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Improving Community ‘Getting Involved’ Documentation

For quite some time now we have had some information about how to join the Ubuntu community at www.ubuntu.com/community. This documentation has traditionally been pretty limited, doesn’t really help get people started effectively, and doesn’t represent the humanity and personal nature of being part of the Ubuntu community. We want to change that in this […]

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On Richard Stallman and Ubuntu

This is a personal post and does not neccessarily represent the views of Canonical or the Ubuntu community. Today Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and Free Software Foundation wrote a critical post accusing Ubuntu of shipping spyware (which is referring to the online search capabilities of the Ubuntu dash). He goes on to […]

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The Art of Community Update

A few months ago the second edition of my book The Art of Community was released. You can buy the book in print or for your e-reader/tablet, or you download the Creative Commons licensed PDF. If you download the free PDF all I ask is that you put a review up somewhere online to help […]

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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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Ubuntu App Showdown: Gallery Of Progress

Last week the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest kicked off; a competition in which you lovely people have three weeks to create an awesome app that wows the judges on functionality, presentation/integration, innovation, usefulness, and quality. Up for grabs are System76 laptops and Nokia N9 phones as well as Ubuntu t-shirts and off course…the kudos and […]

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‘Download for Ubuntu’ Button Campaign

Applications, delivering awesome apps to our users, and making it easy for developers to create and deliver their apps, is going to be critical to success of Ubuntu. Fortunately there is a lot of work going on in this area, more of which I will elaborate on later this week. Part of this work is […]

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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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Help Needed! Ask Ubuntu Accomplishment Documentation

I have something rather cool to show you: This is a screenshot of Ubuntu Accomplishments with support for Ask Ubuntu badges. This means that when you get an Ask Ubuntu badge, you will see a notification bubble appear on your desktop, and you can see all of your Ask Ubuntu badges with the rest of […]

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Humble Indie Bundle in Ubuntu

We are delighted to announce that the Humble Indie Bundle, that was just announced will have all the games available in the Ubuntu Software Center running natively on Ubuntu. For the next few weeks you can go and donate whatever you like to buy Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, LIMBO, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP […]

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Ubuntu Accomplishments Web Gallery: Django Developers Needed!

Before we get started, I want to offer all of my American friends a thoughtful Memorial Day (I was going to say ‘happy’ memorial day, but there is nothing particularly ‘happy’ about the meaning behind the day). I hope you all have a nice day with family and/or friends. On an unrelated note, I just […]

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