Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #124

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Jan 11 20:04:32 GMT 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #124 for the week January 
4th - January 10th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Next Ubuntu Global Bug 
Jam, Ubuntu Developer Week Returns, New MOTU's, New Ubuntu Members, 
Ubuntu Hall of Fame: James Westby, Good People-Good Teams, Debian Import 
Freeze, Changes to Launchpad Legal Page, Open Sourcing Launchpad, 12 
Days of Launchpad, Ubuntu Podcast #16, Edubuntu meeting minutes, 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 ==

  * Next Ubuntu Global Bug Jam
  * Ubuntu Developer Weekend returns!
  * New MOTU's and Ubuntu Members
  * Ubuntu Hall of Fame: James Westby
  * Good People, Great Teams
  * Debian Import Freeze
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Changes to Launchpad Legal Page
  * Open Sourcing Launchpad
  * 12 Days of Launchpad
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubunt Podcast #16
  * Edubuntu Meeting Minutes
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Update & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Next Ubuntu Global Bug Jam ===

February 20th to February 22nd, 2009. Everybody knows what a great 
success the UbuntuBugDay is. Some LoCo teams have even taken this a step 
further. Instead of just meeting on IRC, they make a party out of it, 
and meet locally to work on bugs together. Ubuntu calls this event the 
"Global Bug Jam". It is the classic Ubuntu Hug Day, taken to the next 
level all around the world, during one weekend. It's an opportunity for 
Local Teams to get together and concentrate on fixing bugs, meet new 
people, and just have a rockin' good time.

How to:

So you're interested and want to make the event ROCK in your LoCo?
  * Make sure you read RunningBugJam 
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RunningBugJam) - it has a lot of information on
   * organizing the venue
   * promoting the event
   * running the jam and
   * soliciting the right feedback afterwards
  * Check out GlobalBugJam.pdf: 
  * Also check out Bug Jam Material section: 
  * The pre-bugjam session schedule is at: 
  * A video tutorial is available on the Ubuntu Developer's Channel: 
  * Sessions to teach how to run BugJams on 

More information on GlobalBugJams available at: 

=== Ubuntu Developer Week Returns! ===

The Ubuntu Developer Week is back again.

 From Jan 19th to Jan 23rd the Ubuntu Developers are going to have loads 
of awesome sessions to share their secrets of success, spend time asking 
all of your questions, and help you to get involved. It’s an awesome 
opportunity to get started, get to know a lot of people and it’s going 
to be a lot of fun.

A lot of things are going to stay the same: we’ll have top-class 
talkers, top-notch talks and time for asking lots and lots of questions. 
One thing to be totally excited about is this one: we’ll have a two-hour 
Getting Started session in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. 
Fantastic! If English is not your mother tongue, and you’d like to know 
a bit more about how it all works to feel comfortable, this is your 
opportunity to ask your questions.

  * Timetable: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek
  * Session Details: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek/Sessions
  * Joining in: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek/JoiningIn
  * Digg it here: 

For more information on Global Bug Jam, visit: 

=== New MOTU's ===

Thierry Carrez (Koon) is now a MOTU.  Thierry has been working with the 
Server and Java teams, and describes his goals as: "I am interested in 
making Ubuntu Server a market-leader solution for servers in large 
companies, by supporting the common feature-set required for those 
servers, and providing better integration and usage experience than the 
alternatives." Please welcome him to the team. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~tcarrez Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ThierryCarrez


Iulian Udrea (iulian) is now a MOTU. Iulian has been active in Debian 
collaboration, bug management, and enjoys helping others to ensure the 
packages are in the best shape possible. Please welcome him to the team. 
Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~iulian Wiki: 


=== New Ubuntu Members ===

The first Americas Council Membership Approval meeting for 2009 took 
place on January 6th/7th where they accepted the following new members:

Charles Profitt (PrivateVoid) is the Vice President of the New York LoCo 
team (elected December 11th, 2008 for a two year term), and has done a 
tremendous job in building a healthy and thriving LoCo Team via a high 
level of enthusiasm and organizing local events. A number of individuals 
came out to show their support for Charles, and testified about not only 
his great LoCo Team work but also great work being done on the forums 
with Beginners Team. Outside of Ubuntu, Charles is a member of the K-12 
Open Source Community http://community.k12opensource.com/ and is active 
in promoting Linux and Ubuntu in Education. Launchpad: 
https://launchpad.net/~cprofitt Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/cprofitt

Shaun Dennie (vor) is a long time Unix hacker and has been using Ubuntu 
since 5.10. Dennie's experience is clearly represented by the number of 
tutorials written on the Ubuntu Forums as well this contributor's 
participation in the forum's Beginners Team, and Forum Moderator Team. 
Shaun reports really enjoying being a part of the community and would 
like to take the next step to get even more involved as a developer. 
Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~sdennie Wiki: 

Connor Imes (Rocket2DMn) has been using Ubuntu since Feisty and reports 
being an active contributor since day 1. Notable areas where Connor had 
contributed include the forums (especially the Beginners Team and as 
Staff), and wiki documentation. Besides his great work on the forums and 
impressive documentation efforts, Imes also frequents the Launchpad bug 
tracker, and Launchpad Answers tracker to help triage bugs and answer 
questions. Connor was also involved in the "Summer of Documentation" 
effort by a handful of Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team members to help get 
the Community Docs up to date by working with the Ubuntu Documentation 
Team. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~rocket2dmn Wiki: 

Eric Hammond (erichammond) applied for Ubuntu Membership based on his 
primary contributions to Ubuntu of building, maintaining, documenting, 
promoting, and supporting of public virtual machine images for running 
Ubuntu on Amazon EC2. Hammond reported on his efforts to foster an 
Ubuntu on EC2 community which is now around 700 registered members and 
growing, and his work with the Ubuntu server team in an advisory and 
testing capacity. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~esh Wiki: 

Andres Mujica's (andres-mujica) main contribution to Ubuntu is in Bug 
triaging as a member of the bugsquad, and is currently working towards 
becoming a member of the Ubuntu bugcontrol group. Based on Andres work 
in bug triage, and peer feedback, the board accepted Andres Mujica as a 
Ubuntu Member. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~andres.mujica Wiki: 

David Mandala (DavidM) introduced himself as a generalist, and a 
computer and electronics-geek who enjoys coding and evangelizing Ubuntu 
Mobile Linux. As the manager of the Ubuntu Mobile team, and project 
manager of the Ubuntu Mobile and MID Projects, he has naturally made 
significant contributions to Ubuntu Mobile and the Ubuntu Mobile 
community at large. Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~davidm Wiki: 

The America's Board and the Ubuntu Community wish to welcome these new 
Ubuntu Members! 

=== Ubuntu Hall of Fame: James Westby ===

James Westby is a great guy to work with. He almost never sleeps and is 
truly helpful. Based in Bristol, England, he is well-known in the Bazaar 
community and his work on distributed development.

Making collaboration in Ubuntu development easier and more natural is 
one of his ambitions. James started out by writing bzr-builddeb which 
makes the task of building maintaining Ubuntu packages in Bazaar 
trivial. Working in bazaar branches, pulling changes from Upstream, 
maintaining them with a clear version history is getting easier and 
easier by the day.

James is also well-known in the MOTU community, and always has an open 
ear for people looking for help and seeking advice. He organized and 
hosted a few MOTU School sessions already, and is one of the top 
reviewers in the sponsoring queue. Nick Ellery says: "James has done 
more sponsoring than any other developer during the Jaunty release. He's 
an asset to the new developer community, and an excellent guy to work 
with!" and Andrew Starr-Bochicchio adds "his work on the sponsorship 
queue is Hall of Fame worthy".

He stays calm in heated discussions, can easily look at problems from a 
new angle, and comes up with great ideas.

He loves all kinds of music, particularly Drum'n'Bass music and DJed at 
two "Ubuntu Allstar" parties. James also likes cooking, so go and check 
out his blog, he has a few recipes on there.

We can only say: Rock on James and give us more of the Distributed 
Development goodness! http://hall-of-fame.ubuntu.com/?feature=james-westby

=== Good People, Great Teams ===

Jono recently asked everyone to re-connect with the Ubuntu ethos.[1] 
Ethos is important, critical in fact. It is the glue that will bind us 
through the turbulent years ahead as Ubuntu continues to grow. Ubuntu 
has made huge progress in recent years, and have managed to capture some 
real mindshare. We now need to get out there finish the job.

The next level of the game is going to require many skills. Diversity is 
going to be the key to Ubuntu flourishing. Great packaging, software 
development, bug-fixing, rocking documentation, translations, testing, 
lots of feedback, training, support for new users, and the ability to 
focus our energy positively will be crucial.

Ubuntu, and the wider Open Source and Free Software ethos is all about 
people working together, uniting behind an opportunity to make their own 
world better. Fortunately making your own world better often means 
making someone else’s world better too. The way Ubuntu is going to win 
is to enable good people to do great work. Good people is what drives 
the Ubuntu community forward.

It is LoCo Teams that are on the ground talking to potential users, 
giving out CDs, talking to local businesses and charities and more. They 
are a huge asset to Ubuntu. Ubuntu has hundreds of teams around the 
world doing incredible work, spreading the message of Ubuntu far and 
wide. They themselves exhibit the very ethos that Ubuntu is sharing with 

Jono is keen to hear stories concerning you LoCo team. He would like 
each of you on a LoCo Team to share a story on your blog, or in the 
comments at this articles link below. He wants to begin building a 
compendium of stories that showcases the kind of excellent work that 
LoCos are doing. This is the first step in getting our LoCo Teams better 
coordinated, sharing experiences and advice, and changing the world one 
user at a time. http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/01/08/good-people-great-teams/

[1] http://www.jonobacon.org/2008/12/19/the-ubuntu-ethos/

=== Debian Import Freeze ===

A short reminder that per https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseSchedule 
the DebianImportFreeze[1] is now in effect.  Please remember that if you 
are waiting for bug fixes from Debian for Jaunty, you will now need to 
file your sync requests explicitly.

  [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebianImportFreeze


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (47568)-198 over last week
  * Critical (23) +/-0 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (18741)-44 over last week
  * Unassigned (40223) +/-0 # over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (241586)+1645 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 Intrepid ===

  * Spanish (15849)-22 over last week
  * French (61779)-136 over last week
  * Swedish (72541) +/-0 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (76929)-883 over last week
  * English (UK) (81297)-163 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex," see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/

=== 5-a-day bug stats ===

==== Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days ====

    * crimsun (174)
    * chrisccoulson (74)
    * thelupine (46)
    * vorian (37)
    * dholbach (31)

==== Top 5 teams for the past 7 days ====

    * dcteam (174)
    * ubuntu-us-florida (82)
    * ubuntu-us-ohio (42)
    * ubuntu-de-locoteam (35)
    * ubuntu-berlin (34)

5-A-Day stats provided by Daniel Holbach. See 

=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week ===

  * Allow Brainstorm users to login with OpenID
  * Improve 5.1 and 7.1 sound support in Volume Control
  * Allow a way of managing .thumbnails folder
  * optio to save brasero ripped images with .iso extension
  * Improve Nautilus "Find as you type"

Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add your 
ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against 
another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

== LoCo News ==

=== Ubuntu-us-fl: Tampa Linux Meetup ===

The FloridaTeam participated in the Tampa Linux meetup held Jan 10th at 
J. Christophers.  While not strictly an Ubuntu event, they nevertheless 
had a strong showing. Stickers and CDs were given away, and they were 
able to pick up several new team members. The best part was the 
after-party, where Lupine and itnet7 sat down with several of the team 
members for a mini bug jam/5-a-day how-to in preparation for the 

  [1] https://launchpad.net/~thelupine

  [2] https://launchpad.net/~itnet7

  [3] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GlobalBugJam


== Launchpad News ==

=== Notice of Changes to the Launchpad Legal Page ===

Joey Stanford informs us of changes to the launchpad Legal Page[1]:

1) The Dev wiki [2] is now called out explicitly as having a CC content 
license.  Previously the Dev wiki proclaimed it was licensed under CC 
but was not listed on our Legal page.

2) The Content License section was updated for clarity. This was a 
housekeeping task and does not effect any Legal changes.

3) Future notifications of legal changes will be sent only to the 
Launchpad Announcement list [3].  Previously they were sent to the 
Launchpad Users list and News blog.

  [1] https://help.launchpad.net/Legal

  [2] https://dev.launchpad.net/

  [3] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Launchpad-announce


=== Open Sourcing Launchpad ===

The code that runs Launchpad.net will be open-sourced.  The process will 
be completed by July 21st, 2009, coinciding with the 3.0 release (see 
the schedule of releases).[1]  Most of the code, except for a few that 
are heavily customized for Canonical's work-flow, will be released by 
that date. The process includes the modularization of elements into 
independent packages over the next 6 months. Some of that has already 
been done.

There will also be a number of non-coding tasks that will be 
accomplished according to the schedule listed on the announcement. Other 
information includes the podcast, Launchpod #15.[2]

  [1] https://dev.launchpad.net/Releases/2009Calendar



=== 12 Days of Launchpad ===

  * Day six:  code review - 
  * Day seven: personal branches - 
  * Day eight: Launchpad Bugs by email - 
  * Day nine: copying PPA packages - 
  * Day ten: karma - 
  * Day eleven: try things out on staging - 
  * Day twelve: Loggerhead - 

The previous 5 days were reported in UWN 123: 

Look for more of the 12 days of Launchpad here: http://news.launchpad.net/


== In The Press ==

  * A Software Populist Who Doesn’t Do Windows - In December hundreds of 
volunteers gathered in Mountain View, California for the Ubuntu 
Developer Summit. During a break in the gathering Ubuntu leader Mark 
Shuttleworth told the Times, "If we’re successful, we would 
fundamentally change the operating system market. Microsoft would need 
to adapt, and I don’t think that would be unhealthy." Mainstream 
technology companies have taken notice of the enthusiasm around Ubuntu. 
Dell started to sell PCs and desktops with the software in 2007, and 
I.B.M. more recently began making Ubuntu the basis of a software package 
that competes against Windows. The technology research firm IDC 
estimates that 11 percent of American businesses have systems based on 
Ubuntu. “It feels pretty clear to me that the open process produces 
better stuff,” Mr. Shuttleworth said. Such talk from a man willing to 
finance software for the masses — and by the masses — inspires those who 
see open source as more of a cause than a business model. 

  * Freescale and ARM promise £140 netbooks - Chipset manufacturer 
Freescale on Monday unveiled an ARM-based blueprint for cheap, low-cost 
sub-notebooks. At the heart of the reference design is the i.MX515 
processor, which uses ARM's Cortex-A8 chipset architecture. The design 
also incorporates a new power management integrated circuit from 
Freescale, as well as Adobe Flash Lite and the netbook version of 
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution. According to Freescale, this 
combination makes it possible for manufacturers to build netbooks with 
retail prices under $200 (£137) and battery lives of eight hours. 
Thierry Cammal, Freescale's vice president of global consumer wireless 
marketing, also claimed Freescale's "cost-competitive" chipset would, 
together with Ubuntu, cost manufacturers around $20 (£14) to put into 
netbooks, whereas Intel's Atom combined with Windows XP cost more than 
$60 (£41). "We are enabling a cheap type of device that could offer new 
ways to utilise the internet." 

  Other links to information about Freescale: 
http://www.internetnews.com/hardware/article.php/3794316 and 
which includes Canonical's partner statement.

  * What Ubuntu must do - There's been a lot of chatter on the Internet 
about the Macworld Expo, much of it focused on the absence of its iconic 
keynote speaker, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. This comes at a 
crucial time for both Apple, which is gaining market share, and 
Microsoft, which has seen its dominance in operating systems eroding. 
Windows Vista is clearly opening up opportunities for Mac OS X and 
Linux. The next major upgrade for Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope, is expected 
in April, and here’s what this author hopes it will do. Fix all sound 
issues, although sound support has improved, it is still a stumbling 
block. Make all the non-free goodness available at the click of one 
button. Make it easier to install fonts, and make sure everything else 
just works. Make really cool features part of the standard installation. 
If Ubuntu can detect a capable graphics card and install the right 
driver for it, why not have it turn on Compiz the moment it does? As the 
Ubuntu team tackles more esoteric features such as integrating Web 
applications onto the desktop, they shouldn’t lose sight of the 
meat-and-potatoes issues that can make or break an operating system. 

  * How does Ubuntu Linux differ from Debian? - Bring up the topic of 
Ubuntu and you'll receive a mixed response from unexpected corners. So 
just how does Ubuntu differ from Debian? Ubuntu is a derivative work 
from Debian. It’s a Linux distro based on a pre-existing Linux distro. 
If you prefer a system that just installs and works then look no further 
than Ubuntu. If you’d rather kick off with a base system and then add 
what you need, Debian will be your choice. Both have their place in the 
world. Indeed, without Debian there’d be no Ubuntu, that’s pretty clear. 
Yet, it can’t be denied Ubuntu has made massive gains in improving the 
reputation of Linux. The efforts poured into Ubuntu are now making it 
easier to see Linux as something your grandmother really could use. 
Ubuntu is shiner than Debian, and its software repositories are smaller, 
but they’re more up-to-date. Make no mistake, Debian is stunning for 
what it is – that being an expert’s system, and a highly-customizable 
operating system. But Ubuntu is stunning too for what it excels at – 
Linux for ordinary folk. http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22545/1141/1/0/

  * Hands-on Linux - Anyone who knows anything about Linux has heard 
about Ubuntu. It's easily the most popular desktop Linux around. There's 
a very good reason for that: Ubuntu 8.10, a.k.a. Intrepid Ibex, is easy 
with a capital "E." The GNOME-based interface is easy enough to use, but 
Canonical backs it up with a strong community. If there's something you 
want to do on Ubuntu -- anything at all -- chances are you can find the 
answer on one of the Ubuntu forums such as the Ubuntu Forums and the 
Ubuntu Community Team Wiki. This support isn't a feature per se, but it 
shouldn't be underestimated. Of course, you may not need that much help. 
For example, with the new Network Manager 0.7 you can not only easily 
hook up to wired and Wi-Fi networks, but you can also now easily connect 
with 3G access points. So who is Ubuntu for? To my mind, there's no 
question about it -- Ubuntu is the best beginner's Linux in the land. 
It's also more than good enough for experienced Linux power users, but 
if you're just getting your feet wet with desktop Linux, Ubuntu is the 
Linux for you. 

== In The Blogosphere ==

  * Ways YOU can contribute to Ubuntu! - Blogger ushimitsudoki presents 
a list of ways to contribute to Ubuntu (or Linux in general), and 
provides his thoughts on each. Some of his ideas include Brainstorm: 
This is a place for people to contribute and discuss ideas to improve 
Ubuntu. You can propose an idea, vote an idea up or down, and comment on 
other people’s ideas. Ubuntu Forums: The Ubuntu Forums are big, but they 
are an easy entry point to make some casual contributions. You can 
answer a technical question, or just share your thoughts. Create your 
own blog: You can get blog space for free. You don’t have to be a good 
writer, or a technical wizard or anything like that. Just write about 
things you experience or think about. #ubuntu: These are IRC channels 
where Ubuntu users gather to talk about Ubuntu, help each other, or just 
hang out. Visit/Join a LUG: You might have a LUG (Linux User’s Group) in 
your area. It might be small and filled with awesomely cool people, or 
might be much larger. It’s a safe bet they are interested in gaining new 
members. Other ways of contributing include squashing a bug, starting or 
joining a project, or just spreading the word. All of them require a 
little bit of nerve to jump in, but the Ubuntu community is a good 
community to get started with. 

  * Computers For Everyone -  “Just point and click. If any one can do 
that they can use a computer,” said Court Skinner director of Computers 
For Everyone in East Palo Alto. Skinner is known as the local computer 
guide in East Palo Alto. He doesn’t use Windows. He uses Ubuntu, an 
operating system based on Linux.  One day he decided to collect the 
computers that a company had thrown away and fixed them in order to make 
them usable for people in East Palo Alto. People have continued to 
donate computers to him. He decided to create a program that would help 
people get free computers. It usually takes Skinner about a day to fix 
and download the applications for the computers. In order to apply for a 
computer there is a short application process where people write down 
their basic information and the purpose for the computer so he knows 
what programs to install on the computer. 

  * One Last Look: What You Were Reading in 2008 - Looking at the most 
viewed articles during 2008 gives us a glimpse at what was most 
interesting to people, or perhaps even a sample of the most important 
trends during this last year. Ubuntu articles, in general, had many just 
outside the top five. Three very popular Ubuntu articles were: Ubuntu 
Server: Canonical's Third Way to the Enterprise, Build a Portable 
Security Tool with the ASUS Eee PC and Ubuntu, and Ubuntu's Enterprising 
Ibex Springs Into Release. Ubuntu has taken the world by storm, 
increasing the size of the Linux community by providing many 
improvements to the user experience. It is undoubtedly the most popular 
Linux distro, and most articles about Ubuntu news or Ubuntu tutorials 
gets a lot of attention. 

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast #16 ===

Josh Chase and Nick Ali from the Georgia US LoCo released episode #16. 
Some of the topics covered in this episode include:

  * Upcoming interview with Jorge Castro to discuss his work and the 
Global Bug Jam
  * Notifications in 9.04
  * LoCos on TV
  * Ubuntu Privacy Remix
  * Tabbed Browsing in Nautilus


== Meeting Summaries ==

=== Edubuntu Meeting Minutes ===

Much of the meeting was spent going over the Edubuntu Strategy Document 
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Edubuntu/StrategyDocument) and related issues 

  * Clarification of educational level categorizations by mapping 
student age ranges with categories
   * DISCUSSION: Grade level and educational categorizations vary from 
country to country. Teachers and administrators need to know what 
software, artwork, etc. apply to them and their students.
   * ACTION:  RichEd to send email seeking comment on age ranges for 
preschool, primary, secondary, tertiary designations
   * ACTION:  RichEd will draft the South Africa and out the UK mapping 
tonight and send to the others for input … LaserJock for US, nubae for 
Austria, Spain, Germany
  * Edubuntu’s Launchpad team structure needs review and reworking.
   * DISCUSSION: A development team is needed to provide for things like 
bzr branches and PPAs. The creation of an ~edubuntu-contributors team 
was discussed as a less “harsh” term than “-dev”.  There is also 
confusion as to what the difference between the ~edubuntu and 
~edubuntu-members teams are for.
   * ACTION:  LaserJock to create edubuntu-dev Launchpad team and 
arrange for ~edubuntu as an umbrella team to hold all official Edubuntu 
Launchpad teams
  * Clarification of Edubuntu’s goals/branding/naming
   * DISCUSSION: The debate about the use of “Edubuntu” and “Ubuntu 
Education” continued. RichEd explained that Canonical would like to use 
“Ubuntu Education” for the .iso and contents (Canonical-supported 
applications) for purposes of marketing to OEMs and leveraging of 
Ubuntu’s brand strength. The community members agreed with this. 
Further, the “Edubuntu” term will be used for the project, community, 
and community-supported packaging.
   * ACTION:  LaserJock to draft “Edubuntu and Ubuntu Education” 
clarification statement and run it by RichEd et. al

Review of Jaunty specs and tasks (see Roadmap link below)

The Edubuntu RoadMap was reviewed and several ideas for Jaunty tasks 
were added. LaserJock encouraged everyone to think of bite sized, 
feasible tasks for the Jaunty time frame and add them to the RoadMap. 
This will allow the team to track efforts and give a place for new 
contributors to “plug in”.

     * ACTION: Everybody is going to help fill out 

Next Edubuntu meeting is scheduled for: January 21st, 18:00 UTC in 

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Tuesday, January 13, 2009 ===

==== Server Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

==== LoCo Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 21:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncilAgenda

=== Wednesday, January 14, 2009 ===

==== Foundation Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:00 UTC
  * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None 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/

=== Thursday, January 15, 2009 ===

==== Forum Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 00:30 UTC
  * End: 01:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ForumCouncilAgenda

==== Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 12:00 UTC
  * End: 13:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

  * Start: 14:00 UTC
  * End: 15:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Saturday, January 17, 2009 ===

==== Beginners Team Eduaction Focus Group ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: 
  * The Education Focus Group of the Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team is 
looking for more instructors.

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.10, 8.04, and 8.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-702-1: Samba vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-702-1
  * USN-703-1: xterm vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-703-1
  * USN-701-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities - 
  * USN-701-2: Thunderbird vulnerabilities - 
  * USN-704-1: OpenSSL vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-704-1
  * USN-705-1: NTP vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-705-1
  * USN-706-1: Bind vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-706-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 7.10 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-doc 0.10.6-2hardy3 - 
  * pdvd-doc 4.52-1hardy5 - 
  * acpi-support 0.109-0hardy1 - 
  * debian-installer 20070308ubuntu40.7 - 
  * pygobject 2.14.2-0ubuntu2 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-doc 0.10.6-2intrepid3 - 
  * pdvd-doc 4.52-1intrepid5 - 
  * linux-backports-modules-2.6.27 2.6.27-11.11 - 
  * acpi-support 0.114-0intrepid1 - 
  * wine 1.0.1-0ubuntu3~intrepid1 - 
  * module-init-tools 3.3-pre11-4ubuntu17.1 - 
  * nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 180.11-0ubuntu1~intrepid1 - 
  * linux 2.6.27-11.23 - 
  * cheese 2.24.2-0ubuntu0+intrepid1 - 
  * glibc 2.8~20080505-0ubuntu8 - 
  * glibc 2.8~20080505-0ubuntu8 - 
  * zsnes 1.510-2.1ubuntu1.1 - 

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== Glossary of Terms ==

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  1. MID - Mobile Internet Device
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