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Advocacy

Are you an Ubuntu advocate?

Chances are that if you’ve taken the time to visit this page, you might be thinking that you’re an advocate, or nearly so.

The dictionary defines an advocate as “A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.” The key words are “publicly” and “particular”.

Do you say good things about Ubuntu in public? Do you want to? Do you enjoy Ubuntu regularly? Do you contribute to spreading the project? Do you get passionate when talking to others about Ubuntu? Do you envision a world where people have a say in their technology tools and where the tools work for them? That’s Ubuntu’s promise of freedom!

This page will help guide you towards resources that are designed to help you advocate Ubuntu effectively. Ubuntu advocacy is an exciting aspect of the project and a great way for non-technical people to help. Advocates are sociable people that enjoy the company of others. They are good story-tellers. They enjoy public speaking. Does that sound like you?

Welcome to the world of Ubuntu advocacy. You are amongst friends.

Getting started!

Familiarize yourself with Ubuntu by thoroughly reviewing the official Ubuntu web site at http://ubuntu.com. This is the best way to learn exactly what is being officially said about Ubuntu, and to cut through the noise of hearsay and opinion that permeate the web. Ubuntu is a very new concept for the majority of people and as a result, a lot of people get it wrong. Be one of those who spread fact.

You can find a variety of advocacy materials on the Spread Ubuntu page.

Getting help

Join an Ubuntu local community. Chances are high that you will find people near you that are passionate about Ubuntu and will help guide you. The list of Ubuntu local communities is here: http://loco.ubuntu.com.

AskUbuntu is a great resource for general questions that might come up in the course of advocacy. It’s a good idea to tag your questions using the #locoteams tag so they will stand out and get answered by people in Ubuntu local communities where a lot of advocacy activities occur.