Archive › June, 2011

Help Make Ensemble Rock: Formulas Needed

For those of you who missed the news, Ensemble is the white-hot new cloud deployment technology from the Ubuntu project. To see it is action, check out this screencast from Ahmed. While Ensemble is awesome, it is only awesome with formulas to cover all the different deployment options in the archive (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, phpBB […]

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The Art of Community: Communicating Clearly

With many of you folks who read my blog having an active interest in participating or growing a community of some sort, I am re-printing some portions of my book, The Art of Community on my blog. I would feel guilty about doing this if it weren’t for the fact that the book is entirely […]

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Metal Free Software Song 2: This Time It’s Personal

Many moons ago, when computers were made out of oak and beige slacks, I recorded a heavy metal version of the Free Software Song that Richard Stallman cobbled together. When I recorded this song I didnt really have the right equipment to record a song, and consequently it sounded a bit rubbish. Richard and I […]

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Standard Ubuntu Gaming Platform: Sink Or Swim?

This post has nothing to do with Canonical, just one of my own hair-brained ideas. I was traveling into San Francisco the other day, and I had an idea I wanted to share. This is very much just an idea, and given I don’t have the time to work on it, I just wanted to […]

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Community Leadership Summit 2011

Not long now until the Community Leadership Summit 2011; an annual event designed to bring together community leaders and managers to share best practice, ideas, and solutions. The event is entirely free and takes place from 23rd – 24th July 2011 in Portland, Oregon. The event takes place the weekend immediately before OSCON in the […]

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Burnout Prevention Tutorial Session Tomorrow

Just a quick note that I will be delivering my Burnout: Detecting it, avoiding it, preventing it session online tomorrow, Thu 9th June 2011 at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 6pm UTC / 7pm / 8pm Europe. In the session I will discuss about the different stages and how you can prevent being at […]

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Unity Quality in Ubuntu 11.10: Help Make It Rock

On Thursday 28th April 2011 we released Ubuntu 11.04, the Natty Narwhal. It was a big release for us. It was the first desktop release that shipped Unity; our new desktop interface designed to bridge the chasm to get Ubuntu and the Free Software it encompasses to the masses. Unity in this release was very […]

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Better Community With Better Technology

One of the primary goals in the Ubuntu community is to encourage and inspire people to get involved in different parts of the project. Getting people involved typically requires a few key steps: Inspire – Get someone interested in joining the community. Provide Opportunities – Find something for them to do. Review – Review their […]

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New Lernid Release: Please Test

Just a quickie. John. S. Gruber (I assume the S stands for superstar), has just kicked out a new Lernid release, version 0.8.1. John is powering his way through the bug list and getting Lernid ship-shape ready for the six months of awesome coming up in the Ubuntu world. This screenshot doesn’t always drink beer, […]

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Cool Projects That Need Your Help

I just wanted to highlight a few awesome projects going on that are looking for help and could provide a rocking place to get involved for coders, testers, translators, docs writers and more. Of course there are many other projects that need help, but I just wanted to highlight these few near and dear to […]

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