View Full Version : Shuttleworth MLB marketing

September 27th, 2009, 06:05 PM
I thought I would open this thread for discussion. I just submited this idea as http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/21582/

Idea Rationale: Ubuntu public visibility/mindwhare is low in the US

Description: Yesterday on the radio I heard that a US Supreme Court Justice threw out the first pitch at a game. This struck me as odd but got me thinking. While rules for choosing someone for this honor vary, I don't think this kind of event would cost much. Red Hat and Novell put their marketing budget to work here because their companies are based here.

Idea Solution: Mark Shuttleworth should throw out the first pitch at Major League Baseball game

Raising the visibility of Ubuntu in the US is important. Baseball is the "American pastime." This is a good way to let baseball fans know that Ubuntu exists.


If Mark would be up for it, I would be happy to look into this and find a way to make this happen.


The LA Angels may win the American League West and the LA Dodgers may win the National League West.

The World Series will begin about the time of the Karmic Koala release. I am not a huge baseball fan but I know some people that are.

September 27th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Reading this post while I'm watching an MLB game on Ubuntu. :P

September 29th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Any thing can help... but I would prefer to see Canonical invest in getting Ubuntu adopted in K-12 schools in the US.

In most cases the 'aid' for textbooks/software is 5x larger than the 'aid' for hardware. I would think many K-12 institutions would want to remove the software cost and put that money in to other areas.

Apple and Windows get their product in to the 'brainshare' of students and Ubuntu/Other Linux variants are only know to the few. This familiarity keeps both vendors in the 'cat bird seat' when the students graduate to the 'real world'.