These books were a present to our Loco from Heather Fox and Debra Williams-Cauley see for more details.
Problem with this is that the idea behind these books is they were supposed to be shared among the Loco and every one was supposed to have a chance. Our loco Ubuntu-ZA is spread all around and way way across the county. So sharing doesn’t seem like a realistic option. So I am looking for suggestions as to what we can do with these snazzy new books.
Before I requested them Maia suggested we will decide when we get them so now it is time. Possible options are
- Random raffle and give them out to the winner.
- Make it a prize for a competition such as designing our new Ubuntu-ZA T-Shirts(or any thing else we can think of)
- Insert your ideas here?
Any how I am never very good at these type of things so for now I will keep them safe until we can decide what to do with them.
Yesterday we had the Ubuntu-za release party. It great we had +- 35 people attend. One of the greatest parts of the release was one guy come to do an upgrade and found that it was friendly and welcoming so went home to go pick up the rest of his family and brought them all along.
A special thanks to Maiatoday for making this possible!!
- +-35 people
- Ubuntu cake
- Ubuntu badges
- Local Repositories (if I was to estimate it saved +- 300gigs of downloads)
- People did fresh installs, people upgraded
- People had to have their upgrades tweaked (thanks Stefeno)
- Great braai (Barbecue & and thanks Raoul)
Take a look at the pictures of the cakes and badges below after the event there was pretty much nothing left so all in all it was a pretty successful event.
Source files for the badges can be found on Spreadubuntu
Planet ubuntu-za readers a post just for you.
A few days ago I announced our new website then yesterday Morgan announced our new planet. We decided to switch away from using a separate planet system in favour of using one of the built in Drupal ones since it would be far more integrated into the whole Ubuntu-za system and allow for easier administration.
How does this affect you??
If you subscribed to the old planets RSS feed you should update it to the new one. We will try to add redirects from the old urls to new ones but as some rss readers don’t seem to follow redirects we thought it was easier and safer to simply update you guys.
So if you were using http://planet.ubuntu-za.org/atom.xml You need to switch over to http://ubuntu-za.org/planet.rss