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A Sexy Dawn of Ubuntu Branding

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Summary: An old audiocast contains interesting bits about the early days of Canonical (Ubuntu)

JEFF Waugh, who doesn't code but was one of Canonical's first employees, spoke to FLOSS Weekly a few years ago. Here is the direct link [MP3]. It has some fascinating bits and criticism of Novell, which has Google's Chris DiBona involved too. But here is an interesting part which merely starts an interesting conversation about Ubuntu marketing.



Jeff Waugh [15:59]: "What happened was, we've had some very... some of the very early initial meetings (when, you know, there were about 10 people) and Mark [Shuttleworth] showed this picture... and it was of a girl called Sabrina, or that's the name that he gave her. And it was a very [?] tone, Vaseline on the lens kind of shot, and it was a... a very beautiful shot, but it was with a girl with her face turned away but her breasts perfectly visible. And he saying to everyone, 'this is what I want the desktop to look like.'"

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