Free Art of Community Book For Approved Ubuntu LoCo Teams

Recently I announced my brand spanking new book The Art of Community and so far the reception has been fantastic! Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the news about the book – continue to do your good thang! :-)

Well, I am a firm believer that you should look after your own family, and I am a member of the awesome Ubuntu family, so I have managed to swing a sweet deal with O’Reilly, the publishers of the book, to send all approved USA based teams a free printed copy of the book and all other approved teams a free electronic copy of the book. While we wish we could send all approved teams across the world a free printed copy, O’Reilly are only able to cater to USA based teams right now. Damn economy.

To keep this as simple as possible, you can request your book by following these steps:

  1. The team contact shown on our LoCo Team List (and only the team contact) should send me an email to jono AT ubuntu DOT com with the subject line Free Art of Community Book For LoCo Team (be sure to type this subject line exactly as here or it may slip through the net). In your email include all the following details:
    • Your full name.
    • Which team you are from.
    • Your full address (including zip/postal code, region and country).
    • Your phone number, including country and area code.
  2. I will assess whether you will receive a print or electronic edition.
  3. A few weeks after the deadline you should receive your edition of The Art of Community, for free!

A few notes:

  • Only approved teams are eligible for the free copies of the book.
  • Only the team contact for each team (shown on this page) can make the request for the book.
  • There is a limit of one copy of each book per approved team.
  • O’Reilly will kindly cover postage, but not any import tax or other shipping fees.
  • When you have the book, it is up to you what you do with it. We recommend you share it between members of the team. LoCo Leaders: please don’t hog it for yourselves! I would also really appreciate if you write a review of the book on your nearest Amazon website. :-)
  • The deadline for getting your requests in Wed 2nd September 2009.

Make sure you get your requests in by the deadline, anything after that will be sent to the bit bucket. :-)

If you have any questions or queries, feel free to drop me an email. :-)

All in all a pretty sweet deal, methinks. Enjoy!

  • Jono Bacon (jonobacon) ‘s status on Thursday, 20-Aug-09 23:42:42 UTC –
  • aim

    That’s might be a cool book. Are you going to make it available in some other languages than English?

  • jay

    if it’s good it will make it onto the torrent sites. as a poor college student i’ll be waiting 😉

  • zenwalker


    Waiting for a copy in India.. Hopefully it arrives soon..


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    thx Jono, I hope that LoCo out of USA will have a hard copy of this book soon :) like official books :

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  • Fahad

    That sounds great thanks for sharing

  • shahriar

    hi Juno

    I’m a member of Bangladeshi Team (referred to as Ubuntu Bangladesh or Ubuntu-bd)

    our team contact person Russell John is out of town and can’t get hold of him.

    The real question:

    a) will the electronic version of the book still be available after the deadline passes on September 2?


    b) is there any provision to get the electronic mail other than the contact person?

    in case you need to know something about me here is my wiki page:

    and launchpad link:

    any pointer/suggestion would be great.. hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care

    (ps: if you think I should not have contacted you even after you specifically said none other than contact person should email you then sorry in advance, just let me know that its not appropriate, I won’t do it again).

  • shahriar

    oops… sorry I got excited. just talked with Russell John. he will email you.. sorry for barging like that… hope you ignore the whole episode…

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