Kubuntu Status Update
david.wonderly at kubuntu.org
Tue Apr 24 01:26:13 UTC 2012
Greetings to the wonderful Kubuntu Community!
I just wanted to drop some updates so that you guys know what is going on.
I've been seeing a lot of questions about the status and future of Kubuntu.
I wanted to take some time today and give you guys the updates and information
we have so far.
I'm not going to repost the same text that I have make from my blog, 
reading it may answer some of the questions that you have. I will try and
answer some of the common questions I have recieved so far.
Q: How will this effect the 12.04 LTS and other future LTS releases?
A: As of right now, it is not going to effect the 12.04 LTS. The Kubuntu
Council  released a statement on the Kubuntu Website  to help assure
everyone that 12.04 will be a 5 year LTS. We have no plans to stop providing
Q: Who is Blue Systems?
A: While the details of who is paying for Blue Systems is not widly known here
is how it effects the Kubuntu Project. As mentioned in my post, we now have two
developers who are being paid to work on KDE and in turn, Kubuntu full time.
Part of the deal
with Blue Systems is that Kubuntu will remain a Community Run project.
Q: Are we going to fork Kubuntu.
A: Simple answer, no. We will still remain the KDE flavor of Ubuntu.
Q: Okay, so if you are not forking, why is there talk about a name change?
A: The name change conversations stems from the Ubuntu TM policy.  There is
a vision for the future of Kubuntu where the TM policies might constrain
things we want to do with Kubuntu. We are working with Canonical to see what
we can do and at the same time there are those of us int he Council and
community who are preparing for a possible name change if it is needed.
If you have other questions, please, do not hesitate to email me or, talk to
me in IRC. You can find me in #kubuntu-offtopic on the FreeNode network as
Darkwing. You can either highlight me or, PM me and if I am not there, leave
me your email address and I will do my best to get an answer to you.
Thank you for staying with us as Kubuntu continues to grow. You are the reason
why people have stepped forward to provide for the Kubuntu project.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.
E-Mail: david.wonderly at kubuntu.org
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