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Feisty Fawn is the code name for Ubuntu 7.04, the next Ubuntu release, scheduled for release on 19 April 2007. See the [:FeistyReleaseSchedule] .


The following outlines planned communications around the launch of Ubuntu 7.04. The aim of this page is to coordinate work done by community teams and Canonical globally.

Materials - All in PDF format

  • Press release
  • Press pack
  • Features and benefits overview

Press release

Embargo information: The press release will be embargoed until 15:00 UTC on the 19th April

  • 11th April - Canonical draft press release draft complete and available for translation by loco teams
  • 12th - 18th April Interviews with journalists (Call schedule being arranged come back here for details on calls
  • 16th April - Press pack with information about Ubuntu 7.04, the Ubuntu project and successful Ubuntu case studies available to community teams and accredited journalists.
  • 19th - Ubuntu 7.04 is released, embargo lifted and we all talk to our friends,colleagues and neighbours about this extraordinary project!

How can you help?

The growth of Ubuntu and Open source software in general is an great story that many journalists and readers are simply not aware of. As well as Beta testing, translating Ubuntu in Launchpad and supporting other Ubuntu users you can contribute to the Ubuntu project by contacting the press in your country about your experience with Ubuntu and engaging them in covering launch of Ubuntu 7.04.


a) Identify two or three mainstream journalists in your country, state, town who have written about technology before and contact them by phone and or email about the launch.

b) Share with them the press pack and either do the briefing yourself or invite them to join one of the press briefings. For them to get access to the calls organised by Canonical, a journalist should request to join the calls by email to pr@canonical.com with their details and who they write for. Calls will be in English.

Ubuntu 7.04 overview

Ubuntu 7.04 Features and benefits overview will be this page renamed. Can people help get the screen-grabs in place?

Launch parties

Launch parties are being organised by community teams all around - join one or add another! see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FeistyReleaseParties