You gotta fight, for your right, to partaaaaay

(unashamed Beastie Boys reference for the title of this post)

Well, we are steaming ahead to the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon release, and I am hoping that each of you, my special Internet friends, are testing the beta and submitting your bugs. If not, read this.

In the meantime, it is also full-steam ahead in terms of organising release parties around the world. So far we have 34 parties organised, which is awesome, but we need more, more, more! Organising a party is simple – find a place to hold it (a university room, pub, house, restaurant etc), promote it and have a great time. You can find a simple guide to how to get started here and when you make the big-party-love happen, add it to this page.

So, lets have a look at the current party list (details of venues and dates here):


  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Indiana
  • South Dakota
  • Georgia
  • Colorado
  • Michigan
  • Oregon


  • Quebec


  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Catalan Countries
  • Croatia (Zagreb)
  • Denmark (København)
  • Netherlands {nl}
  • Germany (Berlin)
  • Germany (Köln)
  • Serbia (Belgrade)
  • France (Paris)
  • France (Lille)
  • Ukraine (Kiev)


  • Adelaide
  • Sydney


  • Iran (Tehran)
  • Vietnam (Hanoi)
  • Thailand (Bangkok)

South America

  • Nicaragua
  • Venezuela
  • Costa Rica
  • Brazil (Recife)


  • Egypt (Cairo)

Lets make it happen folks – go and organise a party in your area and celebrate yet another Ubuntu release. :)

  • milisdad
  • Luis Villa’s Blog / on joe on patents

    […] top hit for ‘Novell patent policy‘ and ‘Red Hat patent policy.’ But hey, they throw good parties. […]

  • Ciaran

    Are you organising one for the West Midlands?

  • Jonathan

    OMG. Last night I had a nightmare where you sang the Locomotion!

    So if anyone complains about the title, it could’ve been worse. Much worse, trust me.

  • Vincent

    Belgium has three parties, in Hasselt, Brussels and Roeselare, and the one in the Netherlands is in Hilversum.

  • Vincent

    Oh, I just see there’s also a fourth one in Belgium, in Liège.

  • sufehmi

    Hi Jono, just to let you know that Indonesian LoCo will do GRP (Gutsy Release Party) in many cities (currently 9 cities confirmed, more is possible).

    The community is quite active here, for a partial list of its achievements just click here.

    See you at the parties !

  • ChrisM

    I think you’ll find it’s ‘paaaaaaar-tay’..

  • Sirrus

    I finally switched. Everything looks good, except for wifi – had to resort to using ndiswrapper, what a shame. Otherwise it’s nice and fast, and the new gnome is simply amazing.

  • Benjamin

    There is another one in France by the Provence Linux User Group in Marseille, see there

  • DennisVJ

    mmm Costa Rica and Nicaragua don`t belong to South America, they are in Central America . :roll: :mrgreen: