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Party Time: Jaunty Style

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is that time of the year again – it is time to start organising your Ubuntu Release Party! This time for our friend, Ubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope. Every time we kick out a new version of Ubuntu we like to get together, celebrate the release and have […]

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Ubuntu Global Bug Jam Success!

Wow, what an incredible Ubuntu Global Bug Jam we had this weekend! Thanks to everyone who got involved. Safe to say, we not only beat the number of bugs touched last year, but we smashed it! Reports from the different events are still coming, but y’know, a picture shows a thousand words: Ubuntu Chicago – […]

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Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship

Hi everyone. Due to some wordpress quirks, I have announced the sponsorship process for the next UDS, but it has appeared in a post that was published yesterday. Don’t ask! For the benefit of planet readers so it doesn’t get buried in your feed, that post is here.

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Ubuntu Global Bug Jam: Here It Comes, Lets Make It Rock Hard

Alighty folks! The Ubuntu Global Bug Jam is almost upon us! From the 20th – 22nd February Ubuntu LoCo Teams from around the world get together to hammer the living daylights out of unsuspecting bugs in Ubuntu. This is not only (a) oodles of fun, but (b) really helps Ubuntu be a better system for […]

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Stick To ‘Em

This weekend I am heading over to Los Angeles for SCALE. In addition to speaking, attending the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam and generally catching up with people, I plan on hunting out some stickers to cover this bad boy with: Some of you will be familiar with how utterly plastered my previous laptop was. Now […]

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Announcing the Karmic Koala Ubuntu Developer Summit

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Karmic Koala, I am tickled pink to announce the details of the next Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place at Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona in Spain from Mon 25th May – Fri 29th May. The Ubuntu Developer Summit one of the most important events […]

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On Governance

While writing a chapter on governance for the Art Of Community, I kick off the chapter with the wonderful story of how Mike Basinger, a volunteer who has never worked for Canonical Ltd, has been able to serve on two of the most significant governance bodies in the Ubuntu community. I think the story itself […]

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Keeping Things In Perspective

Am I the only one who is getting a little tired of all the bickering over version control in the GNOME community? I was under the impression that GNOME is people, not GNOME is people (who argue over which way you skin a cat). Version control is important, and it is important for us to […]

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Week Off

Just a quick note to everyone, I am taking the following week off as holiday to write the Art Of Community. This is the second and last week I am taking off to work before I hit the writing deadline. I will be responding to email, but a little slower than usual.

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Ready To Jam?

Next weekend is the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam! This is the regular event in each release cycle in which LoCo teams from around the world get together to work on Ubuntu bugs: reporting, triaging, fixing and otherwise rocking Ubuntu. So far we really have an excellent global representation, with teams from all of the USA, […]

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