Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #149

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Jul 5 21:57:34 BST 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #149 for the week June 
28th - July 4th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Canonical Delves Deeper 
into the Cloud - Launches Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services, Kubuntu 
Tutorials Day Spreads the Knowledge, Ubuntu Forums tutorial of the week, 
Login to Ubuntu Forums with Launchpad Open ID, Canonical Party Welcomes 
Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, Ohio Linuxfest Call for Presentations, 
Powerpets, Inc. Head Offices switch to Ubuntu, Full Circle Magazine: 
Issue #26, Vodcast: Dell's Ubuntu Linux Strategy, Team Meeting Reports, 
and much, much more!

== UWN Translations ==

  * Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of 
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information you need.


== In This Issue ==

  * Canonical Delves Deeper into the Cloud - Launches Ubuntu Enterprise 
Cloud Services
  * Kubuntu Tutorials Day Spreads the Knowledge
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * Ubuntu Forums Tutorial of the Week
  * Ubuntu Forums working on Login with Open ID
  * Canonical party welcomes Gran Canaria Desktop Summit
  * Ohio Linuxfest Call for Presentations
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Powerpets, Inc. Head offices switch to Ubuntu
  * Full Circle Magazine #26
  * Vodcast: Dell's Ubuntu Linux Strategy
  * June Team Meeting Summaries
  * Upcoming meetings & events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Canonical Delves Deeper into the Cloud – Launches Ubuntu Enterprise 
Cloud Services ===

London: July 1, 2009-- Canonical, the founder of the Ubuntu project, 
today launched new professional services to help and support users 
building 'private clouds', cloud infrastructures behind a corporate 

The move follows the technical preview in April of Ubuntu Enterprise 
Cloud (UEC), an open-source system that enables organizations to build 
their own clouds that match the interface of Amazon EC2. UEC is now 
available as part of the Ubuntu Server Edition technology stack.

By creating private clouds with UEC, organizations can optimize server 
use and increase data-centre efficiencies, while lowering costs and 
providing end users with self-service IT. Ubuntu is the first Linux 
distribution to provide such a system and now Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 
Services from Canonical help businesses build these environments with 
optimal efficiency.

“Enterprises are realizing that building 'private clouds' enables them 
to better manage variable workloads, while reducing the waste of idle 
servers. Building on open-source technology also avoids the issue of 
vendor lock-in,” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical. “Ubuntu 
Enterprise Cloud enables businesses to do this  - and the addition of 
these services helps them to do it with confidence.”

Canonical has partnered with Eucalyptus, whose eponymous product forms 
the base of UEC, to jointly provide the service but with a single 
interface for the customer through the Canonical support team.

“While the IT industry talks of future strategies and releases vapour 
ware, UEC today allows businesses to deploy and now support a 'private 
cloud' on open source technologies from a renowned Linux provider,” said 
Woody Rollins, CEO of Eucalyptus. “We are very excited to lend our 
expertise to building the type of professional services that will help 
more businesses discover the benefits of private clouds built on open 
Pricing and Availability

Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services enable users to scale up from a 
five-machine environment all the way to a site license covering all 
machines, physical and virtual, in a single location.

Yearly pricing for entry-level support for five physical servers and up 
to 25 virtual Ubuntu servers is $4,750 for 9x5 standard support and 
$17,500 for 24x7 advanced support. Additional support packs are 
available per physical server and per ten virtual servers for $1,250 
p.a. for standard support and $3,000 p.a. for advanced.

Site support is also available which covers one geographical location. 
It includes an unlimited number of physical and virtual servers for 
$90,000 p.a. for standard support and $150,000 p.a. for advanced.

To use Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, users must first install Ubuntu 9.04 
Server Edition available at no charge from 

To find out more about Ubuntu Cloud Computing, please visit 

To enquire about support, please visit: 

For more information on Cloud Services, please visit: 

To keep up-to-date with Ubuntu Cloud activity, follow the cloud blog 
aggregator: http://cloud.ubuntu.com

Follow Ubuntu cloud on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ubuntucloud

To participate in the Ubuntu Cloud Community, join the mailing list: 

To find out more about Eucalyptus see: http://www.eucalyptus.com


=== Kubuntu Tutorials Day Spreads the Knowledge ===

The recent Kubuntu Tutorials Day featured five of free software’s finest 
speakers spreading their knowledge to a large audience. There were talks 
on Kubuntu, artwork, packaging, as well as an introduction to Ruby. 
There was also a special guest speaker from Amarok who gave a well 
received tutorial on scripting Amarok with QtScript.

Full and edited logs are available on the Kubuntu Tutorials Day page for 
anyone who wants to catch up. https://wiki.kubuntu.org/KubuntuTutorialsDay


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (58730) +447 over last week
  * Critical (25) +4 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (27572) +337 over last week
  * Unassigned (50636) +387 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (292924) +1418 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 Jaunty ===

  * Spanish (12888) -566 over last week
  * French (40142) -2290 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (51536) -747 over last week
  * Swedish (56767) +2351 over last week
  * English (United Kingdom) (58540) -465 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope," see 
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/

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

  * OpenOffice.org's ASCII file conversion has no preview - 
  * I should be able to glance at the panel and see precise stats - 
  * Automate moving to another computer - 
  * Hide content of update requests - 
  * In order to have the impression of booting directly to the desktop - 

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/

== Launchpad News ==

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Tutorial of the Week ===

June 6, 2009.

This week we would like to highlight FakeOutdoorsman's 
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=162846) well written and nicely 
presented "HOWTO: Easily enable MP3, MPEG4, AAC, and other restricted 
encoding in FFmpeg". As pointed out in the thread, this tutorial clears 
up some confusion linked to legal reasons restricting the abilities of 
the ubuntu provided FFmpeg package. Several options are provided, along 
with the steps to follow to revert changes and remove the restricted 
packages. Well done!


=== Ubuntu Forums working on Login with Open ID ===

Canonical has been working with ubuntu-geek to implement openID 
authentication on the forums. Work is still in development as some 
features need to be adjusted (adding friends for example). This is part 
of the process leading to a greater integration between forums accounts 
and Launchpad accounts. Stay tuned!

== The Planet ==

=== Jonathan Riddell: Canonical Party Welcomes Gran Canaria Desktop 
Summit ===

The Gran Canaria Desktop Summit was opened with a party sponsored by 
Canonical. Stickers, t-shirts and beer were all given out to 
contributors and users of KDE, Gnome and any other free software 
environment. Some converts were made from the local Canary island 
population who were enthused by the spirit of freedom. Conversation 
ranged from the essential cross desktop collaboration issues to the 
question of whether it ever rains in Las Palmas. Pictures of the party 
can be found at the link.


=== Mackenzie Morgan: Ohio Linuxfest Call for Presentations ===

Ohio Linuxfest is now in its 7th year, and the theme for this years 
event is the Past, Present, and Future of UNIX & Linux. Doug McIlroy 
will be keynoting.  If you haven't heard of him yet, he was Kernighan, 
Thomson, & Richie's boss back at AT&T Bell Labs when they were creating 
UNIX and C. He's credited with creating the UNIX pipe ("|") as well. 
Peter Salus, known for his books "A Quarter Century of UNIX" and "The 
Daemon, the Gnu and the Penguin" will be keynoting as well.  And 
finally, Shawn Powers of Linux Journal fame will be giving a keynote on 
"Fixing the Economy with Linux." Bdale and his daughter Elizabeth Garbee 
are expected to speak. Jono has also agreed to speak. But these six 
people can't be it.  If you've got something to say, why not submit a 
proposal? The call for presentations is only open a few more days—it 
closes on the 8th. Get your proposal in! You can find out more about 
this event at the link.


== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu’s Papercuts: Usability in Little Things ===

Linux Loop notes that the first ten of the One Hundred Papercuts have 
been finished.  These are little things, like changing a word from one 
that geeks would understand to one that most normal people would 
understand.  The author believes that this might be the first time that 
real attention has been made to tiny details.


=== As It Stands, Ubuntu Has No Issues With Mono ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix reports on the position paper concerning 
Mono that was issued by Scott James Remnant on behalf of Canonical and 
the Ubuntu Technical Board.  This paper was released in response to the 
concerns of free software advocates, including Richard Stallman, who 
question the legal aspects of using Mono.  However, Ubuntu continues to 
include it and packages built on it, like F-Spot and Tomboy, in the 
distribution since there have not been any legal notices of infringement 
from Microsoft or other IP stakeholders.  Scott's position statement on 
Mono in Ubuntu can be found on Ubuntu's mailing list: 


=== Ubuntu: Still Popular? ===

The author of Starry Hope looks at some statistics concerning Ubuntu 
popularity, with the understanding that they really can't project the 
actual numbers of users.  However, in that light, he presents the 
information from DistroWatch, Netcraft and Alexa along with blogging 
trends, Google trends in searching, and Twitter.  His conclusion is that 
Ubuntu is still the most popular Linux distribution.  Those interested 
in the statistics may find his numbers, charts, and conclusions at the link.


=== Desktop Linux Reviews: Kubuntu 9.04 ===

Jim Lynch wasn't particularly impressed with Kubuntu 9.04, and felt that 
it best served experienced Linux users that enjoy KDE and prefer it to 
Gnome.  He did not recommend that new Linux users try it.  Some of his 
objections had to do with the look-and-feel of KDE, and he acknowledges 
that he is primarily a GNOME user.  The quality of the add/remove 
software and the sliding menus were two of his objections.  Read the 
whole article at:  http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2009/06/25/kubuntu-9-04/

=== Linux Vendors Head to the Cloud in Search of Cash ===

Sean Michael Kerner of InternetNews.com examines the difference between 
the Red Hat certification program for Cloud Computing and Ubuntu's paid 
support services.  The main difference appears to be that Ubuntu does 
not see Certification as being valuable.  Simon Wardley, head of 
Canonical's cloud strategy, said, "We do believe there is considerable 
value in providing users with an open source system to build their own 
private clouds that match the de facto standard of Amazon's EC2 API." 
His justification is that, "These services will be used in enterprise 
environments and any enterprise wants the reassurance of professional, 
ongoing support in this case from the code originators, Canonical."


=== Why Ubuntu has become the flag bearer for Linux ===

This entry from techradar.com sees the rise in popularity of Ubuntu as 
being caused by the marketing strategy of Canonical, the introduction of 
LiveCDs as a means of installation, and the lack of interest in Windows 
Vista.  In short, it's saying that Ubuntu entered the distribution scene 
at just the right time to catch the wave. Read the entire article and 
get more information at the link.


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Canonical’s Private Ubuntu Cloud Strategy: Partners Welcome? ===

The VAR Guy, posting at Works With U, notes with interest that Canonical 
has launched the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services.  However, he feels 
that there is something lacking - the independent software vendors 
(ISVs). It is his opinion that customers don't buy cloud operating 
systems. They embrace cloud services to host specific applications 
(storage, backup/recovery, database, ERP, email, etc.).  Canonical needs 
to promote reliable ISV software stacks for Ubuntu in the cloud. 
According to The VAR Guy, "in order to get the word out faster, 
Canonical needs partners."


=== Five Questions for Dell’s Ubuntu Linux Team ===

Joe Panettieri, at Works With U, is intending to meet with Dell's Ubuntu 
team members and has posted five questions that he would like to ask 
them. He also invites readers to add questions by emailing him or 
posting them as comments to his article.  It's his intent to create an 
interview that examines Dell's Ubuntu Linux strategy.


=== Three’s Company: Oracle, Ubuntu and OpenOffice ===

The VAR Guy, from Works With U, notes that Matt Asay from CNet had 
opined that Canonical needed enterprise software partners like Oracle to 
help with it's move into servers.  The VAR Guy adds one more element 
into the mix:  OpenOffice.org. It's his opinion that Oracle and 
Canonical could use OpenOffice.org to accelerate Ubuntu's desktop 
momentum, and that this would help the momentum on the server side.


=== Beyond Ubuntu: Canonical Pursues New Revenue Streams ===


=== Ubuntu heads to the clouds ===

On July 1, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu in partnership with 
Eucalyptus Systems, an open-source cloud infrastructure firm, launched 
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services. According to sources at Canonical, 
Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services "is a set of new professional services 
to help and support users building 'private clouds', that is cloud 
infrastructures behind a corporate firewall." The idea, as it always is 
with cloud computing is to save organizations money by optimizing server 
use, while lowering costs and providing end users with self-service IT. 
With Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services, Canonical will help businesses 
build private clouds. In a statement, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical's CEO 
said, "Enterprises are realizing that building 'private clouds' enables 
them to better manage variable workloads, while reducing the waste of 
idle servers. Building on an open-source technology also avoids the 
issue of vendor lock-in. Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud enables businesses to 
do this--and the addition of these services helps them to do it with 
confidence." Once more Canonical is showing that, while its reputation 
is based on Ubuntu, the popular end-user desktop Linux distribution, the 
company has every intention of competiting with Red Hat and Novell for 
the business server market.


== In Other News ==

=== Powerpets, Inc. Head Offices Switch to Ubuntu ===

An unsolicited email to the Ubuntu News Team mailing list from 
Powerpets, Inc. gives us some insight into one companies "Ubuntu Success 

In 2002, a small Canadian company was started based on a small idea and 
big dreams to create an entertaining virtual world with many educational 
aspects and a company goal to support and spread awareness of abused and 
abandoned animals.

Less than half a year into the project, powerpets.com was experiencing 
explosive growth and an explosive amount of problems, mainly e-mail 
based viruses. We would be affected by the next big threat, weeks before 
large AV companies such as McAfee would have a fix for it. More time was 
spent fixing our Windows based office computers than what was spent 
working on our business.

A switch to Linux was made, with quite a few hurdles, but it was nice to 
know once a system was set up, you wouldn't have to worry about it. You 
wouldn't even need to restart it. Unfortunately last year, our *flavor* 
of Linux that was chosen for the
office sold out to another company who pretty much abandoned the OS.

Much research went into selecting a new Linux OS that will carry us 
through the next decade without headaches or an overload of IT expenses. 
Ubuntu quickly caught our attention. We actually waited for about a 
month because we could not find an option to purchase one copy of the 
Ubuntu OS and felt uncomfortable requesting a free CD. Due to our 
satellite Internet, we were unable to download the OS.

A few weeks later, our CD arrived in the mail. At the time we were 
involved in several large projects and were unable to perform any 
installations. It wasn't until June, when an old test laptop was loaded 
with Ubuntu. The installation went quick and without a hitch, despite 
hardware being well outdated. The past few days, the remainder of our 
office went through the overhaul and in a matter of hours we were using 
Ubuntu. Some changes were hard to get used to, such as the SAMBA shares, 
but overall everything was a success.

We're very happy with our Ubuntu solution, and we hope to see the number 
of Ubuntu system builders grow - after all, one Ubuntu system builder to 
serve over 300 million people in North America may not be sufficient.

Many thanks for the CD and the great experience

Elizabeth Routliffe: President

Powerpets, Inc.


=== Full Circle Magazine: Issue #26 ===

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community 
are proud to announce the release of our twenty-sixth issue.

This month:

  * Command and Conquer – MOC & IRSSI
  * How To: Ubuntu As A Guest, Apt-Cacher, and Inkscape – Part 3.
  * My Story – Why I Converted To Linux.
  * Review – WebHTTrack
  * MOTU Interview – Stefan Ebner.
  * Top 5 – Linux-powered Devices.
  * Ubuntu Women, Ubuntu Games, and all the usual goodness!

You can download it here: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-26/


=== Vodcast: Dell’s Ubuntu Linux Strategy ===

WorksWithU's Joe Panettieri spent June 26 at Dell’s headquarters in 
Austin, Texas, meeting key members of Dell’s Linux team. They spent an 
hour discussing the broad Linux market; Dell’s current Ubuntu strategy; 
and the PC giant’s early reaction to Moblin (Mobile Linux).

This quick Vodcast captures thoughts from Dell’s:

  * Todd Finch (consumer Linux system opportunities)
  * John Hull (Linux server and desktop trends)
  * Doug Anson (Moblin’s potential for small mobile devices)


== Meeting Summaries ==

=== June 2009 Team Reports ===

==== Ubuntu Governance ====

===== LoCo Council =====

  * LoCo Directory Status: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoDirectory
   * 75% of teams populated
   * Small issues with naming convention ( ubuntu-(iso-country-code): 
Teams that really want to will have to ask nicely to see if they can get 
their names for their teams. If bad comes to worse they will have to 
stick to what other name they have.
   * ~locoteams-approved is restricted and further discussion on how to 
populate it and the reapproval process will be discussed in the mailing 
lists and brought in for the next meeting.
  * Forum admins can decide what subdomains to use for LoCo forums.
  * Ireland is now an approved LoCo.

===== MOTU Council =====

  * MC Call for 03-06-2009:
   * Attendees: Daniel Holbach, Jonathan Davies, Emmet Hikory.
   * Open Applications:
    * أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy)(universe contributor).
    * Steve Stalcup (MOTU/core-dev).
   * Agenda: No items for discussion.
  * MC Meeting, 12th June:
   * Please give Stephen Stalcup a warm welcome to the team, where he's 
continue to work on KDE packages and sponsoring.
   * We're very pleased to welcome a new member to the MOTU team: Nick 
Ellery. Nick has been working a lot on merging changes from Debian and 
lowering the delta between Debian and Ubuntu.
   * Stéphane Graber wants to expand his activities a bit and work some 
more on server packages and Edubuntu and applied for Core Dev. The MC 
recommends Stéphane.
  * MC Call 2009-06-18:
   * Attendees: Richard Johnson, Emmet Hikory, Daniel Holbach, Jonathan 
Davies, Michael Bienia.
   * Upcoming Applications: Ahmed El-Mahmoudy (Contributing Developer)
   * Agenda Items:
    * General move of meeting times (proving difficult, moving 
discussion to email)
    * Finding suitable meeting time for Ahmed El-Mahmoudy, decided on 
25th June, 16:00 UTC.
  * MC Meeting 2009-06-24:
   * أحمد المحمودي (Ahmed El-Mahmoudy)'s great work on packages, his 
interaction with Debian and work on the Sabily distributions left us no 
other choice but to say +1.
   * After an interesting discussion about Java packaging, the Server 
team and cheese the MC found out that they would very much like to see 
Thierry Carrez in ~ubuntu-core-dev. Hence our recommendation.
   * Andrea Gasparini did a great work in the MOTU community, working on 
lots of different packages. His great love for QA and working with 
Debian and love for the Italian LoCo sealed the deal: +1 from all 
present MC members.
   * Andreas Moog's great work on Desktop and other packages, his great 
attention to detail and work with Debian made the decision pretty easy. 
He's just joined the MOTU team.

===== Technical Board =====

  * TB meeting, 2009-06-16: 
   * Outstanding actions
    * mdz to talk to kiko/bjornt to investigate drivers powers: continues
    * Mono discussion
   * Edubuntu Releases for Karmic and Karmic+1 and hosting on Canonical 
infrastructure: approval for moving to USB or DVD images if the CD image 
team is in agreement and consideration is given to effective testing; 
releases.ubuntu.com vs. cdimage.ubuntu.com is based on download 
popularity and infrastructure concerns and is not an indication of 
status, and mirroring questions should be brought up with mirror admins 
on ubuntu-mirrors@
   * Inclusion of universe within Edubuntu: approved
   * Ubuntu Core Developer application for Stéphane Graber: approved; 
congratulations and welcome!
   * Ubuntu Core Developer application for James Westby; approved; 
congratulations and welcome!
  * TB meeting, 2009-06-30
   * Scott Kitterman's [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ClamavUpdates proposal 
for a ClamAV update policy]] was endorsed by the Technical Board, 
contingent on the approval of the security and release teams
   * Charlie Smotherman was granted upload privileges for ampache, 
ampache-themes and coherence
   * Thierry Carrez was welcomed as a new core developer
   * Scott James Remnant has put forward a Technical Board position 
statement regarding Mono, which is to be published shortly
   * The Technical Board is discussing the creation of a new governing 
body, the Developer Applications Board, to process new developer 
applications, separating this function from the Technical Board itself

==== Ubuntu Development Teams ====

==== Ubuntu LoCo Teams ====

===== Austrian Team =====

  * Day 19: Presentation the Austrian translation of Edubuntu. Blog 
  * Day 11: Chat Meeting Log: 
  * Upload poster for Install Party in SpreadUbuntu for the community: 

===== Czech Team =====

  * Ubuntu Czech Republic won inquiry "Czech Open Source 2009" in 
category "Project of year"
   * http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9029/cos2009.png
  * We are planning big redesign of our homepage and forum
   * Homepage: 
   * Forum: http://nusery.ic.cz/smf (test forum with betaversion of the 
  * Two local live meetings - Pardubice (29th May) and Bruntal (20th June)
  * Regular online meeting (6th June)

===== Chilean Team =====

  * Junta Ubuntera (June 6th, Santiago)
   *It was a successful event!! See the pics at 
  * IRC Trainning Sessions: Learning to use the wiki I: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChileanTeam/GrupoEscribas/CharlaWiki/CW1 By 
Fabian Delgado (June 7th, #ubuntu-cl)
  * IRC Trainning Sessions: Learning to use the wiki II: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChileanTeam/GrupoEscribas/CharlaWiki/CW2 By 
Fabian Delgado (June 14th, #ubuntu-cl)
  * Costalinux (June 20th, Quintero)
   *Pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/10154123@N06/tags/costalinux/
  * IRC Meeting (July 1st 01:30 UTC, #ubuntu-cl).
   *Wiki Meeting page: 

===== Danish Team =====

  * Started a discussion about licensing for guides, forums and any 
material created by and for the danish LoCo team.
  * Started preparations for the Karmic Release party in Aarhus, Denmark.

===== German Team =====

====== Berlin ======

  * June 9th: Berlin Jam, had a look at two bugs reports and patching of 
applications. Also did an impromptu key-signing.
  * June 16th: Encryption workshop part I: GnuPG, email & jabber
  * June 27th: Barbecue - 
http://www.ubuntu-berlin.de/LinuxTag09-BBQ-english after the LinuxTag - 
http://www.linuxtag.org/2009/en.html fair with approx. 200 guests and 
Marcel Bien and Ubuntu Developer Daniel Holbach as blazing DJs at the 
turntables. Photos: http://picasaweb.google.de/martin.kossick/LTBBQ2009

===== Greek Team =====

  * The Greek team got it's first Ubuntu member! Congrats to Simos 
Xenitellis https://edge.launchpad.net/~simosx
  * Translated the "A Byte of Python" book in Greek - 
http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python_el:Table_of_Contents and started 
online python programming classes - 
http://forum.ubuntu-gr.org/viewforum.php?f=55 through our forum and irc 
  * Team members participated in Greek FLOSS developers conference 2009 
- http://conf.ellak.gr/2009/ with presentations/workshops.
  * Kickstarted the Ubuntu-gr marketing team - 
http://forum.ubuntu-gr.org/viewforum.php?f=56 adding members and 
planning for marketing events.

===== Honduras Team =====

  * 5th One of our members of the Honduras Team did a presentation in 
BarCamp Unitec - 
  * 18th Our Team Contact Leader was present at the  Ubucom Central 
America - http://diegoturcios.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/100/ which took 
place at Nicaragua on the ECSL - http://sl-centroamerica.org
  * 25th Some of the members of the team make the Pizza Bash - 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HondurasTeam/Pizza_Bash it was a nice 
experience. Where many topics were discussed.

===== Irish Team =====

    * We became an official loco after 2 years of activity: Irish Team 
Approval Application - 

    * We have two ubuntu members Laura Czajkowski - 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/czajkowski and Maciej Danielski - 

    * We are having a summer jam for bugs and translations Irish 
Team/Events Summer Jam - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam/Events#Summer+Jam

===== Japanese Team =====

  * The Ubuntu Manga "Ubunchu" episode 2 was released under CC-BY-NC. 
The Japanese LoCo member Fumihito Yoshida translated the majority into 
Engrish, and the US-Massachusetts LoCo member Martin Owens translated 
into English. It's translated to 11 languages now.
  * We talked about our activity for a Japanese local magazine "Linux 100%".
  * We started to plan the Ubuntu local meeting "Ubuntu Off-Line Meeting 
Tokyo 9.08". It's will held 1st Aug.

===== Korean Team =====

  * cobuntu 9.04.2 release 2009-06-02: 
   * Changed the name of distro : kobuntu -> cobuntu
   * Changed the default repository : kr.archive.ubuntu.com -> ftp.daum.net
   * Updated translation : May 26, 2009
   * Changed the default font : Unfont -> Lexi font

===== Lithuanian Team =====

  * Started to organize second Ubuntu conference in Vilnius – Ubucon'09
  * 50% done of our web site redesign and migration to Drupal, 
!MediaWiki and phpBB:
    * web site – http://www.ubuntu.lt/beta
    * wiki – http://www.ubuntu.lt/beta/wiki

===== Norwegian team  =====

  * Rubén - 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue149/huayra has taken 
over Karianne's - 
job as contact member for the Norwegian team.
  * Planning group reorganization
  * Meeting on Sunday 26th 2100 UTC+2 in #ubuntu-no irc.freenode.net

===== Romanian Team =====

  * We have relanched the action of sending Ubuntu sticker to Romanian 
users via self-address snail mail system. More info here: 
  * All persons wanting to promote Ubuntu in Romania can use our fine 
set of banners and website button for promoting Ubuntu via their 
website. http://www.ubuntu.ro/participa/promovare/banere

===== Russian Teams =====

====== The Team ======

  * Total number of registered users in Team groups exceeded 1000 

====== Translations ======

  * 25th issue of Full Circle magazine in Russian 
  * The second alpha-version of Ubuntu Desktop Course in Russian has 
been finished. The proof-reading stage has been started 

====== Resources ======

  * Managing of ubuntu.ru domain has been enhanced by Google Apps:
   * Active members of the Team may use <member>@ubuntu.ru accounts;
   * There are plans to use Google services for project coordination.
  * Public calendar is up and running (http://ubuntu.ru/calendar).

====== Novosibirsk Team ======

  * InstallFest has been organized 
  * We started a Club for people willing to learn more about Ubuntu. 
Three meetings of the club has been held in June:

====== Kuban Team ======

  * Ongoing effort in spreading Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS.
  * Distribution of actual repository snapshots for Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS.
  * Work continues on development of remote interactive courses for Ubuntu.
  * Meetings has been held with Commercial and industrial chamber (CIC) 
of Krasnodarsky kray (ТПП Краснодарского края) management. During the 
meetings strategic topics has been defined covering interaction between 
Kuban Ubuntu Team, Krasnodarsky kray CIC, and regional Non-Governmental 
Organization "Project beneficium" (КРОО «Проект beneficium»). "Project 
beneficium" is a partner and informational sponsor of Kuban Ubuntu Team:

====== Saratov Team ======

  * Work on preparation for Software Freedom Day 2009 has been started 
in collaboration with SarLUG (http://cc.sgu.ru/redmine/projects/show/sfd).

===== Venezuelan Team =====

  * June 13: Team's 3rd Anniversary - Merida 2009: The team, through 
David Hernandez - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/David%20Hernandez organized 
this year's anniversary event. We had talks (and the collaboration of 
the GentooVE Team and the Debian Venezuela team), an ubuntu Booth, we 
gave away socks - 
http://blog.santiago.zarate.net.ve/archives/44-Ubuntu-Socks! which Jaime 
Escobar donated, and few caps, and of curse Ubuntu Cds and Flyers of the 
team. We developed a small application to register the people that 
asisted, to later send them information and/or invite to next events in 
their area and so on. The place was provided by the ULA (Los Andes 
   * Pictures
     * http://picasaweb.google.com/david.vzla/3erAniversarioUbuntuVe
     * http://picasaweb.google.com/cwsevilla/3erAniversarioDeUbuntuVenezuela
     * http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2026265&id=1093416925&ref=mf

  * June 26: Simon Bolivar University's Install Fest: The guys from the 
USB (School of computer Science) organized a small install fest, with 
many teams (Canaima, VOSUG, DebianVE), and they invited us!, so we 
traveled a little bit, to get there and spread the word!. We made about 
2 full Installs, and 2 dual boot, helped some users with software 
problems, we gave some guidance to others, and made new contacts, for 
futher events.

    * Pictures
      * http://galeria.zarate.net.ve/main.php?g2_itemId=1313

  * June 27: Ubuntazo #2: The Caracas Team, again wanted to Repeat the 
success of the first Ubuntazo, this time, we had another set of talks, 
from introduction to the internet (Browsing and chat) to OpenOffice (an 
overview). The people had great interest of having a more deep knowledge 
of OpenOffice usage, and other tools, we also had a technical board 
outside the auditorium, with installs and TSPP (Bring your own paste), 
which consists of users coming with their own virgin cds/pendrives, and 
we give them the OS on their media, also we gave away more of these 
socks - http://blog.santiago.zarate.net.ve/archives/44-Ubuntu-Socks! 
cds, flyers. The place was the Simon Rodriguez Library, in caracas

===== United States Teams =====

====== US Teams Project ======

  * Team Meeting 2 June: 

====== Chicago Team ======

  * Planning Event and Key Signing Party
   * Held at onShore Networks on Sunday, June 28th
   * Approximately 7 people in attendance
   * Planned for future educational sessions to teach people how to use 
and contribute to Ubuntu
   * Spent time signing GnuPG keys of all attendees to strengthen the 
web of trust

====== Florida Team ======

  * Tampa Meetup
  * Team fishing trip
  * Qimo Build Day May
  * South East Linux Fest
	* itnet7 - https://launchpad.net/itnet7 and pak33m - 
https://launchpad.net/pak33m represented the team.
	* itnet7 - https://launchpad.net/itnet7 represented the Florida Linux Show
	* pak33m - https://launchpad.net/pak33m attended two BOF sessions with 
other other LoCo team members to mostly talk about improving LoCos.
  * Ubuntu Global Jam for Empathy
  * Meeting June 2nd
	  a. Proposed a Packaging Jam for September 27th, 2009
	  a. Proposed a Bug Jam for July or August but tbd.
           a. Talked about creating a video for the SpreadUbuntu project.
  * Meeting June 16th
	  a. Qimo Youth Build Day
           a. Ubuntu Membership mentoring for the team

====== New York State Team ======


  * 06/09 6:30PM - 9:00PM RCSI Open Street Map Presentation Penfield 
Library - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090609
  * 06/04 7:45AM - 2:30PM White Hat Security Day sponsored by Mercury 
Networks (presentation by Carl Schmidtmann) Doubletree Inn, Henrietta NY 
- https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090604

====== Ohio Team ======

  * Initial prep for Ohio LinuxFest 2009
   * Meeting to be set to go over registration

==== Ubuntu Beginners Team ====

  * Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team Meeting 2009-06-02: 
   * Discuss name change in response to Community Council suggestion
   * Introduction of "Quest for Python", a group learning effort to 
learn Python using "A Byte of Python" by Swaroop C H. - 
   * The Ubuntu Community Learning Project - http://learn.ufbt.net was 
formally presented to the Community Council
   * Discussion about mentoring younger members of the team in regards 
to proper online etiquette

  * Ubuntu Beginners Team Meeting 2009-06-16: 
   * Agreed to add ~ubuntu-beginners-council as an administrator for all 
Ubuntu Beginners Team Launchpad teams
   * Agreed to add icon - 
https://launchpadlibrarian.net/15997130/branding.png from 
~ubuntu-beginners on Launchpad to Social Group - 
http://ubuntuforums.org/group.php?groupid=79 on the forums
   * Discussion about how to handle votes will take place on the mailing 
list, and clear guidelines will be approved at the next meeting
   * Beginners Team Council will work on drafting a charter for the 
council, which will be voted on at the next meeting. This is in response 
to a team desire for the council to be more active.
   * The team has been renamed to the Ubuntu Beginners Team. All team 
resources are currently being updated
   * Decide to create a team todo list
   * Discussion will take place on mailing list about having more 
frequent focus group meetings

  * Ubuntu Beginners Team Meeting 2009-06-30: 
   * Agreed to transition IRC channels from using the ##beginners-foo 
naming scheme to #ubuntu-beginners-foo
   * Decide to hold off on requiring Beginners Team Council and Focus 
Group leaders to sign the Leadership Code of Conduct - 
http://www.ubuntu.com/community/leadership-conduct until it can be 
tracked on Launchpad.
   * Agreed to keep the list of Ubuntu Members on the Beginners Team 
(Jedi Fellows) in order to encourage new users to work towards Ubuntu 
   * Provided a status update on the Beginners Team Council Charter: 
   * Elizabeth Krumbach - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/lyz joined the Ubuntu 
Beginners Team. She has done a great job working with the Education 
Focus Group, and is helping to get the Ubuntu Community Learning Project 
off the ground.
   * Announcement that the Young New Users Focus Group held its first 
   * Announcement that the Ubuntu Beginners Team IRC Channel is now +mz 
as a result of some recent incidents that transpired.
   * Announcement that the Education Focus Group is still involved with 
the Ubuntu Community Learning Project, and they are currently discussing 
which license to use for courses.

==== Ubuntu NGO Team ====

  * Set up Launchpad team - https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-ngo and NGO 
wiki structure - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NGO
  * Set up Blog - http://ubuntungo.wordpress.com
  * Started working on a NGO/CaseStudyTemplate - 
  * Started CiviCRM packaging - 
  * Information strategy (PR, Group interview and consolidation, 
planning meeting)

==== Ubuntu Women ====

  * Meeting on 2 June: 
http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Meetings/20090604|minutes, log
  * Two new mailing list admins appointed: 
  * Launch of Resources redevelopment and promotion: 

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Sunday, July 5, 2009 ===
  * None listed as of publication

=== Monday, July 6, 2009 ===
  * None listed as of publication

=== Tuesday, July 7, 2009 ===

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

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====
  * Start: 16:30 UTC
  * End: 17:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-desktop
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

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

==== LoCo Teams Meeting ====
  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-locoteams
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== EMEA Membership Meeting ====
  * Start: 20:00 UTC
  * End: 21:00 UTC
  * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/EMEA

==== Community Council Meeting ====
  * Start: 21:00 UTC
  * End: 23:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda

=== Wednesday, July 8, 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, July 9, 2009 ===

==== Packaging Training: TBD ====
  * Start: 12:00 UTC
  * End: 13:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Packaging/Training

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

==== Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting ====
  * Start: 21:00 UTC
  * End: 22:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Friday, July 10, 2009 ===

==== MC Meeting ====
  * Start: 07:00 UTC
  * End: 08:00 UTC
  * Location: None listed as of publication
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Karmic Weekly Release Meeting ====
  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2009-07-10

=== Saturday, July 11, 2009 ===
  * None listed as of publication

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

  * USN-793-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities - 
  * USN-794-1: Perl vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-794-1
  * USN-795-1: Nagios vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-795-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * base-files 4.0.1ubuntu5.8.04.7 - 
  * open-iscsi 2.0.865-1ubuntu3.2 - 
  * acroread 9.1.2-0hardy3 - 
  * sun-java6 6-14-0ubuntu1.8.04 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * sun-java6 6-14-0ubuntu1.8.10 - 

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

  * libxklavier 3.9-0ubuntu2 - 
  * xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.6.3-0ubuntu9.4 - 
  * pidgin 1:2.5.5-1ubuntu8.2 - 
  * automake1.10 1:1.10.2-0ubuntu3.09.04 - 
  * automake1.9 1.9.6+nogfdl-3ubuntu2.09.04 - 
  * sun-java6 6-14-0ubuntu1.9.04 - 

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== Glossary of Terms ==

  1. BOF - Birds of a Feather - An informal discussion group, based on a 
shared interest, discussing without a pre-planned agenda
  1. IRC - Internet Relay Chat.
  1. IP - Intellectual Property.  A term used as a blanket to cover 
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  1. ISV - Independent Software Vendors.
  1. LTS - Long Term Support. - Said of a release that will receive 
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  1. MC - MOTU Council - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Council
  1. MOTU - Master Of The Universe - Developers responsible for the 
Universe and Multiverse repositories. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU
  1. NGO - Non-governmental Organization.
  1. TB - Technical Board - 
  1. UEC - Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.

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