[ubuntu-za] Jaunty Release Party Time!

Ross Addis lists at revolution.org.za
Sat Feb 28 09:13:14 GMT 2009

Hi Guys,

Some GLUG guys would also like to attend or throw a party. If there 
isn't an existing party in JHB, we'll  help organise one. I'll keep you 

Ross Addis

Piet Beukes wrote:
> 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?  PE, KZN?
> *   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 parties
>  - 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
> Rusty
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Morgan Collett <morgan at ubuntu.com 
> <mailto:morgan at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
>     Advance warning! Party time coming soon!
>     ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>     From: Jono Bacon <jono at ubuntu.com <mailto: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
>     <mailto: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
>     <http://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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