The Ubuntu Kernel Team aims to provide the highest quality Linux kernel for Ubuntu and the Ubuntu family of products. The Linux Kernel is the core of Ubuntu and is the rock upon which we base all other Ubuntu technology, and is a usable, high-quality desktop & server operating system for users around the world. It strives to be the best free software development platform in existence.
Specific areas that the Kernel Team are responsible for currently include, in no particular order:
- Develop in an open model, in collaboration with community and upstream.
- Enable for a wide range of hardware, to match trends and user expectations of Ubuntu's goals.
- Maintenance of central package of the Linux Kernel for Ubuntu supported architectures and ports.
- Development standards and collaborative development support for the Ubuntu Linux Kernel
- The Ubuntu Kernel git tree
- The Ubuntu kernel-team mailing list
- Automated Vanilla Linux Kernel Builds and packaging
- Selection of the Linux Kernel Version for Ubuntu Releases
- Serve as the interface to the Linux Kernel Upstream
Conduct weekly Ubuntu Kernel Team meetings KernelTeam/Meeting
- Ubuntu Kernel Bug Policies
- Ubuntu Kernel Team Community documentation on how to contribute to the Ubuntu Kernel
Ubuntu Kernel Roadmaps for new releases KernelTeam/Roadmap
Ubuntu Kernel Team weely reporting KernelTeam/ReportingPage
We have a team blog located here: http://voices.canonical.com/kernelteam/ individual team members have syndicated their personal blogs to the team blog as well.
We are on FreeNode in the #ubuntu-kernel channel
you can subscribe here: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/kernel-team
We run our mailing list much like the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). Users can propose patches, ask questions and find general info. This list has medium traffic volume. For more info you can read https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/KernelPatches
- The kernel team holds weekly public meetings on irc.freenode.net in #ubuntu-meeting
More information here: KernelTeam/Meeting
The Ubuntu Kernel Team is in Launchpad as:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-kernel-team this is the moderated public team in which we interact with the Ubuntu Community.
https://launchpad.net/~canonical-kernel-team this is a private team used by the Canonical Kernel Team for Canonical paid hardware enablement and other Canonical business.
IRC nicks are in brackets.
TimGardner [rtg] (Team Lead)
StefanBader [smb_tp] (Stable Maint. Kernel Engineer)
ManojIyer [manjo] (Kernel Engineer)
BradFigg [bjf] (Kernel Engineer)
JohnJohansen [jjohansen] (Kernel Engineer)
LeannOgasawara [ogasawara] (Kernel Engineer)
JeremyFoshee [JFo] (Kernel Bug Triager)
SurbhiPalande [csurbhi] (Stable Maint. Kernel Engineer)
MathieuPoirier [mpoirier] (Kernel Engineer)
IkePan [ikepanhc] (Kernel Field Engineer)
BryanWu [cooloney] (Kernel Engineer)
Keng-YüLin [lexical] (Kernel Field Engineer)
EricMiao [ericm] (Kernel Field Engineer)
AcelanKao [acelan] (Kernel Engineer)
JeremyKerr [jk] (Kernel Engineer)
ChaseDouglas [cnd] (Kernel Engineer)
KamalMostafa [kamalm] (Hardware Enablement Engineer)
Current Development Release Info (10.04 - Lucid)
Kernel Team Link Directory
Kernel Team Knowledge Base - Primary Page for how to work & get involved with the Ubuntu Kernel Team.