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Re: Ubuntu startup sound for 14.04 LTS
first I think you are doing a great thing by helping our Ubuntu community.
This lifts the contributions received by Ubuntu to a whole new level. When
even professional musicians / composer take their time to contribute to
this great project.
To your request:
I and many many more think a new start-up sound is required. There was an
official contest for it for the 12.04 LTS release but never made it into
It was quite anyway and the sounds weren't that pretty in my opinion.
But maybe Callum Pringle (callum.pringle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) or Nick Tait (
nick.tait@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) can give you more information about what happend
and where to submit you work.
Besides the start-up sound I believe that wie could also profit Form some
beautiful ringtones for the upcoming Ubuntu for phones release (late
October). So if you like to contribute even more there's a good start.
Since musical contributions to Ubuntu are quite unusual and might take a
while there's always another route:
Make the music, upload them somewhere, notify us on this mailinglist and
let the community post your links on Google+ and Facebook. If interest is
big enough (and I belive so, espesially because you're famous) your
request/contribution will get heard quite fast.
But only if they fit the Ubuntu spirit ;-)
Am 10.09.2013 19:24 schrieb "Sam Hulick" <samh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hey Rick!
> To be clear, I'm a composer, not a sound designer, so when I say "startup
> sounds," I'm thinking something musical. I'll leave the UI sounds and other
> alert sounds to someone more capable. Unless of course, they all take a
> musical route. :)
> I could just whip up some stuff and submit it (to whom, I wouldn't know).
> I'm looking for a more official channel, as in, someone who could take the
> work I've done, say "yes, this will do" and then officially make it part of
> 14.04 LTS. What is that process like?
> On 09/10/2013 12:18 PM, Rick Spencer wrote:
>> Hi Sam,
>> I'm sure there are all sorts of things that would benefit from sound
>> design. From apps to the system sounds like start up sounds.
>> Ubuntu is open to all sorts of contributors. Hopping on a mailing list
>> is a great start. Essentially, you are asking to join the Ubuntu
>> Community. Which is great, because it's open to anyone. Here's a link
>> for getting started with the Ubuntu Community:
>> Check out especially the community structure and Code of Conduct parts.
>> Cheers, Rick
>> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Sam Hulick <samh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> My name is Sam Hulick, and I've been writing music for ten years
>>> professionally, and longer than that experimentally. ;) I'm most known
>>> my work on the Mass Effect video game trilogy, but have several other
>>> credits as well as some film work (most recently a PBS documentary).
>>> As it happens, I'm also a huge Ubuntu fan (writing right now from a
>>> S431 running 13.04!). I'd love to contribute a new startup sound (or
>>> to be included in 14.04 LTS. If anyone could put me in touch with the
>>> person, I'd appreciate it!
>>> Sam Hulick
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