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Welcome to the realm of the '''Masters of the Universe'''! <<Include(MOTU/Headers/Menu)>>
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'''Masters of the Universe''' (MOTUs) are the brave souls who try to keep the [http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/components#head-83c417468ac62506377459c6915798cdb7a24ae2 universe section] of Ubuntu in shape. This involves:
 * '''merging changes from Debian inside Ubuntu packages'''. For more information, see '''["MOTU/Merging"]'''.
 * '''filing and fixing bugs on Ubuntu packages''', using [https://launchpad.net/malone Malone]. For more information, see '''["MOTU/Bugs"]'''.
 * '''getting new or updated packages included in Ubuntu'''. For more information, see '''["MOTUNewSoftware"]'''.
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Those tasks are done by two categories of Ubuntu enthusiasts :
 * '''MOTUs''': Ubuntu members who have been granted upload rights to the universe section of Ubuntu.
 * '''MOTU Hopefuls''': People (like you?) just trying to help.
== About the MOTU ==
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MOTUs and MOTU Hopefuls can be reached:
 * on IRC : '''#ubuntu-motu''' on '''irc.freenode.net'''
 * on their mailing list: [http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-motu info page] and [http://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-motu/ archives].
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The MOTU team is led by OliverGrawert (ogra) and DanielHolbach (dholbach). To see the currently active members, look at the [https://launchpad.net/people/motu/ launchpad team]. ||<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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== Useful Links For MOTUs, MOTU hopefuls and MOTU enthusiasts == Welcome to the Masters of the Universe!
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 * [:MOTU/Tasks]: If you want to help out, look here.
 * [:MOTU/School]: learn about cool stuff, help out by giving sessions
 * [:MOTU/Mentors]: ''initial'' mentoring happens here
 * [:MOTU/Processes]: find out about the processes of the MOTU team
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.
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 * [:MOTU/Documentation]: summary of MOTU-related documentation on the Wiki
 * [:MOTU/Merging]: learn how to merge changes from Debian inside Ubuntu
 * [:MOTU/Bugs]: learn how to file and fix bugs in Ubuntu
 * [:MOTU/Packages/New]: learn how to get new software included in Ubuntu
 * [:MOTU/Teams]: MOTUs and MOTU hopefuls form teams working on a subset of packages. Is there a team that meets your interests?
 * [:MOTU/Packages/Candidates]: A wishlist of programs that people would like to have included in Ubuntu. These need to get reviewed and packaged.
 * [:MOTU/Report]: A report on what we do
 * [:MOTU/Meetings/Minutes]: All wrap-ups of our monthly-held MOTU Meetings on #motu-meeting
 * [:DeveloperResources]: General documentation for package maintainers (see also [:KubuntuPackagingGuide])
 * [:MOTU/Hopeful/Recruitment]: How to go from MOTU Hopeful to MOTU
 * ContributingToDebian: Because MOTU work is about managing divergence between Debian and Ubuntu
 * [:MOTU/Packages/Reviewing]: How to review Ubuntu packages. A guide for MOTUs and packagers
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.

== Community Information ==

 * [[MOTU/FAQ|MOTU FAQ]]
 * [[http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/|MOTU Documentation]]
 * [[UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages|Getting a brand new package into Universe]]
 * [[MOTU/Events|MOTU Events]] - [[MOTU/Meetings|MOTU Meetings]]
 * [[MOTU/Misc|MOTU pages that don't fit elsewhere]]
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== Other pages of possible interest == '''Current Work Mode:''' [[UbuntuDevelopment/Merging|Merges]], [[SyncRequestProcess|Syncs]], [[Bugs/HowToFix|Patching Bugs]]
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Also see ["MOTU/Documentation/Todo"] about MOTU Wiki reorganization. '''Current Freezes:''' None
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== 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?]]
 * [[http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/|Is there a guide to packaging for Ubuntu?]]
 * [[UbuntuDevelopment|General Tips and Policies for Ubuntu Development]]

=== MOTU Programs for contributors ===

  * [[DeveloperAdvisoryTeam| Developer Advisory Team]] - a team that is here to give you some advices to help you in the Ubuntu Development learning process.
  * [[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 [[RaringReleaseSchedule|Release Schedule]].
 * [[StableReleaseUpdates#Universe|Universe Stable Release Updates]] - updating packages in stable releases (i.e -updates).
 * [[SecurityTeam/UpdateProcedures|Security Update Procedures]] - updating packages for security fixes in stable releases (i.e. -security).

== Get in touch ==

 * Join [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-motu|our mailing list]].
 * Join ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net
 * Follow the ubuntudev account on facebook/twitter/gplus.to/identi.ca
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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!



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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: None

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

  • Developer Advisory Team - a team that is here to give you some advices to help you in the Ubuntu Development learning process.

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

MOTU Processes

Get in touch

  • Join our mailing list.

  • Join ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net
  • Follow the ubuntudev account on facebook/twitter/gplus.to/identi.ca


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