Open positions to work on Xubuntu officially?

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph lyz at
Wed Dec 11 23:16:45 UTC 2013

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Michael Lueck
<mlueck at> wrote:
> I have enjoyed using Xubuntu as an Ubuntu alternative since 12.04. I have
> been 10 years on Debian style distros (server/firewall usage), Ubuntu since
> 7.04, desktop Linux since late 2007, and decided to avoid both Unity and
> Gnome 3 switching to the X flavor when I transitioned from Ubuntu 10.04 to
> Xubuntu 12.04.
> The Xfce environment really makes sense to me... I find it even more like
> OS/2's WPS than Gnome 2, which I understood took direction from WPS.

Glad you're enjoying it!

> Anyway... this weekend I noticed:
> Sounds like there might be need for more people to officially be working on
> Xubuntu.
> I pulled down the 13.10 ISO so I could boot a ThinkPad T540p machine which
> 12.04 would not boot on due to the new UEFI Secure Boot.
> At first glance I still do not see integrated Samba share GUI browsing
> support booted in LiveCD mode. It has already been a long time since the
> last LTS release... 12.04. Is there some sort of a roadmap the Xubuntu team
> is working on that such milestones would be listed on?

Thanks for your interest! Our roadmap for the 14.04 LTS release can be
found here:

There's also the general "Get Involved" page on our website if you
don't see anything there that is interesting:

> Are there any
> official openings which I could join Canonical and be dedicated mostly to
> working on Xubuntu?

All members of the project[0] are unpaid volunteers. No one is
employed (by Canonical or anyone else) to work specifically on

Our relationship with Canonical is as follows:

Xubuntu uses Ubuntu for a base (kernels, many libraries, etc), as a
result we benefit from Canonical's development team and volunteers
within the Ubuntu, Xfce, Debian and other communities.

Canonical helps us with resources (mailing list, web, ISO hosting and
we use their services)

We coordinate with them on release management (spinning up and
releasing our ISOs).


Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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