Just a quick reminded that my band Severed Fifth will be playing tonight at: Roosters Roadhouse, 1700 Clement Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 This is about a 5 – 10min cab ride from the Oakland Marriot hotel. Get down there for about 7.30pm to ensure you get your tickets as the show has sold out of [...]
Today we released the highly-anticipated Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release after a busy six month development cycle. The release is available in Desktop (see OMG! Ubuntu!’s great summary), Server, and Cloud Infrastructure form. You can also install the desktop easily from Windows by clicking here. I am hugely proud of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; I believe it [...]
Folks, I just wanted to let you know about an exciting new event that will be happening the same week as the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Oakland, California. Canonical in collaboration with Redmonk will be hosting The Ubuntu Cloud Summit; a one day event for both technology and business attendees interested in how open-source cloud [...]
Earlier today we announced Ubuntu on Android; the perfect combination of a phone that is powered by Android and when docked provides a full Ubuntu desktop experience. Not only that, but when plugged into a TV you also get the Ubuntu TV experience. All within one consistent and beautiful experience. I posted this news on [...]
Just a reminder…every Tuesday at 8am Pacific / 11am Eastern / 4pm UTC on #ubuntu-community-team on freenode IRC. Everyone runs through a a list of the work they have been doing over the last week and you can ask questions. Feel free to join us; everyone is welcome!
Today I had a call with another team at Canonical who were wanting to ask for guidance on (a) how to write good blog entries that people want to read and (b) how to regularly get into the habit of blogging and get more eyeballs on your posts. I thought this could be of general [...]
On Friday we had the first Google+ Hangout with the full Canonical Community team. To observe this important moment we all showed how happy we were: Sponsored by Colgate. L-R: Daniel Holbach, David Planella, Yours Truly, Jorge Castro, Michael Hall, and Nicholas Skaggs. Google Hangouts are awesome for team meetings.
I just wanted to provide a quick update on how the team is doing on our set of commitments in the 12.04 cycle. Feel free to ask questions in the comments. In terms of general team progress, this is how our burndown chart looks today: I asked each of the guys on the team to [...]
The Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) is the most important event in the Ubuntu calendar. It is where we get together to discuss, design, and plan the next version of Ubuntu; in this case the Ubuntu 12.10 release. The next UDS takes place at The Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, California, USA from the 7th – [...]
A little while back I mentioned that Nicholas Skaggs would be joining the Community Team at Canonical. Nick is now on board but is not an Ubuntu Member yet, so his blog is not appearing on Planet Ubuntu. On his blog he will be talking about improving our QA infrastructure and documentation, building out manual [...]