Today’s Ubuntu News

I am sure that you have all seen the exciting news about the first partners to ship Ubuntu smart-phones. For those who haven’t seen it: 19th February 2014, London: Canonical today announces it has signed agreements with mobile device manufacturers bq ( (Spain) and Meizu (China) to bring Ubuntu smartphones to consumers globally. Canonical is […]

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Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 9 ‘The Starting Pitstop’ Is Out

Stuart Langridge, Jeremy Garcia, Bryan Lunduke, and myself wend our troublesome ways down the road of: We weigh in on the upstart/systemd brouhaha in Debian and discuss what happened, why it happened, and whether it was a good thing or not. Bryan reviews the Lenovo Miix 2 tablet and we get into the nitty gritty […]

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Forward Momentum in the Ubuntu App Developer Platform

Last week I was in Orlando sprinting with my team as well as the platform, SDK, and security teams and some desktop and design folks. As usual after a sprint, I have been slammed catching up with email, but I wanted to provide a summary of some work going that you can expect to see […]

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The Next Ubuntu Developer Summit: 11-13 March 2014

The Ubuntu Developer Summit is the primary place where we discuss, debate, and plan the future of Ubuntu. The entire event takes place online, is open and accessible to all, and every session is recorded so everyone can see how decisions are made. It is a useful, fun, and rewarding event to join. My apologies […]

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An Exciting Future

We are growing a world-class community and app developer eco-system, fuelled by Open Source and open collaboration. We are putting the core pieces in place and I am delighted to be working with such a wonderful team: (L-R) Daniel Holbach, Kyle Nitzsche, Michael Hall, This Guy, Nicholas Skaggs, Alan Pope, David Planella

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The Community Leadership Summit and Think Tank

As some of you will know, I founded the Community Leadership Summit that takes place in Portland, Oregon every year. The event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. Each year we discuss, debate and continue to refine the art […]

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New Bad Voltage Episode and Competition

Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 8 ‘We Don’t Need Roads’ is available now. In this show Jeremy Garcia, Stuart Langridge, Bryan Lunduke, and myself present an hour of talk about leafblowers, dust-resistant paper, fruitflies, and: Back to the Future II, the 1989 film, predicted a raft of technology for 2015. With only a year to […]

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Happy Birthday, Aq

Today (well technically the 30th) Stuart ‘Aq’ Langridge enters yet another decrepit year on his prolonged marathon of bothering us all. Not long now and he will be fully fossilized. I am not sure what an angry ginger fossil looks like, but I am pretty sure it is hilarious. I first met Aq in 1999 […]

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On Planet Ubuntu

Recently Randall did some research into what people want to see on Planet Ubuntu. This has been followed up by Stuart with a set of concerns. I agree with both of them. I think the gist of Randall’s view is that he would like to encourage more fun, interesting, and diverse Ubuntu-related content. I think […]

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On Accountability

Every so often I see a scenario play out that I find rather disappointing. It works like this: someone posts a topic to their blog that is critical or controversial. This person can either be a community member, commentator, employee or otherwise; it doesn’t matter who the person is. Then what happens is a series […]

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