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= MOTU = [[Include(MOTUMenuHeader)]]
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Welcome to the realm of the '''Masters of the Universe'''! ||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;">'''Contents'''[[BR]][[TableOfContents]]||
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'''Masters of the Universe''' are the brave souls who try to keep your universe in shape. If you want to suggest a package, go to: UniverseCandidates. == About the MOTU ==
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A '''Master of the Universe''' leads a team of universe maintainers who have upload privileges and maintain packages that are kept in the universe area of ubuntu. There are about 15000 packages to care for in Hoary's universe, so if you are interested in maintaining a package for universe and have made your way through the New Member process of Ubuntu, go on and grab it (if nobody else cares for it already, else you could help him/her to keep it in shape). Welcome to the realm of the Masters of the Universe!
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To see how to become a universe maintainer, see the MOTURecruitment page below.
After reading a bit about our project, you can also get in touch with the MOTU staff by joining #ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net.
Masters of the Universe (MOTUs) are the brave souls who keep the [http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/components#head-83c417468ac62506377459c6915798cdb7a24ae2 Universe and Multiverse] components of Ubuntu in shape. They are community members who spend their time adding, maintaining, and supporting as much as possible the software found in Universe. The MOTU are led by the [:MOTU/Council:MOTU Council].
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'''The Team of heroes''' A list of MOTUs can be found on our [http://launchpad.net/~motu Launchpad] team page.
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The MOTU team is led by OliverGrawert (ogra) and DanielHolbach (dholbach) and has currently the following active members:

'''Currently active universe maintainers'''

 * JonathanRiddell (Riddell) for Kubuntu and KDE packages
 * OliverGrawert (ogra) with no special package, ask me if you want to get bugs fixed or tend to be a universe maintainer
 * PaulSladen (sladen) ...
 * BrandonHale (tseng) our Mono master
 * ChuckShort (zul) ...
 * MartijnVanDeStreek (Treenaks) ...
 * DanielTChen (crimsun) audio and ALSA specialist
 * AndrewMitchell (ajmitch) Python & Zope/Plone
 * DanielHolbach (dholbach) ...
 * NiallSheridan (dredg)
 * JaniMonoses (jani)
 * JerryHaltom (wasabi)
 * JorgeBernal (koke) miscellaneous fixes
 * MichaelRimbert (tritium)
 * HervéCauwelier (herve) mainly Python & Zope
 * AaronLake (metallikop)
 * StephanHermann (\sh) no special package but KDE stuff will be my favorite :)
 * ReinhardTartler (siretart) MOTUGames
 * (add yourself here with a short description of what you do in universe if you are an 'approved universe maintainer')
Besides the MOTU there is also a large number of contributors called [:MOTU/Hopeful: MOTU Hopefuls] who are on their way to becoming MOTUs and have their work on Universe sponsored
by MOTUs.
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(names in brackets are IRC nicks) == Community Information ==

 * [:MOTU/FAQ:MOTU FAQ]
 * [:MOTU/Packages/New:Getting a brand new package into Universe]
 * [:MOTU/Meetings:MOTU Meetings]
 * [:MOTU/Newsletter:MOTU Monthly Newsletter] (In Progress)

=== MOTU News ===

 * '''2007-03-19''' - We welcome [https://launchpad.net/~lure Luka Renko] and [https://launchpad.net/~lutin Albin Tonnerre] as the first two MOTUs approved by the new MOTU Council!

== So you want to be a MOTU? ==

'''Current Work Mode:''' [:MOTU/Bugs:Bug Fixing]

'''Current Freezes:''' [:FreezeExceptionProcess#head-9523bc4076ff011324d67cddc97969ec609618d6:Upstream Version Freeze], [:FreezeExceptionProcess#head-3545adef94d4dc79d5392ddb1f51b9ac30ab0861:New Packages Freeze] (no exceptions)

MOTU Hopefuls are the people who are interested in contributing to Ubuntu and are learning how to package and work in the Ubuntu development community. They primarily work by using MOTUs as sponsors for their work. There are no requirements or exams to pass to become a MOTU Hopeful, just a willingness to learn and a commitment to the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

 * [:MOTU/Hopeful/Recruitment:What does it take to become a MOTU?]
 * [:MOTU/TODO: What needs to be done?]
 * [http://doc.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/packagingguide/C/index.html Is there a guide to packaging for Ubuntu?]
 * [:UbuntuDevelopment:General Tips and Policies for Ubuntu Development]

=== MOTU Programs for Hopefuls ===

  * [:MOTU/Mentors: MOTU Mentors] - mentoring program to help people completely new to packaging and the Ubuntu development community.
  * [:MOTU/School: MOTU School] - specific topics taught on IRC by experienced developers.



== MOTU Processes ==

 * [:MOTU/Merging:Merging] - updating packages from Debian to Ubuntu requiring changes.
 * [:SyncRequestProcess:Syncs] - updating packages from Debian to Ubuntu ''without'' any changes.
 * [:FreezeExceptionProcess:Freeze Exceptions] - requesting an exception from the [:FeistyReleaseSchedule:Release Schedule].
 * [:MOTU/SRU:Universe Stable Release Updates] - updating packages in stable releases (i.e -updates).


== MOTU Teams ==

The Universe repository is quite large and it is sometimes helpful to split it up into logical chunks. MOTU teams have been formed to focus on particular chunks. They are a good place to go if you have a specific software interest.

||<tablestyle="font-size: 1.0em; border: none; width: 70%; background-color: #f1f1ed; font-weight: bold;"> [:MOTU/Teams/Audio:Audio] || [:MOTU/Teams/CommonLisp:Common Lisp] || [:MOTU/Teams/Games:Games] || [:MOTU/Teams/IM:Instant Messaging] ||
|| [:MOTU/Teams/Java:Java] || [:MOTU/Teams/Kubuntu:Kubuntu] || [:MOTU/Teams/Media:Media] || [:MOTU/Teams/Photo:Photo] ||
|| [:MOTU/Teams/Python:Python] || [:MOTU/Teams/Ruby:Ruby] || [:MOTU/Teams/Science: Science] || [:MOTU/Teams/Security:Security] ||
|| [:MOTU/Teams/Security:Security] || [:MOTU/Teams/UncommonProgrammingLanguages:Uncommon Prog. Languages] || [:MOTU/Teams/Xfce:Xfce] || [:MOTU/Teams/ZopePlone:Zope/Plone] ||


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About the MOTU

Welcome to the realm of the Masters of the Universe!

Masters of the Universe (MOTUs) are the brave souls who keep the [http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/components#head-83c417468ac62506377459c6915798cdb7a24ae2 Universe and Multiverse] components of Ubuntu in shape. They are community members who spend their time adding, maintaining, and supporting as much as possible the software found in Universe. The MOTU are led by the [:MOTU/Council:MOTU Council].

A list of MOTUs can be found on our [http://launchpad.net/~motu Launchpad] team page.

Besides the MOTU there is also a large number of contributors called [:MOTU/Hopeful: MOTU Hopefuls] who are on their way to becoming MOTUs and have their work on Universe sponsored by MOTUs.

Community Information

  • [:MOTU/FAQ:MOTU FAQ]

  • [:MOTU/Packages/New:Getting a brand new package into Universe]

  • [:MOTU/Meetings:MOTU Meetings]

  • [:MOTU/Newsletter:MOTU Monthly Newsletter] (In Progress)

MOTU News

So you want to be a MOTU?

Current Work Mode: [:MOTU/Bugs:Bug Fixing]

Current Freezes: [:FreezeExceptionProcess#head-9523bc4076ff011324d67cddc97969ec609618d6:Upstream Version Freeze], [:FreezeExceptionProcess#head-3545adef94d4dc79d5392ddb1f51b9ac30ab0861:New Packages Freeze] (no exceptions)

MOTU Hopefuls are the people who are interested in contributing to Ubuntu and are learning how to package and work in the Ubuntu development community. They primarily work by using MOTUs as sponsors for their work. There are no requirements or exams to pass to become a MOTU Hopeful, just a willingness to learn and a commitment to the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

MOTU Programs for Hopefuls

  • [:MOTU/Mentors: MOTU Mentors] - mentoring program to help people completely new to packaging and the Ubuntu development community.
  • [:MOTU/School: MOTU School] - specific topics taught on IRC by experienced developers.

MOTU Processes

  • [:MOTU/Merging:Merging] - updating packages from Debian to Ubuntu requiring changes.

  • [:SyncRequestProcess:Syncs] - updating packages from Debian to Ubuntu without any changes.

  • [:FreezeExceptionProcess:Freeze Exceptions] - requesting an exception from the [:FeistyReleaseSchedule:Release Schedule].

  • [:MOTU/SRU:Universe Stable Release Updates] - updating packages in stable releases (i.e -updates).

MOTU Teams

The Universe repository is quite large and it is sometimes helpful to split it up into logical chunks. MOTU teams have been formed to focus on particular chunks. They are a good place to go if you have a specific software interest.

[:MOTU/Teams/Audio:Audio]

[:MOTU/Teams/CommonLisp:Common Lisp]

[:MOTU/Teams/Games:Games]

[:MOTU/Teams/IM:Instant Messaging]

[:MOTU/Teams/Java:Java]

[:MOTU/Teams/Kubuntu:Kubuntu]

[:MOTU/Teams/Media:Media]

[:MOTU/Teams/Photo:Photo]

[:MOTU/Teams/Python:Python]

[:MOTU/Teams/Ruby:Ruby]

[:MOTU/Teams/Science: Science]

[:MOTU/Teams/Security:Security]

[:MOTU/Teams/Security:Security]

[:MOTU/Teams/UncommonProgrammingLanguages:Uncommon Prog. Languages]

[:MOTU/Teams/Xfce:Xfce]

[:MOTU/Teams/ZopePlone:Zope/Plone]


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MOTU (last edited 2013-12-03 12:09:22 by dholbach)