Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #159

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 13 23:34:43 BST 2009

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #159 for the week 
September 6th - September 12th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Karmic 
Alpha 6 freeze ahead, UI freeze in place for Karmic, Ubuntu One has 
moved, New Ubuntu Developers, New Ubuntu Members, Ubuntu Stats, US LoCo 
Wiki Doc Day 2009, Ubuntu Pennsylvania, Launchpad meet-up: Sept. 28th in 
London, Meet Deryck Hodge, Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Post Team Meeting, 
An interview with Nathan Handler, Screencasting using Ubuntu: Part 1, 
Jono turning ?? - Wishlist predictable, Jolicloud innovates Atop Ubuntu 
Netbook Remix, 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 ==

  * Karmic Alpha 6 freeze ahead
  * UI freeze in place for Karmic
  * Ubuntu One has moved
  * New Ubuntu Developers
  * New Ubuntu Members
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * US LoCo Wiki Doc Day 2009
  * Ubuntu Pennsylvania
  * Launchpad meet-up: Sept. 28th in London
  * Meet Deryck Hodge
  * Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Post Team Meeting
  * An interview with Nathan Handler
  * Screencasting using Ubuntu: Part 1
  * Jono Turning ?? - Wishlist Predictable
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Jolicloud Innovates Atop Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Karmic Alpha 6 freeze ahead ===

The sixth and final alpha testing milestone for Karmic, Karmic Alpha 6, 
is scheduled for this coming Thursday, September 17. Karmic Alpha 6 will 
again use a "soft freeze" for main[1]. This means that developers are 
asked to refrain from uploading packages between Tuesday and Thursday 
which don't bring us closer to releasing the alpha, so that these days 
can be used for settling the archive and fixing any remaining show-stoppers.

The list of bugs targeted for alpha-6 can be found at:

  * https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/+bugs?field.milestone=12714

Per the policy described at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RCBugTargetting this 
list is used for tracking bugs that are blockers for the alpha 6 
milestone. If you know of other bugs that should be considered blockers, 
please nominate them for release and set the milestone target for those 
bugs. If you have questions about whether a bug should be considered a 
blocker, please contact a member of the release team[2].

And of course, please also consider helping with the bugs already listed 
there if you have the time.

At this point in the release cycle, it's increasingly important to look 
not just at the bugs that are critical for the current milestone, but 
also those which are critical for the upcoming Karmic milestones or 
critical for the release as a whole:

  * https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/+bugs

Please use your best judgement with regard to the alpha freeze when 
uploading fixes for these bugs; but if you don't have any bugs 
milestoned for alpha 6 that need your attention, it's definitely not too 
early to look ahead to the next milestones.

Please also help us to get the archive in a consistent state again for 
the alpha, as described on: 

Finally, if you know of new features in Karmic that you think should be 
highlighted for Alpha 6, let me or another member of the release team 
know so that they can be added to the technical overview at: 


[2] https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-release/+members


=== UI Freeze in place for Karmic ===

Effective Sept. 10th, we are officially under the User Interface Freeze 
for Karmic: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze

In order to help ensure our documentation is accurate for the release, 
please notify the documentation team of any further changes to artwork, 
text strings, or UI designs that will be made between now and the 
release, and please make such changes only where necessary.


=== Ubuntu One has moved ===

Ubuntu One has moved from https://ubuntuone.com to 
https://one.ubuntu.com as of Sept. 8th, 2009. The move was done now 
before Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) goes into beta so that there would be a 
minimum of impact on users. This doesn’t imply any servers moving, or 
any data shifting around, so no risk to user data.

If you run into any problems related to the move or Ubuntu One in 
general, as always please let us know by filing bugs at 


=== New Ubuntu Developers ===

  * Four applications and three new developers:
   * Benjamin Drung joined the MOTU team from Berlin, Germany. 
   * Andres Rodriguez put some hard work into Server and HA applications 
and joined the MOTU team. 
   * Cody Somerville was recommended for core-dev membership by the MOTU 
   * Martin-Éric Racine was approved as a MOTU and recommended for 
xserver-xorg-video-geode upload rights. 

=== New Ubuntu Members ===

The approval results from the September 9th America's Membership Review
Board are as follows:

Grant Bowman: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grantbow | 

Grant is one of the faces of our great LoCo community. He currently 
works hard within the California LoCo team where he attends regular 
events as well as assists in organizing events as well. Grant has 
without a doubt, one of the largest list of testimonials many of us have 
witnessed during the many years of Ubuntu membership applications. From 
the looks of it, it seems Grant might be one of our up-and-coming 
community leaders in the future.

Evan Boldt: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/edb82189 | 

Evan is undoubtedly, the man behind the new Spread Ubuntu campaign and 
website. When he is writing all of that PHP code with Drupal, he is also 
in the forums helping people whenever and wherever he can. He has even 
gone to the extreme of utilizing a RSS widget for the Ubuntu Forums. And 
wouldn't you know it, he is local to me, literally 45 minutes up the 
road, and the newest member of Ubuntu Chicago. Seeing as I run that 
team, I think it is time to abuse, I mean use him to help benefit Ubuntu 
even more here in Chicago.

Eric Hedekar: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EricHedekar | 

Eric, or should we say DJ Eric, has been busy of late. Whether he is 
packaging for the Ubuntu Studio project, moderating the Ubuntu Forums, 
or creating a new LoCo team in Vancouver, he has been actively 
contributing to the Ubuntu community in many ways. He says his 
experience is in ProAudio, but he did say he is starting to get familiar 
with Pulse Audio. He also brings one more talent to the community, as he 
is a musician with a FBA from SFU, not STFU. I have no clue what that 
means, but I think it has Ubuntu Allstars written all over it! There was 
only one thing I requested of Eric, and that was to get Aaron Seigo to 
be an active member in the Vancouver LoCo Team.

The Americas Board and the Ubuntu Community congratulate our newest 
Ubuntu Members!


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (62017) +388 over last week
  * Critical (29) +2 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (28648) +214 over last week
  * Unassigned (53540) +331 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (311846) +2358 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 (11271) -14 over last week
  * French (37408) -1232 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (48183) -26 over last week
  * Swedish (53413) -10 over last week
  * English (United Kingdom) (53563) -278 over last week

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

=== Translation Stats Karmic ===

  * Spanish (17193) +23 over last week
  * French (58647) +229 over last week
  * Swedish (68848) -106 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (71395) -746 over last week
  * English (Uk) (84572) +623 over last week

1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/

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

  * It would be nice if Nautilus ... - 
  * SoftwareStore should be renamed - 
  * Update icon packs to 128x128 for Ubuntu Netbook Remix - 
  * Improve focus / choice for Desktop users performance - 
  * Users cannot control process resource usage beyond CPU priority - 

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 ==

=== US LoCo Wiki Doc Day 2009 ===

On the weekend of Oct. 2nd - 4th, 2009 LoCo Teams around the world will 
be celebrating the Ubuntu Global Jam. 

In addition to any formal events your team may be having, the US Teams 
Project would like to see your team wiki updated: 

If your wiki is in good shape, then you can help us update and expand 
the USTeams wiki. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/USTeams

The LoCo Teams wiki has a wealth of information but could use some help 
with organizing. You might even find a new idea for an event or project 
while browsing through the pages, or find a place where you can add your 
own ideas. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams

Show your team participation by adding its name to the list on the wiki 
page we've set up for this event: 

Also, you can join us in #ubuntu-us on irc.freenode.net to share status 
updates, collaborate, and chat about your team and other US LoCo teams.


=== Ubuntu Pennsylvania ===

The Ubuntu Pennsylvania team is ROCKING! Events are scheduled just about 
every other weekend for the next few weeks, with ongoing projects like 
the collaboration with FreeGeekPenn starting to come together, and an 
LTSP project that Jim Fisher is leading up as a joint venture with the 
PLUG Into Hive76 crew.

  * FreeGeekPenn: 
  * PLUG into Hive 76: http://www.phillylinux.org/hive76.html

See the Ubuntu Penn. schedule for the next few weeks at the link below.


== Launchpad News ==

=== Launchpad meet-up: September 28th in London (The Warwick) ===

The first Launchpad meet-up is happening on Monday the September 28th in 
London. Come join in the fun and meet some of Canonical’s Launchpad 
development team and other members of the Launchpad community.

Join the team and have a beer/coffee/mineral water, and get your hands 
on a Launchpad t-shirt — that is if you arrive before they run out.

If you came to the London release party for Ubuntu Jaunty, you’ll know 
the venue, which is The Warwick just off Regent Street in London. Google 
Maps reckons it’s a three minute walk from Picadilly Circus Tube 
Station. The Launchpad Team will be there from around 7:30pm in the 
upstairs bar. You’ll be able to tell the Launchpad Team from everyone 
else by the snazzy Launchpad t-shirts they’ll be wearing.

  * When: 7.30pm onwards, Monday 28th September 2009
  * Where: Upstairs at The Warwick, 1-3 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LR
  * Nearest tube: Picadilly Circus

If you’re definitely coming, mail Matthew Revell at: matthew DOT revell 
AT canonical DOT com with your t-shirt size — XS (female only) S, M, L, 
XL, XXL (male only).


=== Meet Deryck Hodge ===

Recently, Deryck Hodge took over from Bjorn Tillenius as the leader of 
Canonical’s Launchpad Bug Tracker team. That seemed like a good chance 
to catch up with Deryck.

Matthew: What do you do on the Launchpad team?

Deryck: I work on the bugs application in Launchpad and am also, as of 
two weeks ago, the bugs team lead.

Matthew: Can we see something in Launchpad that you’ve worked on?

Deryck: I’ve been doing Ajax work on the bug page mostly. All of the 
in-line bug subscription work is by me, and the in-line description 
editing as well.

Matthew: Where do you work?

Deryck: I’m in Dadeville, Alabama, a very small town no one has ever 
heard of. It’s not far from Auburn, a university town in Alabama. It’s a 
nice rural community around Alabama’s largest man-made lake.

Matthew: What can you see from your office window?

Deryck: The short answer is my drive way. The longer, more accurate, 
answer is a Barbie go-kart and two little tyke four wheelers (of which 
none of them run), a pile of old lumber, some cardboard to take to 
recycle, and my dog, lying under the steps of my porch. I’m hesitant to 
tell all this as it makes me so much of a Southern cliche here in the U.S.

Matthew: What did you do before working at Canonical?

Deryck: I worked for several media companies. I worked for a company in 
Las Vegas called Greenspun Media most recently. And before that, I 
worked for the Washington Post Company and Scripps. I worked on all 
manner of web apps, but I had particular experiences in social 
applications — Facebook Platform, Open Social, iPhone, etc. I was even 
Emmy nominated as a developer if you can believe it (along with two 
colleagues) for a project I did while at the Post.

Matthew: How did you get into free software?

Deryck: Initially, a friend of mine gave me a RedHat CD. He was a Samba 
dev and was constantly talking with me about FOSS, so I knew a bit just 
from conversations with him. I was interested in learning to code and 
really getting into the
personal freedom FOSS granted. I tried RedHat for a while, then left it. 
Then, I came back to Linux as I was learning more about coding, spent 
some time on Suse and then settled on Ubuntu early on after it appeared.

Really, my interest in coding and FOSS are intertwined. I wouldn’t have 
learned to code had I not had access to free software and friends in 
FOSS who mentored me.

Matthew: Tell us something really cool about Launchpad that not enough 
people know about.

Deryck: It’s open source! Okay, so maybe some people have heard of that, 
but we should say it again. Launchpad is open source! Come hack on it 
with us!

You can read the entire interview at the link below.

== The Planet ==

=== Collin Pruitt: Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Posts Team Meeting ===

The Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Posts Team will be having a meeting on 
September 26, 2009 at 19:00UTC.

As some of you may, or may not, know, the UA has has a revival of sorts 
recently. We elected new leaders in the absence of the previous leader 
(who has since returned, and stayed leader, along with the new leaders), 
myself being one. I have been trying to get members together and 
re-spark interest in the team. I, hopefully, have done/been doing a good 
job :) .

More information on the meeting can be found here: 


=== Joe Barker: An Interview With nhandler ===

Joe is thrilled to say that his next interview is from somebody he feels 
is an almost under-rated member of the community. Nathan Handler 
(nhandler) is a member of numerous teams within the community. Nathan 
lives near Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he is an active member of the 
Ubuntu Chicago LoCo. He is currently a full-time student, and he enjoys 
contributing to Ubuntu and programming in his free time. Read the whole 
interview at the link below to find out more about Ubuntu Community 
Member Nathan Handler.


=== Screencasting using Ubuntu: Part 1 ===

In the first of three planned screencasts, this one covers the 
preparation steps needed to setup an environment for creating quality 
screencasts using Ubuntu. In the second part they will look at scripting 
and recording a screencast, then in part three they will cover video 
editing and publishing. Parts two and three will be released in the near 
future. Part one can be viewed in Ogg, FLV, or mp4 and is available at 
the link below.


=== Alan Pope: Jono Turning ?? - Wishlist Predictable ===

It seems our Community Manager, Jono Bacon, has a birthday coming up, 
and Alan Pope just couldn't resist poking a little fun his way. In 
Alan's defense, Jono did publish this news to twitter.

  * Jono's twitter posting: http://twitter.com/jonobacon/status/3893683104
  * Alan's spoof of that posting: 
  * Jono's Amazon wishlist: 
  * Alan's spoof of that posting: http://popey.com/images/jonowishlist.png

As you can see there were some very "small" differences in what was 
reported. We're sure it was all in "good" fun, and for the record, Jono 
will be 30, not 40. Happy Birthday Jono!!


== In The Press ==

=== Canonical adds Premium Service Engineers to support options ===

The Linux Loop reports that Canonical has added another option to their 
ever-increasing list of enterprise support options. Businesses requiring 
frequent support may pay for access to a Premium Service Engineer, an 
Ubuntu expert who works with the company’s existing team to keep the 
company’s Ubuntu installations running smoothly. Ubuntu Premium Service 
Engineers, as opposed to more traditional Ubuntu support plans, gives 
businesses a single person to contact, who will already know how the 
servers and desktops are set up in advance of any help being needed. 
PSEs offer an extremely valuable resource of businesses: a person with 
specific Ubuntu training. 

=== Five Features We Want to See in Ubuntu ===

Life Hacker says that Ubuntu isn't the only Linux operating system, but 
it's where the dream of a usable, completely free desktop is closest to 
reality. If every Ubuntu developer were assembled at one place, there 
are five things they'd ask them to accomplish.

  * An App Store better than Apple's
  * Integrate dual-booting and virtualization
  * A wave of right-brain rethinking
  * Awesome cloud-based backup
  * Good video editing software

Hit the link below for further details on why Life Hacker feels this 
way, and Life Hacker also invites people to tell them what they think 
Ubuntu needs, or needs to change, to become a great alternative desktop 
in their comments section.


See Jono Bacon's response below in the "In The Blogosphere" section.

=== Ubuntu Community Manager Responds to Our Wishlist ===

Life Hacker's Kevin Purdy reports that Ubuntu's community manager, Jono 
Bacon, wrote a thoughtful, informative response, which details and links 
what's being done on a few of the fronts that he previously considered 
crucial in a Life Hacker article. Bacon explains and shows a screenshot 
of what's happening with the Ubuntu Software Store, notes Ubuntu backer 
Canonical's efforts in the design field, and writes that cloud-based 
backup, particularly Ubuntu One, is going to see "new and exciting 
development" in the next six months. He also points to some video 
editors "on the horizon," which are promising, if still not quite 
average-user-friendly yet.


See Jono Bacon's response below in the "In The Blogosphere" section.

=== How do Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu fit in? ===

The Linux Loop reminds everyone that in addition to the highly popular 
Ubuntu operating system, Canonical also sponsors several “official” 
derivatives of Ubuntu, aimed at different types of hardware, different 
user preferences, and different use cases.

  * Ubuntu – The main OS that everything else is based on
  * Ubuntu Server Edition – Ubuntu without any GUI (by default) and 
designed for use on servers
  * Kubuntu – Ubuntu with the KDE desktop
  * Edubuntu – Ubuntu with additional applications aimed at education
  * Ubuntu MID Edition – Ubuntu with a customized interface and various 
other tweaks for mobile internet devices
  * Ubuntu Netbook Remix – A customized version of Ubuntu MID Edition 
for Netbooks

Follow the link below for more information on each of these Ubuntu versions.


=== The New Artwork in Ubuntu 9.10 ===

Marius Nestor of Softpedia took September 11th to show his readers some 
of the community themes and icons that will be present in the upcoming 
Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala). The themes can be easily added by accessing 
the Synaptic Package Manager and searching for the community-themes 
package, which is already available in the daily builds. The themes include:

  * The Kin theme
  * The Night Impression theme
  * The Impression theme
  * The Hanso theme
  * The Turrican theme
  * The Breathe icon theme

Nestor wants us to remember that this is not the official artwork for 
the next Ubuntu release, but are third-party themes developed by the 
community members for community use.


=== Dell renews Ubuntu Linux Desktop lineup ===

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, the Cyber Cynic at ComputerWorld, gives us 
the new Dell lineup of Ubuntu machines, and they'll be running Ubuntu 
9.04.  I addition to its existing netbook lines with the latest version 
of Ubuntu, 9.04, Dell is adding the Mini 9, Mini 10v, and the Inspiron 
15n.  In addition, Dell throws in DVD-playback and the media software to 
play MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), and WMV (Windows Media Video) 
files.  Later this week they will be adding the Inspiron 537n desktop 
and are considering offering mobile devices or smartbooks in the future. 
  His full report can be found at: 

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Lifehacker and Ubuntu: A Response ===

Jono Bacon, our illustrious Community Manager, answers LifeHacker's five 
things they would like to see in Ubuntu, and he does it in much the same 
way that LifeHacker did:
  * An App Store better than Apple’s:  the first cut of the Ubuntu 
Software Store will be in Karmic Koala in a simplified form.   However, 
the final version should meet LifeHacker's expectations.
  * Integrate dual-booting and virtualization:  Karmic Koala primarily 
focuses on speed of booting and prettifying the boot experience.  A 
graphical OS selector is scheduled for the near future.  Virtualization 
software is easily installed in Ubuntu, but no further integration is 
planned at this time.
  * A wave of right-brain rethinking:  in his words, "We have already 
seen improvements such as the new messaging indicator, notification 
system, fast user switching features, better printing integration and 
easier installation of codecs, and Karmic is slated to ship further 
improvements to the messaging menu, particularly around micro-blogging."
  * Awesome cloud-based backup:  Karmic Koala Alpha 5 is already 
shipping with Ubuntu One by default.  In addition, Alpha 5 ships with 
Amazon EC2 and Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) images.  Servers will find 
them readily available.
  * Good video editing software:  This is not currently supported out of 
the box, but there is ongoing work with two video editors in particular:
   * PiTiVi – this is a GNOME based application, focused on simplicity 
and using the same infrastructure we ship in Ubuntu (Python, GStreamer, 
   * kdenlive – this is a powerful KDE based application that is more 
feature complete than PiTiVi.

Jono's article can be seen at: 

=== Analysis: Canonical’s Ubuntu Support Strategy ===

Joe Panettieri, of Works With U, looks at Ubuntu's Premium Service 
Engineer (PSE) program and ongoing training of channel partners and 
suggests some things that he feels are missing in the Ubuntu Support 
Strategy.  His article goes into a brief history of Microsoft and Red 
Hat, and compares what they did with what Ubuntu is doing.  He expects 
that, in the future, Canonical will partner with mid-size and large 
integrators to handle support challenges. See his analysis at: 

=== Red Hat Challenges Ubuntu With KVM Support ===

Christopher Tozzi, of Works With U, notes that Red Hat is now offering 
KVM support. He wonders if this is a response to Ubuntu's support of it, 
and notes further that Red Hat will have to do some catch-up to equal 
what Ubuntu already has in place.  He also notes that Red Hat requires a 
license (not actually correct, they require a service contract) where 
Ubuntu doesn't. His report is at: 

=== Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud Strategy ===

Nicolas (Nick) Barcet, server product manager at Canonical, in a guest 
blog for Works With U, states Ubuntu's Cloud strategy, including the 
whys and wherefores of it. He goes into the risks of losing one's data 
due to a service suddenly disappearing, and the difference between 
proprietary cloud offerings and those that are offered by open source 
vendors. He also outlines Ubuntu's approach to the cloud, and how one 
can make use of it already. See his article at: 
== In Other News ==

=== Jolicloud Innovates Atop Ubuntu Netbook Remix ===

Phoronix's Michael Larabel states that linux distributions designed 
specifically for use on netbooks is nothing new. Canonical produces the 
Ubuntu Netbook Remix version of Ubuntu for these small-sized devices, 
Intel has their Moblin distribution that is very fast and offers an 
attractive interface, gOS has their own netbook distribution, Linpus has 
QuickOS, and the list goes on. One of the newest netbook distributions 
coming around is Jolicloud, which is based upon Ubuntu Netbook Remix and 
is self-described as a cool new OS for your netbook. Jolicloud is 
focused upon building an OS around the web and one that merges 
open-source and the open web. More on Jolicloud can be learned from the 
project's web-site, and Larabel says that Phoronix will likely have more 
on this netbook-focused Linux distribution in the future. 

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, September 14, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Studio Developer Meeting ====

  * Start: 07:00 UTC
  * End: 08:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Meetings/2009Sept14

==== Security Team Catch-up ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 17:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up.

=== Tuesday, September 15, 2009 ===

==== Community Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 10:00 UTC
  * End: 12:00 UTC
  * Location: #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda

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

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

==== 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 Council Meeting ====

  * Start: 19:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncilAgenda

=== Wednesday, September 16, 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/

==== Ubuntu-IE LoCo IRC Meeting ====

  * Start: 19:00 UTC
  * End: 20:00 UTC
  * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-ie
  * Agenda:  None listed as of publication

=== Thursday, September 17, 2009 ===

==== Karmic Alpha 6 ====

  * http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha6

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

==== Global Jam Meeting ====

  * Start: 18:00 UTC
  * End: 19:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=== Friday, September 18, 2009 ===

==== Karmic Weekly Release Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2009-09-18

==== How to run a successfull Jam (Jorge Castro) ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-classroom
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Edubuntu/WikiSite/Meeting/

=== Saturday, September 19, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

=== Sunday, September 20, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-24.40 - 

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

  * clamav 0.95.2+dfsg-4ubuntu1.2 - 
  * linux 2.6.28-15.52 - 

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support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No 
contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get 
in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting 
Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

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