February 2012 Team Reports



  1. February 2012 Team Reports
    1. Ubuntu Governance
      1. Americas Regional Membership Board
      2. Asia Oceania Regional Membership Board
      3. Community Council
      4. Developer Membership Board
    2. Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-02-13
      1. Review of previous action items
      2. Ubuntu Core Developer Application: Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
      3. Confirmation of DMB restaffing election results
      4. Other Business
      5. EMEA Regional Membership Board
      6. Forum Council
      7. IRC Council
      8. LoCo Council
      9. Technical Board
    3. Ubuntu Development Teams
      1. Reviewers Team
      2. Xubuntu Team
      3. Ubuntu Studio
    4. Ubuntu LoCo Teams
      1. Argentina Team
      2. Asturian Team
      3. Australian Team
      4. Belgian Team
      5. Cameroonian Team
      6. Canadian Team
      7. Catalan Team
      8. China Team
      9. Chilean Team
      10. Ubuntu Colombia
      11. Czech Team
      12. Danish Team
      13. Dutch Team
    5. Community Council
      1. Decisions
      2. Executed action point
    6. Promotion Team
    7. Forum Team
    8. Web Team
      1. Ecuador Team
      2. French Team
      3. German Kubuntu Team
      4. Greek Team
      5. Honduras Team
      6. Hungarian Team
      7. Indian Team
      8. Ubuntu Ireland
      9. Ubuntu Israel
      10. Japanese Team
      11. Korean Team
      12. Montenegro Team
      13. Nicaraguan Team
      14. Norwegian team
      15. Philippine Team
      16. Quebec Team
      17. Romanian Team
      18. Russian Team
      19. Serbian Team
      20. South African Ubuntu team
      21. Swedish Team
      22. Swiss Team
      23. Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team
      24. Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team
      25. United States Teams
        1. US Teams Project
        2. Ubuntu California
        3. Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team
        4. District of Columbia Team
        5. Florida LoCo Team
        6. Iowa Team
        7. New York State Team
        8. Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team
        9. Ohio Team
        10. Oregon Team
        11. Pennsylvania Team
        12. Virginia Team
        13. Washington Team
        14. Wisconsin Team
      26. Ubuntu Venezuela Team
      27. Zimbabwe Team
    9. Additional Ubuntu Teams
      1. Ubuntu Accessibility Team
      2. Ubuntu Beginners Team
      3. Ubuntu Classroom Team
      4. Ubuntu NGO Team
      5. Ubuntu Women

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Ubuntu Governance

Americas Regional Membership Board

Asia Oceania Regional Membership Board

There were not enough board members present to achieve quorum. Discussions on how to rectify the quorum issue are ongoing to improve this in the future.

Community Council

  • 2012-02-02 Meeting (log):

    • Meeting with the DMB
      • Everything generally alright.
      • Meetings happening regularly.
      • Less MOTUs applying.
      • Ubuntu Contributing Developer status might be less important. Should it be removed?
    • Wiki Teams Page
      • Review Next week (6-10 Feb)
      • Blog on Fridge so community can update any teams they feel are missing
    • CoC 2.0
      • Daniel to put up a merge proposal with the proposed text changes
    • Voting Services
      • Scott asked if Google App Engine was OK.
  • 2012-02-16 Meeting log):

    • Checkup with the IRC Council
      • The new council is doing well, they have had 3 productive meetings
      • made progress on the floodbot code which is now in a launchpad private repository
      • process of welcoming #lubuntu into the list of core channels is well underway with operator training starting soon
      • Things are relatively quiet right now, but channel/operator organization and appeals tend to be the biggest timesinks.
      • have a bit of a list of task to organise around bots
      • Explained the appeals process https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/AppealProcess

      • Considering is to do a training course every release cycle, so they have a regular intake of a batch of new operators
      • another thing we will be doing in 3 months or so is filling the empty 5th seat on the IRCC
    • PPA (Personal Package Archive) and CoC (Code of Conduct)
    • Launchpad Polls
      • Polls are at present a cost to LP with regards to maintenance and it's a feature they are looking to help people move away from
      • Describes some of the issues for users (originally sent to private ubuntu-council-teams list)

      • Need to address privacy concerns while still including individuals who do not share their email address in public in the voting pool

Developer Membership Board

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-02-13

Chair: Stefano Rivera

Present: Stefano Rivera, Stéphane Graber, Micah Gersten, Iain Lane

Review of previous action items

1. cody-somerville to write some documentation on how to endorse someone.

Carried over.

2. tumbleweed to run the election to fill geser's seat

Done: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/w8/~andru/cgi-perl/civs/results.pl?id=E_ffe5b07a14f4161e

Ubuntu Core Developer Application: Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Application: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MathieuTrudel/CoreDevApplication

The application was discussed, voted on, and approved; For: 4 Against: 0 Abstained: 0

Confirmation of DMB restaffing election results

Results: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/w8/~andru/cgi-perl/civs/results.pl?id=E_ffe5b07a14f4161e

Barry was approved as the new DMB member; For: 4 Against: 0 Abstained: 0

Other Business

Next chair: cody-somerville

EMEA Regional Membership Board

Forum Council

An update from the Forums Council for February of 2012

  1. If easily alterable, the forum banner will be periodically updated for special occasions.
  2. Forms upgrade - The FC is pleased to see progress as the forums begin to evolve.
  3. FC leadership - bodhi.zazen and s-fox will serve as co-chairs - other duties will rotate amongst Forum Council members.
  4. The forum staff will provide a presence in #ubuntuforums irc channel - as participants, not police.
  5. We approved two new Ubuntu Membership Applications - congratulations to both.

IRC Council

LoCo Council

Technical Board

Meeting 2012-02-20:

  • Chair: Martin Pitt
  • Attendees: Stephane Graber, Soren Hansen
  • Guests: Jono Bacon, Michael Hall, Allison Randal
  • Full log: http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2012/ubuntu-meeting.2012-02-20-21.08.moin.txt

  • Action review:
    • Kees to perform brainstorm review → dropped this cycle, next one will already be in March
    • Laney and wendar to get trademark policy updated wrt remixes → done, see bug 933187 (website will be updated soon, already changed internally)

  • Can an ARB exception be made allowing Scopes packages to depend on Lens packages in extras (Michael Hall)
    • Lenses/scopes stretch the original idea of the Extras repository a bit, but the ARB considers them appropriate content.
    • Introducing dependencies into extras will require the ARB to now perform dependency checks and makes it harder to remove software: they will need to remove reverse dependencies as well, introduce automatic reports for consistency checks, i. e. introduce the need for distro-like archive management.
    • An alternative proposal was made to only use Recommends: and ensure that scope packages will behave gracefully if the corresponding lens disappears. This was deemed to be violating the spirit of the extras repository policy and a workaround.
    • Resolution: Let the ARB decide if they are willing to do the extra work introduced by allowing this particular case of dependency. The TB will then decide about a proposed amendment to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ExtensionRepositoryPolicy .

Ubuntu Development Teams

Reviewers Team

Xubuntu Team

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu LoCo Teams

Argentina Team

Asturian Team

Australian Team

Belgian Team

  • February 4-5th: FOSDEM Brussels
  • February 12h: booth at computer fair in Hasselt

  • IRC meetings Feb 13th (preparation re-approval) and Feb 16th
  • IRC meeting #ubuntu-meeting for the re-approval of the Belgian LoCo Team

  • February 25-26th: booth at Hobby and Computersdays in Antwerp

Cameroonian Team

Canadian Team

Catalan Team

China Team

Chilean Team

Ubuntu Colombia

Czech Team

Danish Team

Dutch Team

Community Council


  • "Stichting Ondersteuning Ubuntu-NL" (Foundation Support Ubuntu-NL) is allowed to use resources for making t-shirts to generate income.

Executed action point

  • A first draft of the script for the community council elections has been presented.
  • Ubuntu Nederland has been registered for reapproval at 21 February 8:00 pm Dutch time.
  • The reapproval page has been updated.

Promotion Team

An agreement has been reached with HCC about the organisation of a release party. From the foundation, two people were present at the conference on the isle of Texel.

Forum Team

Running affairs settled, no further peculiarities.

Web Team

This month, the buttons on the website were replaced again by links because of the preferences of the Artwork Team and the accessibility of the website. Besides that, the default things, mostly 'Ubuntero of the month'.

Source: http://wiki.ubuntu-nl.org/community/Meetings/Meeting20120210/VoortgangTeams


Ecuador Team

French Team

German Kubuntu Team

Greek Team

Honduras Team

Hungarian Team

Indian Team

Ubuntu Ireland

  • Regular Monthly IRC Meeting was held at 9pm Irish time on Wednesday the 15th of February, 2012. The meeting logs can be found here.

  • An Ubuntu Hour was held in Dublin on Saturday 25th of February, 2012. Details here.

  • Activity was logged on both the mailing list and our IRC channel.

Ubuntu Israel

Japanese Team

Korean Team

Montenegro Team

  • Participating in Information Technology IT 2012 Conference in Zabljak. We had a presentation and disseminated around 150 installation CDs to attendees and visitors
  • Received 450 CDs after becoming an official LoCo team, initiating distribution

  • Started updating TeamReports page on Ubuntu wiki

Nicaraguan Team

Norwegian team

Philippine Team

Quebec Team

Romanian Team

Russian Team

Serbian Team

South African Ubuntu team

Swedish Team

  • Due to inactivity no LoCo meetings took place this month.

  • Project "Svenska videoguider" (Swedish Screencasts) continued their work.

Swiss Team

Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team

  • Ubuntu Global Jam preparation
  • Ubuntu flash coffee

Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team

United States Teams

US Teams Project

Ubuntu California

Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team

District of Columbia Team

Florida LoCo Team

Please update with team activity from 12/February here.

Iowa Team

New York State Team

Presentations and Events:

  • Musems and Area Attractions Technology Group IT Options Presentation - Feb. 9, 2012 18:00 EST
  • Native Linux Gaming, Bonding NICs, Ubuntu Community Tools - Feb. 16, 2012 19:00 EST
  • Hands on Linux Lab - Feb. 18, 2012

Team Meetings:

  • IRC Meeting - Feb. 29, 2012 21:00 EST

Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team

Ohio Team

Oregon Team

Pennsylvania Team

Virginia Team

Washington Team

Wisconsin Team

* Event: This month's Madison Ubuntu Hour was February 18. This event is on the third Saturday of each month, and is hosted by Madison LUG. The next Madison Ubuntu Hour will be March 16.

* Monthly Meeting: There was no monthly meeting this month, due to schedule conflicts among several members.

Ubuntu Venezuela Team

Zimbabwe Team

Additional Ubuntu Teams

Ubuntu Accessibility Team

Ubuntu Beginners Team

  • Regular monthly meeting on February 8(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings/20120208) - 5 members in attendance, 51 minutes long, with duanedesign holding the chair.

    • duanedesign is going to email the ML to get further team feedback on tweaking the mentor program.
    • brainstorm on ways to reach new users looking to get involved in the coomunity.

Ubuntu Classroom Team

Ubuntu NGO Team

Ubuntu Women

TeamReports/February2012 (last edited 2012-03-03 20:11:40 by lyz)