Meetings, activities and status
Our meetings happen in the #ubuntu-marketing channel on the FreeNode IRC network.
Our project is now in beta.
We are holding a meeting on Thursday 18th of June. See the header for your time zone
SpreadUbuntu: a little intro
- Do-It-Yourself Marketing repository site?
- Campaign epicenter for Ubuntu Marketing?
- Advocacy site?
- A combination?
- Drupal6 move before the 9.10 release
- Our site runs on Drupal5 right now. We must fix that!
- Most modules we use (besides copyright/licenses) are already available
- Using the Ubuntu-Drupal code as the base should ease our work
- LP-Drupal integration will help us deliver the best possible user experience
- We need hands-on cooperation for development of the site!
- A roadmap to get the spreadubuntu.com and spreadubuntu.org domains
- Canonical Hosting with community code review in advance?
- Include the Global Ubuntu community:
- Create a Global marketing materials recollection system
Something that ALL LoCos want to and can use
General about the site
- Localization of the site and material. We have decided to go for the Rosetta based approach since it gives the advantage of using the Ubuntu translation community.
- Moving to Drupal6, it's pros and cons. Is there a point on doing SU a Drupal module?
Introducing the project and overview of our plans
Introducing ourselves and the SpreadUbuntu Project: As a site with 2 parts
- A Do-It-Yourself marketing material repository for the guerrilla marketeer
And a Community site playing a strengthening role into becoming a UbuntuSpreader while you are still excited about Ubuntu
SpreadUbuntu needs to go back to the spring of its inspiration:
Use this as a opportunity to move to Drupal6 and finally integrate our site to Launchpad. See this link for an example of that integration.
- Our aim should be to make the DIY site the official www.ubuntu.com before the release of the Karmic Koala
Welcoming new contributors
- We need to be better at welcoming new contributors by making it clear that there are several way to contribute:
- As a marketing person
- Marketing side works on development of the marketing platform, campaigns and marketing content quality
- As a technical person
- Technical part of SU concentrate on DIY, Launchpad integration and concentrate on automatizing the platform as much as possible
- General non-tech, non-marketing-fancy, advocating person
Our community is infite if we let it be so. Let's just empower our UbuntuSpreaders with a platform and they will bring Ubuntu to every single corner of the world where our community exists.
And then we all must aim towards this: cooperate, exchange ideas, implement them together creating thus a real marketing community based on a technical platform.
- As a marketing person
Make proper use of our wiki and make it simple to access: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SpreadUbuntu
- Make changes that our wiki shows people the project needs and make it obvious for people where they can help our project out on the spot!
- Restructure our project in order to ease the time used from hearing about it and getting excited to actually contributing
- Work on campaigns to promote Ubuntu and the site. Campaigns should concentrate on festivities and also be as much as possible connected with the Ubuntu release cycle
- Implement an event section (or use one that exists already like the one from the Fridge)
Upload this compilated material to the site
- Adapt the site for campaign use (maybe adding tags or a campaign filed to the material pages and then sorting them somehow out?)
Contact the Canonical SysAdmins for a Rfc regarding the www.spreadubuntu.com and www.spreadubuntu.org domains and hosting
For details on the project and its releases this far see our Launchpad Page
Minutes from meeting 2008-09-14: Defined some goals:
How will the SU architecture be like? <- Flannel gave us a nice image to visualize it
SU should have a working prototype by the time Intrepid comes around (October 30th). (I will announce the availability of the site in Planet Ubuntu by that time - huayra)
AliTabuger7 has joined our team and is going to work in the Drupal 5 Theme
- Flannel is working with the structure and design of the DB and the python "farther backend"
Some conversations we have had until this point:
Marketing Team meeting discussing the team and defining the idea of SU as one of the main goals for the whole team
Elaborating on admin policy, viral marketing and a SU logo (mainly English, but some Spanish too) - pep, meisok and hubuntu
Elaborating on the DIY website and how it relates to the DIY part of SU - Flannel and owh
Clarifying the issue for the Spanish Speaking colaboration project and making plans for the SU DIY site and how it will work. '''mainly Spanish''' - Asked Beuno,part of the DIY website team, what it was and why it failed to materialize.