Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #196

Amber Graner akgraner at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 7 12:26:24 BST 2010

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 196 for the week of May
30th - June 5th, 2010. In this issue we cover Maverick Alpha 1
released, Kubuntu: Maverick Alpha 1 Released, Postponing Ubuntu User
Days, Call for Testing: Hardy Firefox Users (or willing to install
Hardy in a VM), Request For Help Preparing ClassBot For Translations,
Operation Cleansweep Launched!, Linaro: Accelerating Linux on ARM,
Ubuntu Stats, LoCo Teams Best Practices and Guidelines, Help
translating the LoCo Teams Best Practices and Guidelines, The LoCo
Directory wants to speak your language, Ubuntu Development Team
Meetings Minutes, Launchpad News, NGO Team during Maverick, Free
culture projects need a ubiquitous funding system, Hacking on grub2,
Severed Fifth II, Project Maintainers Required, In The Press, In The
Blogosphere, Towards Linaro 10.11, Ubuntu Systems Management update,
SouthEast Linux Fest Announces Full Speaker List, VMware User
Conference – Phoenix, TurnKey Hub: a new simplified cloud deployment
service, Featured Podcasts, Monthly Team Reports: May 2010, Upcoming
Meetings and Events, Updates and Security, and much much more!

== In This Issue ==

 * Maverick Alpha 1 released
 * Kubuntu: Maverick Alpha 1 Released
 * Postponing Ubuntu User Days
 * Call for Testing: Hardy Firefox Users (or willing to install Hardy in a VM)
 * Request For Help Preparing ClassBot For Translations
 * Operation Cleansweep Launched!
 * Linaro: Accelerating Linux on ARM
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * LoCo Teams Best Practices and Guidelines
 * Help translating the LoCo Teams Best Practices and Guidelines
 * The LoCo Directory wants to speak your language
 * Ubuntu Development Team Meetings Minutes
 * Launchpad News
 * NGO Team during Maverick
 * Free culture projects need a ubiquitous funding system
 * Hacking on grub2
 * Severed Fifth II
 * Project Maintainers Required
 * In The Press
 * In The Blogosphere
 * Towards Linaro 10.11
 * Ubuntu Systems Management update
 * SouthEast Linux Fest Announces Full Speaker List
 * VMware User Conference – Phoenix
 * TurnKey Hub: a new simplified cloud deployment service
 * Featured Podcasts
 * Monthly Team Reports: May 2010
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Updates and Security
 * and much much more!

== General Community News ==

=== Maverick Alpha 1 released ===

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 1 is the first 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-1/ (Ubuntu)

http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/maverick/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu Server
for UEC and EC2)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/maverick/alpha-1/ (Kubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/maverick/alpha-1/ (Xubuntu)

(Ubuntu Studio)

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

Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/maverick/alpha1
for information on changes in Ubuntu.

This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.
For a list of known bugs (that you don't need to report if you
encounter), please see:


If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Maverick, have a look at the maverick-changes mailing list:


We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list
if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a
low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of
approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other
interesting events.


Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:


To see the original Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 1 announcement please go to:


=== Kubuntu: Maverick Alpha 1 Released ===

The first alpha release of Kubuntu Maverick has been released. This
alpha contains the recently announced Amarok 2.3.1 and KDE SC 4.5

For more information on Kubuntu Maverick Alpha 1 Release go to:


=== Postponing Ubuntu User Days ===

With the second Ubuntu User Day being less than a week away, and in
going over our final checklist, it has come to our attention it would
be a better event, both in attendance and in the choice of session if
we were to
postpone this event.

While we understand that you may have scheduled time on the June 5th,
2010, to facilitate a session or participate by attending we want the
experience of both session leaders and participants to be the best

Keeping in mind we want to present the best possible learning
opportunity, we have made the decision to postpone this event until
July 10, 2010.

It is our, the User Days Planners, sincere hope that this will not be
an inconvenience to you or any helpers with your session.

Thank you so much for you understanding!  We are looking forward to
another great second Ubuntu User Day (but a few weeks later and with
more planning,promotion, participants, and more awesome session
leaders like yourselves).

The original announcement can be found at:


=== Call for Testing: Hardy Firefox Users (or willing to install Hardy
in a VM) ===

Firefox 3.0 and xulrunner 1.9 are now unsupported by Mozilla. Rather
than backporting security fixes to these now, we are moving to a
support model where we will be introducing major new upstream versions
in stable releases. The reason for this is the support periods from
Mozilla are gradually becoming shorter, and it will be more and more
difficult for us to maintain our current support model in the future.

What we are going to do:
We are going to release Firefox 3.6.4 as a minor update to the 3.6
series in Lucid. This will also be rolled out to Hardy, Jaunty and
Karmic (along with xulrunner The update for Lucid is quite
trivial, but the update in Hardy, Jaunty and Karmic is not quite as

Before releasing these updates to the public, we need testing in
Firefox, the extensions in the archive and distributions upgrades
after those updates. We have published all these packages in a PPA and
we will track test results before moving anything to the archive.

How you can help:
We need people running *Hardy* (Jaunty and Karmic will see a similar
call for testing in the following days) in bare metal or a virtual
machine. If you are willing to help, the instructions can be found at
the link below:


=== Request For Help Preparing ClassBot For Translations ===

A few weeks ago, I was approached by some people from the Ubuntu
Classroom-ES about having a Spanish version of ClassBot to help out
with their Open Week. Thanks to some help with translations, I was
able to create ClaseBot. The problem is, due to the way that the
translations were done, if I make a change to the ClassBot code, it
will have to be manually applied to ClaseBot. Ideally, I would like to
have ClassBot setup to use Launchpad to allow people to translate it.
The problem is that I have no experience using Gettext or with using
Launchpad for translations. ClassBot is also a Perl script, so that
also makes it a bit more challenging to find examples. If there is
someone who has a bit more experience in this area, please get in
contact with Nathan Handler.

To get read the post in full or to get in touch with Nathan please go to:


=== Operation Cleansweep Launched! ===

At UDS-M in Brussels, Jono had announced Operation Cleansweep.  Nigel
announced as of June 4th, 2010 that Operation Cleansweep has launched.
 Nigel notes that Operation Cleansweep team has been able to subscribe
to all the bugs with patches (minus the blacklisted packages).

As of June 4th, 2010, there was 1952 bugs with patches to be cleared
by the project and around 80 to 90 patches being added every month.
Operation Cleansweep has set an initial daily target of 15 bugs per
day.  Nigel tells others they can participate in Operation Cleansweep.
 He notes people can help by reviewing the patches, talking people
into reviewing patches, and even putting up the meter on your website.

To learn more about Operation Cleansweep, and how you can participate
please go to:


=== Linaro: Accelerating Linux on ARM ===

At our last UDS in Belgium it was notable how many people were
interested in the ARM architecture. There have always been sessions at
UDS about lightweight environments for the consumer electronics and
embedded community, but this felt tangibly different. I saw questions
being asked about ARM in server and cloud tracks, for example, and in
desktop tracks. That’s new.

So I’m very excited at today’s announcement of Linaro, an initiative
by the ARM partner ecosystem including Freescale, IBM, Samsung,
ST-Ericsson and TI, to accelerate and unify the field of Linux on ARM.
That is going to make it much easier for developers to target ARM
generally, and build solutions that can work with the amazing
diversity of ARM hardware that exists today.

The ARM platform has historically been superspecialized and hence
fragmented – multiple different ARM-based CPU’s from multiple
different ARM silicon partners all behaved differently enough that one
needed to develop different software for each of them. Boot loaders,
toolchains, kernels, drivers and middleware are all fragmented today,
and of course there’s additional fragmentation associated with Android
vs mainline on ARM, but Linaro will go a long way towards cleaning
this up and making it possible to deliver a consistent platform
experience across all of the major ARM hardware providers.

Having played with a prototype ARM netbook, I was amazed at how cool
it felt. Even though it was just a prototype it was super-thin, and
ran completely cool. It felt like a radical leap forward for the state
of the art in netbooks. So I’m a fan of fanless computing, and can’t
wait to get one off the shelf.

For product developers, the big benefit from Linaro will be reduced
time to market and increased choice of hardware. If you can develop
your software for “linux on ARM”, rather than a specific CPU, you can
choose the right hardware for your project later in the development
cycle, and reduce the time required for enablement of that hardware.
Consumer electronics product development cycles should drop
significantly as a result. That means that all of us get better
gadgets, sooner, and great software can spread faster through the

To read the announcement of Linaro and to read Mark Shuttleworth's
article in full go to:


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

 * Open (77015) +184 over last week
 * Critical (31) +1 over last week
 * Unconfirmed (36821) +268 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) (634) -76 over last week
 2. Spanish (10554) -47 over last week
 3. Brazilian Portuguese (35398) -283 over last week
 4. French (39486) +/-0 over last week
 5. German (54716) +/-0 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 ===

 * Not everyone use floppies - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25020/
 * Advanced Display Settings - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/24998/
 * Image preview in Gnome/GTK Dialogs - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25019/
 * Improve Rhythmbox internetradio usability -
 * Package System Requirements - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25032/

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 Teams Best Practices and Guidelines ===

Laura Czajkowski, of the Ubuntu LoCo Council writes about Ubuntu LoCo
teams best practices and guidelines on her blog.  Those are guidelines
and practices are broken down into 3 areas which include:


 * Monthly meeting – publish mins to mailing list/forums and update wiki.
   * Set a chair for 2-3 months and  rotate it
   * Someone to publish mins to mailing  list/forums and mailing list
(share out the roles)
   * Update/create a monthly report
   * One person to create the report and  add content to it. Mail the
list and ask for input in case folks had organised or participated in
events within the OSS/Ubuntu community.
   * Meet ups – face to face , publish you had these events, link
these to the report
   * Take pictures!
   * Blog about them
   * For larger events publish a report after the event to the loco
contacts mailing list
   * Add All of the events to the LoCo Directory!


   * Release Party
   * Global Jam


   * Create a a mentoring program on the below  areas and train people
in those areas
   * Help get existing members of the  community into positions in the
LoCo where they can do the most good
   * Help new ( and novice ) members find members to provide some
level of help to ensure the new member can contribute in a useful way
   * Encourage and mentor for Ubuntu Membership
   * Try to create contact with the LoCos around you, in order to find
any potential cross-action

Some other best practices that based on both Laura's blog and the LoCo
Council wiki pages included delegating team roles.  These roles

 * Chair of meetings

 * Web Admin

 * Mailing list Admin

 * IRC Ops

To read more about the Ubuntu LoCo teams best practice and guidelines
please go to:


=== Help translating the LoCo Teams Best Practices and Guidelines ===

We've got some more content that would be very interesting for LoCos
to have translated. Check this out:


The LoCo Council developed a series of best practices and guidelines
to help all LoCos to be more successful, and it would be awesome to
have it in YOUR language to allow everyone contribute making your LoCo
rock even harder.

Here's how you can help:

 * Add your language and a link to the page where you want to put the
translation to the table on top of
I've added some few languages already for your convenience, and some
folks have even already started translating!
 * I recommend creating a subpage named after the two-letter or
three-letter code for your language (e.g.
LoCoTeamsBestPracticesandGuidelines/de for German). You'll find a list
of codes here [1].
 * Copy the content of the page in English to your new page
 * Translate!
 * Save your translation and you're done :) Check out the Spanish or
Italian translations for an example:


[1] http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php

For more information on translating the LoCo Teams Best Practice and
Guidelines go to:


=== The LoCo Directory wants to speak your language ===

The LoCo Directory hackers have asked for some more help in getting
the directory translated and thus more usable for your LoCo.

You can contribute to it the usual way by going to:


And leaving your suggestions or translations. We've got 7 languages
which are nearly completed, and it would really be awesome if also
Catalan, Finnish, French, Czech, Asturian, Serbian, Bengali, Greek,
Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, English (United Kingdom), Dutch,
Swedish, Galician, Hebrew, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese
(Simplified), Vietnamese, Irish, Thai, Arabic, Tamil, Turkish, Welsh,
Portuguese, Slovak, Polish, Persian, Danish, Belarusian, and more!
would get some translation love.

The LoCo Directory has continuous releases, although there are
generally not big string changes, so remember to check it out and
translate new strings from time to time.

For more information on translating the LoCo directory please go to:


== Ubuntu Development Team Meetings Minutes ==

 * Ubuntu Desktop Team Meeting Minutes for June 1st, 2010 -

 * Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting Minutes from June 1st, 1010 -

 * Ubuntu Server Team Meeting Minutes for June 1st, 2010 -

 * Ubuntu Kernel Team Meeting Minutes for June 1st, 2010 -

 * Ubuntu Foundations Team Meeting Minutes for June 2nd, 2010 -

== Launchpad News ==

=== Jono Bacon: Why Launchpad Rocks: Working With Code Is Dead Simple ===

Jono Bacon continues his series on Why Launchpad Rocks.  In this
article he talks about Working With Code is Dead Simple.

This article is part of a series of articles about why I feel
Launchpad is a great home for your Open Source project. I am writing
these articles not as an employee of Canonical, but instead as a happy
Launchpad user who gets agitated that not enough people know how cool
Launchpad is.

Jono has the following to say the simplicity of working with code in Launchpad:

"One of the things I love about Launchpad is that getting, hacking,
sharing, merging in code is dead simple. Much of this is because of
it’s tight integration with the Bazaar version control system.
Together it provides akid-in-candy-shop level of awesome if you like
to run and hack on code.

One of the things I love about Bazaar is that it is focused on
simplicity, and having used CVS and Subversion in the past, and a
little bit of git recently, I find Bazaar by far the most naturally
connected with my workflow. The reason for this is that I don’t want
to care about version control. I am not interested in it, I don’t want
to learn it, I don’t plan on sending it a Christmas card; I merely
want to learn enough to get code from somewhere, upload it somewhere
and rock with it. Bazaar is well suited to my needs because it’s
simplicity means that it doesn’t feel like a pain to use."

To read the this article in full and to find out why Jono says
"Working With Code Is Dead Simple" go to:


=== Jono Bacon: Why Launchpad Rocks: Reviewing Contributions Is Simple ===

Jono Bacon continues his series on Why Launchpad Rocks.  In this
article he talks about Reviewing Contributions Is Simple.

This article is part of a series of articles about why I feel
Launchpad is a great home for your Open Source project. I am writing
these articles not as an employee of Canonical, but instead as a happy
Launchpad user who gets agitated that not enough people know how cool
Launchpad is.
Jono has the following to say the simplicity of working with code in Launchpad:

"Open Source is fundamentally driven by gifts. People contribute
translations, documentation, artwork, code and more. Many of these
gifts are made available in the form of patches; fragments of content
that can be applied to other chunks of content to apply new features,
resolve issues or add value in other ways. Patches are wonderful
contributions. their authors take the time to care about a problem and
invest their expertise and time in producing a solution that everyone
can share and benefit from. As such, we should treat these patches
with the due care and attention that they deserve.

Something we found in Ubuntu was that we were getting so many patches
submitted that many were being lost in the mix and were not getting
reviewed and applied if appropriate. This goes against the grain of a
gift – we should always review these gifts with a strong sense of care
and timeliness. The situation was not driven by carelessness or
malice, but instead a lack of visibility on these available patches
for a given project."

To read the this article in full and to find out why Jono says
"Reviewing Contributions Is Simple" go to:


== The Planet ==

=== Daniel Holbach's blog: NGO Team during Maverick ===

Daniel Holbach discusses the NGO Team plans for the Maverick cycle in
this blog post. Daniel states, " I’m very happy with the plans of the
Ubuntu NGO team this cycle."

The following list is what Daniel states that the NGO Team wants to accomplish:

 * have more regular meetings – once a month
 * get an overview of NGO-related blueprints in maverick
 * come up with specific questions for interviews
 * work on stats/feedback from the interviews – find out what works
very well for NGO – tools they’ve built on their own
 * put together spec and blog, post to mailing list announcing
Manifestand create branch to make it easier for others to contribute
 * document set-up and install for common applications for NGOs
 * create Facebook group
 * investigate if there’s “NGO Planet websites” somewhere
 * find list of groups of websites and list of organisations
 * See if NGOs would consider document their work – best practices

If you’re interested in stuff that non-profits, NGOs and charities do,
in Ubuntu and making the world a better place. Join the team and the
mailing list and contribute!

For more information on the NGO Team and to see the Blueprint for the
Maverick cycle please go to:


=== Danny Piccirillo: Free culture projects need a ubiquitous funding system ===

The free culture and free software movements have made a lot of great
progress but still struggle to prove economically viable in the
mainstream. The Software Freedom Conservancy exists as a fiscal
sponsor for free software projects, basically helping projects get the
protections of a corporation, without having to form one. The
Conservancy is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, so member projects
can receive tax-deductible donations. In order to prove viable in the
mainstream, the infrastructure of this system would need to scale,
plus add more features. Perhaps inviting non-free culture projects to
participate on a limited basis, could help pique interest. If there
were such a system, free culture projects would be able to expand and
prove viable on a much larger scale.


=== Colin Watson: Hacking on grub2 ===

In this article, Colin Watson addresses the state of the Grub2
package. Various people observed in a long thread on debian-devel that
the grub2 package was in a bit of a mess in terms of its
release-critical bug count. Along with fixing these issues, making
'grub-mkconfig' a bit more robust (in the event that the root
filesystem isn't one that GRUB understands) and writing more
documentation are on the list. Quoted from the article: "If you'd like
to help, contact me, especially if there's something particular that
isn't being handled that you think you could work on."

To see the remaining RC issues, or to contact Colin Watson, as well as
read the article in full go to:


=== Jono Bacon: Severed Fifth II ===

For those Severed Fifth fans, a new web-site has been launched, and
writing for the second album is nearly complete. The recording
sessions for the second album will be streamed live. Keep an eye out
for the new Severed Fifth Twitter page. "go and follow it to keep up
to date with the latest".

For more information on the new Severed Fifth album go to:


=== Jono Bacon: Project Maintainers Required ===

Jono Bacon talks about several projects he would like to hand over to
new maintainers. Information about these projects, and overall vision
and ideas are shared in this post. The projects are, Acire (created to
produce a solid library of Python Snippets to make it easier for new
developers to get started with the platform), Python Snippets (he is
calling for a team of reviewers), and PyJunior (a project designed to
make it easier for kids to write programs).

For more information on becoming a maintainer go to:


== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu LTS 10.04, a Linux OS at its Best ===

Juliet Kemp, ServerWatch, writes about her experience with Ubuntu
10.04. In this article she walks readers through installing the Ubuntu
10.04 Server as well as her first impressions if the Ubuntu 10.04

Juliet had this to say about the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server - "It's
convenient to have a server install that's entirely separate from the
desktop install, and while it may not be as visually slick as the
desktop version, that's not really what you want on a server. The
install was straightforward; I really liked the package collections;
and everything was functional on first bootup. Five years of support
is good, and all the software installed was fairly up-to-date (within
a couple of release points, which is reasonable given the testing
cycle needed for a long-term release). Ubuntu provides security
updates regularly, so any security improvements in more recent
releases should be rolled out to your servers quickly.

One problem I found was that the documentation available online is a
bit shaky. In some cases, it still refers to earlier releases, which
isn't very reassuring. However, Ubuntu is obviously making an effort
with its documentation, and it's easier to find information than it is
with some other distros.

Overall, Lucid Lynx is an impressive offering and definitely something
I'd be happy to use for my own servers. More console-driven system
management tools and better documentation, would make it an even
better option."

To read the article in full and about Juliet's experience installing
and using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server go to:


== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Ubuntu Accessibility Team ===

Michael Maclean, from the Ubuntu UK LoCo team talks about getting
involved with the Ubuntu Accessibility Team. Michael notes that he has
recently become involved, at the suggestion of Penelope Stowe who is
an instrumental part at resurrecting the Ubuntu Accessibility Team.
He notes that Penelope arranged an Accessibility session at UDS-M that
"seems to have gone quite well" Micheal points out that, "The main
focus for the team right now is getting organised, and to this end
we're aiming to create a set of personas, which are representations of
hypothetical users with various accessibility requirements which
developers and testers can keep in mind when working on the next
Ubuntu release. These personas are going to be developed by a survey
which will be dispatched to a host of groups who may have
accessibility requirements to get an idea of what the main factors
that affect their experience with Ubuntu are, so we can get an idea of
the main areas to improve. Hopefully then the work which will take
place as a result of these can be sent upstream to the original

To read this post in full and find out more about the Ubuntu
Accessibility Team go to:


=== Add More Apps to the Ubuntu Messaging Menu ===

A top 5 run-down of some new apps that can be added to the Ubuntu
Messaging Menu.

 1. a Gmail-notifier.

 2. Liferea can alert you about RSS feeds.

 3. Zimdicator is a simple messaging menu indicator for use with the
open source Zimbra Collaboration Suite.

 4. You can add Thunderbird to the messaging menu with a
quick-and-easy dirty hack.

 5. CloudSN is a multi-service notification applet for Google Reader,
Hotmail & More.

The full article as well as installation instructions and screenshots
are available at:


=== Toolbar Editor Now in Nautilus-Elementary PPA ===

Nautilus-Elementary have added a toolbar editor in an update to their
simplified-spin of the titular file browser. A few weeks ago the folks
at OMG!Ubuntu linked to a 10 year old bug reporting that was still
open that called forNautilus developers to add toolbar customization.
Looks as though toolbar customization as been added and is available

To view the screen shots and get instructions on how you can install
the PPA go to:


=== New Doctor Who game works via Wine ===

As part of this years Doctor Who series the BBC are launching a set of
4 free fully interactive downloadable adventure games (referred to as
'episodes') for UK viewers (and those who like proxies). The first
'episode', City of the Daleks, was made available a few hours ago on
the BBC site - but can Linux users play it? Thankfully everyones
favourite "not-a-windows-emulator" 'Wine' comes to the rescue.

To find out more about how you can play the new Doctor Who game using
Wine go to:


== In Other News ==

=== Towards Linaro 10.11 ===

Jamie Bennett, the Linaro Release Manager for Canonical, looks toward
Linaro 10.11 in this article.

Linaro is an initiative undertaken by ARM, Canonical and partners with
the task of improving the state of the whole Linux on ARM ecosphere.
It brings together the vast talents of the open source community and
ARM’s wealth of experience in the electronics industry to work on key
and game-changing projects. It will work in the various upstreams
where possible and provide engineering, technical and guidance support
for a wide and diverse set of problem area’s. Linaro will not just
help other projects, there will also be a clear set of deliverables
which will culminate Linaro’s efforts into regular 6 monthly
engineering releases, starting this November.

To find out some history, Ubuntu’s Linux on ARM initiative, Release
Objectives, and more go to:


=== Ubuntu Systems Management update ===

We released a new version of Landscape our management service for
Ubuntu last week. There’s a slew of new features including server
templates, simple upgrades and enterprise authentication support.
Whether you’re managing a few systems or as many as Google the new
features make system administration simpler!

Landscape’s objective is to make managing and monitoring hundreds of
Ubuntu systems as easy as looking after one. Whether you’re managing
some Ubuntu desktops, or looking after a Web server farm Landscape
lowers the complexity of administering those systems: no-one wants to
apply patches to hundreds of machines manually! For IT managers this
means that Landscape makes system administrators more effective and
efficient. Landscape also ensures that deployed Ubuntu systems are
secure with maintenance patches and upgrades.

Landscape is provided as a software service so every six months
Canonical releases a new version that is available to all subscribers.
There’s also an on-site version available to customers that have
security policies or regulations that prevent them using a SaaS
management platform.

To find out more about Landscape go to:


To read the recent press release coverages go to:


=== SouthEast Linux Fest Announces Full Speaker List ===

The organizers of the Southeast Linux Fest released their full speaker
list. The list includes many FOSS community members, but let's take a
look at who from the Ubuntu Community will be speaking at SELF month.

 * Jono Bacon (keynote)

 * Daniel Chen

 * Pete Graner

 * Amber Graner

 * David Mandala

 * Mackenzie Morgan

There will also be an UbuCon on June 11, and June 13, 2010. In
addition to Jono Bacon, Pete Graner, and David Mandala, Jeremy Foshee
and Rick Spencer will also be taking part in the UbuCon.

To find out more about the Southeast Linux Fest go to:


=== VMware User Conference – Phoenix ===

Matthew Helmke notes that he will be speaking at the VMware User
conference in Phoenix.  Matthew will be speaking at the at the
invitation of the Phoenix Area VMware User Group on June 8th, 2010.
The Phoenix Area VMware User Group will be giving away 300 copies of
VMware Cookbook. If you are interested in spending a day with people
who use VMware and/or you want to learn more about this virtualization
platform, Matthew notes that this will be a great opportunity to do

To find out more information in the conference and others who are
speaking as well go to:


=== TurnKey Hub: a new simplified cloud deployment service ===

TurnKey Linux just launched a private beta of the TurnKey Hub, a
service that makes it easy to launch and manage the open source
project's Ubuntu-based virtual appliances in the Amazon EC2 cloud.

To learn more, try the demo and sign up for an invite:


According to the developers, support for additional cloud platforms,
as well as automatic backup and migration functionality is in the

"Imagine being able to develop your site on a locally running
appliance (e.g., running in VirtualBox or VMWare). Then, when you're
ready you can automatically migrate your appliance, with all your
customizations to a cloud hosting provider of your choice."

== Featured Podcasts ==

=== At Home With Jono Bacon: Weekly Videocast Summary ===

At Home with Jono Bacon videocast from June 2nd, 2010 covered the
following areas:

 * HOWTO: Upgrading To Maverick
 * HOWTO: Filing Bugs
 * Community Team Plans for Maverick
 * Q+A
To see the recorded video cast of this session please go to:


More about these At Home with Jono Bacon UStream casts go to:


== Monthly Team Reports: May 2010 ==

=== Ubuntu Governance ===

==== Ubuntu Developer Membership Board ====

===== Developer Membership Board Meeting, 2010-05-11 =====

Chair:     Richard Johnson

Present:   Cody Sommerville, Soren Hansen, Richard Johnson, Michael
Bienia, Colin Watson, Emmet Hikory

Apologies: Stéphane Graber

===== Action Review =====

 * Completed:

   * persia to update
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopers/TeamDelegation to reflect
DMB's responsibilities in process.

   * cjwatson to schedule session at UDS for DMB meeting

   * persia to follow up with TheMuso re: abogani's application.

   * strgraber, soren: Vote on Rogrigo's application for PPU
permissions for libubuntuone, rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store,
ubuntuone-client, and tomboy

 * Carried Over to next meeting:

   * cjwatson to create ubuntu-kernel-uploaders team owned by the DMB
that will provide upload permissions to Ubuntu kernel packages.

===== Administrative Matters =====

 * Consider changing order of application process

   * Cody to send email to the list to review

====== Sylvestre Ledru PPU Application ======

 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SylvestreLedru/MyApplication

 * Sylvestre is a Debian Developer working on the Debian Science
project and wanted to maintain his packages in Ubuntu as well. He was
approved unanimously to be able to upload directly. Welcome!

====== Luke Faraone MOTU Application ======

 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LukeFaraone/MOTUApp

 * Luke is a Debian Maintainer and has enjoyed handling sponsorship as
well as syncing RC bugs from Debian. One abstained from voting, while
4 others voted in favor. Welcome!

====== Christian Mangold MOTU Application ======

 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChristianMangold/MOTUDeveloperApplication

 * Christian is a Kubuntu Ninja who has touched many KDE apps in
Universe, which haven't been addressed at this time with the reorg
process, so he was poked in prodded on IRC to become a MOTU. He was
approved unanimously to become a MOTU. Welcome!

====== Scott Moser PPU Application ======

 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScottMoser/DeveloperApplicationPPU

 * Scott is a member of the Ubuntu Server team and when his head is
not in the cloud he is fixing and packaging server apps as well as
producing EC2/UEC images. He was approved unanimously to be able to
upload directly. Welcome!

====== Rodney Dawes PPU Application ======

 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RodneyDawes/DeveloperApplication

 * Rodney is a member of the Online Services team at Canonical working
on Ubuntu One. He was approved unanimously to be able to upload
directly. Welcome!

====== Chad Miller PPU Application ======

 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChadMiller/DeveloperApplication

 * Chad has been bothering Ken with regards to desktopcouch.
Unfortunately Chad didn't have anyone leave a comment or testimony on
his application, and because of that 2 voted in favor, 1 not in favor,
and 2 abstained, therefor denying his application at this time. It was
recommended for him to get those testimonies and come back as soon as

====== Jamie Bennett Contributing Developer Application ======

 *  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JamieBennett/UniverseContributorApplication

 * Jamie works on the Ubuntu Mobile Team for Canonical and has started
the process of becoming a full-fledged developer in the community by
taking the first step. He was approved with 4 votes in favor and 1
vote abstaining. Welcome!

===== Select a Chair for the next meeting =====

 * Emmet Hikory will chair the 25th May meeting

==== IRC Council ====

 * Ubuntu IRC Council meeting, May 8th 2010

  * No items on agenda, no formal meeting

  * Discussed meeting frequency, decided to move discussion to IRC
Team mailing list

  * Action: topyli to send mail

 * Ubuntu IRC Council Meeting 2010-05-30

  * Attendance: nhandler, jussi, tsimpson, topyli, czajkowski, itnet7

  * Discussed with members of the LoCo Council requring the Logging
bot in all LoCo IRC channels.

   * The LoCo Council brought up this topic as a possible way to
resolve problems with the Code of Conduct not being followed in LoCo

   * czajkowski and itnet7 agreed to send out an initial email to the
loco-contacts mailing list to get some feedback from the LoCos.

   * tsimpson suggested creating a Launchpad poll once some initial
discussion has taken place on the mailing list in order to get a
better feel for how many people are for/against this change.

   * nhandler and itnet7 will work on preparing a pros/cons wiki page
to help the councils reach a decision at a later meeting.

   * This issue will be discussed again once feedback from the LoCos
is received.

  * Reviewed the Guadalinex issue:

   * The Guadalinex Edu task is Fix Released, but the Guadalinex task
is still open.

   * tsimpson volunteered to comment on the bug to get a status update
about what needs to be done for the Guadalinex task.

  * Discussed the idea of an #ubuntu-lts channel

   * topyli agreed to send an email about the -lts channel to the
mailing list to summarize the IRC Council's views on the issue.

   * The IRC Council will discuss this issue again at a future meeting
after more discussion has taken place on the mailing list.

  * Logs for this meeting are available at:

==== LoCo Council ====

Ubuntu-UY was up for first. Their website has been re-branded with the
the new Ubuntu branding, and they have been very active. Their
Approval Application was dynamite and easily reflected their recent
events as well as their hopes for the near future. Congratulations to
the Uruguay Team! We really appreciate your hard work and look forward
to what your team will achieve for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu-MX has done some extremely great things for the community.
Their Podcast is doing really well, and they are beginning to recover
from some huge hurdles (quarantined areas to help contain N1H1 for
example). The LoCo Council felt unanimously that Ubuntu-MX should take
a little time to get themselves back on track, asking them re-apply in
September. LoCo Council members volunteered to help guide them through
the re-approval process, and answer any questions they have while

==== 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

 * Meeting of the TB, 2010-05-18

   * Chair: sabdfl

   * Present: cjwatson, kees, keybuk, mdz, pitti, sabdfl

  * Review of Actions

   * On Reinhard's patent question: pitti got a reply from Amanda
[Canonical legal] and replied to Reinhard and tb@

   * cjwatson has sync'd MoM

   * pitti has switched Soyuz' sync-source.py

  * 10.10.10

   * The Board continued their discussion on the proposed release date
for Maverick Meerkat. Concern was expressed about releasing on a
Sunday: it was agreed that the release would need to be prepared by
the previous Friday. Various stakeholders (webmaster, marketing) will
be ready for the release on the Sunday, but the bulk of the work
should wrap during the previous work week and only a skeleton team
need be in place over the weekend, barring a release crisis.

   * The updated release schedule, with 10.10.10 has been published,
and should now be considered canonical :-)

  * Releases to 12.04

   * The Board discussed Robbie's data on the factors affecting actual
development time during releases. It's now clear that April releases
get reduced developer time, due to the number of Western holidays
during the cycle. As a result, we would like to release the October
release a little earlier than we have in the past.

   * The Board voted and approved a proposal to ask Jorge Castro to
engage with the GNOME release team, to see if they have similar
dynamics in their cycle, and are amenable to aligning in this way. In
addition, we asked Jorge to explore the possibility of publishing a
schedule of release dates for 10.10 till 12.04, now. That would allow
us to fix the dates of conferences, sprints and other events further
in advance.

   * The Board also discussed avoiding the final week of the month for
releases, but the idea did not carry and no consensus emerged.

  * Sparc and IA64 Status

   * Keybuk pointed the Board at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArchitectureStatus which lists architectures
and gives an indication of their degree of support in Ubuntu.

   * The Board approved that Keybuk publicise that page, together with
the statement that SPARC and IA64 are declining in levels of usage and
maintenance to the point where they are candidates for
decommissioning. In the case of SPARC, the issues are severe, with
kernel and toolchain causing problems to the point of SPARC being
unusable. In the case of IA64, there was some discussion of benefits
to the team of having IA64 builds, and a recognition of the fact that
kernel and toolchain are in better shape. Nevertheless, the decision
was taken that unless a substantial community effort rallies around
IA64, it should also be decommissioned, and Keybuk will frame the mail
that way.

  * Derivative hosting requests

   *Persia asked if the TB needed to be involved in questions about
new derivatives, and the decision was that yes, if the request
involved hosting or modifications to key infrastructure and build
services, then requests should be addressed by the TB.

  * The chair for the next TB will be Keybuk.

 * Technical Board meeting, 2010-05-04

  * Attendees: Martin Pitt (chair), Kees Cook, Matt Zimmerman, Colin
Watson, Mark Shuttleworth

  * Guests: Jonathan Riddell, Scott Kitterman, Emmet Hikory

  * Action review

   * Riddell and ScottK to sort next steps of KDE Updates process

    * Outstanding, but there was progress this week

   * cjwatson to write up 2010-03-09 meeting minutes

    * Outstanding

   * cjwatson to drive libfaac issue to conclusion

    * Outstanding

  * Scan the mailing list archive for anything we missed

   * That was done, added to agenda below

  * Request for Kubuntu Unseeded Packages Team

   * Would be best to create an explicit list of packages as a seed,
based on the "reverse dependency" criterion

   * Once this list is done, DMB can implement

  * Scope of Canonical's acquired ffmpeg patent licenses for derivatives

   * This is believed to be strictly an OEM business, and not apply to
Ubuntu in general

   * [ACTION] Martin to confirm with Canonical's legal department and follow up

  * Default sync source for Maverick

   * During lucid we synced from Debian testing by default; recently a
survey (https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2010-April/030594.html)
was done (summary

   * The TB unanimously voted for switching back to unstable for Maverick

    * [ACTION] cjwatson to switch MoM (''done''))

    * [ACTION] pitti to get Soyuz' sync-source.py switched

  * Chair for next meeting: Mark Shuttleworth

=== Ubuntu Development Teams ===

==== Reviewers Team ====

 * After extensive groundwork, Operation Cleansweep launched

 * Horizontal and vertical meters for OperationCleansweep created by
Daniel Holbach.

 * Total number of bugs with patch at launch 1952.

 * dholbach and Stefanlsd working on adding more extensive
documentation to wiki.

==== Xubuntu Team ====

Xubuntu team report for May, 2010

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

 * Many bugs have been triaged and fixed this month.

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

 * We tested and released Xubuntu 10.04, also know as  Lucid Lynx.

 * We participated in UDS Maverick Meerkat.

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

===== 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 ===

==== Asturian Team ====

 * May 1: Install Party (http://ubuntu-ast.org/?q=es/node/34) Ubuntu
10.04 in Ribadesella.

==== Catalan Team ====

 * May 1st: LoCo irc meeting. Preparations for Lucid release party.

 * May 3rd: New LoCo T-shrits

 * May 15th: Released press note for Lucid Lynx release party in València.

 * May 16th: LoCo irc meeting. Lucid Lynx release party conferences.

 * May 17th: Ubuntu.cat badges for install party.

 * May 22nd: Lucid Lynx release party
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CatalanTeam/LucidLynx) at Octubre building in
the center of València with conferences, workshops and install party.

 * May 23rd: Ubuntu Unconference at Octubre building in the center of València.

 * May 27th: 10 four-years-old PCs made Lucid at IES Torre Vicens
Secondary School (http://iestorrevicens.xtec.cat/) in Lleida.

==== Czech Team ====

 * 14th Live meeting in Pardubice

 * 15th Live meeting in Prague

  * Photos - http://picasaweb.google.com/ubuntuczech/PivniSetkaniPraha

 * New czech marketing team formed

==== French Team ====

 * Global actions in May

  * 6000 french Ubuntu 10.04LTS LiveCD, 500 new Framakey Ubuntu-fr
remix 10.04 (http://www.framakey.org/) and new Lucid Lynx mugs for our
future events

  * 2 irl meetings for the organisation of the party in Paris and lot
of preparation (leaflets, meetings in the venue, ...)

  * re-edition of our shirts

  * taking the lead of our web store http://enventelibre.org/

 * May 3rd : french web design team weekly irc meeting

 * May 8th : Premier Samedi du Libre (http://www.premier-samedi.org/)
in Paris with 20 install done

 * May 10th : french web design team weekly irc meeting

 * May 15th : Lucid Party
(http://www.giroll.org/post/2010/05/03/Lucid-Party-chez-les-Giroll) in

  * 15 volunteers for 80 visitors, all the event covered by the girol
webradio (http://www.giroll.org/post/2010/05/16/Podcast-:-Radio-Giroll-Lucyd-Lynx)

 * May 17th : french web design team weekly irc meeting

 * May 22nd : Libr’expOS 2010
(http://www.ubuntu-dijon.org/index.php/projets/librexpos) in Dijon

 * May 24th : Ubuntu Lunch in Paris

 * May 24th : french web design team weekly irc meeting

 * May 29th : Ubuntu Party
(http://www.chtinux.org/ubuntu_party_lucid_epitech) in Lille

 * May 29th, 30th: Ubuntu-Party (http://www.ubuntu-party.org) in Paris is

  * 140 volunteers for around 3000 visitors in two days.

  * 18 hours of class about beginning, personalizing, command line in
ubuntu, ubuntu server, the french documentation, gpg signing, floss

  * 14 hours of conferences about ubuntu, the other distributions, the
free softwares, ubuntu in the education department

  * a game corridor, a webradio, floss associations

  * a continuous présentation of ubuntu studio by LProd (http://www.lprod.org)

  * 200 lunch served for the volunteers in two days

  * photos link 1
link 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zinedine/sets/72157624163537488/),
link 3 (http://photos.april.org/UbuntuPartyParis201005) and video

 * May 31th : french web design team weekly irc meeting

==== Ubuntu Ireland ====

  * We had our Lucid Lynx Release Party on the 2nd of May. We first
had a  Geeknic  (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ http://geeknic.org ) in
Farmleigh Park (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/
http://www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,12875,en.html ) and then went on
to the  Bull and Castle (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/
http://www.bullandcastle.ie/bullcastle/home.html ) for drinks. Some
photos  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorymccann/sets/72157623978289630/

  * Regular Monthly IRC Meeting
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam/IRCMeetings/2010-05-19) was held at
8pm Irish time on Wednesday 19th May 2010.

  * The date has been set for our next  OSSBarcamp
(http://www.ossbarcamp.com/) 25-26th September 2010 planing is under

  * A member of our loco  czajkowski
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/czajkowski ) headed off to UDS-M.

  * Well done to Orla O'Donohue, who won the 1st Annual Ubuntu Women
World Play Day Competition
(http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Events/Competitions/WorldPlayDay ) with
her   photo (http://elkbuntu.net/ubuntuwomen/pics/full/orla_odonohue.JPG

  * We had a lively  Ubuntu Hour (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Hour) on the
26th of May at 6pm  at the  Trinity Capital Hotel bar
(http://www.trinitycapitalhotel.com/ ). We handed out Ubuntu cd's and
talked about the loco directory.

==== Ubuntu Israel ====

 * the design of the site will be done according to the design of the
official site when it will be stable.

 * form for asking questions: will be done soon and will be sent to
akiva for putting it on the forum.

 * the forum is now under the CC-BY-SA.

 * the server and the domain issue will be talked at the next meeting (at 3/6).

 * CoC and management: is ok now.

 * the old wiki has been moved to the servers of canonical.

 * the new managers that are going to replace Dolev and Beni are Moshe
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Moshenahmias#preview) and Dor

 * contact man to Hamakor is Dor

 * we will talk again about the server in the next meeting at 3/6.

 * new managers are Moshe
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Moshenahmias#preview) and Dor
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ddorda?action=show&redirect=Ddorda). link to
the outcome of the elections

 * giving disks and papers on ubuntu and open source software on
events such as student day will be reviewed by a team that will check
for the best way to do it.

 * selecting new logo for the community: will be done on the forum in
the next weeks.

 * allowing the writer of a post to delete it: rejected.

==== Ubuntu Colombia ====

 * Members of Ubuntu Colombia were in the meeting of Locos Hispanos on
IRC chatting about collaboration between LoCo Teams. Summary

 * Ubuntu Colombia was participating on the first Drupal Colombia
Meeting! Link (http://groups.drupal.org/node/64288) Photos

 * Ubuntu Colombia is making a contest to update the Logo of Ubuntu
Colombia using the new font and new concepts of Ubuntu brand,
everybody can participate!!! Link (http://ubuntu-co.com/node/571)

 * Ubuntu Colombia updated his homepage using the new Drupal theme!!
Sweeeet. Website (http://ubuntu-co.com/)

 * Ubuntu Colombia is preparing his participation on Campus Party
Colombia 2010. Link

 * Ubuntu Colombia support the Ubuntu Venezuela Community by the
discrimination of Ubuntu and their community on the 6º Congreso
Nacional de Software Libre in Venezuela. Link

 * Hollman Enciso and Sergio Meneses from Ubuntu Colombia were
participating in the IV Jornada Software Libre of the Universidad del
Valle - Tulua. Conferences and Installfest were the Ubuntu Colombia
activities! Link
Photos (http://picasaweb.google.com/hollman.enciso/SemanaDeLaExpresionYSoftwareLibreUnivalleSedeTulua)
ODP Presentation

 * Diego Forigua from Ubuntu Colombia was on the migration journey and
held a conference in the Universidad Libre. Link
(http://ubuntu-co.com/node/598) Photos

 * Ubuntu Colombia was part of the crew in the Ubuntu Open Week ES,
great talks! Link (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuOpenWeek_ES)

==== Romanian Team ====

 * Update the local website, translate the Ubuntu release noted and
upgrade procedures for Lucid

 * Ubuntu 10.04 Release party in Sibiu -

 * Ubuntu 10.04 Release party in Bârlad - http://www.ubuntu.ro/node/188

 * Ubuntu 10.04 Release party in Târgu Mureș - http://www.ubuntu.ro/node/184

 * Ubuntu 10.04 Release party în Cluj-Napoca - http://www.ubuntu.ro/node/183

 * Ubuntu 10.04 Release party în Bucharest - http://www.ubuntu.ro/node/182

==== South African Ubuntu team ====

Last months team report was delayed to include all our release parties.

 * Stellenbosch Release Party pics on blogs Jonathan
) drubin (http://blog.smartcube.co.za/2010/05/02/release-party-awesomeness/
)  maia (http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/2010/03/third-stellenbosch-ubuntu-hour.html

 * We had 3 other release parties around South Africa: Pretoria, Free
State and Gauteng

 * Launch of revamped http://ubuntu-za.org  website

 * Deprecated http://planet.ubuntu-za.org in favor of

 * Handed out Ubuntu cd's at the SULUG (Stellenbosch University Linux
User Group)'s beer evening

 * Morgan Collette OggCamp10
stepped down) as Loco Contact - David Rubin will continue to take on
loco-contact responsibility.

==== Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team ====

 * Organisation of the Free Software Day at the "Institut Superieur
des Etudes Technologiques de Kasserine" of Kasserine.

   * Organization : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TunisianTeam/EventISETK10.05

   * Photo album : http://ubuntu.nizarus.org/v/isetk1005/

 * Participation to "Open Source, new technologies leader" Day
organized by JCI Kalaa Kébira & JCI El Mourouj at Tunis.

   * Organization : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TunisianTeam/EventJCI10.05

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

===== Group Contribution =====

 * (http://oggcamp.org/) Held in Liverpool.

 * Ubuntu Developer Summit attended by AlanPope, AlanBell, DaveWalker,

===== Individual Contribution =====

 * AlanBell presented on Free Software at the Redbridge School IT
technicians forum and gave out 30 Lucid CDs

 * MattDaubney presented on Improving Community Support at Oggcamp

 * AlanPope presented his Ubuntu Geekbox and talked about Mumbuntu at Oggcamp

==== United States Teams ====

==== US Teams Project ====

 * Launched series of interviews and articles with approved state teams

  * LoCos, Leaders, and Lessons Learned: Florida Team

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

 * IRC meetings on May 2nd
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/10May02) and May 16th
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/10May16) to discuss
Lucid release events and brainstorm future event ideas.

 * Release parties
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Projects/LucidRelease) in
several cities around the state

 * Hosted a Lucid Lynx Installfest at Noisebridge

  * Photos: by Christian Einfeldt
by Elizabeth Krumbach

  * Summary blog post: Ubuntu California Installfest at Noisebridge
(http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=3018) by Elizabeth Krumbach

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

 * Chicago Team Monthly IRC Meeting 2010-05-03

 * Began to discuss organizing a Geeknic or bike ride

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

 * May Meeting

    * May 27, 2010 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/IowaTeam/20100527)

===== Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team =====

 * Held one LoCo team IRC meeting

   *  May 20th (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NorthCarolinaTeam/Meeting/2010-05-20
) Meeting

 * NC Team held a release party in Asheville on May 1st, 2010

 * Members of the NC LoCo team participated in UDS-M

 * Members of the NC LoCo team attended and staffed a booth at the
American Dairy Goat Association Festival (http://akgraner.com/?p=471 )
in Spindale, NC.

==== Ubuntu Venezuela Team ====

 * Ubuntu-ve Held it's monthly meeting on wednesday May 19th, Minutes
from the meeting can be found |here (Spanish):

 * Ubuntu-ve started preparation for its 4th Aniversary. It will be
held in Maracay Announcement can be found here:

 * Ubuntu-ve will participate in XpoLinux in Barquisimeto, Lara State.
more info on the details of the event here:

=== Additional Ubuntu Teams ===

==== Ubuntu Beginners Team ====

 * Bodsda raised opinion that the Beginners FAQ page requires
attention and an update.

  * Two ways of how to progress the matter have been hinted by members.

   * Re-designing the wiki page, updating all links.

   * Removing the page in favour of linking elsewhere in the Wiki. ie:
Ubuntu SignPost

  * ZachK_ offered to take the task of actioning this.

 * Discussed replacing Votebot with ubottu.

  * All members present were largely in favour of Votebot's deprecation.

  * Council are to vote on Votebot's removal from the main channels.

 * BT Council proposed a new draft for the membership requirements
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Paultag/UBTCriteria) process to the rest of
the team.

  * Discussions to continue on the Mailing List and Wiki.

 * ZachK_ announced that the Summer of Documentation is just around
the corner, and requested for any members to help out.

 * cjohnston discussed an opportunity for the BT to help out in
redesigning the Ubuntu Community page on the Ubuntu site.

  * Any member interested in helping, are to email, or PM cjohnston.

==== Ubuntu Women ====

 * Ubuntu Open Week: Ubuntu Women presentation (logs

 * IRC Meeting - May 13, 2010 - 1200 UTC

 * UDS Session for team (blueprint
- May 14

 * IRC Meeting - May 27, 2010 - 2200 UTC

 * Full Circle Magazine, Issue #37
(http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-37/) with interview of Penelope

 * Announced winners
of World Play Day Competition

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, June 7, 2010 ===

==== Developer Mentoring Reception ====

   * Start: 15:00 UTC
   * End: 16:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Mentoring/Reception/Meeting

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

   * Start: 17:00 UTC
   * End: 17:30 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * 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, June 8, 2010 ===

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

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

==== Developer Membership Board ====

   * Start: 14:00 UTC
   * End: 15:00 UTC
   * Location: Not listed as of publication
   * Agenda: None given at time of publication

==== Ubuntu Bugsquad Monthly Meeting ====

   * Start: 15:00 UTC
   * End: 16:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-bugs on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad/Meeting

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

   * Start: 16:30 UTC
   * End: 17:30 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-desktop on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Beginners Team Meeting ====

   * Start: 23:00 UTC
   * End: 00:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings

=== Wednesday, June 9, 2010 ===

==== Weekly Ubuntu Foundation Team Meeting ====

   * Start: 16:00 UTC
   * End: 17:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda:   Found under

==== QA Team Meeting  ====

   * Start: 17:00 UTC
   * End: 18:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

==== 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 on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Edubuntu/Meetings/Agenda

=== Thursday, June 10, 2010 ===

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

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

==== Ayatana UX Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

   * Start: 14:00 UTC
   * End: 15:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: none listed as of publication

=== Friday, June 11, 2010 ===

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

   * Start: 15:00 UTC
   * End: 16:30 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: none listed as of publication

===  Saturday, June 12, 2010 ===

==== DC LoCo Team BugJam ====

   * Start: 20:00 UTC
   * End: 22:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-dc on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: none listed as of publication

==== DC LoCo IRC meeting ====

   * Start: 22:00 UTC
   * End: 23:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-dc on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: none listed as of publication

=== Sunday, June 13, 2010 ===

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

   * Start: 21:00 UTC
   * End: 22:00 UTC
   * Location: IRC channel #ubuntuforums-unanswered on irc.freenode.net
   * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPostsTeam/Meetings

== Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * USN-946-1: Net-SNMP vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-946-1
 * USN-947-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-947-1
 * USN-948-1: GnuTLS vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-948-1
 * USN-947-2: Linux kernel regression - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-947-2

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

 * linux-source-2.6.15 2.6.15-55.84 -
 * gnutls12 1.2.9-2ubuntu1.8 -

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

 * mediawiki 1:1.11.2-2ubuntu0.6 -
 * linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-28.46 -
 * linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 -
 * linux-backports-modules-2.6.24 2.6.24-28.37 -
 * linux 2.6.24-28.70 -
 * linux-meta -

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

 * mediawiki 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu2.3 -
 * linux-restricted-modules 2.6.28-19.24 -
 * linux-backports-modules-2.6.28 2.6.28-19.21 -
 * linux 2.6.28-19.61 -
 * linux-meta -

=== Ubuntu 9.10 Updates ===

 * tzdata 2010j-0ubuntu0.9.10 -
 * mediawiki 1:1.15.0-1.1ubuntu0.3 -
 * linux-meta-mvl-dove -
 * linux-meta-ec2 -
 * linux-backports-modules-2.6.31 2.6.31-22.24 -
 * linux-mvl-dove 2.6.31-214.28 -
 * linux-ec2 2.6.31-307.15 -
 * linux 2.6.31-22.60 -
 * linux-ports-meta -
 * linux-meta -
 * cdrom-detect 1.31ubuntu3.9.10 -

=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * docky 2.0.4-0ubuntu1 -
 * themonospot -
 * indicator-application 0.0.19-0ubuntu5 -
 * update-manager 1:0.134.9 -
 * tomcat6 6.0.24-2ubuntu1.1 -
 * gnome-panel 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu2 -
 * xsane 0.996-2ubuntu3 -
 * drbd8 2:8.3.7-1ubuntu2.1 -
 * software-center 2.0.5 -
 * check 0.9.8-1ubuntu0.1 -
 * epiphany-browser 2.30.2-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * abcde 2.4.0-1ubuntu1.1 -
 * aqualung 0.9~beta11-0ubuntu1.1 -
 * gxine 0.5.904-2ubuntu3.1 -
 * lxinput 0.1.1-2ubuntu0.1 -
 * cairo-dock-plug-ins 2.1.3-10-lucid-0ubuntu2.1 -
 * pcmanfm 0.5.2+svn20091029-1ubuntu3.1 -
 * libapache2-mod-fcgid 1:2.3.4-2ubuntu0.1 -
 * rhythmbox 0.12.8-0ubuntu6 -
 * papyon 0.4.8-0ubuntu1 -
 * ubuntuone-client 1.2.1-0ubuntu3 -
 * mediawiki 1:1.15.1-1ubuntu2.1 -
 * net-snmp -
 * linux-meta-ti-omap -
 * linux-meta-mvl-dove -
 * linux-meta-ec2 -
 * linux-ti-omap 2.6.33-501.7 -
 * linux-mvl-dove 2.6.32-205.18 -
 * linux-ec2 2.6.32-306.11 -
 * linux 2.6.32-22.35 -
 * linux-ports-meta -
 * kubuntu-meta 1.174.1 -
 * linux 2.6.32-22.36 -
 * cdrom-detect 1.32ubuntu3.10.04 -

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