Announcement: Xubuntu Meeting, March 26th @ 7:00pm UTC

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at
Sun Mar 16 14:10:51 UTC 2008

Hello Everyone,

 As you may or may not be aware, the Xubuntu project has unfortunately been
dealing with some difficult challenges as of late in regards to consensus on
Xubuntu's direction, focus, and vision. After a recent disagreement over
package inclusion and seed changes, several key contributors have become so
frustrated that they have decided to withhold contributing to the Xubuntu
project for the time being. With Xubuntu already suffering from a lack of
manpower, this new situation will undoubtly (as already seen by some)
seriously affect the quality of the Xubuntu distribution. After meeting with
Jono, I'd like to call a meeting on March 26th, 2008 at 7pm (1900) UTC in
#ubuntu-meeting which will be chaired by Jono himself. The goal of this
meeting is to define a mission statement for Xubuntu, establish core
objectives, and develop a strategy to accomplish what we've set out in the
hope of resolving the conflict that currently afflicts the Xubuntu project.
Jono and I believe that once the Xubuntu definition has been arrived at and
more definitive procedures and policies have been adopted, Xubuntu will once
again be able to grow healthily.

 I encourage everyone with an interest in the Xubuntu project to come and
participate. Although we may not be able to arrive at 100% consensus
(something we all know is very difficult to come by), we will be able to
finally bring some tough questions that have plagued Xubuntu for sometime to
a close. If you're a MOTU-hopeful, MOTU, or core-dev who has been thinking
about contributing to the Xubuntu project, now is an excellent time to do
so. If you're one of the frustrated parties, I hope you you're able to make
the meeting - I'd like to take a shot at addressing your issues.

 If you have any comments, questions, tips/suggestions, or concerns then
please feel free to contact me either via e-mail or IRC (cody-somerville or

 Thank you,

Cody Somerville
Acting Xubuntu Lead

Cody A.W. Somerville
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