About the MOTU
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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.
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.
Merging - updating packages from Debian to Ubuntu requiring changes.
Syncs - updating packages from Debian to Ubuntu without any changes.
Universe Stable Release Updates - updating packages in stable releases (i.e -updates).
Security Update Procedures - updating packages for security fixes in stable releases (i.e. -security).
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