Well, its out, thats right – Ubuntu 7.04, the Feistiest of Feisty Fawns is currently being slammed down the net into peoples computers. Go get your lovely Ubuntu goodness here.

Firstly, I want to thank everyone involved in this release. This has been my first full release cycle since I started work at Canonical, and its been a blast, and very, very satisfying. Thanks to our incredible community and my incredible co-workers – it really has been a team effort at every step of the way. The Ubuntu community is the greatest free software community in the world. I have no doubt about this.

To celebrate, I have two exciting announcements, so plug yourself in and get read for a fun few weeks to augment the kick-ass Feisty release…

Ubuntu Open Week is back!

All next week, Ubuntu Open Week will be back, filling the week with over 40 IRC tutorial sessions covering many aspects of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio, and covering subjects such as packaging, patching packages, marketing, LoCo teams, Launchpad, the desktop team and much, much more. Each of these sessions is delivered by leaders in the Ubuntu community, there to share their experience and knowledge.

We also have some Q+As planned with Mark Shuttleworth and I will be there on tap in some sessions too. The last Ubuntu Open Week was a blast, and this one is going to be incredible. 🙂

Go and see the Ubuntu Open Week website!

The Funky Feisty Competition

Want to celebrate the Feisty release in style, have some fun and possibly win some great prizes as well? Well, you need to read on…this is going to be fun. 🙂

The competition is open to both individuals and teams. For individuals:

The task is simple – upload a picture of yourself with a logo from one of the Ubuntu family of distributions that has had a Feisty release.

Be inventive! How about a picture of you in front of a famous landmark? Maybe be in the fancy dress of a well known Ubuntu contributor? Use your imagination – the most interesting pictures win!

In this competition the first prize wins $500USD, signed Feisty CD by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu t-shirt, Ubuntu book and the runner-up wins $250, Ubuntu t-shirt, Ubuntu book so get snapping!

And for groups:

The task is simple – upload a picture of your group recreating one of the logos from the Ubuntu family of distributions that has had a Feisty release.

Be inventive! Why not recreate the Ubuntu logo with a number of people laid on a large playing field? Why not recreate the Kubuntu logo with playing cards? Why not recreate the Edubuntu logo with school books? Use your imagination – the most interesting pictures win!

In this competition the first prize wins $500USD, signed Feisty CD by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu t-shirt, Ubuntu book and the runner-up wins $250, Ubuntu t-shirt, Ubuntu book so get snapping!

Go and see The Funky Feisty Competition website to see how to get involved!

Spread the word!

So, its fun times ahead. Community folks…blog and spread the news about both the Ubuntu Open Week and The Funky Feisty Competition and lets see what we can do. 🙂

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