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Getting Started
Get started here!






Next MOTU Meeting (details)

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 16:00 UTC

Next Packaging Training Session (details)


Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of questions that are frequently asked by new contributors on #ubuntu-motu and the ubuntu-motu and ubuntu-motu-mentors mailing lists. 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.

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 a mentor?

Read the information at MOTU/Mentoring/Contributor.

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

Do I need to have a mentor to work on packaging things or become a MOTU?

No. The mentorship program is absolutely and totally optional. It is intended as an extra bit of help for people who want it. You are encouraged to dive in and help out right away. You can always ask for help on the MOTU mailling list or the #ubuntu-motu IRC channel.

How MOTU works

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 MOTU/Council. Part of their goal is to keep the atmosphere in the team productive and calm.

To contact the team, either mail or chat to a member privately or send a mail to the public list motu-council@lists.ubuntu.com.

Back to MOTU.


MOTU/FAQ (last edited 2014-02-18 22:20:12 by kotux)