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you're with me, leather [Mar. 9th, 2007|12:14 pm]
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So Greg mentioned to me the other day that Jono Bacon was selling his leather jacket on Ebay.

For those of you who don't know him, Jono Bacon is the Community Manager for Ubuntu/Canonical. He has placed his jacket up for auction in order to raise money for a project that he is working on to record a complete album in 24 hours, that will be released under Creative Commons.

The Fedora Project loves Creative Commons and also loves music. Why not, we thought, support this endeavor by bidding on Jono's jacket? We're all part of the same freedom-loving cause, after all.

So after a brief negotiation, Greg and I decided to pool our meager resources and entered a partnership in which we each would each control a 50% share of Jono's jacket. We then proceeded to Ebay and sealed the deal.

Which brings us to the point of this blog post.

We're looking for someone with the skills and artistic ability to airbrush the Fedora logo onto the back of this sucker, or do something cool with it that we aren't even thinking of.

What should we do with our new jacket?

[User Picture]From: aklikins
2007-03-09 08:24 pm (UTC)
one image for you: Jump The Shark
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-09 08:40 pm (UTC)

Mark doesn't listen to his contributors any more ?

Does this mean that ubuntu can't afford to invest money on their own project? They need money from fedora ? Wow !

Wow, I just love fedora !
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-03-10 02:32 am (UTC)

Re: Mark doesn't listen to his contributors any more ?

Um, no. It's a project independent of Ubuntu.

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[User Picture]From: spevack
2007-03-10 03:22 am (UTC)

Re: Mark doesn't listen to his contributors any more ?

This has nothing to do with Ubuntu. It's Jono's own project. It just so happens that he works on Ubuntu.

In fact, Mark Shuttleworth made a contribution to Jono for this particular project.
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[User Picture]From: jspaleta
2007-03-10 12:36 am (UTC)

...does leather bronze well?

So get the Fedora logo airbrushed on it.
You then...
10 Take it to a conference
20 give it to a Fedora Ambassador from a different country/state/whatever.
30 Have them take a picture of it being worn at a notable landmark location in
their home country.
40 They send the picture back to the Fedora Project, with the coordinates of the
50 You integrate that picture into a snazzy online interactive Fedora world map.
60 They then...
goto 10

-jef"the real trick is.. who is the Fedora Ambassador who can take a credible leather jacket snapshot on a nude beach under this algorithm."spaleta
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From: ext_30240
2007-03-10 04:31 pm (UTC)

don't airbrush it...

What it needs is some nice leatherworking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather_crafting)
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-16 12:50 am (UTC)
OMG, I just noticed your default picture, is that a spoof on Mark Shuttleworth? HAHA!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-27 07:45 am (UTC)

New Jacket

Have you considered embroidery?

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