Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #94

John Crawford johnc4510 at cox.net
Sun Jun 8 22:36:11 BST 2008

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #94 for the week June 1st 
- June 7th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Global Bug Jam, New 
Members, Newly Approved LoCos, Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix 
at Computex, Kubuntu Specs in Full, Ubuntu at OSCON, Ubuntu Server 
receives positive reviews, Mobile devices driving Ubuntu-Shuttleworth, 
Ubuntu UK podcast #7, Acer bets big on Linux, and much, much more!

== UWN Translations ==

* Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of 
linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the 
information you need.


== In This Issue ==

* Ubuntu Global Bug Jam!
* New Members
* Newly Approved LoCos
* Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex
* Kubuntu Specs in Full
* Learn about Ubuntu at OSCON
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo News
* Technical Update
* Launchpad News
* Forums News
* In the Press & Blogosphere
* In Other News
* Meeting Summaries
* Upcoming Meetings & Events
* Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Ubuntu Global Bug Jam! ===

Friday August 8th to Sun August 10th 2008 has been designated as the 
very first Ubuntu Global Bug Jam. What is the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam? Put 
simply, it is a world-wide online and face-to-face event to get people 
to fix Ubuntu bugs. The idea is to get as many people online fixing 
bugs, having a great time, and making their contribution for free 
software. It's going to be a great opportunity to not only contribute to 
Ubuntu, but to also get together with other Ubuntu fans to make a 
difference, either via your LoCo team, your LUG, other free software 
group. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GlobalBugJam

If you are in a LoCo Team, the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam it a great 
opportunity to get together and have a physical bug-jam. To get started 
there is a Running a Bug Jam guide 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RunningBugJam, which offers some helpful advice 
for getting your jam organised. 

=== New Members ===

==== The EMEA(Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Board ====

There was a small invasion from IRC land, three excellent IRC helpers
and operators applied for membership and now Matt Darcy, Miia Ranta and
Benjamin Rubin are now all Ubuntu members.
* Matt Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MattDarcy LP: 
* Miia Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Myrtti LP: 
* Benjamin Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BenjaminRubin LP: 

Continuing the stream of Italian members we saw in the last meeting,
Riccardo Coccioli has been approved as member, he has done good work on
the Italian forums. Fellow Italian Devid Filoni is active both in the
Italian locoteam and as a MOTU hopeful and now also Ubuntu member.
* Riccardo Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Volans LP: 
* Devid Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevidFiloni LP: 

Jad Madi has been rocking hard in Jordan, promoting Ubuntu on the Jordan
University and many other places.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Syntux
LP: https://launchpad.net/~jad

Natacha Menjibar is one of the heroes of the Spanish Ubuntu community,
working hard in documentation, forums and more.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/kelp
LP: https://launchpad.net/~kelp

Vojtěch Trefný is a core contributor of the Czech Lo``Co``Team and has
also managed to collect over 36000 karma points answering questions on
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Vojt%C4%9BchTrefn%C3%BD
LP: https://launchpad.net/~vojtech.trefny

Sayak Banerjee is an active contributor to the forums who has impressed
the forum members and staff with his positive and welcoming attitude.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Dave701
LP: http://launchpad.net/~sayakb

Nicolas Barceret is Ubuntu Server Product Manager at Canonical and is
working hard to make Ubuntu the #1 choice for servers.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NicolasBarcet
LP: https://launchpad.net/~nijaba

The EMEA board is happy to welcome aboard these excellent members! Our
next meeting will be on June 10, 18:00 UTC. 

==== The Americas (North & South America) Board ====

Laudeci Oliveira (Pretto) has been involved with Open Source and the 
Brazilian Ubuntu community
since May 2005 working on projects such as APTon``CD and translations.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Pretto
LP: https://launchpad.net/~laudeci

Chris Gregan (cgregan) is the Ubuntu Mobile QA Engineer at Canonical 
since March 2008. He has 10
years of software QA/Testing experience and now works full-time for 
Mobile Solutions Group.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/cgregan
LP: https://launchpad.net/~cgregan

Andrew Walton (awalton) is an Ubuntu and GNOME hacker from Kentucky 
(USA) who has worked on
documenting of GIO, implemented the gvfsd-network in GVFS, and is also an
active member of both the Ubuntu Kentucky Lo``Co and the GNOME Foundation.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Awalton
LP: https://launchpad.net/~awalton

Norman Garcia Aguilar (n0rman) is the team leader of the Ubuntu 
Nicaragua LoCo team spending a lot of time supporting and advocating 
Ubuntu at many of the local conferences as well
as having been involved with quite a few television, newspaper, and radio
interviews where he represented the Ubuntu community.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/norm
LP: https://launchpad.net/~naguilarg

Kurt von Finck (mneptok) is a Senior Ubuntu Systems Support Analyst for 
Canonical as well as a long standing member of the Ubuntu community. 
Kurt also spends some of his free
time not only working on Ubuntu, but also volunteering as a system
administrator for the GNOME Foundation, which he is also a member of.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KurtvonFinck
LP: https://launchpad.net/~mneptok

Nick Ellery (nickellery) is an Ubuntu contributor in many areas of the 
community. Currently you will
find Nick working with the Ubuntu Documentation Project, the Launchpad
Documentation Team, translations, answer tracking, bug triaging, and more.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Cloudfx
LP: https://launchpad.net/~nick.ellery

LaRoza is the Ubuntu Forums master! With more than 10,000 posts, all of 
are technical in nature, LaRoza is noted as one of the most outstanding 
moderators in recent time. LaRoza spends time helping forum members with
anything from typing in Ubuntu all the way to hard-core hacking with various
programming languages, as well as helping to test Intrepid through its
development cycle.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaRoza
LP: https://launchpad.net/~laroza

Bodhi Zazen (bodhi) started out with Linux by learning from Ubuntu and 
started contributing
back to the community by helping in the forums, founding the Montana 
(USA) LoCo
team, creating excellent documentation, and more.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BodhiZazen
LP: https://launchpad.net/~bodhi.zazen

Michael Garrido (Xander21c) has been an Ubuntu user since the days of 
Dapper and now spends time
with the Ubuntu Peru Lo``Co team where he is the website co-admin, a 
mailing list
moderator, and the master of printing. Michael has worked on getting 
and other materials printed and provided to his local community.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/xander21c
LP: https://launchpad.net/~xander21c

Mike Rushton (leftyfb) is a member of the Massachusetts (USA) LoCo team 
where he helps run and
manage the team, it's events, and it's meetings. Mike has started many 
within the LoCo arena as well as started and managed many events. And 
just when
you didn't think Mike was hardcore enough, he went out and got Tux tattooed
right on his arm. Don't believe us, look at his wiki page!
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/leftyfb
LP: https://launchpad.net/~leftyfb

Brandon Perry (brandonperry) has been working hard trying to get the 
Dallas-Fort Worth LoCo team up
and running as well as working with other members of the LoCo community in
Texas (USA). Brandon spends time working on projects such as OCAM and the
ClamAV LiveCD.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BrandonPerry
LP: https://launchpad.net/~bperry-volatile

Martin Kossick (hacktick) is a worldwide contributor to Ubuntu having 
been productive working with
both the Ubuntu Brasil and the Ubuntu German LoCo teams. Soon he will be
heading back to Germany where he plans on increasing his activity with the
community and working hard to become a hard-core Ubuntu hacker.
Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mkossick
LP: https://launchpad.net/~hacktick

The Americas board is happy to welcome aboard these excellent members! 
Please check our wiki page for the next meeting. 

=== Newly Approved LoCos ===

El Salvador - The Ubuntu El Salvador LoCo Team was founded in November 
2006. The team is part of the Central American Ubuntu LoCo Team Project, 
and they are most active in local educational projects in collaboration 
with the Ministry of Education of El Salvador. The projects are intended 
to teach school children and teachers the use of FOSS, specifically 

Perú - The Ubuntu Peru LoCo Team was founded in September 2006. The team 
has been most active in installfests, free software festivals, Ubuntu 
demos, local CD distribution, and Peruvian LoCo Council which is the 
governing body of their community. ["PeruvianTeam/ApprovalApplication"]

Arizona - The Arizona LoCo Team was founded in April 2007. They are most 
active organizing Ubuntu release and installfest parties, and 
collaborating with state LUGs to promote open source alternatives in 
Arizona. Future projects for 2008 include a open source conference in 
Phoenix ["ArizonaTeam/ApprovalApplication"]

Ecuador - The Ecuador LoCo Team was founded in July 2007. They have been 
most active in national events held by local Open Source and Free 
Software movements in Ecuador, community awareness, and translations of 
the UWN into Spanish. They hope to further their advocacy by reaching 
out to local schools and education centers. 

=== Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex ===

Computex, Taiwan June 3, 2008: Canonical, the commercial sponsor of 
Ubuntu, today announced that it will be demonstrating a reworked desktop 
image of Ubuntu built specifically for a new category of portable 
Internet-centric devices – netbooks. These affordable, power-efficient, 
small screen devices, based on the ground breaking low-power 
micro-architecture of the Intel® Atom™ processor, and Remix will allow 
consumers to enjoy email, instant messaging, Internet surfing and 
on-line access to photos, videos or music with an affordable, reliable 
device. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is built to provide a superb user 
experience leveraging Ubuntu's reputation for delivering operating 
systems that 'just work' in the desktop environment. Remix is based on 
the standard Ubuntu Desktop Edition but with a launcher that allows 
users to get on-line more quickly and have faster access to their 
favourite applications. Canonical is already working with a number of 
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver the software into the 
market on devices later in 2008. http://www.ubuntu.com/news/netbook-remix

=== Kubuntu Specs in Full ===

The Ubuntu Developers Summit finished a week ago in Prague. Unlike 
conferences, summits have written output in the form of specifications 
which form the basis for work on Kubuntu for the next six months. You 
can find the ones for Kubuntu's Intrepid at this wiki page: 

* Individual workups can be found at the links below

* Kubuntu Release Schedule: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuReleaseSchedule
* Kubuntu Intrepid Version(KDE4 by default): 
* Kubuntu Tools to Port: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuIntrepidKDE4Porting
* Kubuntu Intrepid Council: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuIntrepidCouncil
* Kubuntu File Sharing: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuFilesharing
* Kubuntu Intrepid Website: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuIntrepidWebsite
* Kubuntu Intrepid Defaults: 

=== Learn about Ubuntu at OSCON ===

OSCON is the Open Source Convention. Now in its tenth year, OSCON 
returns to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon July 21-25, 
2008, bringing together over 2500 experts, visionaries, and hackers in 
the trenches to explore all that open source has to offer. 2008 promises 
interesting developments in Linux, Java, Web, and open source 
infrastructure. OSCON will have tracks for Linux, PHP, Perl, Python, 
Ruby, Java, Mobile, Databases, Desktop Applications, Web Applications, 
Administration, Security, People, Business, and Emerging Topics. This 
year's OSCON has a wealth of Ubuntu information including how to improve 
your development practices, integrate Ubuntu with Active Directory, reap 
the benefits of virtualization and of course, the latest tips and 
tricks. Get information on registration, visit the OSCON website or see 
the long list of Ubuntu related presentations by visiting this link: 

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

* Open (46794) -235 # over last week
* Critical (32) +/-0 # over last week
* Unconfirmed (23257) -101 # over last week
* Unassigned (37400) -24 # over last week
* All bugs ever reported (188094) +1335 # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, 
please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

=== Translation Stats Hardy ===

This is the top 5, not specific languages, so the languages might change 
week to week.

* Spanish (13692)
* French (39239)
* English (United Kingdom) (49693)
* Swedish (52914)
* Brazilian Portuguese (61000)

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron," see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/

== LoCo News ==

=== Government Award for Ubuntu Indonesia ===

The Indonesian Government honored Ubuntu Indonesia with an award for 
spreading the open source movement in Indonesia. The award ceremony took 
place during IGOS(Indonesia Go Open Source) Summit 2. Presenting the 
award to Ubuntu Indonesia was Mr. Muhammad Nuh, The Minister of 
Communication and Information Technology of The Republic of Indonesia. 
Great work Ubuntu Indonesia! 

=== Michigan LoCo Bug Jam - Summer 2008 ===

When and where is the Michigan Bug Jam? It is Monday June 9th at 6:30pm 
at the Main branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library. The team will 
be in a conference room with free wifi available to library card 
holders. People without local library cards can sign up for one in 5 
minutes, but if you are planning on doing that, please try to show up a 
little bit early. Directions and links to how you should prepare can be 
found by following the link. Join the team and have a great time while 
doing you part for Ubuntu. 

== Technical Update ==

=== Developer Response to Idea 2978 - ATI (now AMD) video card drivers 
that actually work ===

Ubuntu X.org maintainer Bryce Harrington responds to Brainstorm Idea 
2978: Brainstorm 2978 and its comments detail problems with the level of 
support and quality of available open and proprietary drivers for 
AMD/ATI hardware. The desire is to have Canonical work more closely with 
AMD/ATI engineers to change this situation. The short answer is this: 
AMD/ATI engineers have recently started working with Canonical on both 
-fglrx and -ati issues, and I anticipate seeing significant improvements 
in this driver for Intrepid. The full response is much more detailed and 
can be found here: http://blog.qa.ubuntu.com/node/10

=== Developer response to Idea 322 - Better monitor support and 
configuration tools ===

Ubuntu X.org maintainer Bryce Harrington responds to Brainstorm idea 
322: Configuring X has been a long standing issue in Linux, and there's 
still room to improve. Brainstorm 322 and its comments touch on a bunch 
of (partly unrelated) problems: mis-detecting monitor resolution/refresh 
rates, supporting new hardware (and upcoming USB monitors), binary 
driver issues, Importing Windows .inf/.icc files, and multi-monitor 
configuration/detection; multi-card support. Xorg upstream's vision is 
that no configuration should be needed. In the vast bulk of cases, the 
hardware reports its capabilities and xserver can set things up 
properly. This is a very good vision, and in fact something like 90-95% 
of the time it holds true. Yet, there is still that last 5-10% or so 
that causes our problems. The full response is much more detailed and 
can be found here: http://blog.qa.ubuntu.com/node/9

== Launchpad News ==

The Launchpad Podcast, which records on Wednesdays, is always looking 
for user questions. If you have some, please submit them to 
feedback at launchpad.net.

Archived editions of launchpod can always be found here: 

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Ubuntu Forums Interview ===

slavik is from Ukraine, and currently lives in New York City, where he 
is a graduate student and a junior system administrator in the college’s 
library. Interestingly, his journey outside the Windows world started 
with FreeBSD and Lindows, then Breezy. He never looked back and is now 
fully running Ubuntu (with other OSes in VMWare). 

=== Tutorial of the Week ===

Laptop owners (and some desktop users, perhaps) might be interested in 
this week's tutorial standout: "How To: Undervolt your notebook CPU for 
longer battery life," by Ares Drake.
The tutorial is geared toward newer machines, and walks you gently 
through the process of testing an undervolt and setting up your system 
properly. On top of that it's a clean and easy-to-follow thread, and one 
that's visually appealing as well. Nice work! 

See you in a week!

== In The Press ==

* Mobile devices driving Ubuntu: Shuttleworth - Touch-oriented 
applications and faster boot times are among the features developers are 
working on for the next version of Ubuntu, says chief Mark Shuttleworth. 
Speaking on the ZA Tech Show podcast [1] about plans for Ubuntu 8.10, 
the Ubuntu CEO said that the “big driver", not just for Ubuntu, but 
generally, is the buzz around sub-notebooks. “Some of the things we’re 
doing is to make the interface more touch-oriented, and making 
applications fit better in smaller resolutions. Boot time is also a huge 
priority in the mobile space so a lot of work has gone into accelerating 
the boot process and cutting down on boot time.” 
http://www.tectonic.co.za/?p=2467 [1]Podcast: 

* Desktop Linux face-off: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Fedora 9 - The latest version 
of Ubuntu, 8.04 (aka Hardy Heron, or just Hardy for short), builds 
strongly on the foundation laid by its predecessors. From the get-go, 
the Hardy Heron experience is smooth. Ubuntu has matured to the point 
where it can focus on refining its feature set rather than massively 
reworking its elements in each new version. Ubuntu 8.0.4 offers a level 
of functionality comparable to that of Mac OS and Windows, from delivery 
to installation to daily use. Unfortunately, the ties that bind all 
Linux distributions — primarily a lack of support for major Windows and 
Mac based business, design, and gaming applications — still hold Ubuntu 
back from mass popularity. For users with such moderate computing needs 
as Web browsing, e-mail, and basic document creation, however, Hardy is 
a compelling option. 

* Goin' Mobile (With Ubuntu) - A new version of Ubuntu, "Netbook Remix", 
sports a feature set and a slimmed-down footprint specifically for the 
emerging micro-notebook market. Right now this version is little more 
than an announcement, a way to entice OEMs into getting onboard early. 
However, given the surge of attention devoted to Linux on portable 
devices of all kinds, they're likely to sit up and take notice. Ubuntu's 
one of the few Linux distributions that has anything remotely 
approaching household-name recognition, so an "Ubuntu Powered" sticker 
ought to turn the right heads. 

* Ubuntu offers Remix, a lighter Linux for mobile users - To keep up 
with the growing popularity of the recent wave of small, low-cost, 
flash-drive-equipped, wireless "netbook" computers, Ubuntu has announced 
a specially modified version of the Linux operating designed to run on 
such machines. Called Ubuntu Linux Remix, the new operating system will 
be aimed at hardware manufacturers that are building netbooks for the 
consumer market. Ubuntu Linux Remix is built to be compatible with Intel 
Corp.'s new Atom processors, which are miniaturized, low-power CPUs that 
can be used in smaller netbook chassis. Netbooks equipped with Intel 
Atom CPUs and Ubuntu Linux Remix are expected to be on retailer's 
shelves within six months, at prices estimated at $300 to $500. A key 
difference with Remix from the standard desktop Ubuntu is the inclusion 
of a "launcher" that allows users to start the machines and get online 

* Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix(+screenshot) - Although Remix 
hasn't been released yet in its entirety, the source code is already 
available for several core components of the unique user interface. Ryan 
Paul managed to put the pieces together and get a working Netbook Remix 
desktop environment running on a regular Ubuntu 8.04 system. The 
implementation is quite ingenious in many ways, but there are still 
places where it feels a bit clunky. The project is clearly early in its 
development. Canonical is positioning itself to take the lead on 
software in the subnotebook market, but a big piece of the puzzle is 
still absent: customers. Although Canonical is working closely with 
Intel on reference designs, there is no word yet about potential 
commercial adopters. Regardless of whether it gets picked up by hardware 
makers like Asus, it is sure to be a big hit with Ubuntu's fans. 

* Pondering Ubuntu 8.04 - Make no mistake about it: Emmett Dulaney 
thinks Ubuntu is the best Linux distribution for the 
corporate/institutional desktop available. The Ubuntu 8.04 release is 
notable in that it's the first Long Term Support (LTS) release in a 
while (about two years). But aside from this distinction, there's 
nothing else that makes this release truly stand out -- leading Emmett 
to wonder whether it was released to meet an actual need or to simply 
prove that something new can come out every six months. In contrast, 
8.10, which will be released at the end of October, actually looks like 
it will have some new and noteworthy components. While the code for 8.10 
is a long way from freeze, expected in that release are two key items: A 
new desktop, and a focus on "pervasive internet access. If you have 
never used Ubuntu in your environment before, and are contemplating 
doing so, you'll find that 8.04 is as good an implementation as you can 
choose (as was 7.10). 

== In The Blogosphere ==

* Ubuntu Hardy Heron steps in to make Linux a proper desktop alternative 
to Windows - Making the jump from Windows to Ubuntu should not be a 
problem for the normal office bound PC user. In fact it may make your 
work easier. It is special in terms of the cost saving aspect and the 
fact that the reasons to pay for Windows are becoming less and less. It 
can do everything Windows can do. Ubuntu makes sense from a Linux 
desktop perspective. Mark and friends have made something truly useful 
for the ordinary desktop user. Should you give it a try? Yes, it is the 
best desktop Linux distribution so far. 

* What about Ubuntu? - The software runs great. Installs are as easy as 
a couple of clicks, and damn-near everything on it is customizable. The 
problem with it lies in the compatibility. Wine, a windows compatibility 
layer for running windows programs, is just shy of it’s first actual 
release candidate…RC-1. Most games run on it now, and even some of the 
intensive ones are in platinum status. The other problem with Ubuntu, is 
that it isn’t Microsoft or Apple, and thus there aren’t any Linux 
stores. How can a store cater to all the different distributions? It 
can’t. Yes, Linux is free software. Yes, it’s came a LONG way from a 
command-prompt interface for installing and running programs. But it’s 
just not mainstream enough. 

* Ubuntu Disappointment - One thing Christian Schaller has ranted about 
multiple times over the years is how Linux distributions have failed to 
provide their content in Ogg format. Especially when the content is 
targeted at Linux users. Jono Bacon's blog recently offered Ubuntu MOTU 
videos, but only available in the proprietary Flash format. For a 
distribution which likes to drape itself so loudly in the colors of 
community and freedom, this is a huge let down. After talking with Jono, 
it turns out they do plan on making Ogg’s available in the future. While 
kicking Ubuntu here, it wasn’t really about them specifically, but the 
fact that even though the tools have gotten quite good and widespread 
over the last few years in terms of creating Ogg’s, the open source or 
free software community is still rather lackluster in its willingness to 
try to help push the free formats. 

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Server receives positive reviews ===

Ubuntu isn’t just for desktops. Behind the scenes, corporate IT managers 
have put Ubuntu to work on servers. chunter set out to find some IT pros 
who could talk about Ubuntu Server. He asked, “Who’s using Ubuntu?” in a 
Search Enterprise Linux newsletter. He got both positive and 
not-so-positive responses to his inquiry. Follow the link for all the 
details on what IT managers had to say. 

=== Ubuntu UK podcast: Episode #7 - Do Not Disturb ===

Alan Pope, Dave Walker, Tony Whitmore and Ciemon Dunville present the 
seventh episode of the Ubuntu UK Podcast.

In this episode:

* Discussion:
* An interview with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon about FOSS Camp 
and UDS.
* An interview with the Wubi guy, Agostino Russo..
* Learning to program in Python.
* An interview with Cory Kontros from Ubuntu Studio.
* Competition results!
* The winner of the trivia competition is announced. We’ll send them a 
coupon for the Canonical Store to spend on whatever they want! We’ll 
have another competition in Episode 8.

Get Ubuntu UK Podcast #7 at: 

=== Acer bets big on Linux ===

Acer has stated that it will be pushing Linux aggressively on its 
laptops and netbooks.. The company is already heavily promoting Linux 
for its low cost ultra-portable netbook range out later this year, but 
senior staff have said that Acer will also push Linux on its laptops. 
According to Gianpiero Morbello, vice president of marketing and brand 
at Acer: "We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft. They have 
a lot of power and it is going to be difficult, but we will be working 
hard to develop the Linux market." Acer sees two big advantages to using 
Linux on computers: operation and cost. 

== Meeting Summaries ==

Ubuntu Technical Board meeting, 2008-06-03

=== Ubuntu Core Developer application from Till Kamppeter ===

The MOTU council recommended Till Kamppeter for membership in the core
development team:


In the course of the interview, it was agreed that more limited access
privileges would be sufficient and appropriate for Till to continue his work
on printing in Ubuntu.

launchpad does not yet provide this type of fine-grained access control, but
it is expected in the near future. As such, the board resolved to grant
Till membership in ubuntu-core-dev, to be transitioned to the new mechanism
once it becomes available. In the meantime, Till agreed to voluntarily
limit his use of ubuntu-core-dev privileges to the relevant set of packages
(to be agreed with the board separately).

=== Ubuntu Core Developer application from Jamie Strandboge ===

The MOTU council recommended Jamie Strandboge for membership in the core
development team:


The board approved Jamie's application and welcomed him to the core
development team.

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, June 9, 2008 ===

==== Michigan LoCo Bug Jam ====

* Start: 10:30 UTC
* End: 23:59 UTC
* Location: Clinton-Macomb Public Library
* Agenda: 

=== Tuesday, June 10-2008 ===

==== Asia and Oceania Ubuntu Membership Approval Board Meeting ====

* Start: 11:00 UTC
* End: 12:30 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: Agenda: 

==== Server Team Meeting ====

* Start: 15:00 UTC
* End: 16:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

=== Wednesday, June 11, 2008 ===

==== Platform Team Meeting ====

* Start: 06:00 UTC
* End: 07:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: Not Listed as of Publication

==== QA Team Meeting ====

* Start: 17:00 UTC
* End: 18:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

==== Server Team Meeting ====

* Start: 21:00 UTC
* End: 22:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

=== Thursday, June 12, 2008 ===

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

* Start: 13:00 UTC
* End: 14:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

=== Friday, June 13, 2008 ===

==== Ubuntu-ni Translation Sprint ====

* Start: 15:00 UTC
* End: 22:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-ni
* Agenda: Not Listed as of Publication

==== MOTU Meeting ====

* Start: 20:00 UTC
* End: 21:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Meetings

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.04, 7.10, and 8.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

* [USN-614-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities - 
* [USN-615-1] Evolution vulnerabilities - 

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

* langpack-locales - 
* clamav_0.92.1~dfsg2-1.1~dapper2 - 
* linux-meta - 
* evolution_2.6.1-0ubuntu7.4 - 

=== Ubuntu 7.04 Updates ===

* tzdata 2008c-0ubuntu0.7.04 - 
* avscan 3.2.2-openssl-1build1~feisty2 - 
* clamcour 0.2.2-1.2+feisty2 - 
* clamtk_3.08-1ubuntu1~feisty2 - 
* dansguardian - 
* gurlchecker_0.10.2-1~feisty2 - 
* havp_0.86-1build1~feisty2 - 
* klamav_0.42-0ubuntu5~feisty2 - 
* php-clamavlib_0.13-1ubuntu1~feisty2 - 
* python-clamav 0.4.0-1build1~feisty3 - 
* sylpheed-claws-gtk2_2.6.0-1.1ubuntu1.1+feisty2 - 
* sylpheed-claws_1.0.5-5.1ubuntu0.1+feisty2 - 
* pyclamd 0.1.1-0ubuntu1~feisty2 - 
* clamav_0.92.1~dfsg2-1.1~feisty2 - 
* evolution_2.10.1-0ubuntu2.4 - 

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

* tzdata 2008c-0ubuntu0.7.10 - 
* gnome-schedule 1.0.0-2ubuntu1 - 
* avscan 3.2.2-openssl-1build1~gutsy2 - 
* clamcour, clamcour 0.2.2-1.2+gutsy2 - 
* clamtk_3.08-1ubuntu1~gutsy2 - 
* claws-mail_2.10.0-3ubuntu3+gutsy2 - 
* dansguardian - 
* gurlchecker_0.10.2-1~gutsy2 - 
* havp_0.86-1build1~gutsy2 - 
* klamav_0.42-0ubuntu5~gutsy2 - 
* php-clamavlib_0.13-1ubuntu1~gutsy2 - 
* python-clamav 0.4.0-1build1~gutsy3 - 
* pyclamd 0.1.1-0ubuntu1~gutsy2 - 
* clamav_0.92.1~dfsg2-1.1~gutsy2 - 
* evolution_2.12.1-0ubuntu1.3 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

* initramfs-tools 0.85eubuntu39.1 - 
* xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.2.1-1ubuntu13.4 - 
* oem-config 1.37.1 - 
* gfxboot-theme-ubuntu 0.5.21 - 
* linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-18.16 - 
* linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 - 
* linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-18.26 - 
* xulrunner-1.9 1.9 - 
* pm-utils 0.99.2-3ubuntu10 - 
* gnome-desktop 1:2.22.2-0ubuntu3 - 
* mythplugins 0.21.0+fixes16838-0ubuntu2.1 - 
* mythbuntu-control-centre 0.28-0ubuntu1~hardy2 - 
* plucker 1.8-24ubuntu0.1 - 
* opencryptoki 2.2.5+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1 - 
* mythtv 0.21.0+fixes16838-0ubuntu3.1 - 
* debian-installer 20070308ubuntu40.2 - 
* debian-installer 20070308ubuntu40.1 - 
* oem-config 1.37.2 - 
* ubiquity 1.8.9 - 
* ubiquity 1.8.8 - 
* kopete-plugin-thinklight 0.3-0ubuntu3.1 - 
* tzdata 2008c-1ubuntu0.8.04 - 
* notification-daemon 0.3.7-1ubuntu11.2 - 
* samba 3.0.28a-1ubuntu4.1 - 
* xserver-xorg-video-cirrus 1:1.1.0-8ubuntu1 - 
* parallels 2.2.2232-1hardy2 - 
* linux-meta - 
* parallels 2.2.2232-1hardy3 - 
* cairo 1.6.0-0ubuntu2 - 
* libgksu 2.0.5-1ubuntu5.1 - 
* system-config-samba 1.2.50-0ubuntu2.1 - 
* linux 2.6.24-19.33 - 
* ubuntu-vm-builder 0.4-0ubuntu0.3 - 
* mailscanner 4.58.9-2ubuntu1.1 - 
* openoffice.org-l10n 1:2.4.1~rc2-1ubuntu1 - 
* openoffice.org 1:2.4.1~rc2-1ubuntu1 - 
* virtualbox-ose-modules 24.0.3 - 
* kaffeine 0.8.6-0ubuntu8.1.1 - 
* mailscanner 4.58.9-2ubuntu1.2 - 
* linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 - 
* linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-19.17 - 
* linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-19.27 - 
* lirc 0.8.3~pre1-0ubuntu7.1 - 
* python-launchpad-bugs - 
* epiphany-browser 2.22.2-0ubuntu0.8.04.2 - 
* midbrowser 0.3.0rc1a-1~8.04.1 - 
* ufw - 
* nvidia-settings 1.0+20080304-0ubuntu1.1 - 
* gst-plugins-ugly0.10 0.10.7-3ubuntu1 - 
* openjdk-6 6b10-0ubuntu1 - 
* linux-meta - 
* pciutils 1:2.2.4-1.1ubuntu4 - 
* icedtea-gcjwebplugin 1.0-0ubuntu7 - 
* kde-guidance 0.8.0svn20080103-0ubuntu16.1 - 
* evolution_2.22.2-0ubuntu1.2 - 

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