June 22, 2007

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Community News

The last weeks in Ubuntu’s Development community have been absolutely awesome. The Ubuntu Development family is growing and growing.

Lots of good stuff is happening in the MOTU team:

  * Our MOTU Wiki General [Emmet Hikory](https://launchpad.net/~persia) has worked his way through the whole MOTU wiki namespace and came up with what he modestly calls ["some review notes"](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/WikiCleanUp/SomeReviewNotes). Together with our new [MOTU Wiki Guidelines](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/WikiCleanUp/) I'm sure we'll make good progress at making more sense out of the MOTU Wiki. If you want to help out, talk to persia or me, dholbach, on IRC and we'll get our [working list](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/WikiCleanUp/WorkList) cleaned up in no time.
  * Good news from the MOTU Documentation department. New [MOTU Recipes](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Recipes) have been flowing in the last days. If you never looked into packaging before, these recipes will get you from zero to hero in just a few minutes time. Once you've played with the basic tools for a bit, it'll be easy to get started on [helping out](http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/TODO).
  * MOTU Events!

    * **NEXT MOTU MEETING**: June 29, 2007 at 11:00 UTC ([details](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Meetings))
    * **NEXT Universe HUG Day**: June 23, 2007 ([details](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/UniverseHugDay))
    * **NEXT Q&A Sessions**: July 28, 2007 at 0:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC (#ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net)

The Derivatives team just

  * announced its new [mailing list](https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-derivatives).
  * announced the [next meeting](https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-derivatives/2007-June/000003.html).
  * asked for participation in Derivatives [Brainstorming](https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-derivatives/2007-June/000006.html) - this is your chance as a member of a Derivative to shape the forms of collaboration.

Lots of exciting stuff going on in the BugSquad and BugHelper team too…

  * the next [HUG DAY](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay)  is already being planned,
  * [BugHelper](http://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugHelper) now knows about the new [bug statuses](https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-bugsquad/2007-June/000559.html)
  * [Markus Korn](https://launchpad.net/~thekorn) is doing some kick ass work on [refactoring](https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugHelper/Dev/python-launchpad-bugs/API_changes) the [python-launchpad-bugs](http://code.launchpad.net/python-launchpad-bugs) API
  * more and more teams are using bughelper to get automatic [bughelper reports](http://daniel.holba.ch/bugs/) created.

The Desktop team has been working very very hard and new contributors are shaping up very nicely. New Desktop Team Interviews are in the pipeline too.

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