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f OS!" Not happy with pirating Windows XP itself, these creative Chine=
se have gone one step further and hacked Ubuntu to look exactly like Window=
s XP. Why have they moved to Ubuntu? Because their previous release -- a pi=
rate version of Windows XP itself -- is being cracked down on by Microsoft.=
 This isn't the first time copycats or pirates have imitated a prevalen=
t operating system. Cloned in China reported on the case of Tomato Garden W=
indows XP, another pirate distribution, where the creator was jailed for 4 =
years and fined $147,000. All in all, despite the questionable legality, it=
 really is a great-looking copycat; almost pixel-perfect. Anthony wonders i=
f Ubuntu developers are happy, or despairing. <a href=3D"http://www.downloa=
<br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu: Nine Priorities for Canonical=E2=80=99s Incoming CEO =
=3D=3D=3D<br><br>As Mark Shuttleworth transitions Canonical=E2=80=99s CEO c=
rown to Jane Silber, The VAR Guy believes there are at least nine major Ubu=
ntu priorities that Silber will need to address. His list includes:<br>
<br>=C2=A0* A New Community<br>=C2=A0* Strengthen the Server Story<br>=C2=
=A0* Show Cloud Success<br>=C2=A0* Recruit Application Providers<br>=C2=A0*=
 Strengthen OEM Relationships<br>=C2=A0* Compete and Cooperate with Google,=
 Intel<br>=C2=A0* Disclose Customer Wins<br>
=C2=A0* Related Services<br>=C2=A0* Canonical Partner Program<br><br>No dou=
bt, Silber will have a full plate when she takes on the CEO crown by March =
1, 2010. But she=E2=80=99s in an enviable position. Although it=E2=80=99s d=
ifficult to track Canonical=E2=80=99s financial performance, buzz about Ubu=
ntu =E2=80=94 particularly on desktop and mobile systems =E2=80=94 continue=
s to grow. Click on the following link for the VAR Guy&#39;s details on eac=
h priority: <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D In The Blogosphere =3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Canonical&#39;s oppor=
tunity to simplify Ubuntu =3D=3D=3D<br><br>Matt Asay, of The Open Road, a c=
net news contributor, talks about what he believes is Canonical&#39;s=C2=A0=
 &quot;an opportunity to tighten its focus&quot;.=C2=A0 This opportunity st=
ems from the changing CEO roles at Canonical, as Mark Shuttleworth hands th=
e reins to now COO, Jane Silber. Asay notes, &quot;When I asked what his re=
signation as CEO means for Ubuntu, and his involvement with it, Shuttlewort=
h responded: &quot;I don&#39;t expect to be less visible, just have stronge=
r management for the business units.&quot;&quot; and therein lies the oppor=
tunity that Asay points to in his article. Asay, reminds readers that, &quo=
t;Regardless of what happens, stay tuned to see how Shuttleworth&#39;s desi=
gn aesthetic, now set to overdrive... With more time to focus on what custo=
mers and partners want, Canonical and Ubuntu may be set to take a more comm=
anding position in the market.&quot; <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D=3D Dell introduces best Ubuntu netbook ever? =3D=3D=3D<br><br>Cy=
ber Cynic, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Computer World Blogs, writes about=
 the ever friendly Linux Desktop supporter - Dell, and the latest version o=
f the Mini 10 netbook being offered with Ubuntu. Steven points admits that =
Ubuntu 9.10 is rough around the edges if you install it yourself, but notes=
 that &quot;dell has always done and excellent job of fitting Ubuntu on its=
 systems&quot; Steven&#39;s article points out some of the features of the =
new Dell Mini 10&#39;s using Intel&#39;s new Pine Trail chip, 10.1 inch dis=
play, a slightly reworked keyboard, a gigabyte of RAM, built-in 802.11 b/g =
wireless also noting the Bluetooth and Mobile broadband options. The prices=
 on the mini 10&#39;s start at $299.00 as Steven, notes it&#39;s cheap.=C2=
=A0 Steven predicts, &quot;Put it all together--Ubuntu, excellent component=
s, and a reliable company to stand behind the unit--and I honestly think th=
at this generation of the Dell Mini 10 may turn out to be the best Linux ne=
tbook to date.&quot; <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D=3D Retrospect on Ubuntu in 2009 =3D=3D=3D<br><br>Christopher Toz=
zi, WorkswithU, looks back over 2009 and what Ubuntu and the community has =
accomplished as he looks at the most memorable changes to Ubuntu throughout=
 2009. Tozzi, states that, &quot;Many of the developments discussed below w=
ere the work of parties not affiliated with Ubuntu or Canonical, and many o=
f them apply to other Linux distributions and the rest of the free-software=
 community as well as to Ubuntu.=C2=A0 But they=E2=80=99ve all impacted the=
 experience of Ubuntu users, so they=E2=80=99re worth highlighting here.&qu=
<br>=C2=A0* Shuttleworth steps down<br>=C2=A0* 3D acceleration in VirtualBo=
x<br>=C2=A0* OpenOffice 3<br>=C2=A0* Chrome OS and Canonical<br>=C2=A0* Bet=
ter Networkmanager<br>=C2=A0* New look in Ubuntu 9.10<br><br>In his retrosp=
ective, Tozzi, goes into detail on each of these memorable moments and says=
, &quot;All in all, 2009 was not a revolutionary year for the Ubuntu commun=
ity.=C2=A0 There was no LTS release...and the focus was on incremental deve=
lopment. Nonetheless, it=E2=80=99s clear that Ubuntu gained some useful new=
 features, and the community received interesting news, in 2009.=C2=A0 Let=
=E2=80=99s hope the improvements we=E2=80=99ve seen in the last year solidi=
fy and expand going into 2010 and the Lucid release next April.&quot; <a hr=
<br>=3D=3D=3D The Evolution of =3D=3D=3D<br><br>Christopher Tozz=
i, WorksWithU, discusses the changes that have happened on the Ubuntu websi=
te, and how compared to the way it looked a few years ago, &quot;it&#39;s l=
ooking pretty slick.&quot;=C2=A0 In this article Tozzi goes into detail abo=
ut how <a href=3D""></a> has evolved and why it =
matters. With screenshots of the site in 2007 and the current homepage, he =
notes, &quot;The positive evolution of Ubuntu=E2=80=99s website is also app=
arent from the =E2=80=9Cfeature tour=E2=80=9D pages created for different U=
buntu releases.&quot;=C2=A0 Tozzi points out that &quot;The tour for Ubuntu=
 9.10 takes things to a whole new level with exciting layout and loads of a=
ttractive screenshots that truly show Ubuntu in action..&quot;=C2=A0 Tozzi,=
 states he&#39;s going to keep his &quot;eyes peeled for for improvements l=
ike these when Lucid debuts in April.=C2=A0 But even as it stands now, it=
=E2=80=99s clear <a href=3D""></a> has come a lo=
ng way since the days of Feisty Fawn.&quot; <a href=3D"http://www.workswith=">
<br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: How we get there =3D=3D=3D<br><br>Matt Zimm=
erman, on his Blog, notes that the for almost 2 months the development of U=
buntu 10.04 has been under way, and in April the 3rd Ubuntu LTS will be rel=
eased. He gives links to both Rick Spencer&#39;s summary about what is ahea=
d for the desktop team, and notes that a similar write up will be coming fr=
om Jos Boumans on the server team.=C2=A0 Zimmerman however notes, &quot;Wha=
t I want to talk about, though, is not the individual projects we=E2=80=99r=
e working on. I want to explain how the whole thing comes together, and wha=
t=E2=80=99s happening behind the scenes to make 10.04 LTS different from ot=
her Ubuntu releases.&quot;=C2=A0 Zimmerman discusses &quot;Changing the foc=
us&quot; and points out the key elements that Robbie Williamson (foundation=
s team manager), has in the LTS plan.<br>
<br>=C2=A0* Merge from Debian testing<br>=C2=A0* Add fewer festures<br>=C2=
=A0* Avoid major infrastructure changes<br>=C2=A0* Extend beta testing<br>=
=C2=A0* Freeze with Debian<br><br>Zimmerman also notes the tools they will =
use to &quot;Stay on Course&quot; by &quot;planning in smaller increments, =
using burn-down charts to track progress, and by making the Ubuntu developm=
ent process as transparent as possible. He notes that, &quot;By making thes=
e changes, we aim to deliver for our users the right balance of stability a=
nd features that they expect from an Ubuntu LTS release. In particular, we =
want folks to feel confident deploying Ubuntu 10.04 in settings where it wi=
ll be actively maintained for a period of years.&quot; <a href=3D"http://md=">http://mdzlog=</a><br>
<br>=3D=3D In Other News =3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Full Circle Magazine #32 =
=3D=3D=3D<br><br>Full Circle - The independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linu=
x community are proud to announce the release of our thirty-second issue.<b=
r><br>This month:<br>
<br>=C2=A0* Command and Conquer.<br>=C2=A0* How-To : Program in Python - Pa=
rt 6, The Perfect Server - Part 2, Installing Chromium (browser) and Offlin=
e Package Install.<br>=C2=A0* My Story - Classroom Experiences, and How I B=
ecame An Ubuntu Woman.<br>
=C2=A0* My Opinion - Time To Review The Release Schedule? and Will Linux Ev=
er Get It Right?<br>=C2=A0* Review - Music Player Daemon.<br>=C2=A0* MOTU I=
nterview - Roderick Greening.<br>=C2=A0* Top 5 - Media Centers.<br>=C2=A0* =
Ubuntu Women, Ubuntu Games and all the usual goodness!<br>
<br>Get it while it&#39;s hot!=C2=A0 <a href=3D"http://fullcirclemagazine.o=
rg/issue-32/"></a><br><br><a href=3D=
<br>=3D=3D Meeting Summaries: December 2009 =3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu =
Governance =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Developer Membership Board =3D=3D=
=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=A0* Developer Membership Board meeting, 2009-12-08<br=
><br><br>=C2=A0 * Alberto Milone -&gt; core-dev<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * <a href=3D"
pplication</a><br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * not present, wanted to ask a few q=
uestions, so continued by email<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * Daniel Chen: ubuntu-core-dev reactivation<br><br><br>=C2=
=A0=C2=A0 * approved (+1: pitti, Keybuk, kees, cjwatson, mdz)<br><br><br>=
=C2=A0 * Adrian Perez: azureus, eclipse, swt-gtk<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * =
azureus, eclipse in universe, already approved by MC<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * <a href=3D"
=A0 * swt-gtk approved (+1: cjwatson, pitti, kees, mdz)<br><br><br>=C2=A0 *=
 future roles of the DMB vs. motu-council<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * keep motu-council for non-developer-membership funct=
ions<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * nominate all members of TB and MC for 7 memb=
er election of DMB<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] mdz to drive election=
 for DMB, based on existing members of TB and MC<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * Next meeting: 2009-12-22, 1500UTC.=C2=A0 Chair: pitti<br><=
br><br>=C2=A0* Developer Membership Board meeting, 2009-12-22<br><br><br>=
=C2=A0 * Attendees:<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * DMB: Martin Pitt (chair), Mat=
t Zimmerman, Scott James Remnant<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Guests: Alberto Milone, Scott Kitterman, Emmet Hikor=
y<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Review of previous action items:<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=
=A0 * mdz to drive election for DMB, based on existing members of TB and MC=
: ongoing, still waiting for one nominee to confirm/decline<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * Alberto Milone -&gt; core-dev<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Ap=
proved (+3 for, 0 against. 0 abstained)<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Updating <a hre=
tuDevelopers</a> to reflect DMB changes (Emmet):<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * should applicants for core-dev be applying directly =
to the DMB, rather than first through the MC? =E2=86=92 Yes<br><br><br>=C2=
=A0=C2=A0 * should core-dev applicants be encouraged to previously be Ubunt=
u Developers (in some way), or is that on a per-applicant basis? =E2=86=92 =
Should not generally be required; depending on applicant&#39;s interests, (=
s)he can apply directly for core-dev, with a higher barrier for entry<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Does the DMB also expect to take applicants for Cont=
ributing Developer? =E2=86=92 Yes, since this was previously a function of =
the MC, which is being merged with DMB<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 * &#39=
;&#39;&#39;ACTION:&#39;&#39;&#39; Emmet to ask CC to make DMB an admin of ~=
universe-contributors, as part of the DMB/MC merge<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Would it make sense to list MOTU (and MC) as a deleg=
ated team by DMB? It was historically delegated by TB, but in its former fu=
nction for approving developers; for consistent documentation, MOTU should =
now be regarded as a DMB delegate, similar to ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-dev, =
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * OK.=C2=A0 Last question: Is the term &quot;Ubuntu Sp=
ecialist Developer&quot; acceptable as an umbrella category to describe mem=
bers of &quot;Ubuntu Desktop Developers&quot;, &quot;Mythbuntu Developers&q=
uot;, &quot;Kubuntu Developers&quot;, and=C2=A0 &quot;MOTU&quot;? =E2=86=92=
 The discussion did not bring up a good term for this; decision was to go w=
ith &quot;Ubuntu Developer (from delegated team)&quot; for now and change t=
o a better name later on<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* DMB election<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Waiting for one nominated =
candidate to confirm/decline; decision should be made by Thursday, Dec 24<b=
r><br><br>=C2=A0 * 3 weeks voting period, plus some slack for Christmas hol=
<br>=C2=A0 * Voting period: 24 Dec to 18 Jan<br><br><br>=C2=A0* Next meetin=
g: 2010-01-05, 1500UTC. Chair: mdz<br><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Technical Board =
=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=A0* Technical Board meeting, 2009-12-01 (chair =
mdz)<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Prior action review, leaves the follow still to do=
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] cjwatson checking on IS RT #36139 to add de=
vel-permissions<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] Scott to redraft Units p=
olicy to address Scott&#39;s and Matt&#39;s concerns and clean up language<=
br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] Colin to clarify trademark/license disti=
nction on licensing policy<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * Archive reorganisation (ColinWatson)<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=
=A0 * [ACTION] cjwatson to create a wiki reference for development teams to=
 participate in the reorg<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * <a href=3D"https://wiki.kubun=">
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Would be good to outline a regression handling polic=
y as well.<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Default to assuming users want stabili=
ty.<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] ScottK to revise proposal based on T=
B meeting discussion<br><br>
<br>=C2=A0 * When is it a good idea to fail out of a maintainer script? (md=
z)<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Generally, failing preinst is preferred to fai=
ling postinst.<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Generally, daemon start-up failure=
 should not fail postinst.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * May help to make a distinction between devel and rel=
ease upgrades.<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * No clear &quot;philosophical&quot;=
 state of being configured, so it&#39;s is non-obvious how to decide what s=
hould be considered a failure.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Would be beneficial to present a straw-man proposal =
to the Debian TC to coordinate this.<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Will continu=
e at the next meeting.<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Community Bugs<br><br><br>=C2=A0=
=C2=A0 * <a href=3D"">
t/bugs/485569</a> &quot;TB term length is unclear&quot;<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 * elections single-year staggered with resulting=
 positions having a two-year term.<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION]=
 sabdfl to update LP/wiki/www to reflect the actual term length for TB<br><=
br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * <a href=3D"">https:/=
/</a> &quot;Technical Board mailing list archive i=
s private&quot;<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 * blocked on IS, now that DMB is up and running.=
<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] cjwatson to nudge RT 35428<br><br=
><br>=C2=A0 * Out of time, deferred further review to next meeting<br><br><=
br>=C2=A0 * Next meeting: kees to chair<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* Technical Board meeting, 2009-12-15 (chair kees)<br><br><br=
>=C2=A0 * Prior action review<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Excepting tasks cov=
ered under the UnitsPolicy and Kubuntu/UpdatesPolicy discussions below, pri=
or actions were all done.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * UnitsPolicy<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Generally okay, but =
some minor clean-ups still needed.=C2=A0 Could coordinate with Debian.<br><=
br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] mdz to fix language wrt cmdline meaning in U=
nit policy<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] kees to present Units policy =
to Debian TC via bdale<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * Status of ARM port vs. archive publishing (slangasek, mdz)=
<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * ARM is considered supported for Karmic and later=
, even though it lives on ports.<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] cjwatso=
n to document meanings of archive vs. ports, cdimage vs. releases, etc.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * Archive reorganisation (ColinWatson)<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=
=A0 * <a href=3D"">h=
=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] cjwatson to add a bit more intro to UbuntuDevelopment/=
TeamDelegation, and link it from appropriate places<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] cjwatson to follow up with kubuntu-dev and =
mythbuntu-dev to get ubuntu-core-dev added<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Kubuntu/Upda=
tesPolicy<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] ScottK to update policy based =
on kubuntu upstream feedback<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] kees to follow up with ScottK on Kubuntu/Up=
datesPolicy updates<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Execute Permission Policy (KeesCook=
)<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] kees to clean up further and re-presen=
t at next meeting<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0 * Check up on community bugs (standing item)<br><br><br>=C2=
=A0=C2=A0 * <a href=3D"">https://launchpad=
.net/bugs/485559</a> &quot;Mark Shuttleworth has no expiration date set in =
the tech-board LP team&quot;<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTION] sabdfl to propose to CC that the TB i=
s a CC delegate, and clarify his role<br><br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 * [ACTI=
ON] sabdfl to update bug with status and discussion<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Whe=
n is it a good idea to fail out of a maintainer script? (Matt Zimmerman)<br=
<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * Deferred, ran out of time.<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * Next =
meeting is Jan 12, 2010.=C2=A0 Chair: cjwatson<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu LoCo=
 Teams =3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Catalan Team =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><=
br>=C2=A0* Act &quot;Omelette and free software (<a href=3D"http://lh5.ggph=">=
aiubuntu2.jpg</a>)&quot; in Caldes de Montbu=C3=AF.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* Irc meeting. Reviewing for better release parties. Confirm =
we will do an install party in Cooperativa Germinal.<br><br><br>=C2=A0* Ser=
giMateo new LoCo member.<br><br><br>=C2=A0* Reorganised Launchpad Catalan L=
oCo groups.<br>
<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Irish Team =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=A0* Congrualtio=
ns to=C2=A0 Rory McCann=C2=A0 (<a href=3D"">=</a>) and Declan McGrath (<a href=3D"https:/=
/"></a>), both memb=
ers of our LoCo, who are now official Ubuntu Members,<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* Face to face meet up on Thursday 3rd of December with ILUG =
(<a href=3D""></a>) in the Longston=
e (<a href=3D""></a>)=
<br><br>=C2=A0* Regular Monthly IRC Meeting (<a href=3D"https://wiki.ubuntu=
CMeetings/2009-12-16</a>) was held at 8pm Irish time on Tuesday 16th Decemb=
er 2009.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* Date picked for our Limerick (<a href=3D"https://wiki.ubunt=">https://wik=</a>) =
event next year .<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* The LoCo created a=C2=A0 Roadmap (<a href=3D"https://wiki.u=">
aps/Lucid</a> ) for our Goals over the Lucid cycle.<br><br><br><br>=C2=A0* =
A Christmas face to face meet up on Tuesday 22nd of December in the=C2=A0 W=
estin Hotel (<a href=3D"">http://www.thewest=</a>).<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* Our first Ubuntu Hour event has been planned for next month=
. Details post here: <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Japanese Team =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=A0* &quot;Ubuntu=
 Weekly Recipe&quot; has marked the 100th article since its beginning in Ja=
nuary 2008.<br><br><br>=C2=A0 * <a href=3D"
<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Nicaraguan Team =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=A0* 3 dec.=
=C2=A0 : Members of Ubuntu-ni (<a href=3D""=
></a>) attending Fedora XII release party (=
<a href=3D"">
<br><br>=C2=A0* 8 dec.=C2=A0 : Recording of first ever POSOL (Podcast Softw=
are Libre Nicaragua) (<a href=3D"
"></a>).<br><br><br>=C2=A0* 15 de=
c. : Public release of POSOL episode 1 (<a href=3D"http://podcast.softwarel="></a>).<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* 16 dec. : Members of Ubuntu-ni (<a href=3D"https://launchpa="></a>) attending Fito Piju=
dito&#39;s radio show at Radio Universidad (<a href=3D"
<br><br>=C2=A0* 17 dec. : Meeting with Educational Comission on Technology/=
Free Software Sub-comission. Discussing project for an educational distro.<=
br><br><br>=C2=A0* 17 dec. : Members of Ubuntu-ni (<a href=3D"https://launc="></a>) attending Cecili=
a Ferrer&#39;s (<a href=3D"">http://www.cecili=</a>) Luna &amp; Instinto animal video premiere.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* 19 dec. : Pizza Bash (<a href=3D"
izza-Bash-XII"></a>) first year aniv=
ersary, photos here (<a href=3D"
<br><br>=C2=A0* 22 dec. : Recording of POSOL episode 2 (<a href=3D"http://p=">
ol2</a>).<br><br><br>=C2=A0* 30 dec.: Public release of POSOL episode 2 (<a=
<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Kuban Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=A0* We ar=
e distributing Ubuntu 9.10 and 8.04.3 LTS as well as repositories for Ubunt=
u 8.04.3 LTS.<br><br><br>=C2=A0* We had continued preparations for the proj=
ect of typical automated information management system for business (SMB) b=
ased on Ubuntu LTS distributions.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* There was regular meeting (<a href=3D"http://kuban.ubuntu.r=
ru/content/traditsionnaya-vstrecha-ocherednoi-kubuntui</a>) with reps of Ku=
ban LoCo. Photos (<a href=3D"
<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D California Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=A0* =
IRC meeting on December 13th (<a href=3D"
/09December13</a>) to discuss team organization, management structure, and =
processes. December 27th meeting canceled due to holidays.<br>
<br><br>=C2=A0* Distribution (<a href=3D"
buntu-us-ca/2009-December/000991.html</a>) of some of the pressed Ubuntu CD=
s we got from Canonical.<br>
<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D North Carolina Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br><br>=C2=
=A0* Held the first=C2=A0 Ubuntu Hour (<a href=3D"
our"></a> ) event in North Carolina<br><br><br>=
=C2=A0* Team meetings to discuss remaining steps to becoming an approved te=
<br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Beginners Team =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* [[<a href=3D"h=
ttps://|Ubuntu">https://wiki=|Ubuntu</a> Beginners Team Meeti=
ng 2009-12-01]]<br>
<br>=C2=A0 * Discuss creation of a Roadmap.<br><br>=C2=A0=C2=A0 * duanedesi=
gn will create a wiki page that people can add suggestions to<br><br>=C2=A0=
 * Discuss Ubuntu User Days and possibly having the team get behind helping=
 out with them<br>
<br>=C2=A0 * Vote against publicly logging #ubuntu-beginners<br><br>=C2=A0 =
* Nigel Babu (<a href=3D"">https://wiki.ub=</a>) joined the Ubuntu Beginners Team. He has helped out=
 with the wiki and on the forums, and he is now helping out on IRC and answ=
ering questions on Launchpad.<br>
<br>=3D=3D Upcoming Meetings and Events =3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Monday, Jan=
uary 4, 2010 =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Security Team Catch-up =3D=3D=3D=
=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 18:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 18:30 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Lo=
cation: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: nothing formal, just=
 a weekly catch-up.<br>
<br>=3D=3D=3D Tuesday, January 5, 2010 =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu=
 Mobile Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 13:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0=
* End: 14:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=C2=A0=
* Agenda: <a href=3D"">https://wi=</a><br>
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Developer Membership Board =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Sta=
rt: 15:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 16:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: Not listed as =
of publication<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: Not listed as of publication<br><br>=3D=
=3D=3D=3D Desktop Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>
=C2=A0* Start: 16:30 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 17:30 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC=
 channel #ubuntu-desktop<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: <a href=3D"https://wiki.ubuntu.=
><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Kernel Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br>
<br>=C2=A0* Start: 17:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 18:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location:=
=C2=A0 IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: Not listed as of publ=
ication<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D LoCo Teams Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* =
Start: 18:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 19:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel=
=C2=A0* Agenda: Not listed as of publication<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D EMEA Membe=
rship Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 20:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: =
21:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=C2=A0* Agend=
a:=C2=A0 <a href=3D""=
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Community Council Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Star=
t: 22:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 24:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ub=
untu-meeting<br>=C2=A0* Agenda:=C2=A0 <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D=3D Wednesday, January 6, 2010 =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubun=
tu Beginners Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 00:00 UTC<br>=
=C2=A0* End: 01:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=
=C2=A0* Agenda:=C2=A0 <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Cameroonian LoCoTeam monthly IRC meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><=
br>=C2=A0* Start: 14:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 16:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: =
IRC channel #ubuntu-cm<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Server Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 14:=
00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 15:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-m=
eeting<br>=C2=A0* Agenda:=C2=A0 <a href=3D"
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Foundation Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start:=
 16:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 17:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location:=C2=A0 IRC channel=
 #ubuntu-meeting<br>=C2=A0* Agenda:=C2=A0 None listed as of publication<br>=
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D QA Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 17:00 U=
=C2=A0* End: 18:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=
=C2=A0* Agenda:=C2=A0 <a href=3D"">=</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D Thursday, Jan=
uary 7, 2010 =3D=3D=3D<br><br>
=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Java Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 14:00 U=
TC<br>=C2=A0* End: 15:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeti=
ng<br>=C2=A0* Agenda:=C2=A0 None listed as of publication<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=
=3D Ubuntu Translations Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 16:00 UT=
=C2=A0* End: 17:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=
=C2=A0* Agenda:=C2=A0=C2=A0 <a href=3D"
tings</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Women IRC Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D<br>
<br>=C2=A0* Start: 21:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 22:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location:=
 IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: <a href=3D"http://wiki.ubun=">
<br>=3D=3D=3D Friday, January 8, 2010 =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D MC Meet=
ing =3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* Start: 20:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 21:00 UTC<=
br>=C2=A0* Location: Not listed as of publication<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: Not li=
sted as of publication<br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D Lucid Weekly Release Meeting =3D=
<br>=C2=A0* Start: 16:00 UTC<br>=C2=A0* End: 17:30 UTC<br>=C2=A0* Location:=
 IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting<br>=C2=A0* Agenda: <a href=3D"https://wiki.ubu=">
<br>=3D=3D=3D Saturday, January 9, 2010 =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* None liste=
d as of publication<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Sunday, January 10, 2010 =3D=3D=3D<br>=
<br>=C2=A0* None listed as of publication<br><br>=3D=3D Updates and Securit=
y for 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 =3D=3D<br>
<br>=3D=3D=3D Security Updates =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* None listed as of p=
ublication<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 6.06 Updates =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=C2=A0* re=
dhat-cluster-suite_1.20060222-0ubuntu6.3_powerpc_translations.tar.gz- <a hr=
=C2=A0* langpack-locales - <a href=3D"
chives/dapper-changes/2010-January/012802.html</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu =
8.04 Updates =3D=3D=3D<br>
<br>=C2=A0* redhat-cluster- <a href=3D"
rdy-changes/2009-December/012356.html</a><br>=C2=A0* spamassassin 3.2.4-1ub=
untu1.2 - <a href=3D"
=C2=A0* tzdata 2009u~repack-0ubuntu0.8.04 - <a href=3D"https://lists.ubuntu=
com/archives/hardy-changes/2010-January/012358.html</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D Ub=
untu 8.10 Updates =3D=3D=3D<br>
<br>=C2=A0* redhat-cluster- <a href=3D"
/intrepid-changes/2009-December/009804.html</a><br>=C2=A0* spamassassin 3.2=
.5-1ubuntu1.2 - <a href=3D"
=C2=A0* tzdata 2009u~repack-0ubuntu0.8.10=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 - <a href=3D"ht=
</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 9.04 Updates =3D=3D=3D<br>
<br>=C2=A0* xorg-server 2:1.6.0-0ubuntu14.1 - <a href=3D"https://lists.ubun=">https://lists.ubu=</a><br>=C2=A0* sp=
amassassin 3.2.5-4ubuntu0.0.1 - <a href=3D"
=C2=A0* tzdata 2009u~repack-0ubuntu9.04 - <a href=3D"https://lists.ubuntu.c=
=3D Ubuntu 9.10 Updates =3D=3D=3D<br>
<br>=C2=A0* alsa-lib 1.0.20-3ubuntu6.1 - <a href=3D"
om/archives/karmic-changes/2009-December/012141.html</a><br>=C2=A0* ubuntuo=
ne-storage-protocol 1.0.1-0ubuntu1=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 - <a href=3D"https://l=">https://=</a><br>
=C2=A0* linux-mvl-dove 2.6.31-210.21 - <a href=3D"
/archives/karmic-changes/2009-December/012143.html</a><br>=C2=A0* ubuntuone=
-client 1.0.3-0ubuntu1 - <a href=3D"
=C2=A0* bzr 2.0.2-0ubuntu1 - <a href=3D"
karmic-changes/2009-December/012145.html</a><br>=C2=A0* postgis 1.3.5-1ubun=
tu1 - <a href=3D"
=C2=A0* vlc 1.0.2-1ubuntu2.1 - <a href=3D"
s/karmic-changes/2009-December/012147.html</a><br>=C2=A0* cryptsetup 2:1.0.=
6+20090405.svn49-1ubuntu7.2=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 - <a href=3D"https://lists.ub=">https://lists.u=</a><br>
=C2=A0* mountall 1.0.1 - <a href=3D"
ic-changes/2009-December/012149.html</a><br>=C2=A0* gnome-screensaver 2.28.=
0-0ubuntu3.2=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0 - <a href=3D"
=C2=A0* postgis 1.3.5-1ubuntu2 - <a href=3D"
ves/karmic-changes/2009-December/012151.html</a><br>=C2=A0* spamassassin 3.=
2.5-4ubuntu0.1 - <a href=3D"
=C2=A0* tzdata 2009u-0ubuntu0.9.10 - <a href=3D"
chives/karmic-changes/2010-January/012153.html</a><br>=C2=A0* eglibc 2.10.1=
-0ubuntu16 - <a href=3D"
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<br>and<br><br>=C2=A0<a href=3D"">http://fridge.ub=</a><br><br>=3D=3D Conclusion =3D=3D<br><br>Thank you for reading =
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