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Ubuntu In a Nutshell: App Upload Process

This article is part of a series of blog posts covering the many different areas of work going on in Ubuntu right now. See the introduction post here that links to all the articles. In this article I am going to discuss some improvements we making to significantly simply and speed up how app devs […]

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Ubuntu In a Nutshell Series

There is some really awesome work going on right now in Ubuntu, and much of it is fixing and resolving issues and bottlenecks that have been an issue in Ubuntu for many years. Not only are we building an awesome convergence platform and cloud orchestration story, but we are re-building much of the core foundations […]

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Mir Update and Testing Mir in Ubuntu 13.10

Some time ago we announced Mir; a thin, efficient, multi form-factor display server that will form the foundation of Ubuntu moving forward across desktops, phones, tablets, and TVs. Our goal has been clear that in Ubuntu 13.10 we will include Mir by default for cards that support it and fall back to X for cards […]

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Put the Ubuntu Edge Indigogo Widget on Your Website

A fantastic way of supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign is to embed the campaign widget into your website. It looks like this: It is as simple as pasting the following code into your site sidebar/widget/page: <iframe src=”” width=”224px” height=”486px” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe> Thanks!

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One Week In. Seven Million Dollars. Keep On Pledging!

One week ago today we kicked off the Ubuntu Edge Indigogo Campaign; a campaign to raise $32million using the crowd-funding site Indigogo to build the beautiful Ubuntu Edge device that can run Ubuntu Phone and Android and boot a full Ubuntu desktop running off the phone itself. Be sure to see ( This campaign is […]

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Ubuntu Edge: The Road To Making Crowd-Sourcing History

Ever since we announced the Ubuntu Edge campaign, we have seen a remarkable amount of interest in the campaign. Here are some highlights: T3 Techcrunch Techcrunch, BBC Jane Silber, Canonical CEO on CNBC Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Founder, doing a Reddit AMA The Telegraph I also strongly recommend you see Marques Brownlee’s video overview of Ubuntu […]

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12 Hours In, Nearly 10% Raised

We are about 12 hours into the Ubuntu Edge Indigogo Campaign and we are about to hit 10% of the full goal. Awesome. Be sure to go and support the campaign!

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Announcing the Ubuntu Edge

Last week many of you will have seen the teasers that were shared on As you can imagine, our community, the press, and others picked up on this with rampant curiosity of what was to come. I am delighted to see the news is now out there, and boy, is this exciting. In a […]

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Community Leadership Summit 2013 and OSCON Action

If you are going to be in Portland, Oregon in the next few weeks, I wanted to share some of the things I will be doing. If you want a meeting while I am at the Community Leadership Summit and OSCON, please get in touch and we can coordinate. Community Leadership Summit 2013 I founded […]

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Write a Charm, Win $10,000!

Many of you will be familiar with Juju, the powerful cloud orchestration platform we have been building. Ubuntu has become the most popular Operating System in the world for cloud deployments, and Juju brings a powerful orchestration platform with over 100 services ready to deploy. It enables you to build entire environments in the cloud […]

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