LugRadio and Ubuntu FTW!

Fantastic news from last night’s Linux User and Developer Awards.

LugRadio Live 2006 won the Best Open Source Marketing Campaign award. We beat off some stiff competition from Ubuntu’s ShipIt scheme, which I’d assumed would definitely win!
Our marketing for LRL 2006 went well thanks largely to the help of three groups of people:

  • OpenAdvantage whose design work gave our promotion a consistent, contemporary presentation
  • Bytemark for their sponsorship of our programme, banners, etc
  • and the awesome LugRadio community for their word of mouth!

I am slightly frustrated, though, that despite being nominated for and winning an award, not all of us could attend the ceremony. At over £120 a ticket, the award ceremony was priced some way above our budgets and, I imagine, of most ordinary Linux users.

Now we LugRadio boys have to argue over who gets to have the award on their mantlepiece!

On the Ubuntu front, we won the Best Distribution award! Congrats to everyone in the community!