Releasing Alphas and Betas without "freezing"

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Jun 21 18:11:09 UTC 2012

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:14:05 PM Jono Bacon wrote:
> Well to be clear, Nick is one member of the Ubuntu community who is
> focused on testing. Other people are welcome to coordinate testing
> campaigns and get others interested and excited about testing, but
> Nick's focus is explicitly on the Ubuntu ISOs. Of course, if community
> members want to volunteer to help test the flavors then that is great.
> I don't think it is unreasonable for Canonical to focus its resources
> on Ubuntu as opposed to the flavors.

I'm crystal clear that the Canonical community team's QA effort is focused on 
trying to get the broader community to do QA on Canonical products.  I think 
that's quite unfortunate.  Rather than just trying to get free labor for 
Canonical, I would have hoped you wanted to make QA better for the entire 
Ubuntu project.

This is in marked contrast to Daniel Holbach's efforts (which I've been 
watching and appreciating, but not had much time to get involved with) to 
bring new blood into the Ubuntu development process.  He's pursing the kind of 
holistic approach I'd hope to see from your entire team.

Scott K

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