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= MOTU = <<Include(MOTU/Headers/Menu)>>
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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;"><<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). <<BR>>
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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.
||<tablestyle="float:left; font-size: 0.9em; width:50%; background:#ffc8c8; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;">'''To get started right away on your MOTU adventure, [[MOTU/GettingStarted|click here]]!'''||
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'''The Team of heroes''' <<BR>><<BR>>
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The MOTU team is led by OliverGrawert (ogra) and DanielHolbach (dholbach) and has currently the following active members: Welcome to the Masters of the Universe!
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'''Currently active universe maintainers''' 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.
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 * 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
 * StephenShirley (diamond) kerberos, flexible auth, ircd-hybrid
 * AnteKaramatic (ivoks)
 * (add yourself here with a short description of what you do in universe if you are an 'approved universe maintainer')
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 volunteers called ''contributors'' 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]]
 * [[PackagingGuide/Lists/DocumentationResources|MOTU Documentation]]
 * [[UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages|Getting a brand new package into Universe]]
 * [[MOTU/Events|MOTU Events]] - [[MOTU/Meetings|MOTU Meetings]]
 * [[PackagingGuide/Recipes|Get started by working through easy MOTU Recipes]]
 * [[MOTU/Misc|MOTU pages that don't fit elsewhere]]


'''Current Work Mode:''' bugfix, archive consistency

'''Current Freezes:''' [[DebianImportFreeze|Debian Import Freeze (DIF)]] [[FeatureFreeze|Feature Freeze (FF)]] [[UserInterfaceFreeze|User Interface Freeze]] [[BetaFreeze|Beta Freeze]]


=== MOTU News ===

 * ''[[/ReportingPage|Regular team reports]]''
 * [[/Interviews|MOTU Interviews]]

== 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.

 * [[UbuntuDevelopers|What does it take to become a MOTU?]]
 * [[MOTU/TODO| What needs to be done?]]
 * [[PackagingGuide|Is there a guide to packaging for Ubuntu?]]
 * [[UbuntuDevelopment|General Tips and Policies for Ubuntu Development]]

=== MOTU Programs for contributors ===

  * [[MOTU/Mentoring| 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 ==

 * [[CategoryProcess|List of other Distro related processes]]
 * [[UbuntuDevelopment/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 [[HardyReleaseSchedule|Release Schedule]].
 * [[StableReleaseUpdates#Universe|Universe Stable Release Updates]] - updating packages in stable releases (i.e -updates).

== 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.

||<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/Torrent| Torrent]] || [[MOTU/Teams/UncommonProgrammingLanguages|Uncommon Prog. Languages]] || [[MOTU/Teams/ZopePlone|Zope/Plone]] || '''[[MOTU/Mentoring|MOTU Mentors]]''' ||

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Home

Getting Started
Get started here!

Teams

FAQ

Events

TODO

Contact

Next MOTU Meeting (details)

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 16:00 UTC

Next Packaging Training Session (details)

TBD

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: bugfix, archive consistency

Current Freezes: Debian Import Freeze (DIF) Feature Freeze (FF) User Interface Freeze Beta Freeze

MOTU News

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.


CategoryMOTU
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