[SATLUG] Ubuntu Brainstorm Site Takes the Community Pulse

Samuel Leon leon36 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 01:52:14 CST 2008

Robert Pearson wrote:
> Interesting idea. Could be a real breakthrough for Ubuntu.
> [Source article]
> http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2008/02/ubuntu-brainsto.html
> 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.
> [Brainstorm]
> http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

Yea I thought it was a pretty good idea too.  However I am not too sure 
what to think of the ideas on there though.  They seem to just all be 
geared around make it faster and less command line.  But I guess it is 
good to have a sense of direction :)


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