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Community Leadership Summit 2012 Announced

Can’t see the video? Click here! Now in it’s fourth year, the Community Leadership Summit is the annual event for community managers and leaders, attracting over 200 attendees from all around the world and a diverse range of industries and projects. Be sure to join us the weekend before OSCON on the 14th – 15th […]

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Ubuntu 12.04 Accessibility Plans

Accessibility is a core value for Ubuntu and we have a wonderful Ubuntu Accessibility Team who are passionate about making Ubuntu a truly accessible platform for everyone. Recently the team have been putting the finishing touches on their plans for the 12.04 cycle and I just wanted to highlight some these plans and encourage those […]

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Google Tashout

Seen just now in a Google Hangout: Google, we salute you.

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Behind The Canonical Community Team

Our logo: a collection of horse parts creepily arranged to form an Ubuntu logo. One of the topics that we discussed at the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando was how my team, the Canonical Community Team at Canonical, can best serve our community. The team’s mandate is to build a fun, productive, and worthwhile […]

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Light Out Of Darkness

Tonight Erica and I went to a candlelight vigil in nearby Danville. The vigil was honouring the life of a Danville-born marine who was killed recently in Afghanistan. We joined Erica’s family there to mark our respects. We didn’t know him and we don’t know his family, but we felt like it was the right […]

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Canonical Community Team 12.04 Plans

With the Ubuntu Developer Summit now completed and the team back home and rested, I have been working with the horsemen to finalize, document, and define their focus in the 12.04 cycle. At the beginning of each cycle I usually announce the team’s plans for the forthcoming cycle (e.g. oneiric, natty, maverick, and lucid) with […]

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Canonical Community Team IRC Meeting

Just a quick reminder, tomorrow (Tues 22nd Nov 2011) we will be holding our usual weekly Canonical Community Team meeting at 8am Pacific / 11am Eastern / 4pm UK / 5pm Europe. The meeting takes place in #ubuntu-meeting on the freenode IRC network. You can also join our general IRC channel at #ubuntu-community-team. We hope […]

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The Ubuntu Commons

One of the most wonderful things about Open Source and collaborative community is that every community member participates in a commons; a shared area of community real-estate in which we can all contribute. As an example, with most small Open Source software projects, the commons is the code-base, the website, documentation, IRC channel, mailing list […]

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Ubuntu Appreciation Day

Today is Ubuntu Appreciation Day in which we share our thanks to people in our community for making Ubuntu great. At UDS we talked a lot about growing more of an appreciation culture in Ubuntu, and I love how today contributes to that goal. Unfortunately, picking people to thank from such a wealth of incredible […]

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Welcoming Our New Horseman: Michael Hall

I am delighted to announce that Michael Hall, also known as mhall119 on IRC will be joining the Canonical Community Team and working with our upstreams, with a particular focus on growing participation in Unity and other upstreams closely related to Ubuntu. Michael has a strong development background, has been involved in the Ubuntu community […]

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