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This will be posted after the meeting. [18:59] <scott_ev> we'll, as usual, start with news
[18:59] <scott_ev> New Ubuntu Lucid Proposed Kernel
[18:59] <scott_ev> http://www.illruminations.com/post/1048745747/new-ubuntu-lucid-proposed-kernel
[19:00] <scott_ev> Ubuntu in Education
[19:00] <scott_ev> http://dindafoss.wordpress.com/?p=16
[19:00] <scott_ev> Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
[19:00] <scott_ev> * Renaming a folder in Nautilus should prompt to merge in cases of conflict - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25741/
[19:00] <scott_ev> * Restricted drivers system tray icon - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25760/
[19:00] <scott_ev> * gnome-keyring window is annoying - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25764/
[19:00] <scott_ev> * Auto completion makes things easier for advanced users as well as for new ones - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25733/
[19:00] <scott_ev> * Nautilus context menu : "Copy to" / "Move to" - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25761/
[19:00] <scott_ev> 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/
[19:00] <scott_ev> Maverick is coming with multitouch & gestures support!
[19:00] <scott_ev> http://ubuntutesting.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/testing-your-multitouch-device/
[19:01] <scott_ev> Dustin Kirkland: How My Work Benefits Free Software
[19:01] <scott_ev> Dustin Kirkland, Canonical Server Team, says - I'm personally offended when Canonical and Ubuntu are dogged about a perceived lack of contribution to the Free Software ecosystem.
[19:01] <scott_ev> So I'd like to talk about the work I have been doing at Canonical on Ubuntu, and how I believe it benefits Free Software in 7 important ways:
[19:01] <scott_ev> 1. Packaging 2. Documentation 3. Communication 4. Conferences 5. Upstream Contributions 6. Being an Upstream 7. Bringing Free Software to the Masses
[19:01] <scott_ev> To read Dustin's post in full and see what he has to say about these 7 areas go to:
[19:01] <scott_ev> http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2010/08/how-work-i-do-benefits-free-software.html
[19:01] <scott_ev> Thinking different at Canonical
[19:01] <scott_ev> Canonical really needs to be different, because Ubuntu is different. Ubuntu is a user phenomenon, not necessarily an enterprise phenomenon. We have a great deal of enterprise adoption (tops in both development and deployment according to recent surveys), but that adoption came through individual developers choosing to use Ubuntu, and not through some heavy-handed corporate decision to do so.
[19:01] <scott_ev> http://voices.canonical.com/matt.asay/2010/08/31/thinking-different-at-canonical/
[19:02] <scott_ev> IBM DB2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
[19:02] <scott_ev> All IBM DB2 Editions are validated on Ubuntu 10.04. This is an important validation for Ubuntu as it demonstrates that the IBM DB2 team believes Ubuntu is an important platform to validate against. IBM previously validated 8.04 LTS. This shows IBM’s long-term commitment to Ubuntu.
[19:02] <scott_ev> Check out the DB2 Enterprise-C virtual appliances on Amazon EC2. These appliances enable developers who are already using DB2 on Ubuntu to have an option on the Amazon cloud.
[19:02] <scott_ev> http://slgeorge.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/ibm-db2-on-ubuntu-10-04-lts/
[19:02] <scott_ev> Maverick Meerkat Release Parties
[19:02] <scott_ev> Not long left till Maverick Meerkat aka 10.10 is released with that in mind it’s time for loco teams to start to plan for their release party. I’ve added the global event to the LoCo Directory Maverick Meerkat is scheduled for release on the 10th of the 10th 2010. To celebrate 10.10 LoCo teams have organised parties to celebrate these events.
[19:03] <scott_ev> Release parties are a great way to celebrate, meet new friends and often introduce new people to Ubuntu and to our local communities. Release parties are not only great way to meet people but also they are a lot of fun. Please add your event to the LoCo Directory.
[19:03] <scott_ev> To find out more information on how you can plan a release party go to:
[19:03] <scott_ev> http://www.lczajkowski.com/?p=880
[19:03] <scott_ev> Operation: Wiki De-Kruft
[19:03] <scott_ev> http://blog.pault.ag/?p=422
[19:03] <scott_ev> Amber Graner chats with Stormy Peters, Executive Director of The GNOME Foundation
[19:03] <scott_ev> In this interview Amber Graner chats with Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Stormy chats with Amber about The GNOME Foundation, Project and Ubuntu.
[19:03] <scott_ev> http://www.ubuntu-user.com/content/view/full/1369
[19:03] <scott_ev> Keep the "Linux" out of it Please
[19:03] <scott_ev> Jeff Hoogland looks at why Android and Ubuntu share such large success as Linux-based operating systems. He posits that this is partially because neither mentions Linux in its advertising. He wants to know if others agree and if this is a sign of problems with Linux as a brand.
[19:04] <scott_ev> http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2010/08/keep-linux-out-of-it-please.html
[19:04] <scott_ev> Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy
[19:04] <scott_ev> Christopher Tozzi of WorksWithU writes about the changes of Canonical's business strategy since 2007/2008. He focuses on how they've branched out from just being concerned about the desktop and server editions to how now they also have other incentives for people using Ubuntu. This ranges from things like Unity and Ubuntu Light to Ubuntu One, Launchpad, and their work on cloud computing.
[19:04] <scott_ev> http://www.workswithu.com/2010/08/24/rethinking-canonicals-ubuntu-business-strategy/
[19:04] -->| hutchnate (~hutchnate@63.227.80.12) has joined #Ubuntu-US-AZ
[19:04] <scott_ev> Back to School with Ubuntu
[19:04] <scott_ev> Joe Panettieri of WorksWithU talks about the ZaReason back-to-school specials for computers preinstalled with Ubuntu. He thinks these are important and wonders how Canonical and Ubuntu OEMS can work to better promote such specials so that more people are aware of them outside of the existing community.
[19:05] <scott_ev> http://www.workswithu.com/2010/08/25/back-to-school-with-ubuntu/
[19:05] <scott_ev> Open textbooks to the rescue
[19:05] <scott_ev> Mark Horner is a Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. Mark’s specialty is open content for education: figuring out how to produce textbooks collaboratively. He’s done amazing work in the past, independently, leading an initiative to produce free high school science textbooks, and has lead the acquisition of a full set of textbooks in SA and their publication under an open content licence by the Foundation.
[19:05] <scott_ev> Today, he’s been presented with a really awesome opportunity: provide open content to all of SA, with full backing from the department of education. He needs help, though, to make sure the current drafts of the Maths and Science textbooks are free of typos.
[19:05] <scott_ev> To find out more information and how you can help go to:
[19:05] <scott_ev> http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/497
[19:06] <scott_ev> Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.6 Released - Adds Desktop Recovery Feature
[19:06] <scott_ev> OMG!Ubuntu reports on the new version of Ubuntu Tweak. Ubuntu Tweak just released version 0.5.6 which includes now a desktop recovery. This will backup current settings and be able to reset to either a backup or default should settings go awry.
[19:06] <scott_ev> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/08/ubuntu-tweak-056-released-adds-desktop.html
[19:06] <scott_ev> Canonical: The cloud shift is developer-led
[19:06] <scott_ev> Jack Clark, ZDNet UK - The cloud is expanding, with more services coming online from established providers and new entrants. But each time a major player such as Amazon Web Services or Rackspace is marked out for its potential to expand its cloud portfolio, it raises the question of how open the marketplace will be for customers if a handful of big providers end up dominating the industry.
[19:06] <scott_ev> [Neil] Levine [of Canonical] spoke to ZDNet UK to discuss the role open source has to play in keeping the barriers down for companies providing services within the cloud, and how the move to enterprise cloud computing is developer-led.
[19:06] <scott_ev> To read the interview in full go to: http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/cloud/2010/08/27/canonical-the-cloud-shift-is-developer-led-40089797/
[19:06] <scott_ev> LinuxCon 2010
[19:06] <scott_ev> Jamie Bennett writes about his experience at LinuxCon 2010. This month I had the pleasure of attending LinuxCon in Boston. The event was a great success and I managed to get some face-to-face time with old and new friends alike, including the new Ubuntu Release Manager, Kate Stewart and the new Ubuntu Technical Architect,Allison Randal among others.
[19:07] <scott_ev> For more information go to:
[19:07] <scott_ev> http://www.linuxuk.org/2010/08/linuxcon-2010/
[19:07] <scott_ev> OK, that's the news for this week
[19:07] <scott_ev> welcome hutchnate
[19:07] <hutchnate> ola
[19:07] <scott_ev> ok, someone please make a note that next week we'll start planning a release party for 10.10
[19:08] <scott_ev> and that we should discuss car pooling to scale in feb
[19:08] <scott_ev> if we start planning in advance maybe we can get a small group this year
[19:09] <scott_ev> I had a lot of fun at scale 09
[19:09] <scott_ev> err
[19:09] <scott_ev> 10
[19:09] <scott_ev> does anyone have an old business?
[19:09] <scott_ev> or new business
[19:10] <hutchnate> w00t
[19:10] <scott_ev> I don't think Hans is here this week so we'll not have PLUG announcements
[19:10] <scott_ev> this next PLUG east side meeting is going to be good if y9ou can make it
[19:11] <scott_ev> bitflipp: will be presenting XBMC and MythTV + whatever else he has along those lines
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<<Anchor(links)>>
== Links ==
Links mentioned in this week's meeting will be posted after the meeting.

Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. PLUG Announcements
  3. Announcements
  4. Discussion
  5. ETC

If you have additions to the Agenda, please post them here after confirming with johnc4510 or scott_ev.

Log

[18:59] <scott_ev>      we'll, as usual, start with news
[18:59] <scott_ev>      New Ubuntu Lucid Proposed Kernel
[18:59] <scott_ev>      http://www.illruminations.com/post/1048745747/new-ubuntu-lucid-proposed-kernel
[19:00] <scott_ev>      Ubuntu in Education
[19:00] <scott_ev>      http://dindafoss.wordpress.com/?p=16
[19:00] <scott_ev>      Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
[19:00] <scott_ev>      * Renaming a folder in Nautilus should prompt to merge in cases of conflict - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25741/
[19:00] <scott_ev>      * Restricted drivers system tray icon - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25760/
[19:00] <scott_ev>      * gnome-keyring window is annoying - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25764/
[19:00] <scott_ev>      * Auto completion makes things easier for advanced users as well as for new ones - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25733/
[19:00] <scott_ev>      * Nautilus context menu : "Copy to" / "Move to" - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25761/
[19:00] <scott_ev>      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/
[19:00] <scott_ev>      Maverick is coming with multitouch & gestures support!
[19:00] <scott_ev>      http://ubuntutesting.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/testing-your-multitouch-device/
[19:01] <scott_ev>      Dustin Kirkland: How My Work Benefits Free Software
[19:01] <scott_ev>      Dustin Kirkland, Canonical Server Team, says - I'm personally offended when Canonical and Ubuntu are dogged about a perceived lack of contribution to the Free Software ecosystem.
[19:01] <scott_ev>      So I'd like to talk about the work I have been doing at Canonical on Ubuntu, and how I believe it benefits Free Software in 7 important ways:
[19:01] <scott_ev>      1. Packaging 2. Documentation 3. Communication 4. Conferences 5. Upstream Contributions 6. Being an Upstream 7. Bringing Free Software to the Masses
[19:01] <scott_ev>      To read Dustin's post in full and see what he has to say about these 7 areas go to:
[19:01] <scott_ev>      http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2010/08/how-work-i-do-benefits-free-software.html
[19:01] <scott_ev>      Thinking different at Canonical
[19:01] <scott_ev>      Canonical really needs to be different, because Ubuntu is different. Ubuntu is a user phenomenon, not necessarily an enterprise phenomenon. We have a great deal of enterprise adoption (tops in both development and deployment according to recent surveys), but that adoption came through individual developers choosing to use Ubuntu, and not through some heavy-handed corporate decision to do so.
[19:01] <scott_ev>      http://voices.canonical.com/matt.asay/2010/08/31/thinking-different-at-canonical/
[19:02] <scott_ev>      IBM DB2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
[19:02] <scott_ev>      All IBM DB2 Editions are validated on Ubuntu 10.04. This is an important validation for Ubuntu as it demonstrates that the IBM DB2 team believes Ubuntu is an important platform to validate against. IBM previously validated 8.04 LTS. This shows IBM’s long-term commitment to Ubuntu.
[19:02] <scott_ev>      Check out the DB2 Enterprise-C virtual appliances on Amazon EC2. These appliances enable developers who are already using DB2 on Ubuntu to have an option on the Amazon cloud.
[19:02] <scott_ev>      http://slgeorge.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/ibm-db2-on-ubuntu-10-04-lts/
[19:02] <scott_ev>      Maverick Meerkat Release Parties
[19:02] <scott_ev>      Not long left till Maverick Meerkat aka 10.10 is released with that in mind it’s time for loco teams to start to plan for their release party. I’ve added the global event to the LoCo Directory Maverick Meerkat is scheduled for release on the 10th of the 10th 2010. To celebrate 10.10 LoCo teams have organised parties to celebrate these events.
[19:03] <scott_ev>      Release parties are a great way to celebrate, meet new friends and often introduce new people to Ubuntu and to our local communities. Release parties are not only great way to meet people but also they are a lot of fun. Please add your event to the LoCo Directory.
[19:03] <scott_ev>      To find out more information on how you can plan a release party go to:
[19:03] <scott_ev>      http://www.lczajkowski.com/?p=880
[19:03] <scott_ev>      Operation: Wiki De-Kruft
[19:03] <scott_ev>      http://blog.pault.ag/?p=422
[19:03] <scott_ev>      Amber Graner chats with Stormy Peters, Executive Director of The GNOME Foundation
[19:03] <scott_ev>      In this interview Amber Graner chats with Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Stormy chats with Amber about The GNOME Foundation, Project and Ubuntu.
[19:03] <scott_ev>      http://www.ubuntu-user.com/content/view/full/1369
[19:03] <scott_ev>      Keep the "Linux" out of it Please
[19:03] <scott_ev>      Jeff Hoogland looks at why Android and Ubuntu share such large success as Linux-based operating systems. He posits that this is partially because neither mentions Linux in its advertising. He wants to know if others agree and if this is a sign of problems with Linux as a brand.
[19:04] <scott_ev>      http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2010/08/keep-linux-out-of-it-please.html
[19:04] <scott_ev>      Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy
[19:04] <scott_ev>      Christopher Tozzi of WorksWithU writes about the changes of Canonical's business strategy since 2007/2008. He focuses on how they've branched out from just being concerned about the desktop and server editions to how now they also have other incentives for people using Ubuntu. This ranges from things like Unity and Ubuntu Light to Ubuntu One, Launchpad, and their work on cloud computing.
[19:04] <scott_ev>      http://www.workswithu.com/2010/08/24/rethinking-canonicals-ubuntu-business-strategy/
[19:04] -->|    hutchnate (~hutchnate@63.227.80.12) has joined #Ubuntu-US-AZ
[19:04] <scott_ev>      Back to School with Ubuntu
[19:04] <scott_ev>      Joe Panettieri of WorksWithU talks about the ZaReason back-to-school specials for computers preinstalled with Ubuntu. He thinks these are important and wonders how Canonical and Ubuntu OEMS can work to better promote such specials so that more people are aware of them outside of the existing community.
[19:05] <scott_ev>      http://www.workswithu.com/2010/08/25/back-to-school-with-ubuntu/
[19:05] <scott_ev>      Open textbooks to the rescue
[19:05] <scott_ev>      Mark Horner is a Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. Mark’s specialty is open content for education: figuring out how to produce textbooks collaboratively. He’s done amazing work in the past, independently, leading an initiative to produce free high school science textbooks, and has lead the acquisition of a full set of textbooks in SA and their publication under an open content licence by the Foundation.
[19:05] <scott_ev>      Today, he’s been presented with a really awesome opportunity: provide open content to all of SA, with full backing from the department of education. He needs help, though, to make sure the current drafts of the Maths and Science textbooks are free of typos.
[19:05] <scott_ev>      To find out more information and how you can help go to:
[19:05] <scott_ev>      http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/497
[19:06] <scott_ev>      Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.6 Released - Adds Desktop Recovery Feature
[19:06] <scott_ev>      OMG!Ubuntu reports on the new version of Ubuntu Tweak. Ubuntu Tweak just released version 0.5.6 which includes now a desktop recovery. This will backup current settings and be able to reset to either a backup or default should settings go awry.
[19:06] <scott_ev>      http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/08/ubuntu-tweak-056-released-adds-desktop.html
[19:06] <scott_ev>      Canonical: The cloud shift is developer-led
[19:06] <scott_ev>      Jack Clark, ZDNet UK - The cloud is expanding, with more services coming online from established providers and new entrants. But each time a major player such as Amazon Web Services or Rackspace is marked out for its potential to expand its cloud portfolio, it raises the question of how open the marketplace will be for customers if a handful of big providers end up dominating the industry.
[19:06] <scott_ev>      [Neil] Levine [of Canonical] spoke to ZDNet UK to discuss the role open source has to play in keeping the barriers down for companies providing services within the cloud, and how the move to enterprise cloud computing is developer-led.
[19:06] <scott_ev>      To read the interview in full go to: http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/cloud/2010/08/27/canonical-the-cloud-shift-is-developer-led-40089797/
[19:06] <scott_ev>      LinuxCon 2010
[19:06] <scott_ev>      Jamie Bennett writes about his experience at LinuxCon 2010. This month I had the pleasure of attending LinuxCon in Boston. The event was a great success and I managed to get some face-to-face time with old and new friends alike, including the new Ubuntu Release Manager, Kate Stewart and the new Ubuntu Technical Architect,Allison Randal among others.
[19:07] <scott_ev>      For more information go to:
[19:07] <scott_ev>      http://www.linuxuk.org/2010/08/linuxcon-2010/
[19:07] <scott_ev>      OK, that's the news for this week
[19:07] <scott_ev>      welcome hutchnate
[19:07] <hutchnate>     ola
[19:07] <scott_ev>      ok, someone please make a note that next week we'll start planning a release party for 10.10
[19:08] <scott_ev>      and that we should discuss car pooling to scale in feb
[19:08] <scott_ev>      if we start planning in advance maybe we can get a small group this year
[19:09] <scott_ev>      I had a lot of fun at scale 09
[19:09] <scott_ev>      err
[19:09] <scott_ev>      10
[19:09] <scott_ev>      does anyone have an old business?
[19:09] <scott_ev>      or new business
[19:10] <hutchnate>     w00t
[19:10] <scott_ev>      I don't think Hans is here this week so we'll not have PLUG announcements
[19:10] <scott_ev>      this next PLUG east side meeting is going to be good if y9ou can make it
[19:11] <scott_ev>      bitflipp: will be presenting XBMC and MythTV + whatever else he has along those lines


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