February 2013 Team Reports



  1. February 2013 Team Reports
    1. Ubuntu Governance
      1. Community Council
      2. Developer Membership Board
  2. Developer Membership Board meeting, 2013-02-11
    1. Review of previous action items
    2. Chris J. Arges' application for Ubuntu Contributing Developer
  3. Developer Membership Board meeting, 2013-02-25
    1. Review of previous action items
    2. MOTU Applications
      1. Allison Randal
      2. Logan Rosen
    3. Decouple PPU from Ubuntu membership (what needs to be done?)
      1. Forum Council
      2. IRC Council
      3. LoCo Council
      4. Membership Boards
      5. Technical Board
    4. Ubuntu Development Teams
      1. Reviewers Team
      2. Xubuntu Team
      3. Ubuntu Studio
    5. 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
      14. Ecuador Team
      15. French Team
      16. German Kubuntu Team
      17. Greek Team
      18. Honduras Team
      19. Hungarian Team
      20. Indian Team
      21. Ubuntu Ireland
      22. Ubuntu Israel
      23. Japanese Team
      24. Korean Team
      25. Montenegro Team
      26. Nicaraguan Team
      27. Norwegian team
      28. Philippine Team
      29. Quebec Team
      30. Romanian Team
      31. Russian Team
      32. Serbian Team
      33. South African Ubuntu team
      34. Swedish Team
      35. Swiss Team
      36. Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team
      37. Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team
      38. 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
      39. Ubuntu Venezuela Team
      40. Zimbabwe Team
    6. Additional Ubuntu Teams
      1. Ubuntu Accessibility Team
      2. Ubuntu Beginners Team
      3. Ubuntu Classroom Team
      4. Ubuntu NGO Team
      5. Ubuntu Women Team

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Ubuntu Governance

Community Council

Developer Membership Board

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2013-02-11

Chair: Benjamin Drung

Members Present: Barry Warsaw, Benjamin Drung, Iain Lane, Micah Gersten, Stefano Rivera, Stéphane Graber

Review of previous action items

Chris J. Arges' application for Ubuntu Contributing Developer

Link: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/christopherarges/CoreDevApplication

Note: Chris changed his Core Dev application to an Ubuntu Contributing Developer application before the meeting.

The application was discussed and voted on: For: 6 Against: 0 Abstained: 0

Chris J. Arges was added to the Ubuntu Contributing Developer team, welcome! We are looking forward to his Core Dev application.

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2013-02-25

Chair: Micah Gersten

Members Present: Barry Warsaw, Benjamin Drung, Micah Gersten, Scott Kitterman, Stefano Rivera, Stéphane Graber

Apologies: Iain Lane

Review of previous action items

  • Micah to announce DMB poll results: Done
  • Iain to do the paperwork for the kernel PPU team delegation: Done

MOTU Applications

Allison Randal

Link: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AllisonRandal/MOTU

The application was discussed and voted on: For: 6 Against: 0 Abstained: 1

Logan Rosen

Link: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoganRosen/MOTUApplication

The application was discussed and voted on: For: 6 Against: 0 Abstained: 0

Decouple PPU from Ubuntu membership (what needs to be done?)

The issue was discussed at great length.

* Micah to send summary of proposal to DMB list

Forum Council

An update from the Forums Council for February of 2013

  • Minimal Staff requirements
  • A place for users to discuss Forum Council agenda items
  • Change to user name change policy
  • Discussion on #ubuntuforums IRC channel moderation
  • Referral links on the Forums
  • Forum upgrade

IRC Council

LoCo Council

Membership Boards

Technical Board

Meeting 2013-02-04:

  • Chair: Colin Watson
  • Attendees: Kees Cook, Martin Pitt, Stéphane Graber
  • Guests: Scott Kitterman, Scott Moser, Steve Langasek
  • Apologies: Soren Hansen
  • MAAS SRU (Andres Rodriguez, represented by Scott Moser)
    • Initial request from Andres

    • The board generally endorses Steve's reply, and authorises a waiver of the SRU policy for the maas package and (if required) for the addition of the python-tx-tftp package to precise.

    • Colin took an action to clarify the SRU documentation in light of Steve's comments on bundling.
    • There remain three python-django changes, two of which have been bounced up to the board by the SRU team. For these, the primary consideration is avoiding a risk of regressions for other Django users. The changes are targeted rather than a wholesale version backport, which is good and makes this amenable to detailed review.
    • At an initial review during the meeting, GenericIPAddressField appears as though it could be handled in MAAS, while the prefetch changes do seem to need to live in Django itself. However, there needs to be a clear plan for regression-testing outside the context of MAAS.

    • The board is generally willing to authorise a waiver for the SRU policy of no-new-features for these python-django changes, conditional on code review and non-MAAS regression testing. If any of the changes can reasonably be handled within MAAS instead, then they should be, since that would involve the least total risk to 12.04 users.
    • The board delegates Steve Langasek to perform additional code review for the SRU team.

Meeting 2013-02-18:

  • Chair: Martin Pitt
  • Attendees: Colin Watson, Stéphane Graber, Soren Hansen
  • Guests: Anthony Wong, Jack Yu
  • Apologies: Matt Zimmerman, Kees Cook
  • Action review:
    • Colin to clarify the SRU documentation in light of Steve's comments on bundling: done

  • Flavor of Ubuntu Kylin

    • The Technical Board welcomes the Kylin community to take up a real Chinese Ubuntu flavour, as the Ubuntu Developer team has traditionally lacked Chinese specific skills
    • The individual points of above document have been discussed, and most items regarded as genuine localization. However, there were a few points which were requested to be clarified/changed.
    • Chinese Input Method: Using fcitx will not be compatible with the Ubuntu/Unity/GNOME assumptions of using ibus, i. e. this will not work with e. g. control-center, the keyboard indicator, and the ibus indicator.
      • ACTION: JackWu to document justification for switching to fcitx, and impact on control center, indicators, application support

    • Cooperation with WPS: The TB feels that promoting proprietary software in the installer and default desktop is against the spirit and letter of the Ubuntu brand and philosophy and should not be done. Easy installation through Software Center is perfectly valid of course.
      • ACTION: JackYu to clarify on the wiki page what WPS is, how it's going to be integrated, and status of LibreOffice

  • System Assistant, Photo Handling: These two are not Chinese specific, but should rather be done in the general Ubuntu context; System Assistant sounds like the old computer-janitor, a potential successor of which should be implemented in software-center proper
    • ACTION: JackYu to clarify goals and details for both

  • The guidelines for accepted Ubuntu flavours require a signed CoC, one or more developers have upload rights, show 6 months activity and have a QA contact
    • ACTION: JackYu and Anthony Wong to sign CoC

    • The TB recognizes that requiring already existing upload rights is not something we can enforce in this case, and that developer merits should be acquired while working on Kylin instead. This should be reviewed in six months, until then the Foundations team has agreed to be formally responsible for the flavour and help out with mentoring, sponsoring, and release engineering.
  • SRU Minor Release Exception for Ceph: Deferred to email as we ran out of time

  • Chair for next meeting: Kees (carried over)
  • Next meeting is 2013-03-04.

Ubuntu Development Teams

Reviewers Team

Xubuntu Team

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu LoCo Teams

Argentina Team

Asturian Team

Australian Team

Belgian Team

Cameroonian Team

Canadian Team

The Ubuntu Hour Waterloo for February will be combined with Ubuntu Hour Kitchener on 1 March 2013.

Catalan Team

China Team

Chilean Team

Ubuntu Colombia

Czech Team

Danish Team

Dutch Team

Ecuador Team

French Team

German Kubuntu Team

Greek Team

Honduras Team

Hungarian Team

Indian Team

Ubuntu Ireland

Ubuntu Israel

Japanese Team

Korean Team

Montenegro Team

  • 8 Feb 2013 - Ubuntu hour and presentation in one of high schools in Niksic link

  • 21 Feb 2013 - Ubuntu hour and presentation in Niksic link

  • 25 Feb 2013 - Participation at IT'2013 Conference in Zabljak. All attendees received a flyer and Ubuntu CD.
  • ongoing discussions on FB group and Forum
  • warming up at the MOS Blog/News

Nicaraguan Team

Norwegian team

Philippine Team

Quebec Team

Romanian Team

Russian Team

Serbian Team

* Ubuntu hour - lectures for beginners were held in Belgrade haklab, every Tuesday.

* Ubuntu for phone presentation at Belgrade haklab.

* New moderators elections of Ubuntu Serbia forum were held.

* On Sunday 3th, 10th, 17th and 24th February, Administration team meeting was held.

South African Ubuntu team

  • Mon, 18 February: Monthly IRC Meet -- Minutes

Swedish Team

Swiss Team

Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team

  • Ubuntu flash-coffee
  • Ubuntu Global Jam 13.03 preparation

Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team

United States Teams

US Teams Project

Ubuntu California

Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team

District of Columbia Team

Florida LoCo Team

Iowa Team

New York State Team

Team Events:

  • Hands on Linux Workshop on Saturday, February 16 2012 at 12-3pm EST
  • Own Cloud and Powerful Desktop Applications on Thursday, February 21 2012 at 7-9pm EST

Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team

Ohio Team

Oregon Team

Pennsylvania Team

Virginia Team

Washington Team

Wisconsin Team

Ubuntu Venezuela Team

Zimbabwe Team

Additional Ubuntu Teams

Ubuntu Accessibility Team

Ubuntu Beginners Team

Ubuntu Classroom Team

Ubuntu NGO Team

Ubuntu Women Team

TeamReports/February2013 (last edited 2013-03-18 06:21:32 by lyz)