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Koala's LTS

Nov 10, 2009 by Joseph Reeves

I know that Karmic isn't a LTS release, and that this has very little, if not nothing at all, to do with Ubuntu usage within a modern corporation, but I couldn't help think of the OS I'm using when I read this news.

 Australia's koalas could be wiped out within 30 years unless urgent action is taken to halt a decline in population, according to researchers.

"They say development, climate change and bushfires have all combined to send the numbers of wild koalas plummeting". Chlamydia too is cited as a reason for the decline. After the linux.conf.au attendees supported the Tasmanian Devil earlier in the year, is it time for the Ubuntu community to get behind Koalas?

I'm not too sure what we could do to protect our fussy eater friends from development, climate change, bushfires and chlamydia, however, so if anyone has any good ideas, please post them in the comments.


Maybe Canonical could optionally charge some money on ship-it CDs or Ubuntu merchandising, and using that money to help (for six months) the animal of the current release. This could be done through some no-profit animal-care organization chosen by Canonical itself.

Posted by baxeico on November 11, 2009 at 05:21 PM GMT+00:00 #

That would be unfair for the jackalopes. Nobody did anything for them :P

Posted by Rafa MJ on November 11, 2009 at 06:55 PM GMT+00:00 #

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