[ubuntu-za] Release Party Time

David Rubin drubin at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 6 20:18:45 BST 2010

So it is that time of year again, when we Ubuntu-ZA get together for
the new release (Lucid). Which is supposed to be officially released
on the 29th April[1]. Last year we had a record breaking number of get
togethers for the release lets see if we can top it this year.

I know there are quite a few people from Cape Town/Stellenbosch that
would like to be involved in making this a reality but I would really
appreciate if some one from the Gauteng and smaller regions takes the
lead for their side for the world and starts poking people to make it

This will be one of the important releases because it is LTS [2] that
means that for the first time in over 2 years users running Hardy will
be able upgrade to another official supported LTS release.

Some basic ideas that were thrown around yesterday for a location(at
least for CPT)
1) Shuttleworth lab UCT  -- Dull we always do it there change is good
2) Pub                           -- Need to consider that quite a few
people coming might be under 18
3) Braai at House            -- with a couple of tables/power points
with local mirros of ISO's + repo's
4) Combining Stellenbosch + CPT release parties -- Need to find a nice
place for this possibly in stellenbosch
5) Renting a Shuttle and having the party in space[3]

It was also mentioned that we often have the release parties to late
and by that time every one has already upgraded. Release is always
late and the 30th is a Friday so we thought about having the release
on Saturday 1st May. Feel free to move yours around to suite who ever
you would like to come.

Just thought I would get the ball rolling early.

~ David Rubin

p.s If any one feels like showing off their artistic nature by
creating/modifying a poster for this event feel free.
p.p.s If any one feels like creating a super cool 3rd animation of Tux
for this event there will be prizes [4]

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidReleaseSchedule
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS
[3] http://anthonyrhook.com/blog/2010/04/01/introducing-the-ubuntu-mars-loco/
[4] These may or may not be edible and in the form of cookies NomNom

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