Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Re: Sunsetting Ubuntu Friendly

Hi Ara

It was actually a great idea, pity it didn't take off.

Thanks for all the work that you and the rest of the friendly team put
in to it!

-Jonathan

On 15/08/2013 11:16, Ara Pulido wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> On October 2011 we launched the beta of Ubuntu Friendly [1], with a
> clear goal: being the reference of systems that work well with Ubuntu,
> using the community to test their own laptops and desktops and submit
> results, using Checkbox [2], a tool that is currently available in
> Ubuntu Desktop by default.
>
> The success of the tool has been minimal, looking at usage statistics it
> is clear that people still relies a lot more on the certification list
> [3] when looking for systems that work well with Ubuntu.
>
> The cost of maintenance of Ubuntu Friendly's infrastructure is high, and
> cannot be justified looking at the current usage of Friendly. We have
> decided, therefore, to shut down the service. The service will be down
> on the 15th of September, and we have already add a warning message to
> the page that will be up until that date.
>
> The raw data Ubuntu Friendly is based on (Launchpad HW DB [4]) will
> still be up and running and your data will still be there after shutting
> down Ubuntu Friendly.
>
> We have added information with the process to the main UbuntuFriendly
> wiki page:
>
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFriendly
>
> Thanks,
> Ara.
>
> [1] https://friendly.ubuntu.com/
> [2] http://launchpad.net/checkbox
> [3] http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/
> [4] https://launchpad.net/~<your_lp_id>/+hwdb-submissions
>

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