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Respect in Community Discussion and Debate

Recently there was yet another storm in a teacup that distracted us from creating and sharing Ubuntu and our flavors with others. I am not going to dive into the details of this particular incident…it has been exhaustively documented elsewhere…but at the heart of this case was a concern around the conduct in which some […]

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Getting the Ubuntu Advocacy Kit to 1.0

A while back I started a project called the Ubuntu Advocacy Kit. The goal is simple: create a single downloadable kit that provides all the information and materials you need to go out and help advocate Ubuntu and our flavors to others. The project lives here on Launchpad and is available in this daily PPA. […]

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Unity 8 Running on Mir on a Galaxy Nexus

Hot on the heels of my last post showing Unity 8 running on Mir on a Macbook Pro Retina, there were some folks who were curious about how well Unity and Mir work on a phone. Well, thanks to your friend and mine, Kevin Gunn, you can see a video of Unity 8 on Mir […]

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Video Demo of Unity 8 on Mir

Recently the Mir and Unity Next teams got Unity 8 up and running on Mir. Now, this work is still very early in development and neither Mir nor Unity Next are finished yet, but I reached out to Michael Zanetti, who is on the team, and asked him to put together a short video demo […]

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On Simplicity

As a pretty simple-minded person, I am a big fan of simplicity. The world is filled with too much complexity and too much detail. Many often feel the detail is necessary for particular outcomes or to solve particular problems. The lesson I have learned as I have gotten older though is that while the skill […]

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Ubuntu Developer Summit: This Week!

Just a quick note to remind everyone that our next Ubuntu Developer Summit is taking place this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and is open and available to everyone to participate. This is the event where we get together to discuss, debate, and plan the next three months of work. The event takes place […]

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Ubuntu 13.04 Released

Ubuntu 13.04, the Raring Ringtail, was released today. Go and download it for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and for our Chinese friends, download Ubuntu Kylin. You can find all the details of what is new in Ubuntu 13.04 on www.ubuntu.com. Ubuntu 13.04 is a fantastic release, and I just want to offer thanks to the many […]

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Ubuntu Touch Progress

Ubuntu is on an exciting journey, a journey of convergence. Our goal is to build a convergent Operating System that brings a uniformity of technology and experience across phones, tablets, desktops, and televisions, and smoothing the lines between those devices in terms of interoperability and access to content. It is a bold vision, but Ubuntu […]

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Community Leadership Summit, Training, and Talks

I just wanted to talk about a busy week of community management and leadership related content I will be involved in in July 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Community Leadership Summit 2013 The Community Leadership Summit is the primary annual event that brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are […]

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More Regular, Open, and Transparent Planning

Continuing with the work to refine and improve how we build Ubuntu in an open, transparent, and collaborative way, I want to take a few minutes to discuss some work going on to improve the regularity of our planning and the benefits this brings. Traditionally planning for Ubuntu has worked like this. We ship a […]

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