Hindsight Is Almost 20/20

Recently a friend of mine asked me to contribute to a free book that collates together the experiences of various people involved in Open Source. She asked me to write about what I would tell myself ‘if I knew what I know today’. I was pretty intrigued by...

Community Leadership Summit 2011

The Community Leadership Summit 2011 is the third incarnation of the popular free event designed to bring together community leaders and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. It takes place from...

Congratulations on GNOME 3!

I am about to head out to the Linux Collaboration Summit, so I won’t be online when GNOME 3 hits the tubes in a few hours, so I just wanted to offer my congratulations in advance to the GNOME 3 team for their wonderful achievement in delivering GNOME 3. As many...

ShipIt Discontinued, Long Live LoCo Teams

Today it was announced that ShipIt, the free CD service that Canonical has been running since the inception of Ubuntu will be discontinued. I know some LoCo Teams may be worried about this, so I wanted to clarify some details right away. Why? – a few reasons....

Natty In The Final Stretch: A Retrospective

This is a personal post and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of my employer, Canonical. Wow, what a cycle the Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal one has been. When we set out on this mission back in October 2010 there were uncertain waters ahead of us. We...