Being among the first in a new community
June 20, 2016
It takes a special kind of people who enjoy being in the first in a new community. It’s a time when there’s a lot of empty canvas, wide landscapes to uncover, lots of dragons still on a map, I guess you already see what I mean. It takes some pioneer spirit to feel comfortable when the rules are not all figured out yet and stuff is still a bit harder than it should be.
What's happening at UbuCon Summit
January 13, 2016
I can’t wait for UbuCon Summit to start. The list of attendees is growing and with some of the folks it’s been ages since I met them in person the last time. For me that’s the number one reason to be there. Catching up with everyone will be great. The schedule for UbuCon Summit is looking fantastic as well. We have many many great talks and demos lined up from a really broad spectrum, there’s going to be much to learn about and there’s going to be more surprises coming up in the unconference part of UbuCon.
Another great Ubuntu release to be proud of!
October 22, 2015
This morning I chatted with Laura Czajkowski and we quickly figured out that wily is our 23rd Ubuntu release. Crazy in a way - 23 releases, who would’ve thought? But on the other hand, Ubuntu is a constant evolution of great stuff becoming even better. Even after 11 years of Ubuntu I can still easily get excited about what’s new in Ubuntu and what is getting better. If you have read any of my recent blog entries you will know that snappy and snapcraft are a combination too good to be true.
Shaping Ubuntu Snappy
April 30, 2015
Next week we are going to have another Ubuntu Online Summit (5-7 May 2015). This is (among many other things) a great time for you to get involved with, learn about and help shape Ubuntu Snappy. As I said in my last blog post I’m very impressed to see the general level of interest in Ubuntu Snappy given how new it is. It’ll be great to see who is joining the sessions and who is going to get involved.
Always something new...
January 30, 2015
What do Kinshasa, Omsk, Paris, Mexico City, Eugene, Denver, Tempe, Catonsville, Fairfax, Dania Beach, San Francisco and various places on the internet have in common? Right, they’re all participating in the Ubuntu Global Jam on the weekend of 6-8 February! See the full list of teams that are part of the event here. (Please add yours if you haven’t already.) What’s great about the event is that there are just two basic aims:
Summarising the last CC meeting
December 12, 2014
I’m very happy that folks took notes during and after the meeting to bring up their ideas, thoughts, concerns and plans. It got a bit unwieldy, so Elfy put up a pad which summarises it and is meant to discuss actions and proposals. Today we are going to have a meeting to discuss what’s on the “actions” pad. That’s why I thought it’d be handy to put together a bit of a summary of what people generally brought up.
Ubuntu Community Discussions distilled, in a hangout, in work items
December 10, 2014
It’s fantastic that a we have more discussion about where we want our community to go. We get ideas out of it, people communicate and get a common understanding of issues. Jono’s blog post and the ubuntu-community-team mailing list generated a lot of good stuff already. Last week we had an IRC meeting with the CC and discussed governance and leadership in there. We took quite a bit of notes, and Elfy set up a doc where we note down actions.
Long mailing list discussions
November 27, 2014
I’m very happy that the ubuntu-community-team mailing list is seeing lots of discussion right now. It shows how many people deeply care about the direction of Ubuntu’s community and have ideas for how to improve things. Looking back through the discussion of the last weeks, I can’t help but notice a few issues we are running into - issues all to common on open source project mailing lists. Maybe you all have some ideas on how we could improve the discussion?
Ubuntu Developer Summit coming up next week
August 22, 2013
The next Ubuntu Developer Summit is coming up next week (27-29 August 2013) and you can already see a nice set of topics coming together in Launchpad. The schedule will, as always, be available at summit.ubuntu.com. Jono Bacon and I are going to be track leads for the Community track, so I wanted to send out an invitation to get topics in, especially for bits concerning the Community track. If you are a team lead and had feedback from your team or you want to bring up a discussion topic where you are interested to help out with, check out our docs on how to submit a session for UDS.
What I'm looking forward to in Copenhagen
October 28, 2012
For me this Ubuntu Developer Summit (http://uds.ubuntu.com) is going to be very special. As always I look forward to meet all you great people again - it’s like meeting “the other party family” again. Ubuntu Development A number of development-related sessions are on my list as always and they are going to be very interesting. We are going to kick off with Ubuntu Development Videos, a session where we’ll discuss how to update our Ubuntu Development videos.
Ubuntu Community Charity Marathon: New challenge
October 4, 2012
So the Ubuntu Community Charity Marathon is in full swing and we are just getting into the 14th hour. We had a number of challenges posted already: Nick is going to write a manpage for Debian for every 5 donations he gets which have ‘Debian’ in the comment. Daniel is going to send patches to Debian for every donation with the word ‘Debian’. Jono is going to shave his beard off if he hits £3000.