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Tracking Ubuntu Community Issues

Recently Melissa wrote a post about how we track problems with community, and how she feels that blogging about community problems is a reasonable approach. As part of her post she says: Blogging about problems we see in our community should be seen as a good thing, not a bad thing. Why? Because this blogging […]

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VMWare: Rock and Roll

In a world where most companies would give their hind teeth to get your email address into their marketing database, it was refreshing to see this from VMWare: Thank you for your past interest in VMware. As part of our routine scheduled maintenance, we will be removing email addresses and associated subscription information from our […]

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Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Deadline Draws Near

Just a quick note to you lovely folks that the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase, a competition to have your audio, video or imagery included on millions of Ubuntu systems, has it’s deadline drawing near on 16th July 2009. If you know some creative types who you think would love the opportunity to have their art […]

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Learn How To Run a Jam

Recently we announced to epic Ubuntu Global Jam that is set to go down from 2nd – 4th Oct 2009. In this event hundreds of Ubuntu fans and contributors get together in their local area to work on Ubuntu, get to know each other and just have a big ‘ol barrel of fun. With the […]

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The Ubuntu Global Jam

In the last few cycles we have organized and run an event called the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam. The idea was simple: encourage our awesome global Ubuntu community to get together in the same room to find, triage and fix bugs. And they did, all over the world, as can be seen here. Well, at […]

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Art Of Community Reviews

Recently I have been sending the completed Art Of Community manuscript out to a number of people who are well respected in various communities to get there feedback on the completed book. Some of these quotes are here. Wow.

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Community Leadership Summit Update

A while back I announced the Community Leadership Summit 2009 in San Jose on the 18th and 19th July 2009. Well, I think it is time for lil’ update on what is shaping up to be a rocking event. The aim of the summit is get community managers, leaders and organizers together to discuss, debate […]

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The Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Kicks Off

Folks, we are back with another Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase! The Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase is an opportunity to bring the best of two great worlds together by showing off high quality Free Culture content in Ubuntu. At the heart of Ubuntu’s ethos is a belief in showcasing Free Software and Free Culture, and with […]

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Live Burnout Videocast

Recently I have been pointing my beady eye at the topic of burnout. My interest was originally sparked while researching content for The Art of Community, but I have also had something of a personal interest in it as I myself burned out a few years back. It sucked, and I felt compelled to confront […]

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Well, Hello

Oi oi folks. Well, hasn’t it been a while? It seems I have been on a little blogging hiatus recently, and I think the simple reason is that I have been writing a lot more than usual recently so my blogging tendencies have suffered from all the writing. Well, as I will share in a […]

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