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Thursday, December 6th 2012, 16:00 UTC

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of questions that are frequently asked by new contributors on #ubuntu-motu and the ubuntu-motu mailing list. If you don't find an answer to your question here, please add it along with the answer when you find out.

This page contains MOTU specific frequently asked questions. Technical content that used to be on this page, has moved to UbuntuDevelopment/FAQ, which is the general place for FAQ regarding Packaging and Ubuntu Development.

What is MOTU and What does it do?

This is the team which takes care of Universe and Multiverse components in Ubuntu.

Starting Points

Be sure to check out these pages as well:

I want to help out Ubuntu MOTU and learn packaging, where do I start?

Take a look at MOTU/Contributing and the more concise overview at MOTU/GettingStarted.

How do I get help and pointers around in Ubuntu Development processes?

There are many ways to get help and pointers in ubuntu development

For pointers or a introduction into the process, Please get in touch with the DeveloperAdvisoryTeam in ubuntu.

Or if you want some human interaction in real time please catch us on #ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net

There are a lot of sessions that go on on Ubuntu development in the UbuntuDeveloperWeek on #ubuntu-classroom

Please feel free to pitch in for any of those sessions which interests you in the UbuntuDeveloperWeek series Smile :)

Do I need to know a lot of programming languages to become a MOTU?

Much more important than having a lot of progamming experience is

  • being a good team player
  • learning by reading documentation, trying things out and not being afraid to ask questions
  • being highly motivated
  • having a knack for trying to make things work
  • having some detective skills

How MOTU works

There are different processes in ubuntu development such as Merge, StableReleaseUpdates, Bug Fixing and so on

A good starting point would be: MOTU/GettingStarted

Who resolves conflict? Who can I talk to if I experience problems in the MOTU team?

The MOTU Council is not operative at the moment. All its responsibilities have been assumed by:

Talk to one of the members of the DeveloperMembershipBoard. Part of their goal is to keep the atmosphere in the team productive and calm.

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MOTU/FAQ (last edited 2022-11-23 15:53:53 by tartley)