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The Art Of Community

Today I am proud as punch to announce the Art Of Community. A while back I was approached by Andy Oram, a senior editor at O’Reilly to write a definitive book about how to grow, build and energise a community. This book will be called the Art Of Community. The book covers a wide range […]

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Winning Formula

I just want to say a big well done! to our friends in the Ubuntu Forums for bagging the Best Support Resource in the Linux Format awards in issue LXF115. The forums community managed to beat the mighty Google. Pretty impressive stuff! All of us in the Ubuntu community are so proud of the excellent […]

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You Don’t See This Very Often…

Something I discovered while looking at the Bolt Thrower website a little while back. I had to share it: All I can say is “Wow”.

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Good People. Great Teams.

A while back I asked you to all re-connect with the Ubuntu ethos. I asked for your stories of how you define your Ubuntu ethos, and there were some wonderful responses. Thank you everyone. Ethos is important. Critical in fact. It is the glue that will bind us through the turbulent years ahead as we […]

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Open Source and Open Learning

Years ago when I was at OpenAdvantage, I worked closely with a group called Access To Recycled Technology. Formed by two salt-of-the-earth students called Steve and Vinnie, they secured what they referred to as “access space” in Birmingham. It was basically a decent sized room that they used to fill with old, discarded computers. They […]

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DJ Westby In The Hall

I am pleased to announce that James Westby is the new Featured Contributor on the Ubuntu Hall Of Fame. We already knew that James rocked the house with his Ubuntu work, but the new Nominate somebody! feature in the Hall Of Fame generated a number of requests for James. So, it seemed only right that […]

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I Invented Twitter

Well kind of…in a way…possibly…OK, not at all. The other day I was digging through some old articles that I wrote. To my amusement, I saw a reference to a little program I hacked up once when I was involved as a KDE developer. I had totally forgotten about it, and I figured it would […]

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The Unknown Life Of Józef

I just want to share with you all a little story that is both sad yet inspiring at the same time. Have any of you heard of Józef Stawinoga? No? Thought not. On the Wolverhampton ring road there used to be a tent erected on a grass verge between two lanes. Although few knew anything […]

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