View Full Version : Introducing Ubuntero.com

September 5th, 2007, 04:29 AM
Hi all,
For the past few months, we (myself, Ken, Edwin, and lately Oscar) have been working on an exciting new project. We think we are finally ready for a public release!

Ubuntero.com (http://ubuntero.com/) - a social network for Ubuntu users, developers, and fans. \\:D/

The blurb from our front page:
"Ubuntero.com (http://ubuntero.com/) is a one-of-a-kind social network designed by and for Ubuntu users, developers, and evangelists. Registration is finally open! Sign up today, shoot invites to your friends and family, spread the word!

The foundation of the Ubuntu community is and always has been the Ubuntu Code of Conduct – consideration, respect, collaboration, mediation – the
values that have set the Ubuntu community apart and what will set Ubuntero.com (http://ubuntero.com/) apart from other social networks!"

I want to invite you guys to register accounts, setup profiles, poke around and generally check things out! Registration is wide open, only takes a second.

A few things to note here:

Ubuntero.com (http://ubuntero.com/) is very much still a beta product. We'd LOVE any and all bug reports and feature requests you guys can come up with. Hit us up on Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/ubuntero.

Ubuntero.com (http://ubuntero.com/) is NOT the recently-announced social networking project being led by forum user Paladine. That project can be found at ubuntu-users.org (http://ubuntu-users.org/). Stop by and check out what those guys are working on as well!

Thank you to all the folks in the community that have helped us in the pre-beta testing of Ubuntero.com (http://ubuntero.com/)! We look forward to seeing you all there!

September 5th, 2007, 06:03 AM
cool, i registered

September 5th, 2007, 06:52 AM
Are you going to expose your API so that your site and Paladine's site will be able to link together? Save us from having to maintain two profiles :-)

September 5th, 2007, 10:02 AM
An open API is certainly something we're hoping for down the line, yes. Thanks for registering! :)


September 5th, 2007, 10:28 AM
I've just registered, and it's looking promising.

September 5th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Just registered, will fill out details soon, looks interesting though

September 5th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Perhaps you will start to respect people's privacy at some point to? I notice you STILL have a PM I sent to Ken on this forum published on your blog despite the fact that you by now know I am very unhappy about it.

A private message is a private message and whereas there was nothing in the message I was ashamed of writing, the fact remains it was a private message. Until you have the decency to respect the basic principles of privacy I have no intention of using your site and will be advising everyone else not to since you clearly have zero respect for privacy.

Also you might want to change the lie you have published on there about the date I sent the message, before I really do shame you and post a screenshot of the actual date it was sent. If you want to throw your toys out of the pram because a group of people came up with an idea which you think was similar to yours, fair enough, but going around blasting people, posting the private messages on a public blog, trying to spam their blog comments with links to your blog article with the published PM, lying about the date the PM was sent to try and undermine their hardwork and then stalking them on IRC to the point where if you didn't leave the mods were going to ban you, is unacceptable.


September 5th, 2007, 12:01 PM
your post perplexes me. I've asked Edwin to remove the blog post in question, I've never had a single negative thing to say about you or your project.

As i ATTEMPTED to explain to you in private, what transpired previously was a complete misunderstanding and things got blown way out of proportion. I hope you'll understand and be able to move on as we have.

I encourage EVERYONE to visit ubuntu-users.org AND ubuntero.com. There is no reason for petty bickering in the Ubuntu community. I'm still open to discussing this privately with you Paladine. Otherwise, please re-read the Ubuntu Code of Conduct (be considerate, respectful, collaborative, and most importantly resolve disagreements "The important goal is not to avoid disagreements or differing views but to resolve them constructively."). I've spoken with Edwin concerning this already. Thanks for listening.

And thanks to everyone who's already registered! Keep the feedback coming!

Ubuntero Developer

September 5th, 2007, 01:59 PM

As Ken mentioned, I have removed the conversation between you and Ken from my personal blog. There was no intention of slander/defamation when I wrote it - so if it came across that way, I apologize. In addition, I hope that we can put this issue behind us in an effort to maintain respect between us. I can only hope that you receive this message understanding my sincerest apologies.

Ubuntero users:

Thanks for registering. I encourage those that have already signed up to test the site's features as much as possible and to report bugs, or contact one of us developers with any questions, problems or feature requests and thank you for those that already have. Sounds like its time to get to work!

Have fun! :grin:


September 5th, 2007, 03:29 PM
I signed up and am loving the widgets, this is quite a promising project. I'm really excited about all the potential here.

September 5th, 2007, 08:14 PM
seems intresting. the question remains if either site will be able to get users over facebook users or god forbid myspace.

Personaly I think hiding in our own sites for social networking destorys the advantage of being on comon social sites and then infiltrating linux into other users but thats just my view!

Good luck!

PS: Hope this mess between the two sites go away, its not helpful for the community to have fueds. :)

September 6th, 2007, 01:24 AM
seems intresting. the question remains if either site will be able to get users over facebook users or god forbid myspace.

Personaly I think hiding in our own sites for social networking destorys the advantage of being on comon social sites and then infiltrating linux into other users but thats just my view!

thanks for the well wishes curuxz, hope you enjoy the site. we're not looking to pull people away from facebook (though i'll admit, i'd like to pull as many people away from myspace as possible ;))

September 6th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Hey, could we have a screenshot since the site is down :( "the digg effect"


September 7th, 2007, 05:12 AM

Thank all of you so much for coming by our site and, yes, we are still down. But not for long (hopefully).

Indeed this was the part of the Digg effect. At the moment if you visit the site you should be seeing:

We've been dugg!

If you've been on the site at all today you've probably noticed that it's a bit sluggish (or downright inaccessible). This was due to a huge influx of new visitors that happened when we made the homepage over at Digg.com. We made the homepage and within an hour we were the victim of the "Digg Effect".

We've been working hard to get the site up back up - we hope to be back very soon

Anyway, thanks to all the new folks for stopping by. We hope to have the site fully operational soon so you can see all we have to offer. In the meantime, bookmark us or email Andrew Conkling so that we can keep in touch with you. Apologies to all of you for the inconvenience.

Andrew, Edwin, Ken, and Oscar
The Ubuntero Developers

We have upgraded our server, and making some more modifications and hope to be up within the hour. Thank you all again for your interest!

September 7th, 2007, 10:52 AM
Guess I'll kick it off with the obligatory, post your Ubuntero profiles :)

Here you go


Nothing special as of yet, I'm just lonely :p

Think it might be worth a new thread for this?

October 11th, 2008, 02:05 AM
So we switched to Ubuntero.org (http://ubuntero.org) as per the Ubuntu Copyright Policy, and we just relaunched the site today. We're going for the same mission—capturing the spirit of the Ubuntu community—but we're doing it as a blog now. Check it out, subscribe, let us know what you want to see! \\:D/