the fence (still inside the Mall grounds - so it is
safe!!!).  it need not be there, though - any other ideas?

Who will start it in Joburg? and where? - again at the school?   Is Jonathan
C back?
Morgan, will you organise it in the Cape Town area?

*    Perhaps it will be good to decide on what will happen at the launch

 - someone who could talk on a nice topic should draw others who could be
interested but have not tried Ubuntu yet - I think something sweet and
simple (KISS) should be best - organising the desktop etc - something about
music on Ubuntu with some demos, installing the latest copy - (I hope
someone will be willing to assist me with KDE 4.2 - in Pretoria).

That's my two cents worth

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Morgan Collett <morgan at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Advance warning! Party time coming soon!
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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
>      <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty>.
>      If you have any questions, check out the ubuntu-event-planners
>      <https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/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
>      Freenode.
>    * 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
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