Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #143

Craig A. Eddy tyche at cox.net
Sun May 24 19:04:22 BST 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #143 for the week May 
17th - May 23rd, 2009. In this issue we cover: UDS Karmic Koala begins, 
Team Reporting, New Ubuntu Members, Ubuntu Forums Interview, Tutorial of 
the Week, Canonical AllHands, KDE Brainstorm hits 1000+ ideas, Edubuntu 
Meeting Minutes, Renewed enthusiasm for Edubuntu, Ubuntu Romanian Remix, 
Ubuntu Podcast #29, WorkWithU Vodcast #2, 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 ==

* UDS Karmic Koala begins
* Team Reporting
* New Ubuntu Members
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu Forums Interview
* Tutorial of the Week
* Canonical AllHands
* KDE Brainstorm hits 1000+ ideas
* Edubuntu Meeting Minutes
* Renewed enthusiasm for Edubuntu
* Ubuntu Romanian Remix
* In the Press & Blogosphere
* Ubuntu Podcast #29
* Vodcast #2
* Upcoming Meetings & Events
* Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== UDS Karmic Koala begins ===

It is time, once again, for an Ubuntu Developers Summit, this time for 
Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala.
* Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May 2009
* Palau de Congressos de Catalunya[1], Barcelona, Spain

1. http://www.pcongresos.com/en/index.php

At the beginning of a new development cycle, Ubuntu developers from 
around the world gather to help shape and scope the next release of 
Ubuntu. The summit is open to the public, but it is not a conference, 
exhibition or other audience-oriented event. Rather, it is an 
opportunity for Ubuntu developers -- who usually collaborate online -- 
to work together in person on specific tasks.

Small groups of developers will participate in short Forum and Workshop 
(formerly called "BoF"/Birds-of-a-Feather) sessions. This allow a single 
project to be discussed and documented in a written specification. These 
specifications will be used for planning the new release of Ubuntu, as 
described in FeatureSpecifications[2] and TimeBasedReleases.[3]

1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FeatureSpecifications
2. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeBasedReleases

Blueprints for the discussions that will go on at UDS can be found here: 


=== Team Reporting ===

Nathan Handler has been asked to take over managing the Team Reports[1]. 
Now, at the end of the month, it is once again time to update them and 
the collective team report page[2]. There is a feature of the wiki that 
can help with this effort. The "Include" feature[3], used in the 
collective team report, can make it possible to no longer have to update 
it manually each month.

1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports
2. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/May2009
3. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting/HowTo


=== New Ubuntu Members ===

The approval results from tonight's Americas Membership meeting are as 

* Carl de-Avillez: Carl has been active with Ubuntu since end of 2006. 
Very active in bugs, he has been part of Bug Squad since February 2007, 
and a member of Bug Control since March 2007 and had some great 
testimonials of his work from the community. Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Hggdh Launchpad: http://launchpad.net/~hggdh2

* Leigh Honeywell: Leigh has been a part of the Ubuntu community since 
5.10, supporting users and advocating Ubuntu on IRC and offline through 
her work with HackLabTO. She has also been a very helpful and supportive 
member of the Ubuntu Women team. Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/hypa7ia 
Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~hypa7ia

* Collin Pruitt: Colin is an active contributor to the Ubuntu Forums 
Beginner Team, has recently become involved with the Georgia LoCo team 
and has worked Launchpad in Answers and Blueprints. His work was cheered 
on by several people from the community. Wiki: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Collin15 Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~hellow

The Americas Board is delighted to welcome these new members to the project!


The Asia Oceania Membership Board reports two new members after the 
meeting held
on 12 May 09.

* David Planella - works for Canonical as the Ubuntu Translations 
Coordinator (UTC) in the Community Team. He is currently leading the 
Ubuntu Catalan Translators Team and he contributes to GNOME translation 
also facilitating interaction between Ubuntu downstream and GNOME 
upstream. Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DavidPlanella Launchpad: 

* Nick HS - is part of the Singapore LoCo Team. He holds the 
responsibility of being its IRC operator, forums moderator, launchpad 
team administrator and website administrator. He is also a Brainstorm 
Moderator. Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NickHS Launchpad: 

The Asia Oceania Membership Board is proud to welcome these new Ubuntu 


== Ubuntu Stats ==
=== Bug Stats ===

* Open (56752) +813 over last week
* Critical (17) +1 over last week
* Unconfirmed (26055) +385 over last week
* Unassigned (48827) +747 over last week
* All bugs ever reported (283776) +1457 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 (14382) -65 over last week
* French (43034) -128 over last week
* Brazilian Portuguese (53837) -262 over last week
* Swedish (54440) +91 over last week
* English (United Kingdom) (59008) +10022 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 ===

* Speeding up typing of the folder/file path in terminal - 
* Windows of ejected or umounted disks should close automatically - 
* The trash can's "empty" hotkey is different for desktop and panel - 
* File sorting & grouping in Nautilus - 
* Ubuntu One does not sync with mobile phones - 

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/

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Ubuntu Forums Interview ===

Please meet with tinivole (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=490875), 
one of the forums moderators from UK. He's ibuclaw on IRC. Tinivole has 
been a wonderful addition to the Staff. He has many skills, from 
computer engineer to musician and programmer. He's also a member of the 
Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team, always helping on both the forums and IRC. 
Before running a real-time tweaked ubuntu kernel, he first used debian, 
until he installed Hardy alpha 1. "The rest is history", as he puts it.


=== Tutorial of the Week ===

May 18, 2009.

This week's featured tutorial is "Comprehensive ndiswrapper 
troubleshooting guide" by pytheas22 
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=358340). This tutorial is well 
written, regularly updated and supported, and has been very popular. If 
you have troubles configuring ndiswrapper even thought it properly 
installed, this is the place to look at. Wireless is just a few steps away!


== The Planet ==

=== Jonathan Riddell: Canonical AllHands ===

Jonathan Riddell, like all other Canonical employees, attended the 
Canonical AllHands meeting outside of Barcelona. While there, he got to 
meet Zhengpeng, who helped make Kubuntu support CKJ, and Aurélien who 
fixed his Gwenview crasher bug without Jonathan even reporting it! 
Jonathan also had many people come up to him to thank him for his great 
work on KDE and Kubuntu. He was also pleased to hear that people are 
using KDE without even thinking about it.


=== Sayak Banerjee: KDE Brainstorm hits 1000+ ideas ===

KDE Brainstorm (brainstorm.forum.kde.org) has hit 1000+ ideas. The 
brainstorm forum is maintained by the Brainstorm Moderator team and the 
KDE Developers. einar and Hans also created the Brainstorm Digest, which 
provides detailed statistics. The next step is to further improve the 
Brainstrom experience. If you have any ideas related to KDE Brainstorm, 
they would be glad to discuss it. KDE Brainstorm: 


=== Jordan Mantha: Edubuntu Meeting Minutes ===

The recent Edubuntu meeting was well attended with lots of new people. 
Some of the topics that were discussed include: How to reestablish the 
Edubuntu Council, how to effectively advocate/market Edubuntu to 
schools/school districts, how teams will be structured in the future, 
and how to attract developers/contributors to the Edubuntu project. They 
also discussed the possibility of going back from a add-on CD to a 
single install disk/media.


=== Jonathan Carter: Renewed enthusiasm for Edubuntu ===

Jonathan talks about some of the Edubuntu Team's ideas for improving 
Edubuntu. Some of these ideas include: having full releases that can be 
installed via DVD or USB disk, getting an LTSP instance in the live 
environment, working better with upstream projects, integrating better 
with all of the desktop environments, and making Edubuntu easier to use. 
In order to make these things happen, they are considering keeping the 
Edubuntu distro releases as only LTS. Perhaps add-on discs will still 
occur every release. They are also planning on using various PPA 
archives for experimental code an stable updates. Finally, they are 
making an effort to help out with the education projects in other 
distributions. If you are interested in becoming involved, introduce 
yourself on the edubuntu-devel mailing list or join the #edubuntu IRC 


=== Adi Roiban: Ubuntu Romanian Remix ===

Ubuntu Romanian Remix has been released. It is based on the Ubuntu 9.04 
Live CD, but it comes with Romanian as the default language. For many 
users, the Ubuntu Live CD is the first contact with Ubuntu. The Romanian 
team tries to improve this first interaction for Romanian users.


== In The Press ==

=== Managed Services meet Linux Cloud ===

MSP Mentor's Joe Panettieri notes that at first glance, emerging 
software companies like Level Platforms and Canonical have little in 
common. The former develops managed services software; the latter 
promotes the Ubuntu Linux distribution. But take a closer look and 
you’ll find Level Platforms and Canonical heading in somewhat similar 
cloud directions. Level Platforms last week announced a Managed Cloud 
Services strategy, which allows MSPs to manage the Microsoft Business 
Productivity Online Productivity Suite. This week, and the Linux 
industry is making similar cloud moves. Canonical, for one, has 
introduced Landscape 1.3 — a fledgling managed services platform of 
sorts for the fast-growing Ubuntu Server Edition operating system. Some 
Autotask users have already embraced Ubuntu for their data centers. In 
some cases, Canonical’s Ubuntu offering is emerging as a rival to Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux and other Linux distributions. 
There are similarities between the open source world and the more 
traditional closed source managed services market. Both are marching 
toward managed cloud services. Canonical and Level Platforms are proof 
of that. 

=== Dell Sticks to Ubuntu 8.04 for Stability, Costs ===

Thom Holwerda of OS News notes that when Dell announced a shift in its 
Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered 
why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions 
of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. According to 
Dell, it's an issue of keeping costs down and building a stable, 
well-tested platform. "We are trying to stay on a 12-month cadence to 
keep costs down, and build a stable platform," a Dell spokesperson told 
BetaNews. The Dell spokesperson further added: "Our goal is to provide 
choice and while we may not have been able to launch Windows and Ubuntu 
simultaneously on all of our mini platforms, we have offered it when it 
was ready. It's very important for us to make the Linux experience as 
simple and seamless as possible for mainstream users vs. 'Linux 

=== Dell launches $700 Ubuntu Linux netbook onto Australian market ===

APC Mag's David Flynn says if you like Dell’s netbooks but aren’t so 
keen on the company’s choice of OS (you can have Windows XP or, err, 
Windows XP) then the Latitude 2100 could find its way onto your shopping 
list. While Dell has offered Linux on many desktops and laptops in 
overseas markets, the just-launched 10.1 inch netbook is the first Dell 
PC to be sold in Australia with Linux available as the factory-fitted 
OS. Jeff Morris, Dell’s Sydney-based regional director of Commercial 
Client products, confirmed to APCmag this afternoon that although the 
Latitude 2100 was aimed primarily at the education market it would also 
be available to anyone who wanted to buy one through dell.com.au. The 
entry level system will come with Ubuntu Linux 9.04, an 80GB hard drive 
and a three cell battery and sell for $706 including GST (less for 
schools and education departments buying in volume, of course). Options 
include a 160GB hard drive, 8GB and 16GB solid state drives and a six 
cell battery. http://apcmag.com/Content.aspx?id=3919

=== Ten reasons you should install Ubuntu 9.04 ===

Jack Wallen of ZDNet UK lists ten reasons you should install Ubuntu 
9.04. "Ubuntu has brought Linux to the masses more successfully than any 
other Linux distribution. And with its recent 9.04 release, Ubuntu has 
continued on its path as one of the most user-friendly operating systems 
available — and become faster and more reliable." His reasons include 
improvement in speed, the newly added Cleanup Janitor, the new 
notification system, and better wireless support. "Those 10 solid 
reasons should be sufficient grounds to give Ubuntu 9.04 a try. Is it 
perfect? No, but what operating system is? However, I can happily say 
9.04 might just be the strongest overall release of a Linux distribution 
I have seen." 

=== A+ for Dell's new Ubuntu Linux netbook ===

Computerworld's resident Cyber Cynic Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols tells us 
he was lucky enough to have a friend at Dell who let him play with 
Dell's new Latitude 2100-N for a few hours. "After he chased me down, he 
pried it out of my fingers. I didn't want to give it up. This is one 
nice Ubuntu Linux-powered netbook." Ubuntu 8.10 ran like a charm on this 
system. It came with Dell 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Vaughan-Nichols was 
immediately able to find and use the local Wi-Fi. He used the net for 
almost the entire time he had his hands on the netbook, and 
Vaughan-Nichols was really pleased to find that with the pumped-up 
battery he wasn't even close to out of power after four-hours of zooming 
around the Web. Portable, powerful, and Linux: the Dell Latitude 2100-N 
makes a great netbook for students and workers on the go. 

=== Desktop Linux For The Windows Power User ===

Adam Overa of Tom's Hardware notes that it's that time of year again, 
when the latest version of Ubuntu is released, and version 9.04 of 
arguably the world's most popular Linux distribution is now available 
for free download. Overa noted that after a week of use that he was 
thoroughly impressed. Overa quickly points out, "Before rolling your 
eyes at yet another perceived Linux fanboy, let me start by saying that 
I love Windows. With that said, Ubuntu Linux has been my primary 
operating system for the past year." Overa just wants the most amount of 
control over his system as possible, and at this point in time he feels 
that Ubuntu is the best follow-up to Windows XP. He says, "Don't take my 
word for it, give it a try for yourself. If, like me, you've tried it 
before with no luck, perhaps it's time to give it another shot. We know 
you're curious. Give it a shot. The operating system is free, after 
all." http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ubuntu-linux-guide,2293.html

=== Why Canonical Will Succeed Where Most Do Not ===

The Linux Loop says that free software, and especially desktop Linux, is 
a difficult place to run a successful business since your main product 
is, of course, free. Canonical, though, looks like it might succeed. The 
main difference between all of the other Linux distributions, many of 
whom also have commercial sponsors, and Canonical is that Canonical 
recently launched new and truly valuable add-on or subscription-based 
services for Ubuntu. These include Ubuntu One, which hopes to change the 
way applications and files sync, and Landscape, Canonical’s proprietary 
management system for dealing with tons of computers on one network. Not 
each of these products will be a success, but only a couple must be 
invaluable before the business becomes sustainable. As long as a few of 
these products turn out to be major successes, they will pay for the 
others and create a sustainable business. 

=== Managing Ubuntu Linux on the cloud ===

Computerworld's resident Cyber Cynic Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says it's 
actually pretty darn easy to run a virtual operating system on a server 
or on the cloud. The real trick is managing them. That's why he's 
excited that Canonical recently released Canonical Landscape 1.3, an 
Ubuntu network systems management and monitoring service that will let 
you control your Ubuntu servers no matter whether they're on your 
desktop or a few thousand miles away on the Amazon Compute Cloud. You 
can get Landscape as either part of the Ubuntu commercial support 
package or as a standalone service. With it, you can manage multiple 
instances of Ubuntu on servers, desktops, or the cloud from a single Web 
interface. Ken Drachnik, Canonical's Landscape business manager said 
"Landscape simplifies system management tasks for users who run Ubuntu 
on physical or virtual servers in-house or some or all of their Ubuntu 
servers on the Amazon EC2 cloud. It enables users to manage all 
instances from the same application." Landscape is more proof that 
Canonical wants Ubuntu to not just be your desktop Linux, but a serious 
contender for your servers as well. If you're at all serious about using 
Ubuntu in a business, you need to give Landscape a try. It's an 
impressive and easy to use system administrator program. 

=== Ubuntu 64-bit More Competitive Against Mac OS X ===

Phoronix's Michael Larabel notes that he previously compared the 32-bit 
version of Ubuntu 9.04 against the 64-bit version of Mac OS X 10.5.6, 
and in a majority of tests the Leopard operating system from Apple 
outperformed Canonical's Jaunty Jackalope. Phoronix added in the results 
from an Ubuntu 64-bit installation, and the x86_64 version of Ubuntu 
Linux is more competitive against Mac OS X 10.5.6. Using an Ubuntu 9.04 
64-bit installation is much faster in some areas than Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit 
and it makes Linux more competitive with Mac OS X. However, there are 
still a few areas where Ubuntu Linux performed badly compared to Mac OS 
X 10.5.6: graphics, file encryption, SQLite, threaded disk reads and 
writes, PostgreSQL, Sunflow ray-tracing, and Bork file encryption were 
the key places where Ubuntu continued to struggle. 

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Opinion: Microsoft's out, Linux is in ===

Since the early part of this decade, there have been some unprecedented 
advances in the Linux operating system, driven primarily by the 
advancements of its graphical user interface and long-term benefits seen 
from the cumulative open-source endeavors. That community may not always 
get it right straight off, but they are FAR, FAR faster to adapt once 
the train is moving than any other large corporations. Having now used 
Ubuntu 9.04 for some time, this blogger feels the time to switch to 
Linux has never been more ripe. And it appears the global companies are 
in agreement with new products written for Linux, and the available 
source code and software base which rounds out the Linux operating 
system to such a degree. 

=== Canonical, Ubuntu Get A Virtual Lift ===

Two key partners — IBM and Virtual Bridges — seem to be giving Canonical 
and Ubuntu a substantial lift. Specifically, IBM and Virtual Bridges 
have been lining up channel partners and customers that are embracing 
virtualized Ubuntu desktops. IBM, Virtual Bridges and Canonical first 
announced their joint efforts back in December 2008. Today, the trio 
provided an update on that work. During the first quarter of 2009, 
sixteen new VARs and integrators signed up to support Virtual Bridges’ 
software — which centralizes and virtualizes Ubuntu desktops on IBM 

=== Landscape 1.3: Can Canonical, Ubuntu Partners Profit? ===

It’s another small step for Canonical’s Ubuntu business, and a giant 
leap forward for the company’s Landscape management platform. The new 
Landscape 1.3 release allows IT managers and resellers to remotely 
administer physical or virtual servers within a corporate network or on 
the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). But this is more than a 
technology story. Landscape could play a critical role in Canonical’s 
effort to build revenue-generating services. 

=== Ubuntu: Muslim Edition (Sabily) Review ===

Jim Lynch looks at the Muslim Edition of Ubuntu in an objective way and 
with the realization that it is geared toward those who practice Islam. 
Sabily, as the Muslim Edition is called, comes in three versions: a 
small or minimalist version, a full version that includes multimedia 
libraries and a large number of other applications, and a full version 
with recitations, which adds Quran recitations to the full version. 
Overall, he was pleased with the look and feel of the edition, and felt 
that it had definitely attempted to meet the needs of the Islamic 
community. He did find what he felt were some problems with Sabily, but 
added, "You get all of the excellent functionality of Ubuntu wrapped up 
in a slick, Islamic package. If I were a Muslim I'd definitely grab a 
copy of Sabily." Read the whole review at: 

=== Ubuntu One Service Stirs Up Open-Source Controversy ===

The commercial sponsor and originator of the Ubuntu project, Canonical, 
has stepped into new territory with the launch of a storage and sync 
service called Ubuntu One. In the tradition of open source marketing, 
this has been a "quiet product launch", and appears to have come from 
nowhere in the last week or two. Details about Ubuntu One are a little 
scant right now, at least outside of developer circles, but presumably 
the storage is secure, and nothing is sent or retrieved from the server 
without being encrypted by a private key. Dropbox adopts a similar 
policy. It's a neat idea, and kudos to Canonical for thinking it up. In 
the world of open source people are extremely hesitant to open their 
wallets to pay for software. But nobody minds paying for a service 
that's actually useful. Unfortunately there's a stinky little issue, and 
it's related to a blog posting I made last week: Trademarks. Although it 
seems the Ubuntu One client is open source, the Web server side of 
things are still secret. The problem is bigger than this, however. 
Canonical, and not the community, owns the "Ubuntu" trademark. 

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast #29 ===

In this episode, Nick and Josh discuss serveral items including:

* Linux.com
* Ubuntu One
* don't use SHA-1
* Dell promoting Ubuntu on Mini 10
* Phoronix compares Ubuntu 9.04 vs Mac OS X 10.5.6
* and how to join LoCo teams

Don't miss out on another great podcast from the GA boys!


=== WorksWithU Vodcast #2 ===

Welcome to the WorksWithU Vodcast, Episode II, produced by contributing 
bloggers Joshua Chase and Nick Ali. This weeks episode covers:

* Ubuntu One — the early word on Canonical’s file sharing and online 
storage system for Ubuntu.
* Dell promoting Ubuntu netbooks — how and where?
* Linux breaks one percent market share — or does it?

Don't miss this second episode of the Vodcast News!


== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Sunday, May 24, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu-us-az Team Meeting ====

* Start: 04:00 UTC
* End: 04:30 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-az
* Agenda: None as of publication

=== Monday, May 25, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit - Karmic ====

* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDSKarmic

=== Tuesday, May 26, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit - Karmic ====

* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDSKarmic

==== Asia Oceania Membership Board Meeting ====

* Start: 10:00 UTC
* End: 11:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/AsiaOceania

==== 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

=== Wednesday, May 27, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit - Karmic ====

* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDSKarmic

==== 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: 16:00 UTC
* End: 17:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

=== Thursday, May 28, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit - Karmic ====

* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDSKarmic

==== Packaging Training: Packaging using CDBS ====

* Start: 00:00 UTC
* End: 01:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Packaging/Training

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

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

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

=== Friday, May 29, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Summit - Karmic ====

* Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDSKarmic

==== MOTU Council Meeting ====

* Start: 04:00 UTC
* End: 05:00 UTC
* Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting

=== Saturday, May 30, 2009 ===

* None listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

* USN-777-1: Ntp vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-777-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

* None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

* None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

* None Reported

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

* openafs 1.4.9.dfsg1-0+ubuntu3.1 - 
* plasma-widget-network-manager 0.0+svn966653-0ubuntu0.1 - 
* muine 0.8.10-1ubuntu2.1 - 

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