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 in the Ubuntu calendar and at it we discuss, debate and design the next version of Ubuntu. We bring together the entire Canonical development team and sponsor a large number of community members across the wide range of areas in which people contribute to Ubuntu. This includes packaging, translations, documentation, testing, LoCo teams and more. UDS is an incredible experience, filled with smart and enthusiastic people, fast paced and exhausting, but incredibly gratifying to be part of the process that builds the next Ubuntu.

For every UDS, Canonical sponsors a number of community members to attend the event. We are looking for those who want to bring some real insight and expertise in their area of Ubuntu, be it development or community governance. If you feel you could offer this but can’t afford to cover your expenses of attending, you should apply for sponsorship.

How To Request Sponsorship

Luckily, requesting your sponsorship is pretty simple, and we a simple system to handle sponsorship requests. To apply for sponsorship, just follow these simple steps:

  • Go to summit.ubuntu.com and log in with OpenID. When you have logged in, click the Request Sponsorship link.
  • On the first page, add your location and use the About yourself box to tell us why you should be sponsored and tell us about your work on Ubuntu – here you should tell us your vital stats – tell us your 5-A-Day numbers, your work on the sponsorship queue, what you have uploaded, which teams you are in, your LoCo involvement, documentation you have written, any translation work and other work that you have been involved in. When you have done this, click the Next button.
  • On the final page, answer the questions and then click Finish to finish your sponsorship request.

All done. :)

Everyone should get their sponsorship requests in by Wed 4th March 2009 to be considered. Good luck!

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  • http://ethana4.blogspot.com ethana2

    Karmic Koala?

  • http://ethana4.blogspot.com ethana2

    Whoa.. Interesting.

  • http://launchpad.com Alexandre Strube

    Jono, I’m a little bit away for the past two years from the community (a phd, a marriage and a heart attack are more than excuse), but now I live in Barcelona. I can host one person in my house, if necessary. Just let me know, ok?

  • http://portallinux.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/ubuntu-910-karmic-koala/ Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” « Portal Linux

    [...] highlight of each release cycle. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager has more details at http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/02/19/announcing-the-karmic-koala-ubuntu-developer-summit/ including sponsorship for heavily-contributing community [...]

  • http://bloc.eurion.net/archives/2009/ubuntu-910-karmic-koala/ Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala « Eurion · RainCT’s Blog

    [...] una altre banda, en Jono Bacon revela que la següent trobada de desenvolupadors de l’Ubuntu (Ubuntu Developer Summit, UDS) tindrà [...]

  • Zac

    Karmic Koala – I love it…bring it on!

  • http://cmcgames.blogspot.com Landeel

    Wow! This is great!

  • Habib

    karmic koala i liek :D

  • http://nabinkm.com dai

    I would love to, but I have not contributed anything. But I love Ubuntu. Period.

    All the best!

  • http://catatanpinguin.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/introducing-the-karmic-koala-our-mascot-for-ubuntu-910/ Introducing the karmic koala, our mascot for ubuntu 9.10 « Catatan Pinguin

    [...] highlight of each release cycle. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager has more details at http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/02/19/announcing-the-karmic-koala-ubuntu-developer-summit/ including sponsorship for heavily-contributing community [...]

  • http://atraktif.com Andika Kameswara

    Karmic Koala, a charming name.

    Ubuntu Developer Summit is a nice event but it’s far away from my hometown. Waiting an online report.

    Good luck

  • http://ihackintosh.com KingofSwing

    Waiting fot october ’09

  • http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-910-next-version-is-named-karmic-koala.html Ubuntu 9.10 (Next Version) is named Karmic Koala — Ubuntu Geek

    [...] Planning for the Karmic release will take place at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) which will take place in Barcelona in May. For additional details about the event, check out Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon’s blog entry [...]

  • Julio

    Love the name, same as person above.

  • http://br-linux.org/2009/ubuntu-910-karmic-koala-tera-foco-em-cloud-computing-e-usabilidade/ Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala terá foco em cloud computing e usabilidade

    [...] Vale o lembrete que contribuidores podem requisitar que a Canonical pague suas despesas para comparecer ao UDS. Mais detalhes sobre o processo aqui.” [...]

  • hardware

    The netbook Remix could came like default in the Ubuntu desktop version because is simple and easy to use, the philosophy of Ubuntu.

  • http://www.rlhc.net/blog/2009/02/21/fridgeubuntucom-ubuntu-910-karmic-koala/ fridge.ubuntu.com : Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala | Rich on Linux and FOSS!

    [...] highlight of each release cycle. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager has more details at http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/02/19/announcing-the-karmic-koala-ubuntu-developer-summit/ including sponsorship for heavily-contributing community [...]

  • TenPlus1

    Am looking forward to seeing Karmic Koala in October…

  • http://www.ubikwiti.com/blog/?p=320 Ubuntu in The Cloud | Ubikwiti – Blog

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  • Zenwalker

    You guys are really rocking in this Open World. Keep up. I am sure kinky koala (ya i like that name ;) ) brings much surprises and takes ubuntu to a new level.

  • http://allforlinux.com/2009/02/ubuntu-910-codename-released/ Ubuntu 9.10 Codename released! | AllForLinux.com

    [...] highlight of each release cycle. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager has more details at http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/02/19/announcing-the-karmic-koala-ubuntu-developer-summit/ including sponsorship for heavily-contributing community [...]

  • http://informaticlife.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/prime-parole-su-ubuntu-910-karmic-koala/ Prime parole su Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” « Informatic Life

    [...] Informazioni sull’Ubuntu Developer Summit:jonobacon.com [...]

  • http://knome.fi/ knome

    Woohoo for UDS!

    I’m waiting for the Bacon community sessions already.

    Now if I only got sponsored.

  • http://www.tecnologicmania.net/blog/2009/02/ubuntu-910-karmic-koala-coming-soon/ TecnologicMania » Blog Archive » Ubuntu 9.10 – Karmic Koala; Coming soon…..

    [...] dettagli saranno resi noti durante il prossimo Ubuntu Developer Summit che si terrà dal 25 al 29 Maggio a [...]

  • http://www.batchass.fr batchass

    And the next is Lazy Lama !

  • http://bhftw.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/shuttleworth-apresenta-o-ubuntu-910-karmic-koala/ Shuttleworth apresenta o Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala « Big Hand Users blog

    [...] de cada ciclo de lançamento. Jono Bason, o Ubuntu Community Manager tem mais detalhes em http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/02/19/announcing-the-karmic-koala-ubuntu-developer-summit/, incluindo patrocínios, para ajudar os membros da [...]

  • http://aolin.site50.net/wordpress/2009/02/23/ubuntu-910-sera-karmic-koala/ UBUNTU 9.10 SERA KARMIC KOALA | aOliN.Tk

    [...] highlight of each release cycle. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager has more details at http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/02/19/announcing-the-karmic-koala-ubuntu-developer-summit/ including sponsorship for heavily-contributing community [...]

  • Matt

    lol@Karmic Koala

    Too many laughs for one day.

  • http://flamerobin.org mariuz

    I hope that a lot of Romanians will be there , seems that our LoCo team is moving to attend the event

  • Fennec

    Hi there !

    Mr. Shuttleworth I guess is from South Africa, and the new mascot is from Australia “Koala” !!!???. I don’t know why they choose that name that’s my question !?. Usually it’s always an animal from Africa, not from Australia !?. It was better if he called the new release Fennec :) who represent the African continent. And the Fennec is more cut and more smart then the Koala :). I’m suggestion you a list of African animals. Dromedary Camel, Gray Parrot, The noble African Elephant…etc. And they are all smart :). Nor, stay at South Africa, there is a big choice of animals. I give an example like the African Penguins is from South Africa and lot of people don’t know that there is Penguins in Africa, but they know that a Koala is from Australia.:)

  • http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/03/03/uds-karmic-sponsorship-closes-soon/ UDS Karmic Sponsorship Closes Soon! | jonobacon@home

    [...] All the deliciously juicy details are right here. [...]

  • Drew K.

    Not a member but a long time user animals are universal (untamed) the name just rhymes Ubuntu means Karma we are are all one every thing is connected been using linux from the start thank you for Ubuntu Karma get it(play on words)lol

  • Chris

    I think that they should go with Rasta colors. Green, Red, Yellow. It’d be a better color scheme than Brown.

  • http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com Mackenzie

    It isn’t usually all African animals…since when are drakes (ie ducks) African? I see ‘em all the time in the rivers of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Hedgehogs? Badgers? Fawns? Those are all midwest-USA type animals.

  • Silvio

    España. Espectacular! :)

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  • faz

    hi… i lov ubuntu but m too far away – what are my options of attending this

  • http://www.somgnu.cat/recull-1652009/ Recull – 16/5/2009 | SomGNU

    [...] més, la trobada de desenvolupadors d’Ubuntu es farà a Barcelona del 25 al 29 de maig, al Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, on es parlarà de les principals línies de la nova [...]

  • http://www.lczajkowski.com/2009/05/17/busy-times-ahead/ Czajkowski » Blog Archive » Busy times ahead

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  • http://chicodj.wordpress.com/2009/02/22/mark-shuttleworth-announcement-on-ubuntu-9-10-aka-karmic-koala/ Mark Shuttleworth announcement on Ubuntu 9.10 aka Karmic Koala « chicodj

    [...] highlight of each release cycle. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager has more details at http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/02/19/announcing-the-karmic-koala-ubuntu-developer-summit/ including sponsorship for heavily-contributing community [...]

  • http://www.master-gift.ru George

    Very interesting… thanks.

  • http://google.com Castro Reyes

    Probé Ubuntu 9.04 y es excelente mejor que Windows, estoy ansioso por el nuevo Ubuntu 9.10, soy de lo que pienso que hay que agregar más belleza al escritorio

  • http://zakloni.kk5.org ZAKLONI

    I am very interesting to have the new ubuntu edition that is may help to more better open source OS in the world

    ZAKLONI

  • kgaipal

    cmon cmon …. i m eagerly waiting for new one…… !!!

  • http://susenj.wordpress.com neeraj sinha

    seems nice..! when is it coming?

  • http://about-new-blogger.blogspot.com Fahad

    That sounds interesting thanks for sharing Cheers

  • Muhammad Ali Siddiqui

    I am eagerly waiting for it. Come out come out where ever you are.

  • Adam

    Are you just not very bright? The names go in alphabetical order. Intrepid Ibix, Jaunty Jackalope, Karmic Koala. IJK, see alphabetical order. The next name will start with an L. And they also have to contain alliteration. Come on work with us here and stop with the eating of the paint chips.

  • http://www.bectrade.com/ Bec Trade

    Great, I am waiting for the beta release.

  • Dave Lay

    I hope someone is addressing the current UBUNTU problem with web cams. It was dispiriting to have to revert to XP for my UV camera to record video and sound.

  • Naf

    I am very surprised to see the 9.10 with Grub2 and full of problems in dual boot … I hope that solve this problem but for now I hold my beautiful jaunty.

  • ownvels

    Very Use full Options in ubuntu 9.10

    All Options Xp Related This Release

    Thanks me

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    [...] Konzept folgt. Welche GUI-Features wir genau in Karmic erwarten dürfen, wird sich auf dem im Mai stattfindenden Ubuntu Developer-Congress in Barcelona [...]