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Welcome to the realm of the '''Masters of the Universe'''! [[Include(MOTUMenuHeader)]]
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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 '''["MOTU/Packages/New"]'''.
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Work in Ubuntu'S Universe is done by:
 * '''MOTUs''': Ubuntu members who have been granted upload rights to the universe section of Ubuntu.
 * '''[:MOTU/Hopeful:MOTU Hopefuls]''': People who want to become MOTUs.
== About the MOTU ==
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'''To become a MOTU,''' read about the complete process at [:MOTU/Hopeful/Recruitment]. Welcome to the realm of the Masters of the Universe!
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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].
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 MOTU team is led by the ["MOTU/Council"]. To see the currently active MOTU team members, look at the [https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-dev/ team page in Launchpad]. A list of MOTUs can be found on our [http://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-dev 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.
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== Useful Links For MOTUs, MOTU hopefuls and MOTU enthusiasts == == Community Information ==
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 * [:MOTU/FAQ]: our Frequently Asked Questions
 * [: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
 * [: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)
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 * [:MOTU/Documentation]: Links to Documentation
 * [: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
 * UbuntuDevelopment: General documentation for package maintainers (see also [:MOTU/Packages/Packaging/Kubuntu])
 * [: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
== So you want to be a MOTU? ==

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

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.
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== Other pages of possible interest ==
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Also see ["MOTU/Documentation/Todo"] about MOTU Wiki reorganization. == 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/people/ubuntu-dev 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)

So you want to be a MOTU?

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

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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