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Ubuntu. We're Going to Mars!

Ubuntu Friends,

Some news from Ubuntu Vancouver and also from our sister group, Ubuntu Mars:

In 1975, NASA launched the historic billion–dollar mission to land on Mars and to photograph its surface. It was the most ambitious space science project in history and it was a resounding success. Well, almost...

All but a few images were lost. Why? Depending on who you ask, you'll get a bunch of excuses, apologies, or even silence. My best information (from the source) tells me it was a result of data loss, indirectly related to the misapplication of proprietary software and tools to a public mission. Proprietary software has no place in projects that are funded by the public for the public. Lesson learned? Hopefully.

A few years back, when I was just getting started building Ubuntu Vancouver, I met Kip Warner who introduced me to one of the most profound and interesting projects I had ever heard of: a project to create a game on Ubuntu that would allow people to design a new society based on Mars as a way to learn why Earth is broken and how to build a future society that actually works.

There was just a *tiny* snag: In order to get the imagery to create the game, Kip and his crew had to first recover the Viking images.

Good news! They did it! The ground-breaking software originally intended as an internal research tool, is now available.(It's licensed under GPLv3, and totally rockin' on Ubuntu),

You too can experience the Mars imagery in its true and original glory by going here:

https://www.avaneya.com/#!/store

The team will have a lot more to showcase with you over the coming weeks, including already complete beautiful concept artwork.

Thanks for helping us with this important mission!

See you on Mars!

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Planet Awesome! Poll #9

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be made more awesome by massively growing its audience?

Please click through for Poll Question #9.

Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

Planet Awesome! Poll #8

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be made more awesome by massively growing its audience?

Please click through for Poll Question #8.

Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

Planet Awesome! Poll #7

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be more awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #7. But before you do that, please read this definition:

Ubuntu content is content that talks specifically about Ubuntu’s:
Philosophy, Project, Platform, Products, Phenomenon, Paradigm, and how People make it all happen.

“Ubuntu non-content”, is content which is not about Ubuntu. Cats, trains, random software projects/products, TV shows, and other platforms are in this category.

Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

Planet Awesome! Poll #6

Is your Planet really awesome? Could it be more awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #6. Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Got an idea for an enhancement for Planet Ubuntu? Please share it! Let the world know.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

Planet Awesome! Poll #5

Is your Planet really awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #5. Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Not an Ubuntu member (and can't post to Planet Ubuntu)? If you have a poll question you'd like me to ask, just ask (in the comments)!

Planet Awesome! Poll #4

Is your Planet awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #4. Thanks in advance for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Planet Awesome! Poll #3

Is your Planet awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #3. Thanks for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Planet Awesome! Poll #2

Is your Planet awesome?

Please click through for Poll Question #2. Thanks for participating.

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Background:
I am asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Planet Awesome! Poll #1

Is your Planet awesome?

Over the coming days, I will be asking some basic questions in order to gauge the audience, relevance, and usefulness of Planet Ubuntu. I have my opinions, but I would like to see what the data says.

All poll results will be summarized and published here.

Please click through for Poll #1. Thanks for participating.

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