Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #200

Amber Graner akgraner at ubuntu.com
Mon Jul 5 01:56:08 BST 2010


== Welcome to the 200th Issue of UWN ==

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 200 for the week June
27 - July 3rd, 2010.

The purpose of this newsletter is to let everyone know what is
happening in all the different corners of the vast Ubuntu community.
It's a snapshot of the Ubuntu Community one week at a time.

The first issue was unleashed June 4th, 2006, and a little over four
(4) years and seven (7) releases later UWN and the Ubuntu Community
continues to mature and grow together.

The Ubuntu News Team, which includes both UWN and Fridge, continues to
report what happens, effects, and relates to the the vast and ever
growing Ubuntu community, including information from the different
teams, LoCos, forums, mailing lists, IRC universe, and newsworthy
press coverage and blogs. A very important and helpful contribution
many LoCo Teams continue to do is spread the news by translating UWN.

It has undoubtedly been a fun and rewarding experience for all involved!

We would like to thank all our readers for your continued support and
feedback and encourage you to keep sending the Ubuntu News Team your
comments and corrections (yes, we do make mistakes!).

with gratitude, appreciation, and excitment!

--The Ubuntu News Team

== In This Issue ==

 * Welcome to the 200th Issue of UWN
 * History
 * Retrospect
 * Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Editors and Staff - Past and Present
 * 200th Issue Interviews
 * Joining the UWN staff
 * Maverick Alpha 2 released
 * Ubuntu Developer Week is back!
 * Ubuntu User Days - Scheduled for July 10-11, 2010
 * Welcome Alessandro Ghersi (lex79) to kubuntu-dev
 * Translations Advocacy
 * Help wanted: Testing programs that use the notification area
 * ubuntu-jobs at lists.ubuntu.com mailing list
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * loco.ubuntu.com meeting
 * UPDATED: Launchpad read-only 23.00 UTC 6th July
 * Cleansweep Updates
 * Drupal usage within the Ubuntu Community
 * GRUB 2: With luck...
 * Application Menu status update for 2 July
 * Local School Board and Ubuntu
 * Review of Kubuntu Netbook – Maverick Alpha 2
 * Dropping the "L" Word
 * Creating Ubuntu Server Disk Images using vmbuilder
 * In The Press
 * In The Blogosphere
 * QBzr 0.19 Beta 2 Released
 * Take 60 Seconds With Stuart Langridge
 * 2010 ARRL Field Day Running Ubuntu
 * TurnKey Linux Beta Launches Byobu by Default at Login
 * Ohio LinuxFest Call For Presentations Extended
 * Free *software* training, *free* software training, or just GNOME Training!
 * Featured Podcasts
 * Ubuntu Development Team Weekly Meeting Minutes Links
 * Monthly Team Reports: June 2010
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security

== History ==

Before the UWN, there were several other publications that kept the
community up to date. Benjamin Mako Hill published the first Ubuntu
Traffic 27 August 2004. Ubuntu Traffic was modeled after Kernel
Traffic, and even used the same software. It was focused on summaries
of major wiki pages, IRC, and mailing list. Mako published it weekly
by himself, usually taking about a day to do. Every message sent to
every Ubuntu list was read, but soon became very difficult as the
community grew. The last issue of Ubuntu Traffic was released 04
February 2005.

Soon, different teams took it on themselves to improve communication
internally and to communicate better with the rest of the project and
followed the newsletter model to do that. Vincent Untz published the
first Ubuntu Desktop Newsletter in December 2005, followed by the
Ubuntu Documentation Newsletter, Kubuntu Newsletter, and Edubuntu
Newsletter.

Creating separate newsletters became unwieldy quickly. All the
newsletters were brought back under one roof when Matt Galvin released
the first issue of the UWN on 04 June 2006.

The UWN archives can be found at:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Archive

== Retrospect ==

Issue #100 high points: Contributors - Nick Ali, John Crawford, Martin
Albisetti, Craig A. Eddy, Isabelle Duchatelle

 * New Ubuntu QA team
 * Call for nominations for Tech Board
 * Alpha 3 Soft Freeze
 * Next Ubuntu Developer Summit

Issue #125 high points: Contributors - Nick Ali, John Crawford, Craig
A. Eddy, Dave Bush, Kenny McHenry, Liraz Siri

 * Jaunty Alpha 3 released
 * Ubuntu Developer Week
 * Fridge Mockups
 * Technical Board Run off
 * UDS Jaunty Proceedings
 * Awards: Ubuntu Forums, Ubuntu, and Canonical

Issue #150 high points: Contributors - John Crawford, Craig A. Eddy,
Dave Bush, Nathan Handler, Liraz Siri

 * Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop Edition reaches end-of-life
 * Community Council: Nominations
 * MOTU Council
 * Call for testing: KVM in Jaunty proposed

Issue #175 high points: Contributors - John Crawford, Craig A. Eddy,
Dave Bush, Amber Graner, Liraz Siri

 * Edubuntu bug day on Tuesday, January 12th
 * 2nd call for votes: Ubuntu Developer Membership Board Election
 * Simplified Main Inclusion Request process
 * New MOTU members
 * Ubuntu Manual Project
 * 2010: Your Year for Ubuntu Membership

Highlights for Issues 1, 25, 50, and 75 can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue100

== Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Editors and Staff - Past and Present ==

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter has been brought to you by: (in order of
appearance)

Silviu Bojica, Rocco Stanzione, Jeff Schering, Jonathan Riddell, Matt
Galvin, Jerome Gotangco, Christian Bjälevik, John Dong, Jenda Vancura,
ZM Chen, Brian Burger, Matt Zimmerman, Rich Johnson, Daniel T. Chen,
Paul Sladen, Matthew Revell, Richard Johnson, Corey Burger, Jordan
Mantha, Eldo Varghese, John Little, Christian Reis, Henrik Omma,
Melissa Draper, Hubert Figuiere, Paul O'Malley, Jenda Vancura, Paul
Sladen, Eldo Varghese, Christian Reis, Szilveszter Farkas, Brandon
Holtsclaw, Jerome S. Gotangco, Jenda Vancura, Joey Stanford, Matthew
Walster, Alexandre Vassalotti, Michael Vogt, Paul O'Malley, David
Symons, Pete Savage, "towsonu2003", Fabian Rodriguez, William Grant,
Ryan Paul, Jorge O. Castro, Lotusleaf, Jenda Vančura, Matthew Walster,
Tony Yarusso, Matty Janssen, Cody Somerville, Toby Smithe, Martin
Albisetti, Freddy Martinez, Isabelle Duchatelle, Rj Ian S. Sevilla,
Tony Yarusso, RJ Marsan, Mariano Mara, Markus Wimmer, Dan Buch, Nick
Ali, Audrey Deutschmann, Gabriele Monti, John Crawford, Dawid van
Wyngaard, Lionel Porcheron, Craig A. Eddy, Ruben - Hubuntu, Arlan
Vennefron, Dave Bush, Liraz Siri, Kenny McHenry, Dan Trevino, Jeff
Martin, Scott Gwin, Sayak Banerjee, Nathan Handler, Daniel Holbach,
Amber Graner, Chris Johnston, Penelope Stowe, Daniel Caleb, Mike
Holstein, Mackenzie Morgan, Jonathan Carter, Alan Pope, Nigel Babu,
and many others!

== 200th Issue Interviews ==

For the 200th Issue of UWN, Amber Graner interviews Mark Shuttleworth,
Jane Silber, Joey Stanford, and Jorge Castro for their comments,
reflections, and suggestions for and about the Ubuntu Weekly
Newsletter.

Amber asks each person the following questions:

 * Do you read the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter?  If yes, for how long? If
no, what can we, the Ubuntu News Team do to improve it so that you
would find it beneficial to read?

 * What section do you read first and why?

 * What service does it provide to you personally? What benefit do you
see that it provides to Ubuntu? Canonical? Other areas of FOSS?

 * Since this is the 200th Issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, in
your opinion what has been the biggest change in it's evolution to
what it is today that you have seen?  What as been the most
surprising?

 * If you could improve one area of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter what
section would it be and why?

 * The Ubuntu News Team is very much a work in progress as we are
always looking for ways to improve the service we provide to all
readers.  What would you like to see the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter
evolve into over the next 100 Issues (roughly 4 cycles)?

 * When the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter was first started by Benjamin
"Mako" Hill in 2004 under the name Ubuntu Traffic it was a Canonical
driven project for the Community.  Over time it it has evolved to a
Community driven project.  Do you see other Canonical initiated
projects going via this route? If so, why is this important and can
you hint as to which projects you might like to see this happen with?

 * Is there anything else you would like to tell the Ubuntu Weekly
Newsletter readers and staff?

Mark and Jane's interviews were via email as Joey, and Jorge's were
recorded. So if you're curious about the answers the go to:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue200/Interviews

== Joining the UWN staff ==

As Ubuntu continues grow, so does the News Team and the number of
related articles, blogs, teams, mailing lists, podcasts, etc., that
the UWN staff reports. These are exciting and evolving times for
Ubuntu and our community, and the news team is always ready to welcome
new contributors and contributions.  Whether you see an article you
think would fit nicely with UWN one week or you want to help each week
there are several ways you can contribute by joining the Ubuntu News
Team. Some ways to join or contribute are listed below.

 * UWN mailing list: One way to get started is to join the mailing
list and post an introduction. We can then help guide you on how to
get started working for our publication.
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-news-team.

 * UWN IRC channel: Anyone can drop by the Ubuntu News channel and ask
how they can help. Just join #ubuntu-news on freenode and introduce
yourself.

 * UWN Ideas Wiki:  You can add your ideas to:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Ideas

 * Translations: Anyone can help by translating our editions into
another language. We would especially like to see our worldwide
network of LoCo teams get involved with translations as a way of
contributing back to the community.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

== General Community News ==

=== Maverick Alpha 2 released ===

Welcome to Maverick Meerkat Alpha 2, which will in time become Ubuntu 10.10.
Pre-releases of Maverick are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a
stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into
occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for
Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting,
and fixing bugs.

Alpha 2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Maverick development cycle. The Alpha images
are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build
or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of
Maverick. You can download it here:

 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/maverick/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu Desktop
and Netbook)
 http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/maverick/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu
Server for UEC and EC2)
 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/maverick/alpha-2/ (Kubuntu
Desktop and Netbook)
 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/maverick/alpha-2/ (Xubuntu)
 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/maverick/alpha-2/
(Ubuntu Studio)
 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/maverick/alpha-2/ (Mythbuntu)

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

Alpha 2 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/maverick/alpha2
for information on changes in Ubuntu.

For more information on the Alpha 2 Release of Maverick Meerkat go to:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2010-July/000731.html

=== Ubuntu Developer Week is back! ===

Ubuntu Developer Week is back again, which means five days of
action-packed IRC sessions where you learn more about hacking on
Ubuntu, developing Ubuntu and how to interact with other projects.

We’ll have a fantastic time from July 12th, 2010 to July 16th, 2010,
great speakers, interesting sessions, lots of good questions and great
people who get to know each other.

Our sessions cover:

 * Getting involved with Ubuntu development, becoming a Kubuntu Ninja,
Authoring Upstart jobs, Working With Translations, Having fun with
Packaging QA
 * How Daily Builds work, Operation Cleansweep, Setting up a
validation dashboard, Working with Merge Proposals, Working with
Django, Adopting an Upstream, Forwarding Bugs and Patches Upstream
 * How to work with Debian, Ubuntu Server, Xubuntu and Edubuntu
goodness, Kernel Triage
 * Widgetcraft, QT Quick, QML
 * Desktop goodness, Application Indicators, Rocking Papercuts
 * Lots of FUN

Please help spread the news, this will be an awesome opportunity to
learn more and get involved.

For more information about Ubuntu Developer Week and how you can
participate go to:

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=699

=== Ubuntu User Days - Scheduled for July 10-11, 2010 ===

Just a reminder that Ubuntu User Days will be held on July 10-11, 2010.

The Ubuntu User Days wiki page describes Ubuntu User Days as:

User Days was created to be a set of courses offered during a one day
period to teach the beginning or intermediate Ubuntu user the basics
to get them started with Ubuntu. User Days is a series of online
courses where you can:

 * learn how to install Ubuntu
 * find equivalent programs in Ubuntu
 * learn how to get help
 * learn the basics of how to use Ubuntu
 * learn how to get involved in the community

This is the second Ubuntu User Days Events to take place and is
growing in popularity.

Want to know how you can participate in Ubuntu User days then go to:

http://www.ubuntu-user.com/Online/Blogs/Amber-Graner-You-in-Ubuntu/Ubuntu-User-Days-Scheduled-for-July-10-11-2010

=== Welcome Alessandro Ghersi (lex79) to kubuntu-dev ===

The Kubuntu developers have approved, 5 votes to zero, Alessandro's
application to join kubuntu-dev.  Please join me in welcoming him to the team
and encouraging him to keep up the great work he's doing.

This also (should) make Alessandro a member of ubuntu-dev, although it
appears there is a bit of adjustment in Launchpad needed to make this
formally true. Alessandro is the first member of kubuntu-dev who had
not become a MOTU first (I understand he does also plan to take this
step).

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2010-June/030963.html

=== Translations Advocacy ===

David Planella of the Ubuntu Community Team, discusses why translation
efforts in Ubuntu are important.  David explains, "Translations are a
key part of the Ubuntu community, with deep roots in our Ubuntu
philosophy. For many users having an operating system in their
language is the only way they’ll be able to use it (*), so it is just
natural that we support this and provide tools to lower the barrier to
community translations. Others might be proficient in English and be
able to use Ubuntu without natural language support, but still choose
to work with it in their language."

David says, "I think this work is just awesome, and I think everyone
should get to know about this effort, which does not only enable more
people to use Ubuntu, but also makes possible such other amazing
stories as keeping an indigenous language alive in our digital age
orbeing the only operating system available in a particular language."

David goes on to encourage translators "to blog more on the Planet,
tweet/dent about what you and your team is doing and basically spread
the word. Translation jams, translation status, areas where help is
needed, what you like or don’t like about working with Launchpad
Translations, or even explaining a bit more about your language… there
is a whole range of interesting topics to talk about."

To find out more about how you can help with translations, why it's
important and even participate in an experiment to help you get some
hands on understanding of why translations efforts are important got
to:

http://davidplanella.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/translations-advocacy/

=== Help wanted: Testing programs that use the notification area ===

Matthew Paul Thomas disscusses testing the notification area and where
users can help.

He states, "Two months ago I wrote about how Ubuntu is phasing out the
notification area.

An important part of this work is surveying Ubuntu applications that
use the notification area, working out what they should do instead,
and fixing them."

Matthew asks, "So if you have a few spare minutes, please choose one
of the programs on the list, install it from Ubuntu Software Center,
study how it uses and mentions the notification area, and add your
notes to the wiki page."

To find out more about how and where your help is needed in this
testing process go to:

http://design.canonical.com/2010/06/help-wanted-notification-area/

=== ubuntu-jobs at lists.ubuntu.com mailing list ===

Recently https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-jobs was
created to inform the community about Ubuntu-related jobs from
Canonical, but also as a way for employers seeking an Ubuntu
specialist . Please note that this is an announce-only list.

An explanatory post from the Canonical HR department:

 Dear Friends,

 At Canonical we pride ourselves in our determination to be the best
not only in the products and software we produce but with the people
who make this company great and the way we reach out to new talent.

 Most companies only let you know when they have jobs available on a
careers web site and you never hear from them at any other time.   We
on the other hand, a growing company in an ever expanding community,
want to try to create something different and believe that with your
help we can.

 We are launching a mailing list with the aim of keeping you up to
date with new roles as they arise at Canonical and possibly other
Ubuntu related roles.  Periodically there will be career profiles and
articles we feel may be of value to you in your quest for your ideal
job.

 To join the list go to: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-jobs

 We recognize that our company is incredibly unique and has a way of
doing things what will appeal to many, we also believe our employee
brand has the potential to be one of the best in the world and this is
just one way to tell you about it.

 We hope that by signing up to this mailing list you'll have the
opportunity to get to know us in a way that is not usually available
to someone outside the business.

 This is an announce only mailing list, as always if you are
interested in a career at Canonical please check out our jobs at:
http://webapps.ubuntu.com/employment/

 We look forward to you joining our mailing list and hope that you
find it a useful way of staying in touch with us.

To see the original mailing list announcement go to:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-jobs/2010-July/000001.html

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

 * Open (77331) +382 over last week
 * Critical (32) +3 over last week
 * Unconfirmed (36885) -304 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 Lucid ===

 1. English (United Kingdom) (0) +/-0 over last week
 2. Spanish (9126) -350 over last week
 3. Brazilian Portuguese (34822) -102 over last week
 4. French (38265) +/-0 over last week
 5. German (54320) -130 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx", see more
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/

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

 * The loopholes of libdvdcss2 and encrypted DVD's -
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25254/
 * Right clicking applications should present application specific
commands - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25261/
 * Seperate trackpad from mouse/trackball configuration -
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25246/
 * The integrated FTP should be more reliable -
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25234/
 * Filter out electrical noise on built in mics. -
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25253/

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 ==

=== loco.ubuntu.com meeting ===

If you haven’t seen loco.ubuntu.com yet, then go to: http://loco.ubuntu.com

It’s what we call the LoCo Directory and where more and more data of
our Local Community teams goes. In the beginning we started with just
a simple list of LoCo teams and additional data they can put there.
After some time we added the functionality to put events in there too.
It’s awesome and the work the whole team put into it is just amazing.
The good thing is that we all hang out in #ubuntu-locoteams, do code
reviews together and learn from each other. It’s a fantastic project.

To continue the great story and plan our next steps a bit, we’ll meet
in #ubuntu-meeting (irc.freenode.net) on July 8th, 14:00 UTC.

Topics we’d like to talk about:
 * explain [[http://launchpad.net/loco-directory|the project]] to new
interested contributors
 * review the [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/loco-directory|list of open
bugs]] and reprioritise for the next 2 or 3 releases
 * general Q&A

If you know a bit about Django, Python, Web development or are keen to
learn about it and be part of a fantastic project that powers a great
and fantastic part of our community, be there and talk to us.

(Also if you microblog about this and other LoCo stuff, use the
#locoteams hashtag.)

For more information go to:

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=714

== Launchpad News ==

=== UPDATED: Launchpad read-only 23.00 UTC 6th July ===

This replaces the previously announced period of unavailability for
the 1st of July.

Launchpad’s web interface will be read-only, with other aspects
offline, for around 90 minutes from 23.00 UTC on the 6th of July 2010.

This is to allow for the release of the latest Launchpad code.

Starts: 23.00 UTC 6th July 2010
Expected back online: 00.30 UTC 7th July 2010

For more information go to:

http://blog.launchpad.net/notifications/launchpad-read-only-23-00-utc-1st-july

== The Planet ==

=== Jorge Castro: Cleansweep Updates ===

Here are the stats for the last week’s worth of patch review, as part
of Operation Cleansweep:

 . Total bugs with patches: 2243 (-27)
 . Reviewed patches: 321 (+11)
—
 . Bugs with ‘patch-needswork’: 82 (+2)
 . Bugs with ‘patch-forwarded-upstream’: 123 (+4)
 . Bugs with ‘patch-forwarded-debian’: 38 (+5)
 . Bugs with ‘indicator-application’: 43 (-1)
 . Bugs with ‘patch-accepted-upstream’: 46 (-2)
 . Bugs with ‘patch-accepted-debian’: 13 (+1)
 . Bugs with ‘patch-rejected-upstream’: 12 (+1)
 . Bugs with ‘patch-rejected-debian’: 1 (0)

http://castrojo.tumblr.com/post/745744996/cleansweep-updates

=== Rubén Romero: Drupal usage within the Ubuntu Community ===

Rubén has submitted a session to Drupalcon Copenhagen 2010 which would
focus on how the Ubuntu Community uses Drupal in nearly all areas of
web presence from it's main website to loco teams to marketing sites
such as SpreadUbuntu.

If you have deployed Drupal on Ubuntu or set up a Drupal community
site then please leave a comment on Rubén's blog entry below leaving
feedback on your experience and how your implementation has been done.

http://huayra.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/drupal-usage-within-the-ubuntu-community/

=== Colin Watson: GRUB 2: With luck... ===

Colin has uploaded a new GRUB 2 package that uses more reliable disk
identification when being configured. It also provides simplified
debconf questions, avoiding a situation where a user may have
accidentally chosen an option which could render a Windows system
unbootable.

Other improvements in this version include further documentation work,
video improvements, improved UEFI support, automatic configuration
support for Fedora 13 and Linux on Xen as well as skipping LVM
snapshots instead of failing when they are present.

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/ucgi/~cjwatson/blosxom/2010/07/02#2010-07-02-grub2-with-luck

=== Jorge Castro: Application Menu status update for 2 July ===

Jorge informs us of a new update of indicator-appmenu and appmenu-gtk
that's available in canonical-dx-team PPA for Maverick and Lucid.

 * We’re now on by default for UNE in Maverick. (Thanks didrocks and seb128!)
 * Adding a new utility to make a mock application
 * After you use the dump tool you can now use mockjsonapp to create a
test app with the dump data.
 * This makes it much easier to debug (this how Ted fixed the gimp menus)
 * If an app is being problematic providing a menu dump is the easiest
way to provide Ted with the data he needs to fix the menu:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/ApplicationMenu#DebugTools
 * The big grid of moin death has been removed from the wiki page as
it’s hard to keep up to date and we’ve got more detail in the bug
reports anyway.
 * Cody has a bunch of other fixes for appmenu-gtk on hand, Ted will
be reviewing them today so you might see some bugs closed that you
won’t see released until next Thursday.

For more information on Application Menu go to:

http://castrojo.tumblr.com/post/762068716/application-menu-status-update-for-2-july

=== Brett Alton: Local School Board and Ubuntu ===

Brett discusses the pros and cons of a school board that has begun to
use Open Source software. Brett notes that according to the school
board's Manager of Information Technology, [The school Board] "added
Firefox and OpenOffice.org to their default list of programs on their
Windows images, although Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office are
still the default."

Why is this important to Ubuntu?  Brett goes on to mention, "I want to
state that last summer they [The School Board] implemented a system
using N-Computing devices that allow one computer to turn into four
terminals (saving money through lower energy costs and Windows
licenses) and experimented with creating Ubuntu images pre-installed
with Edubuntu-type programs, like GCompris.

To find out more about the issues the school board is facing in their
experiment with Ubuntu and more go to:

http://blog.brettalton.com/2010/07/02/local-school-board-and-ubuntu/

=== Jonathan Jesse: Review of Kubuntu Netbook – Maverick Alpha 2 ===

Jonathan has a Dell Mini 9 and has been switching between Ubuntu
Netbook, Ubuntu Unity also Kubuntu Netbook Edition.  In this blog post
he reviews the Kubuntu Netbook Edition.

Jonathan describes how he used a virtual machine to install the
Kubuntu Netbook Edition and provides screenshots with his
descriptions.

To find out more about the Kubuntu Netbook Edition and Jonathan's review go to:

https://jjesse.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/review-of-kubuntu-netbook-maverick-alpha-2/

=== Randall Ross: Dropping the "L" Word ===

Randall shares his opinion on Linux and Ubuntu branding and how it's
still very common for a typical user to get confused with the
different concepts.

He also believes that Linux is not the brand that will take FLOSS to
the mainstream, "Despite its standing with Innovators and Early
Adopters, 'Linux' is not the brand that will carry the day and take
FLOSS mainstream. That chance currently rests with the complete
operating system called Ubuntu provided we can clear the confusion and
cross the chasm."

Randal provides some thought provoking comments and links.  To read
Randall's full post go to:

http://randall.executiv.es/node/15

=== Dustin Kirkland: Creating Ubuntu Server Disk Images using vmbuilder ===

Dustin covers a script called vmbuilder that can be used to build
bootable server images. This can be quite useful in cases where many
servers have to be installed in a short amount of time where deploying
pre-built images would be faster than doing a pre-seeded installation.

He provides a complete howto on this and he'll also be covering
live-helper which can do similar tasks in a subsequent post.

To find out more information and how to do this yourself go to:

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2010/06/creating-ubuntu-server-disk-images.html

== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running as Root ===

Canonical is inching closer to one of it's goals for Maverick Meerkat
10.10, to be able to run the X.org Server without root privileges.
There are a few details left to iron out still, for more details and
links to the discussion read below:

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODM2Ng

=== Debian vs. Ubuntu: Contrasting Philosophies ===

Bruce Byfield addresses the philosophical and some of the technical
differences between Ubuntu and it's ancestral roots, Debian. Many
common misconceptions are addressed as well as an overview of the
technical similarities between the cousin distros. Bruce ends the
article on the philosophical and community oriented differences
between Ubuntu and Debian; citing, as one example, Ubuntu's Code of
Conduct and how the CoC has helped maintain an overall polite and
courteous discussion in forums and mailing lists. For the full article
and the accompanying in-depth discussion, read more below:

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3890111/Debian-vs-Ubuntu-Contrasting-Philosophies.htm

=== Devs Manage to Get Ubuntu on HTC HD2 ===

Some of the "unofficial" developers on XDA-Forums [1] have managed to
port Ubuntu to an HTC HD2 smartphone. While perhaps not the best
choice for making phone calls it does represent a rather large
milestone for this unofficial team.

[1] http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=651632

http://wirelessstyle.info/2010/07/02/devs-manage-to-get-ubuntu-on-htc-hd2/

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Discussing Unity in Linux Format ===

Jono Bacon inteviewed David Siegel for Linux Format magazine and David
reproduces the interview in his blog. David explains his background as
a Linux user and how he fits into the Ubuntu design team at Canonical
before going on to talk about Unity, the new lightweight interface
that can be used on netbooks running Ubuntu. He explains what the
goals are for Unity, the benefits of using Unity, and how people can
run it now fom a PPA. They hope to have Unity as part of Ubuntu
Netbook Edition 10.10

http://davidsiegel.org/discussing-unity-in-linux-format/

=== Virtualization on the Ubuntu Desktop: An Overview ===

Christopat WorksWithU writes about virtualization on the Ubuntu
desktop. He covers why people may want to use virtualization and the
drawbacks of virtualization. He plans on covering what tools are
availible for the Ubuntu desktop user in a future post.

http://www.workswithu.com/2010/07/01/virtualization-on-the-ubuntu-desktop-an-overview/

=== The One Stop Shop For Ubuntu Customization ===

OMG!Ubuntu gives an overview of ways you can customize your Ubuntu
desktop install. They include links to further information. They cover
apps, themes, customization hacks, and usability hacks along with some
other tricks they can think of. They plan on keeping this page updated
with as many customization tricks and suggestions as they can think of
and invite readers to submit their own.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/07/one-stop-shop-for-ubuntu-customization.html

=== Talking to Oracle About the MySQL Community ===

Jono Bacon was on the Oracle TechCast video show to talk about
community in the context of MySQL. He says the community should not
prejudge Oracle, however, that Oracle also needs to commit to acting
in the Open Source way to best work with the MySQL community.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/07/02/talking-to-oracle-about-the-mysql-community/

=== OMG! Interviews: Alex Chiang, Canonical OEM Team Member ===

OMG!Ubuntu talks to Alex Chiang about his work with the Canonical OEM
team. They cover what the OEM team does, along with more Alex-specific
questions such as his background, why he chose to move to Canonical,
and where he wants to see Ubuntu go.
They end with the OMG!Triple Shot of questions: browser choice, guess
for 11.04 code name, and application must-install on new Ubuntu
set-ups.

For Alex's answers see:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/07/omg-interviews-alex-chiang-canonical.html

=== Accessing Apps Has Never Looke So Good (UNITY) ===

OMG!Ubuntu gives a screenshot of how the Unity PPA looks when
installed, along with information on how to get it.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/06/accessing-apps-has-never-looked-so-good.html


== In Other News ==

=== QBzr 0.19 Beta 2 Released ===

On July 1st, 2010, Gary van der Merwe announced the following: "On
behalf of QBzr development team I'd like to announce the release of
QBzr 0.19beta2 codenamed "Pomegranate"."

More information can be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/bazaar-announce/2010-July/000334.html

=== Take 60 Seconds With Stuart Langridge ===

Lynda Phillips interviews Stuart Langridge.  Stuart is a Technical
Architect with Online Services, Stuart has been with Canonical for 18
months.

To get to know more about Stuart and see what he had to say about
working at Canonical as well as advice for those thinking about
applying and/or working for Canonical then go to:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-jobs/2010-July/000002.html

=== 2010 ARRL Field Day Running Ubuntu ===

To see a video that Joey Stanford originally posted showing a ham
radio operator using Ubuntu on 2010 ARRL (Amature Radio Relay League)
Field Day.

http://9w2pju.blogspot.com/2010/06/2010-arrl-field-day-running-ubuntu.html

=== TurnKey Linux Beta Launches Byobu by Default at Login ===

Dustin Kirkland writes, "TurnKey Linux is a Canonical Cloud Partner
that provides Ubuntu-based Virtual Machine appliances. Alon Swartz of
TurnKey recently announced the release of TurnKey Core Beta, re-based
on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and should release an official version shortly
after Ubuntu 10.04.1 is generally available."

Dustin goes to to note that, "TurnKey has a real focus on
user-friendliness, excellent defaults, and the user's first-run
experience. Thus, I was excited to see this bullet in his TurnKey Core
Lucid Beta announcement:

User friendly screen wrapper (byobu) launched by default on login."

Dustin also discusses why he likes this idea, "I think this is a great
idea, as I have proposed as much at the last couple of Ubuntu
Developer Summits. Ciemon Dunville has filed a bug, suggesting that
the Maverick Ubuntu Server install should also default to launching
Byobu. The output of the latest UDS session was that "we might
consider doing this, if enough Ubuntu server users are asking us for
it.""

To read more about Byobu by default on TurnKey as well as the Ubuntu
Server go to:

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2010/06/turnkey-linux-beta-launches-byobu-by.html

=== Ohio LinuxFest Call For Presentations Extended ===

The Ohio LinuxFest has extended it's Call for Presentations until July
7th, 2010.  If you can make it to the Ohio Linux Fest this is a great
opportunity got add more Ubuntu related topics and speakers to the
list of choices for presentations.

To learn more about the Ohio LinuxFest of how to submit a presentation go to:

http://www.ohiolinux.org/node/674

=== Free *software* training, *free* software training, or just GNOME
Training! ===

Stormy Peters announces GNOME Training at GUADEC this year!

The training is for developers and it’s split into four modules. You
can sign up for the whole thing or for just the modules you are
interested in.

 1. Developer tools and development environments. Source control,
autotools, dependencies, compliation environments, debuggers, etc.

 2. The GNOME Platform. Glib, GObject, GTK+, Clutter, Glade,
GtkBuilder, DBus, GConf, GStreamer, Telepathy, etc.

 3. A hands-on practical workshop. Set up a GNOME development
environment, write a complete GNOME application in Python and
integrate with the GNOME desktop.

 4. Community development. Community communication forums, effective
community participation, getting changes upstream, getting to
maintainer and building a vibrant community.

 To learn more about GUADEC, GNOME and the developer training offered
there go to:

http://stormyscorner.com/2010/06/free-software-training-free-software-training-or-just-gnome-training.html

== Featured Podcasts ==

=== Full Circle Podcast #9: Playing a Unicycle and the Trombone ===

In this episode, a little later than scheduled; Unity, Gnome-Shell and
UNE go head to head.

News: Ubuntu in Business Event, More Maverick Development, Aptitude is out,

Games: Ed’s goes on a Steam-spree;  Dave ‘s second childhood with the
Gameboy Emulator VGA.

Opinion: Gnome-Shell vs. Unity vs. UNE launcher

Interview: Part II of the Lubuntu Project

Q and A: Part III of Mark Shuttleworth’s sessions from UDS

Feeds for both MP3 and OGG:
 MP3: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/796/0/fullcirclepodcast_ep9_010710.mp3
 OGG: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/podpress_trac/web/796/1/fullcirclepodcast_ep9_010710.ogg

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2010/07/02/full-circle-podcast-9-playing-a-unicycle-and-the-trombone/

=== At Home With Jono Bacon ===

This is the link to Jono Bacon's, Ubuntu Community Manager, weekly
videocast.  Jono takes any and all questions from the community about
all things Ubuntu and more.  If you missed last weeks episode you can
find it at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7993830

For more information about At Home with Jono Bacon go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/at-home-with-jono-bacon

== Ubuntu Development Team Weekly Meeting Minutes Links ==

 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for June 29th, 2010 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2010-06-29
 * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from June 29th, 1010 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2010/20100629
 * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for June 29th, 2010 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20100629
 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for June 29th, 2010 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting/2010-06-29
 * Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting Minutes for June 30th, 2010 -
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0630

== Monthly Team Reports: June 2010 ==

=== Ubuntu Governance ===

==== Developer Membership Board ====

Developer Membership Board meeting June 8th, 2010 15:00 UTC

The meeting didn't happen due to lack of quorum.

Developer Membership Board meeting June 22nd, 2010 15:00 UTC

 * Chair: Michael Bienia

 * Present: Colin Watson, Richard Johnson, Emmet Hikory, Soren Hansen

 * Absent: Stéphane Graber, Cody Somerville

 * Action review:

   * [ACTION] Colin Watson to create ubuntu-kernel-uploaders team
owned by the DMB that will provide upload permissions to Ubuntu kernel
packages (Still pending)

   * [ACTION] Cody Somerville to write an e-mail to the list
concerning the layout/format of the DMB meeting - membership first
(Still pending)

   * [ACTION] Colin Watson to create Mozilla Package Set (Done).

     [VOTE] Add Alexander Sack (asac), Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
and Fabien Tassin (fta) as uploaders to the Mozilla Package set
(Result: 5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained.)

 * Administrative Matters:

   "Meeting Structure" and "Voting Procedures" are still pending a
discussion on the DMB list.

 * MOTU application: Stefano Rivera
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StefanoRivera/MOTUApplication)

   Approved: 5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained.

 * PPU application: Barry Warsaw
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BarryWarsaw/MyApplication)

   Barry Warsaw got upload rights for computer-janitor,
python-lazr.restful, python-lazr.restfulclient, python-argparse,
python-virtualenv, python-flufl.enum, python-flufl.i18n: 4 for, 0
against, 1 abstained.

 * Universe contributor application: Lorenzo De Liso
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LorenzoDeLiso/UniverseContributorApplication)

   Approved: 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained.

 * PPU application: Gediminas Paulauskas
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GediminasPaulauskas/MyApplication)

   Gediminas Paulauskas got upload rights for the packages listed at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GediminasPaulauskas/Packages (rev #5) from the
sections "Zope", "Zope Community", "SchoolTool" and "Python
Packaging": 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained.

   [ACTION] Colin Watson to create a zope packageset incorporating the
Zope, Zope Community, and Python Packaging sections, and a schooltool
packageset for the SchoolTool section.

 * PPU application: Monty Taylor
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MontyTaylor/PerPackageUploaderApplication)

   Monty Taylor got upload rights for drizzle, gearmand, libdrizzle,
libinnodb, libmemcached, python-drizzle and pandora-build: 5 for, 0
against, 0 abstained.

==== IRC Council ====

IRC Council Meeting June 12, 2010 20:00 UTC

Attendance: topyli, nhandler, Pici, jussi, tsimpson

 * Agreed to accept the current draft of the Operator Guide for use

  * The Guide is a live document that we can append as necessary. A
section is needed on when and how to escalate issues

  * ACTION: received:  nhandler to move the draft to the appropriate
place on the wiki and add a !opguide factoid to channels

 * Reviewed status of Bug #513915 - IRC Clients join Ubuntu channels
by default in Guadalinex

  * Terence has commented on the bug, asking what progress has been
made. Replies indicate progress

  * Waiting for closure.

IRC Council Meeting June 27, 2010 18:00 UTC

Attendance: jussi, tsimpson, topyli

 *No agenda items

  *tsimpson brought up the discussion of dual cloaks but we decided to
wait for attendance of nhandler (freenode staffer).

  *No new bugs.

==== Technical Board ====

 * Meeting of the TB, 2010-06-01

   * Chair: Keybuk

   * Present: kees, mdz, pitti, sabdfl

  * Review of Actions

   * Keybuk had sent draft mail to TB about sparc and ia64 ports, no
objections were received, so the board carried and keybuk will send
the mail

  * Chromium standing FFe

   * The board discussed a standing Feature Freeze Exception for
Chromium, however since the package has not yet had any SRUs, it was
decided that this should be deferred until a reasonable (Kees
suggested 3) number had been completed.  Martin Pitt will re-raise
this once he feels it has proven it's worth an exception.

  * Community Bugs

   * The board resolved that the issue of ubuntu-drivers many roles
should be a medium-priority bug, and should be fed back to the
Launchpad team as part of the usual process

  * Chair for next meeting: cjwatson

=== Ubuntu Development Teams ===

==== Xubuntu Team ====

Xubuntu team report for June, 2010

===== Bug Triage =====

 * Many bugs have been triaged and fixed this month.

===== Packaging, Development, & Testing =====

 * In cooperation with Debian packaged and synced Xfce 4.6.2 for Maverick.

 * Released Maverick Meerkat Alpha1 on 2010-06-03. This is the first
development release of what will become the next version of Xubuntu,
10.10. It available for testing purposes at
http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/maverick/alpha-1/ .

===== Website & Marketing =====

 * Xubuntu needs a new Marketing Lead. Contact us per
http://xubuntu.org/devel if interested

===== Documentation =====

 * Xubuntu needs a new Documentation Lead. Contact us per
http://xubuntu.org/devel if interested

=== Ubuntu LoCo Teams ===

==== Catalan Team ====

 * June 1st: LoCo irc meeting. Thoughts about Lucid release party.

 * June 4th: all the machines (5) made Lucid at the Administration
(http://blocs.xtec.cat/secretariatorrevicens/)  of IES Torre Vicens
Secondary School (http://iestorrevicens.xtec.cat/) in Lleida.

 * June 5th: upgrade from LTS to LTS on Caliu.cat server.

 * June 7th: announce for next place to hold a release party.

 * June 16th: LoCo irc meeting. Creating a new team for information
distribution.

 * June 26th: Ubuntu Coffee chat at the Casal Popular La Guitza, Sant
Cugat del Vallès, near Barcelona.

 * June 29th: Assistance to a meeting for a new Catalan free software
and knowledge coordination (http://ccpl.cat).

==== French Team ====

 * June 4th, 5th : RSSIL (http://www.salon-informatique-maubeuge.com/)
in Maubeuge

 * June 5th : Install Party
(http://ubuntu-party.org/install-party-ubuntu-a-coutances) in Coutance

 * June 7th : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting

 * June 12th : Install Party (http://alolise.org/spip.php?article230)
in Saint-Étienne

 * June 12th : Status meeting for the staff on the Install Party 10.04 in Paris.

 * June 14th : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting

 * June 18th : Ubuntu Party
(http://ubuntu-party.org/marseille-18-juin-2010) in Marseille

 * June 19th : Install Party
(http://ubuntu-party.org/install-party-lucid-a-sarrebourg) in
Sarrebourg

 * June 21st : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting

 * June 22nd : ubuntu-fr !LocoTeam meeting (minutes
(http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/evenements/2010_06_22_reunion_association_cr))

  * results of our web activities by each teams (design,
documentation, forum, planet)

  * results of our last events

  * results of our new online store

  * changes in the teams admins

  * future big events (RMLL, vieilles charrues, braderie de Lille, Ubuntu Party)

  * future improvements of our web platform (new design, upgrades, new plugins)

 * June 26th : Install Party (http://www.pullco.fr/) in Saint Viance

 * June 26th : Install Party
(http://www.aldil.org/les-activites/les-install-party) in Lyon by
SUPInfo

 * June 28th : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting

==== Ubuntu Ireland ====

 * Regular Monthly IRC Meeting was held at 8pm Irish time on Wednesday
16th June 2010.
 * The date has been set for our next OSSBarcamp 25-26th September
2010 planing is under way.
 * We had a lively Ubuntu Hour on the 28th of June at 6pm at the
Trinity Capital Hotel bar. We met Orla who won the Ubuntu Women play
day competition photos and write up
 * Plans are under way for a July Geeknic |date to be decided


==== Ubuntu Israel ====

 * shualdon entered as an op to the room #ubuntu-il.

 * CDs and badges (thanks to System76) was started to be sent to
people all over the country!

==== Japanese Team ====

 * We released Ubuntu Japanese Remix 10.04 LTS on May 5th and fixed
version on May 13th.

   * http://www.ubuntulinux.jp/products/JA-Localized/download

 * We have started the monthly series "Ubuntu Monthly Report" on the
magazine, Software Design from the May issue.

   * http://gihyo.jp/magazine/SD/archive/2010/201005

 * We wrote articles about technologies in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for the
June issue of Software Design.

   * http://gihyo.jp/magazine/SD/archive/2010/201006

 * Ubuntu Magazine Japan Vol.4 (including Japanese Remix CD) was
released on May 31th.

   * http://ubuntu.asciimw.jp/elem/000/000/010/10163/

 * The July issue of Software Design (including Japanese Remix CD) was
released on June 18th.

   * http://gihyo.jp/magazine/SD/archive/2010/201007

 * We attended Open Source Conference 2010 Sendai and held a seminar.
Slides and Videos are available from the link below.

   * https://wiki.ubuntulinux.jp/OSC2010Sendai

==== Romanian Team ====

 * Local free shipping of Ubuntu CD program started
(http://www.ubuntu.ro/obtine/cere-cd) in addition to our already
existent sticker free shipping
(http://www.ubuntu.ro/participa/promovare/autocolante)

 * Start the collaboration with the organizers of IP Workshop summer
school: http://calimanesti.ipworkshop.ro/

==== Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team ====

This month we have been planning the Ubuntu In Business
(http://ubuntuinbusiness.eventbright.com) event, the Geeknic and other
upcoming activities.

We have been looking at the branding guidelines and a number of
designs and mockups for the UK website and logo have been put forward
for discussion.

==== United States Teams ====

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

 * Published next in series of interviews and articles with approved
state teams:

  * LoCos, Leaders, and Lessons Learned: Pennsylvania Team
(http://ubuntu-us.org/?q=node/14370)

 * Launched "The Best Wiki Pages You Didn't Know About" series of articles:

  * The Best Wiki Pages You Didn't Know About: LoCo Teams Best
Practices and Guidelines (http://ubuntu-us.org/?q=node/14369)

===== Ubuntu California =====

 * IRC meetings on June 13th
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/10June13) and June
27th (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/10June27) to
recap our 10.04 release
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/LucidRelease) events,
discuss new processes
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/LaunchpadMembership) for our
Launchpad group, talk about Ubuntu Hours
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/UbuntuHours), and
begin planning for a LoCo website

 * Nathan started an Ubuntu Hour in Lake Forest
(https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us-ca/2010-June/001212.html).
Elizabeth started one in San Francisco
(https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us-ca/2010-June/001220.html).

===== Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team =====

 * 2010-06-07: Monthly Team IRC Meeting

  * Discussed trying a one-time Ubuntu hour type event

===== Iowa Team =====

 * June Meeting

    * June 24, 2010 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/IowaTeam/20100624)

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

 * Events:

20100619 9am - 5:30pm FOSSCON 2010  FOSSCON 2010 @ RIT (http://fosscon.org/)

 * Meetings:

No mettings held

===== Pennsylvania Team =====

 * Team founder and contact Bret Fledderjohn interviewed by Ubuntu US:

  * LoCos, Leaders, and Lessons Learned: Pennsylvania Team
(http://ubuntu-us.org/?q=node/14370)

 * Discussion for Software Freedom Day plans started
(https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-us-pa/2010-June/001085.html)

=== Additional Ubuntu Teams ===

==== Ubuntu Beginners Team ====

 * Voting for new members to the BeginnersTeam. The new members are,
  * ddecator
  * DarkwingDuck
  * Tenach
 * Beginners Team Focus Groups news and happenings.
  * Collin15 was appointed the new lead of the Beginners Team
Development Focus Groups
  * DarkwingDuck was appointed the new lead of the Beginners Team IRC
Focus Groups/IRC
 * A new membership process was decided to be put into affect by the
Beginners Team Wiki Focus Groups/Wiki lead, zkriesse.

==== Ubuntu Classroom Team ====

 * June 10: Daniel Holbach and David Futcher led Patch Reviewers Team
and Operation Cleansweep
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Packaging/Training/Logs/2010-06-10)

 * June 23-29: Julien Savard led a series of 4 Introduction to C# classes

  * Day 1: http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2010/06/23/%23ubuntu-classroom.html

  * Day 2: http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2010/06/24/%23ubuntu-classroom.html

  * Day 3: http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2010/06/25/%23ubuntu-classroom.html

  * Day 4: http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2010/06/28/%23ubuntu-classroom.html

 * Continued planning the upcoming Ubuntu User Day
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays)

 * Began organizing Ubuntu Developer Week
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek)

==== Ubuntu Women Team ====

 * New team leadership announced: Melissa Draper, Leigh Honeywell,
Elizabeth Krumbach

  * Ubuntu Women June 2010 Election Poll Results
(https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-women/2010-June/002888.html)

  * Winner of run-off poll announced!
(https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-women/2010-June/002913.html)

 * New team logo sample from Troy Sobotka
(https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-women/2010-June/002894.html)

 * IRC Meeting - June 24, 2010 - 2200 UTC
(http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Meetings/20100624)

 * Website Redevelopment Status Update
(https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-women/2010-June/002865.html)

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, July 05, 2010 ===

==== 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. Weekly Ubuntu
Security Team catch-up meeting. Anyone is welcome to join if they want
to watch, contribute, etc.


=== Tuesday July 06, 2010 ===

==== Asia - Oceania RMB Meeting ====

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

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

 * Start: 13:00 UTC
 * End:  14:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:   https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting/2010/20100706

==== Developer Membership Board ====

 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End:  15:00 UTC
 * Location: None listed as of publication
 * Agenda:  None listed as of publication

==== 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:  Not 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 Per CC
Agenda page, as of 11/29/08


=== Wednesday, July 07, 2010 ===

==== Weekly Ubuntu Foundations team meeting ====

 * Start: 15:00 UTC
 * End:  16:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0707
* Info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam

==== Jono Bacon @ Home Videocast : Various Topics and Q+A ====

 * Start: 18:00 UTC
 * End:  19:00 UTC
 * Location: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/at-home-with-jono-bacon
 * Agenda:  This is a weekly videocast by the Ubuntu Community
Manager, Jono Bacon in which he discusses a range of topics and also
provides a regular weekly Q+A.

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

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

=== Thursday, July 08, 2010 ===

==== Ayatana UX Team meeting ====

 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End:  12:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:  * Introductions * Review team charter * Organize first UX
activity * Brainstorm future UX activities

==== Ubuntu Women Project Meeting ====

 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End:  13:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-women-project
 * Agenda:  http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Meetings

==== LoCo Directory Meeting ====

 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End:  15:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:  http://loco.ubuntu.com/

=== Friday, July 09, 2010 ===

==== Maverick Weekly Release Meeting ====

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


=== Saturday, July 10, 2010 ===

==== BugJam ====

 * Start: 20:00 UTC
 * End:  21:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-dc Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs
 * Agenda:  cockroaches & beetles

==== Ubuntu IRC Council Meeting ====

 * Start: 20:00 UTC
 * End:  21:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrcTeam/IrcCouncil/MeetingAgenda

=== Sunday, July 11, 2010 ===

==== Ubuntu Forums Unanswered Posts Team Meeting ====

 * Start: 22:00 UTC
 * End: 23:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntuforums-unanswered
 * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPostsTeam/Meetings


== Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * USN-927-4: nss vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-927-4
 * USN-927-5: nspr update - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-927-5
 * USN-930-1: Firefox and Xulrunner vulnerabilities -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-930-1
 * USN-930-2: apturl, Epiphany, gecko-sharp,
gnome-python-extras,	liferea, rhythmbox, totem, ubufox, yelp update -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-930-2
 * USN-930-3: Firefox regression - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-930-3
 * USN-956-1: sudo vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-956-1

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

 * sudo 1.6.8p12-1ubuntu6.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/dapper-changes/2010-June/012855.html

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

 * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

 * cherrypy3 3.0.2-2ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-June/010093.html
 * sudo 1.6.9p17-1ubuntu3.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-June/010094.html
 * ant 1.7.1-0ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-July/010095.html
 * grub2 1.96+20080724-12ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2010-July/010096.html

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Updates ===

 * sudo 1.7.0-1ubuntu2.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-June/012406.html
 * ant 1.7.1-4ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-July/012407.html
 * ruby-gnome2 0.19.0-2ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-July/012408.html
 * bash-completion 1:1.0-3ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/karmic-changes/2010-July/012409.html

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * dpkg 1.15.5.6ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011465.html
 * debian-installer 20081029ubuntu102.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011466.html
 * flashplugin-nonfree 10.1.53.64ubuntu0.10.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011467.html
 * eucalyptus 1.6.2-0ubuntu30.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011468.html
 * app-install-data-partner 12.10.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011469.html
 * sudo 1.7.2p1-1ubuntu5.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-June/011470.html
 * ant 1.7.1-4ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011471.html
 * qemu-kvm 0.12.3+noroms-0ubuntu9.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011472.html
 * libdbusmenu 0.2.9-0ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011473.html
 * gcj-4.4 4.4.3-1ubuntu3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011474.html
 * jsch 0.1.42-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011475.html
 * atk1.0 1.30.0-0ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011476.html
 * empathy 2.30.2-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011477.html
 * casper 1.236.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011478.html
 * lemonpos 0.9.1-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011479.html
 * grub2 1.98-1ubuntu7 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011480.html
 * update-manager 1:0.134.10 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2010-July/011481.html

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