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More Information About Online Dash Search Privacy

Recently there has been some concerns about the privacy of the new feature we recently added to the dash in which it can query external resources to provide related results. I just wanted to follow up with some further details about how these searches are performed, the privacy protections that are put in place, and […]

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On The Recent Dash Improvements

In the last few days there has been some discussion in the community about some improvements that have been added to the dash in Ubuntu 12.10. I wanted to take a few minutes to share some thoughts about these improvements and some of the concerns raised. If you are anything like me, you are both […]

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Attending The Next UDS Remotely

I just wanted to let you folks know that unfortunately I won’t be joining you in person at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen in October. The timing of the event is too close for comfort to the due date for our first baby and the timing unfortunately means I can’t attend UDS without […]

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Opening Ubuntu Up To the World

Recently I have been working with David Planella and Michael Hall on my team around a new specification for empowering app developers to deliver their content in Ubuntu. This post provides some background information around this work and the problem it seeks to solve. Like many of you, I am hugely proud of the progress […]

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Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Now Open

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 13.04 release. The next UDS takes place at Bella Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark from the 29th Oct – 1st Nov. You […]

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Staring Into The Abyss: Some Thoughts

Last week Benjamin Otte shared some thoughts about GNOME that were pretty stark. It gathered some steam and hit Slashdot and this all happened the week GUADEC was taking place in A Coruña. I wasn’t at GUADEC but I can imagine there was some fervent discussion about the blog entry. The gist of Benjamin’s blog […]

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Forthcoming CLS/OSCON Schedule

On Friday I will be traveling to Portland, Oregon to run the Community Leadership Summit 2012 this weekend and then join OSCON the following week. While I will be dipping into some sessions and meeting folks at the two events, I also use these events as an opportunity to coordinate and schedule meetings while at […]

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Ask Me Anything

Just a quick note: today I did a Reddit Ask Me Anything, and there were a lot of questions that I answered that cover a range of different topics. You can read it all here.

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The Canonical Community Team

We had a new team photo taken. Thanks to Graham Binns! L-R: Jorge Castro, David Planella, Jono Bacon, Daniel Holbach, Nicholas Skaggs, Michael Hall.

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Oakland Ubuntu Folks: Severed Fifth Playing Tonight

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 […]

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