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 * are members of the [[|motu]] team in Launchpad
 * understand packaging concepts, having substantial experience uploading packages through a sponsor
 * apply this knowledge by uploading new packages, and updating existing packages, in the `universe` component
 * may also contribute to the `main` component in cooperation with a core developer
 * answer questions of other developers in order to expand their understanding of packaging work
 * provide guidance for prospective Ubuntu developers regarding technical issues
 * are encouraged to
  * consider joining [[|ubuntu-universe-sponsors]]
  * consider joining the [[MOTU/Mentoring|MOTU Mentors]]
A list of MOTUs can be found on our [[|Launchpad]] team page.


Getting Started
Get started here!






Next MOTU Meeting (details)

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 16:00 UTC

Next Packaging Training Session (details)


About the MOTU

To get started right away on your MOTU adventure, click here!

Welcome to the Masters of the Universe!

Masters of the Universe (MOTUs) are the brave souls who keep the 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.

A list of MOTUs can be found on our Launchpad team page.

Besides the MOTU there is also a large number of volunteers called contributors who are on their way to becoming MOTUs and have their work on Universe sponsored by MOTUs.

Community Information

Current Work Mode: Merges, Syncs, Patching Bugs

Current Freezes: DebianImportFreeze


So you want to be a MOTU?

MOTU contributors 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 contributor, just a willingness to learn and a commitment to the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

MOTU Programs for contributors

  • MOTU Mentors - mentoring program to help people completely new to packaging and the Ubuntu development community.

  • MOTU School - specific topics taught on IRC by experienced developers.

MOTU Processes

MOTU Leaders

MOTU Leaders take responsibility for some aspect of MOTU activities, and participate in goverance of MOTU. A complete list of current leadership roles, specific responsibilities, and contacts is available from MOTU/Leaders

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.

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