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Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements

Our community is at the heart of how we build Ubuntu. Recently there were some concerns expressed about some aspects of our community and I have been working with various community members and internally at Canonical to resolve some of these issues to make things smoother. I just wanted to summarize some updates: Regular, transparent […]

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Thoughts On Recent Community Concerns

Recently there has been some fire flowing about Canonical in the community. These concerns started off as sporadic at first and then we saw a small blog avalanche (blogalanche, if you will) as a number of folks piled onto the ride. I feel somewhat trapped in the middle of all of this. On one hand […]

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On Moving To An Online Ubuntu Developer Summit

Some of you may have seen the news about us transitioning to an online Ubuntu Developer Summit and running the event every three months. If you didn’t see the news, you can read it here. I just wanted to share my personal perspective on this change. For a long time now I have been attending […]

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Five Ubuntu Touch Facts

A few days ago we announced Ubuntu for Tablets; the next piece on our wider Ubuntu convergence story. The tablet joins the Phone, TV, Ubuntu for Android, and the Desktop. See an excellent hands-on video review of the current developer build from Engadget. Today the source and images for Ubuntu for Phones and Tablets (collectively […]

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This Week’s Video Q&A

After missing my weekly live Ubuntu and Community Management video Q&A last week due to exhibiting at CES, I will be doing this week’s live video Q&A on Monday 14th January 2013 (tomorrow) at 7pm UTC (click here for the time in your location). The day is different this week as I need to join […]

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VPSs, Ubuntu, and Juju

Recently I had a bit of a nightmarish experience that we might be able to transition into an opportunity. Let me share it with you. For many years now I have been running my personal website at The site is nothing special, just my blog and some other content, and I have been running […]

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Ubuntu Desktop Core on 32GB Nexus 7 Tablets

As many of you will know, there is a lot of work going on to get the core Ubuntu Desktop running on the Nexus 7 tablet. Thus far we have focused on the 8GB and 16GB tablets, but now the 32GB Nexus 7 can be used too. This tablet is available for around $299 if […]

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LoCo Teams, Communication, and Community

It has been interesting listening into the UDS sessions remotely (find out how to join remotely here) this week. While I wish I could join more sessions (unfortunately the timezone difference is pretty brutal) there have been a number of key topics and themes discussed this week, of which a few in particular have caught […]

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Ubuntu Core On The Nexus 7

A core goal for Ubuntu 13.04 is to get Ubuntu running on a Nexus 7 tablet. To be clear, this is not going to be a tablet Unity interface running on the 8/16GB Nexus 7, but instead will focus on getting the current Ubuntu Desktop running on the Nexus so that we can ensure pieces […]

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The Genesis Of Free Software Projects

Regarding Mark’s post about participating in private projects, I just wanted to weigh in on a few things. First, let’s take a look at how Ubuntu is developed today. Like other Linux distributions, we take a range of upstream components and assemble them together into an integrated system. Throughout this integration work our community actively […]

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