Ubuntu Developer Summits Now Online and Every Three Months

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 27 01:10:21 UTC 2013

I think this is a terrible shame.  A virtual event will result in far
less focused sessions.  It will also remove the important community
bonding aspect of UDS.

An event with only a week's notice is pretty useless especially if it
clashes with significant dates like feature freeze.

Robbie blogged recently about removing non-LTS releases ("rolling
release").  I wonder if this three month UDS frequency is part of
that.  Removing non-LTS releases will remove a lot of what makes
Ubuntu a great community project, cadance has always been a hallmark
of Ubuntu.

These are probably good moves for Canonical's need to move to working
with businesses and keeping its bank balance healthy but they're very
bad moves for Ubuntu as a community project.


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