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[http://www.ubuntu-uk.org ubuntu.org] [[http://www.ubuntu-uk.org|ubuntu.org]]
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SteveSmith: After reading the comments of Mark Van de Borre and [:GeemanUK:Grant] [https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-uk/2006-June/000500.html on the mailing list] it seems to be the consensus that [http://www.ubuntu-uk.org ubuntu.org] should be something similar to [http://www.getfirefox.com getfirefox.com], but obviously with a UK slant.
SteveSmith: After reading the comments of Mark Van de Borre and [[GeemanUK|Grant]] [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-uk/2006-June/000500.html|on the mailing list]] it seems to be the consensus that [[http://www.ubuntu-uk.org|ubuntu-uk.org]] should be something similar to [[http://www.getfirefox.com|getfirefox.com]], but obviously with a UK slant.
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 * Download it from [http://www.ubuntu.com/download www.ubuntu.com/download]
 * Request it on CD free from [http://shipit.ubuntu.com shipit.ubuntu.com], which may take a few weeks at busy times
 * Download it from [[http://www.ubuntu.com/download|www.ubuntu.com/download]]
 * Request it on CD free from [[http://shipit.ubuntu.com|shipit.ubuntu.com]], which may take a few weeks at busy times
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   * GlennjiMason: [[http://www.cheeplinux.com/|CheepLinux]], based in Stockport, have Ubuntu CDs for £4.99 (plus shipping). They also donated some software to the Edinburgh LUG which is how I know about them!
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=== Communicating our Plans and Achievements ===
Pimping Ubuntu related events happening in the UK, or events that will have a ubuntu-uk presence such as Lugradio, software freedom day, linuxworld-uk, any ubuntu installfests. Also a post-event write-up detailing how the event went, any statistics decided upon etc. These post-event write ups could then be possibly fed back to the fridge which will also make the team more visible. This should probably take the form of a blog (in a fridge-like manner) and also a calendar of events (using launchpad for this?)

=== UK specific Ubuntu news ===
In a similar vein to the above, any UK specific mentions in UK media or the various uk linux magazines. Could probably be posted in with the above section, and again fed back to the fridge if particularly prestigous.

=== Planet UK ===
Everyone loves a planet (see planet.ubuntu.org for example)
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We are creating a map similar to the Belgian LoCoTeam maps ([[http://map.ubuntu-be.org/nl/|Dutch]] and [[http://map.ubuntu-be.org/fr/|French]] indicating where free/non-commercial support/friendly faces can be found. See [[UKTeam/GetUbuntu/Map|Map Planning]] for more details
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 * We are creating a map similar to the Belgian LoCoTeam maps ([http://map.ubuntu-be.org/nl/ Dutch] and [http://map.ubuntu-be.org/fr/ French] indicating where free/non-commercial support/friendly faces can be found. === Forum ===
Robster3: I think it would be a good use of the website to have a forum for team discussions, as I think it would be more accessible than the mailing list. I would suggest SMF for this, as I think it can be linked into Drupal which has been mentioned as a CMS for the site.
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 * [:GeemanUK:Grant] - The maps will consist of several features and overlays, see below for details
 * MatthewEast has suggested that we should first recruit people who can offer support before it's worth creating a map. In order to keep this list "live" and available for easy immediate use it is located on [:UKTeam/Support]. '''Please add yourself there if you can help!'''
DeanSas: We seem to have got on fine with a mailing list so far, I'm not sure why a forum is needed, lots of the other ubuntu teams manage fine without one, it would just splinter the community into forum users and list users. If we must have one it would be far more sensible to have a subforum on ubuntuforums.org rather than bother with administrating and updating our own. If this discussion is to continue, could it be on the list?
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(Please add your suggestions to the page, or add comments below including your name)
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 * You sign up for a Google Maps API key on a "per-domain" basis. It would probably be easiest for the person coding the map to temporarily sign up for it on their own domain under their own name, then when we're ready to port it to [http://www.ubuntu-uk.org ubuntu.org] we can sign up for a new API key then.
 * When you click on the support points the link should go to somewhere that as well as providing a contact form should feature fun, friendly photos of support people in that area.


SteveSmith: I'm very keen to support/advertise Google maps ([http://www.google.com/apis/maps/ details of Google Maps API here]), because of their whole business practice (have you ''seen'' their office? ;-) ), involvement in Open Source (Summer of Code, porting Google Earth to Linux, Wine, etc.) but that's just a personal preference. Also, the map is easily zoomable, scrollable and you can navigate around it like lightning compared with any other map I've used online.

[:GeemanUK]: I am firmly of the opinion that we should thank Microsoft for their continued support of the Ubuntu project by using Microsoft Live Maps....

==== Map Feature List ====

Based on Google Maps API

 * The Map will contain 3 overlays:

'''Non-commerical/free:''' same description as Belgian site[[BR]]
'''Distribution:''' same description as Belgian Site[[BR]]
'''Commercial:''' for paid-for support - useful for organisations/government/local education establishments that would prefer to use paid for support for ubuntu
 * When you click on the support points the link should go to somewhere that as well as providing a contact form should feature fun, friendly photos of support people in that area.
 * Will include a random featured support point each time the page is loaded.
 * Full web upload form with one click approval and full management via administration console.
 * Full support for Where is my nearest? (aka support point finder) - By entering your postcode will show the top 5 nearest support points including distance to location from users postcode.
 * Full integration into google maps directions for obtaining directions.

(Please put your suggestions below here or add comments below including your name)

PriceChild: (pricechild@gmail.com) Hey there, I thought i would just suggest the use of Drupal if we are going to be doing a website. I've had some experience with it and I can't explain how powerful it is! It's powering getfirefox.com right now if you wanna take a look. I'm happy to help out with anything related to this. Pricey
PriceChild: (<<MailTo(pricechild AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com)>>) Hey there, I thought i would just suggest the use of Drupal if we are going to be doing a website. I've had some experience with it and I can't explain how powerful it is! It's powering getfirefox.com right now if you wanna take a look. I'm happy to help out with anything related to this. Pricey
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SteveSmith: Just found the [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com Google Maps API blog], would be worth keeping an eye on. [http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2006/06/geocoding-at-last.html Geocoding] is worth a look, it'll parse addresses for you, how cool is that! Even handles abbreviations. It'd be a good experiment into naturalising data input: type as much of the address as you can remember sort of thing.

GlennjiMason: I'm not sure what the other LoCoTeams are using (it's [[http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/|MoinMoin Wiki]] for the [[http://wiki.ubuntu.com/|Ubuntu wiki]]), but we could easily adopt the Ubuntu look and feel with Drupal. There are also some [[http://drupal.org/project/Modules/category/65|location-based modules]] we may be able to use, including location plotting.
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Planning for ubuntu-uk.org

This topic has provoked a lot of debate on the mailing list and more different threads than is good for it. This page will allow us to create content for the site and spread our discussions throughout that content. Hopefully this will decrease disjointed discussions and promote creation of useful material! It will also make it easier for new people to contribute without having to read through mailing list archives.

Please start your comments with your WikiName and spread them between the relevant sections.

ubuntu.org

Purpose of the site

SteveSmith: After reading the comments of Mark Van de Borre and Grant on the mailing list it seems to be the consensus that ubuntu-uk.org should be something similar to getfirefox.com, but obviously with a UK slant.

Things to be included

Please add content here, under relavant headings.

What Ubuntu is

  • It's an alternative to Microsoft Windows
  • It's Free/Open Source Software
  • It's free as in beer
  • It's easy to set up and use, you don't have to be a geek
  • You can get free, friendly community support
  • It's being used in education
  • It features secure and up to date software for browsing the internet, email, instant messaging and office/productivity.

Concise, inspiring description of FOSS

SteveSmith: Could someone write something under this heading that's so short and so beautiful but that still encapsulates all the important bits that we'll all be in awe of you for weeks please! (Something that reads better than my last sentence would be a start)

AndyFerguson: In the meantime we have a couple of useful Wikipedia definitions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_software).

Where you can get Ubuntu

  • Download it from www.ubuntu.com/download

  • Request it on CD free from shipit.ubuntu.com, which may take a few weeks at busy times

  • Buy it from third-party organisations immediately if you can't download it and need it quickly (please add known sources here)
    • GlennjiMason: CheepLinux, based in Stockport, have Ubuntu CDs for £4.99 (plus shipping). They also donated some software to the Edinburgh LUG which is how I know about them!

  • Get it from a local distribution point (found using the map see below)

Communicating our Plans and Achievements

Pimping Ubuntu related events happening in the UK, or events that will have a ubuntu-uk presence such as Lugradio, software freedom day, linuxworld-uk, any ubuntu installfests. Also a post-event write-up detailing how the event went, any statistics decided upon etc. These post-event write ups could then be possibly fed back to the fridge which will also make the team more visible. This should probably take the form of a blog (in a fridge-like manner) and also a calendar of events (using launchpad for this?)

UK specific Ubuntu news

In a similar vein to the above, any UK specific mentions in UK media or the various uk linux magazines. Could probably be posted in with the above section, and again fed back to the fridge if particularly prestigous.

Planet UK

Everyone loves a planet (see planet.ubuntu.org for example)

Map

We are creating a map similar to the Belgian LoCoTeam maps (Dutch and French indicating where free/non-commercial support/friendly faces can be found. See Map Planning for more details

Forum

Robster3: I think it would be a good use of the website to have a forum for team discussions, as I think it would be more accessible than the mailing list. I would suggest SMF for this, as I think it can be linked into Drupal which has been mentioned as a CMS for the site.

DeanSas: We seem to have got on fine with a mailing list so far, I'm not sure why a forum is needed, lots of the other ubuntu teams manage fine without one, it would just splinter the community into forum users and list users. If we must have one it would be far more sensible to have a subforum on ubuntuforums.org rather than bother with administrating and updating our own. If this discussion is to continue, could it be on the list?

(Please add your suggestions to the page, or add comments below including your name)

PriceChild: (<pricechild AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com>) Hey there, I thought i would just suggest the use of Drupal if we are going to be doing a website. I've had some experience with it and I can't explain how powerful it is! It's powering getfirefox.com right now if you wanna take a look. I'm happy to help out with anything related to this. Pricey

SteveSmith: Hi Pricey, good to see someone else involved here. Do you know if the other LoCo teams are using Drupal? Whatever we do, it should visually match everything else Ubuntu! As an asside, no offence meant to anyone's writing that I'm reformatting on this page, I'm just trying to keep everything concise Smile :)

GlennjiMason: I'm not sure what the other LoCoTeams are using (it's MoinMoin Wiki for the Ubuntu wiki), but we could easily adopt the Ubuntu look and feel with Drupal. There are also some location-based modules we may be able to use, including location plotting.


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