[sf-lug] Ubuntu 6.06 LTS "Dapper Drake" has been released

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Thu Jun 8 13:52:00 PDT 2006

vincent polite wrote:
> Confering with natives Sameer...What was her (or his) name? 8}
Ha! Natives hardly. Kingston has an active Linux community. JaLUG is the
Jamaica Linux Users Group (http://www.jalug.org/). When I was presenting
my research topic on open source licensing (using OOo2 on Dapper Drake)
there were many from JaLUG there. There was even a high school grad who
had Dapper on his Dell in the audience. I was very impressed.

On one account, one of the guys pointed out that in his company, they
pay close to 60% of their IT budget in licensing and maintenance. That's
a big chunk for Jamaica ($1US=$65Jm), and I am sure they can put the 60%
to better use. They are really cornered.

> */Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu>/* wrote:
>     Adrien Lamothe wrote:
>     > */Sarah Mei /* wrote:
>     >
>     > Skillful use of PR is such a unusual thing to see in this industry,
>     > even among large companies with lots of money, so it's even more
>     > remarkable and nifty to see it in a smaller, less flush
>     organization.
>     >
>     >
>     > Very true, it is hard to find skillful PR. One thing to keep in
>     mind:
>     > the founder and CEO of Canonical is a man named Mark
>     Shuttleworth. Mr.
>     > Shuttleworth is a billionaire, so he certainly has the finiancial
>     > means, and most likely the connections, to produce such a video.
>     Canonical along with a few other sponsors has produced a series of 13
>     episodes of "Go-Open" a TV series. These series are available as MPEG4
>     videos under a creative commons (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
>     2.5) license. The videos are very nicely done...humorous and
>     informative. Most of them feature Mark Shuttleworth himself and a
>     bunch
>     of the other "who's who" like Stallman, Raymond, Perens, Marti,
>     Lessig,
>     etc.
>     I grabbed all these videos and watched them (on Dapper Drake on my
>     laptop) on a long trip to the Caribbean and back. I liked them so much
>     that I made a copy for the guys in Jamaica, where I was attending a
>     conference :-)
>     The videos are available at:
>     1) Torrent links -
>     http://www.go-opensource.org/files/go-open-vol-1.torrent and
>     http://www.go-opensource.org/files/go-open-vol-2.torrent
>     2) HTTP/FTP - http://www.archive.org/details/go_open_season_1
>     Sameer
>     -- 
>     Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
>     Asst. Professor of Information Systems
>     San Francisco State University
>     San Francisco CA 94132 USA
>     http://verma.sfsu.edu/
>     http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
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