Releasing Alphas and Betas without "freezing"

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Jun 21 19:35:54 UTC 2012

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 03:27:01 PM Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
> If I may speak for myself here, my goal is to encourage ubuntu as a 
> project to be a leader in open source in the realm of quality. It's what 
> I care about and I hope to be a part of making happen. My work at 
> Canonical aligns with that in a very harmonious way. In no way do I wish 
> to close out or marginalize flavors or other QA teams -- I trust my work 
> has shown this to be quite the opposite.
> A brief example for illustration; in the past I have personally helped 
> test some flavors images, and during the 'adopt an iso' campaign last 
> cycle, while I was campaigning to help ensure a quality iso for ubuntu, 
> I helped instruct people who wanted to test flavors images. This grows 
> the ubuntu community as a whole and is a positive thing for the project. 
> We have things in common and I encourage collaboration across flavors 
> and teams (ubuntu included!).
> In this example, the important distinction to make is that while I 
> helped test or encouraged others to test a flavors image, I won't claim 
> responsibility for assuring quality on that image or ensuring it gets 
> released. That of course is up to the flavors teams, and I would not 
> usurp management or responsibility away from those teams.My primary 
> focus is upon ubuntu and ensuring a healthy testing community which is 
> able to help assure quality for each ubuntu release. This helps everyone 
> who uses ubuntu in direct and indirect ways, including flavors. A 
> healthy ubuntu QA community makes for a healthier ubuntu community.

I agree and certainly appreciate your efforts to sustain and build QA effort 
across the Ubuntu project.  

Scott K

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