It Begins

The response so far to the announcement has been stunning. I just want to say a big thank you for all of your kind words. I think we are off to a great start!

I am pleased to see that the new website has been getting a good ‘ol fashioned hammering. Right now the buzz train is still running, so lets keep it on the tracks! I would like to encourage you all to continue to spread the word about the book. Blog it. it. Twitter it. Encourage people to digg this article. Most importantly, point people to, so we can continue to build a great community around the book. Thanks also to our first community members Florian, amaneiro, JoshPanter, Malcolm Bastien, mrben and raphaelh: I am excited about the discussions we have ahead of us.

More excitement soon…

13 Responses to “It Begins”

  1. Florian January 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    It’s really an honor for me, to read my name on a blog of an official Ubuntu Member! Thanky you Jono! :)

    I will start to “polish” my old blog in the next days and will blog about this one here. In some way this blog encourage me to write more constantly …

    Looking forward to read the first lines of the book.

    Wish everyone a nice remaining day. It’s already 10 pm in Hamburg. I’m tired.

    Best regards/Beste Grüße


  2. amaneiro January 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    I’m sure it will be a great conversation

    It’s a pity that I’m publishing my own blog in spanish language :/ (I suppose it’s difficult to understand for an english reader ;) )

    Maybe I could to publish some content in english too in order to foster the conversation about these topics. If I have time enough I will do.

  3. Jono Bacon January 14, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Thanks Florian, amaneiro and Lee for the support!

  4. JoshPanter January 14, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    “It begins..” I feel as if a toast is in order, christening the vessel that sort of thing. Is there a way to smash a bottle of champagne over a website?

    Cheers to the journey ahead!

  5. Jono Bacon January 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm #


    Well, I am certainly planning on a few drinks tonight to celebrate the new project. :)

    Cheers to the journey ahead!

  6. Florian January 15, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    I hope you listened to some Heavy Metal when you celebrated … ;)

    @amaneiro. I use often google translator for foreign languages. The translation is not perfect, but it works. :)

  7. JoshPanter January 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    amaneiro: is Worpress as module-centric as Drupal? I know there is a “locale” module for Drupal that allows your users and visitors to select which language they see the site in.

  8. JoshPanter January 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    jono: I downed a smoothie in honor -

  9. John R Bacon January 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm #


    I’m incredibly proud of the principles you hold and practise in the open source community.

    When the fragile world we live in is desperate for answers, we do well to reflect on the meaning of community.

    1.a. The quality of appertaining to or being held by all in common; joint or common ownership, tenure, liability, etc.; as in community of goods. (Oxford English Dictionary)

    The “community of goods” in the open source community: Are in the very bonds of trust and commitment to an ideal, which transcends self.


  10. amaneiro January 16, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    @florian so .. you could read my blog xD

    @florian, @joshpanter .. anyway, there is some plugins which allow me to publish the content in a language and translate contents to other languages. I’ll test them in few weeks.

  11. Florian January 16, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    @amaneiro, sure I will read your nlog. :) Maybe I head to choose spanish as the second foreign language instead of french … ;)

    I think I will start today, to polish my blog. Look now for a nice design …

    best regards

  12. JoshPanter January 17, 2009 at 2:41 am #

    @amaneiro: Let me know when..I’ll come and read it up!


  1. Lee's Blog - January 14, 2009

    The Art of Community…

    Seems Jono Bacon is writing a new book, The Art of Community, under a creative commons license. This is very cool. Free Software has some amazing communities (I think I read once that Debian alone is the biggest human project ever undertaken, but I do…

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