This is an excerpt of the Ubuntu Community Council meeting, that took place on May, 15th 2007. Only the part about the UMC project are kept.
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<Uzuul> Hi there. I'm Arnaud Quette, from the UMC team (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMediaCenterTeam) ...
<dholbach> next item: Uzuul wants blessing for the https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMediaCenterTeam
<Uzuul> I've put the latest status & roadmap here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMediaCenterTeam/Status20070514
we're on the road to success, federating *all* the players in the field (Debian, Ubuntu, Elisa, LIRC, ...) to work together...
<jsgotangco> that's a healthy spread of team members
<jsgotangco> how do you forsee this project going during gutsy development?
<Uzuul> jsgotangco: well, we will have releasable things. Elisa 0.2 will be out for the Guadec, packages are underway...
<elmo> sorry, but what does federating mean in this context?
<Uzuul> the only point is about the artwork (missing gfx designers) and the achievement of our UI goals. I've no exact idea yet!
<dholbach> looks like you have lots of ideas and a lot of people in the team
- how many people are working on getting the changes you propose into Ubuntu?
<Uzuul> elmo: team members, working together on the same aims...
- dholbach: some 10 peoples really active. but we are quickly growing...
<dudanogueira> Uzuul, i know a very good gfx designer. vdepizzol. he probably will be very interested in design it.
<dholbach> I'm asking because the goals you propose in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MediaCenter/SoftwareSpecs look quite some work
<Uzuul> dholbach: we work a lot upstream, so hiting ubuntu by side effect...
<Uzuul> dholbach: Elisa team already address a lot Isn't it Kaleo
<Kaleo> About the artwork, we have a graphist in the Elisa team
<Uzuul> dudanogueira: thanks for this. I'll contact him...
<Kaleo> Feature-wise, Elisa is meant to achieve many of the points listed in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MediaCenter/SoftwareSpecs soon
<sabdfl> as i understand it, the initial step is just packaging Elisa, right?
- that in itself would be a very good start
<dudanogueira> Uzuul, he is wright here: http://vdepizzol.wordpress.com/
<jsgotangco> that's how i got it as well
- package Elisa, and have it on Ubuntu as a good platform
<sabdfl> that's fine by me!
<Uzuul> sabdfl: right ! I'm working, as a DD, with Loic Minier, on this point.
<sabdfl> once you have a core piece of software like that in place, you can build a custom derivative easily enough
<Uzuul> sabdfl: but that's just a small beginning. The big things comes then
<sabdfl> well, let's take one step at a time
<jsgotangco> there's huge interest in having free software in the entertainment hub and having this go along with Ubuntu will definitely create a following
<Uzuul> sabdfl: right, but some things can be done in // without impacting the schedule (like the LIRC improvements)
<sabdfl> we get a LOT of requests for media centre functionality, so it will be great to be able to point folks at Elisa
- remote control things
<jsgotangco> ahh for all-in-one remotes
<mako> sabdfl: absolutely
<Treenaks> (shouldn't lirc be replaced by proper kernel input drivers?)
<dholbach> I'm very happy you're keen on getting this done and are so enthusiastic about it; I'm with sabdfl here: I'd recommend splitting up the long list of goals in tiny tiny tasks, so you can easily track them and get people involved with them
<Uzuul> sabdfl: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RemoteControls
<Daviey> Treenaks, being worked on already
<Treenaks> Daviey: \o/
<Uzuul> Daviey: can you contact me back for more info? I have a task underway upstream on that...
<Daviey> Uzuul, pm
<Uzuul> dholbach: the tasks splitting is planned.
<sabdfl> Uzuul: what do you need from us right now?
<Uzuul> sabdfl: an official blessing, and a mailing list.
<sabdfl> +1 from me
<MikeB-> +1 from me, definitely an area Ubuntu should support
<jsgotangco> there's some work to be done, but it seems there is more work being accomplished upstream, so I would give my +1 as well to have something for Ubuntu in the future
<mako> if you really have ~30 members, it seems that this would be overdue
- +1 from me
<dholbach> Uzuul: it'd be nice to hear back from you team every now and then to see how you're progressing (maybe on one of the other mailing lists)
<sabdfl> Uzuul: i think you can proceed, elmo will likely chime in with additional comments and questions in due course
<sabdfl> congrats Uzuul! please keep us posted, and good luck building your team
<jsgotangco> Uzuul: good luck along with the team!
<Kaleo> thank you guys
<Uzuul> sabdfl: thanks fellows. I'll keep you informed (any prefered ml?)
* kjcole is here
<sabdfl> Uzuul: keep the UWN folks abreast of news that the whole community will be interested in, and perhaps report back here every month or so initially
<dudanogueira> Uzuul, congrats!
<sabdfl> let's go
* beuno takes nots for the UWN
<Uzuul> all: thanks. we'll do the necessary to succeed. see you soon. bye
<beuno> Uzuul: get in touch with me for the UWN