CD Distribution

Pasi Lallinaho open at
Wed Feb 11 22:12:52 UTC 2009

Eddy Martin wrote:
> Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
>> Hello Folks,
>> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at 
>> <mailto:open at>> wrote:
>> <snip>
>>     Hello everybody who is involved in this discussion.
>>     I think this is a great idea and we should use LoCo's for this as much
>>     as possible. LoCo's can be very helpful with these kinds of
>>     things, but
>>     they also have some problematic points. I believe in the goodwill of
>>     people. I even believe that many LoCo participants are ready to
>>     use one
>>     of her CD's and burn the image to it and send it to somebody who needs
>>     the CD - and I have seen this happen for many times.
>> Yes, utilizing LoCo teams is an excellent idea. Not only does the 
>> individual get a cd with Xubuntu, they also get a local or regional 
>> contact for help and support.
>> As for a central location to request CDs from, unfortunately I'm not 
>> sure if we have the resources available to us currently to come up 
>> with something like that as we near the end of the release cycle for 
>> Jaunty. However, if I'm not mistaken, LoCo teams are well documented 
>> on the wiki.
>> However, if someone wants to take this on then they certainly have my 
>> blessings.
>> <snip>
>>     Charlie, unfortunately there is no one else in the marketing team but
>>     me. I hope we can get this changed. Eddy? :)
>>     Larry, #xubuntu-devel would be the most appropriate IRC channel on
>>     this.
>>     You can recognize me from the nick knome, as Charlie pointed out
>>     earlier.
>>     Cody, maybe you would like to give an opinion?
>> #xubuntu-devel should be fine. :)
>>     It might be I missed something from the discussion. In that case, ping
>>     me at IRC or just ask again.
>>     --
>>     Pasi Lallinaho
>>     Xubuntu Marketing Lead
>>     Web-designer, graphic artist
>>     IRC: knome @ freenode
>> Cheers,
>> -- 
>> Cody A.W. Somerville
>> Software Systems Release Engineer
>> Custom Engineering Solutions Group
>> Canonical OEM Services
>> Cell: 506-471-8402
>> Email: cody.somerville at 
>> <mailto:cody.somerville at>
> Thanks for the replies, Cody and Pasi.
> Cody - Good to know that LoCos are listed on the Wiki, I hadn't thought 
> of that as a resource. Perhaps reference to them could be located in a 
> more prominent place for those who are looking to receive a CD by mail 
> or from a local group?
> Also, I understand that resources are hard to come by. While my original 
> idea encompassed providing a community-based alternative to Ship-It for 
> the Xubuntu distro, it would necessarily entail mundane details like 
> server space, code, volunteers, etc. and I have no idea how to go about 
> that myself. Maybe somebody could get their LoCo involved more along 
> those lines and get this idea kickstarted, who knows...
> Pasi - Thank you for the invitation, I'd love to help any way I can. I 
> only fear I may not have the necessary time or talent for whatever 
> assistance you may need. Let me know where I can help and I'll do what I 
> can. Folks tell me I could do well writing advertising copy if I only 
> had the credentials... :)
Hi Eddy,

we always need help with lots of varying things. If you really want to
participate, the first thing you should do is join #xubuntu-devel (and
preferably also #xubuntu) and just hang around. There is already a
listing of some jobs that you might be interested in at Being subscribed to xubuntu-devel keeps
you nicely in what is going on. There is no clear idea on how we are
willing to establish the marketing team so the best thing would just be
- as I suggested - hanging around at #xubuntu-devel, looking what's
going on and coming forward when there is something you are interested in.

You might be interested in a specification on growing the Xubuntu
community on our Roadmap
Advocacy, support and documentation might also be something for you

You might want to talk to Vincent (vinnl on IRC) and Cody about coming a
new author for the Xubuntu website, writing articles and making things
more catchy/attractive. It is true that we need to review a lot of the
text in our site and add many things there - for example the procedure
for asking a CD and links to LoCo's (or the Ubuntu wiki Loco frontpage
( The thing you raised up has been a
WIP for a long time and I'm excited to get something done.

And if you are even more interested, you should contribute to anything
and everything - and then apply for Ubuntu Membership
( and maybe start writing a blog
about Xubuntu to Planet Ubuntu ( This is not
a one-day project, but is of course encouraged if you are willing to
give much to the Xubuntu community.

Feel free to contribute as much or little as you have time/resources.
Our community is really warm and welcoming (as you might have noticed)
and everybody is willing to help, even if you feel like you're totally
lost. We have all started working on Ubuntu once.

See you around and again, please just repeat if I missed something/you
want to know more.

Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode

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