[SATLUG] Ubuntu Brainstorm Site Takes the Community Pulse

Robert Pearson e2eiod at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 19:54:45 CST 2008

Interesting idea. Could be a real breakthrough for Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Brainstorm Site Takes the Community Pulse
By Scott Gilbertson EmailFebruary 28, 2008 | 11:37:38 AMCategories:
communities, Linux

Ubuntu has launched a new community feedback site, dubbed Brainstorm,
where users can post ideas and suggest improvements they'd like to see
in the popular Linux distribution. You can also comment and vote on
other people's suggestions and ideas for improving Ubuntu.

The new site is patterned after Dell's IdeaStorm site, which the
company set up with similar goals. Feedback gathered on IdeaStorm
eventually convinced Dell to start selling Linux-based PCs.

Given that Ubuntu is open source it's already possible for anyone to
contribute to the project. However with Ubuntu expanding and gaining
more mainstream appeal, it has begun to attract plenty of casual users
who aren't skilled programmers able contribute code, but would
nevertheless like to offer their feedback and insights.

And that's exactly what Brainstorm is designed to do. By directly
collecting user ideas and feedback, the Ubuntu development team now
has a handy way to find the most pressing user issues. That in turn
can mean more focused, and possibly even faster, development

So if you have an idea for Ubuntu, head over to Brainstorm and let the
Ubuntu community know.


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