July 2010 Team Reports
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Americas Regional Membership Board
- The approval results from the July 15th Americas Membership Board meeting are as follows:
- The approval results for the July 22nd Americas Membership Board Make-Up Meeting are as follows:
Developer Membership Board
Developer Membership Board meeting, 2010-07-22 15:00 UTC
Chair: Emmet Hikory Present: Michael Bienia, Colin Watson, Richard Johnson, Stéphane Graber Absent: Cody Somerville, Soren Hansen
- Cody to write an e-mail to the list concerning the layout/format of the DMB meeting - membership first [PENDING]
Network Manager package set
Network Manager package set to be defined to include: network-manager, network-manager-applet, network-manager-pptp, network-manager-openvpn, network-manager-vpnv, network-manager-openconnect, modemmanager, wpasupplicant with membership in the associated developer group to be administered by the DMB.
Approved: 4 in favour
ACTION: cjwatson to create network-manager packageset and associated development group in launchpad
Network Manager developer application for Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre(cyphermox)
Approved: 4 in favour
Contributing Developer application for David Sugar (dyfet)
Declared moot, as David is already an Ubuntu Member.
MOTU Application for Lorenzo De Liso (BlackZ)
Approved: 4 in favour
MOTU Application for Elliot Murphy (statik)
Approved: 4 in favour
Sugar package set
Approved: 5 in favour
ACTION: lfarone to transfer ownership of ~ubuntu-sugar-uploaders to the DMB ACTION: cjwatson to create sugar packageset and grant upload permission to ~ubuntu-sugar-uploaders
Developer Membership Board meeting, 2010-07-06 15:00 UTC
- Chair: Colin Watson
- Present: Cody Somerville, Emmet Hikory, Michael Bienia, Soren Hansen
- Apologies: Stéphane Graber
- Absent: Richard Johnson
- Action review:
- persia to publish the minutes for the DMB meeting 2010-05-25
- Done towards end of meeting
- cjwatson to create ubuntu-kernel-uploaders team owned by the DMB that will provide upload permissions to Ubuntu kernel packages
cjwatson to create a zope packageset incorporating the Zope, Zope Community, and Python Packaging sections, and a schooltool packageset for the SchoolTool section
- Done insofar as currently possible due to availability of packages in the archive; sent mail
- Cody to write an e-mail to the list concerning the layout/format of the DMB meeting - membership first
- Not done; will do that today or tomorrow
- persia to publish the minutes for the DMB meeting 2010-05-25
- Approved: 4 for, 0 against, 1 abstained.
- Approved: 5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained.
- Chase applied for upload access to linux-firmware, linux-firmware-nonfree, and trace-cmd.
- Approved: 4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained.
- Mathieu applied for upload access to network-manager, network-manager-applet, network-manager-pptp, network-manager-openvpn, network-manager-vpnc, network-manager-openconnect, and modemmanager.
- Given that other commitments had left us inquorate by this point in the meeting anyway, we deferred Mathieu's application until next week in order for him to gather endorsements.
- Vote partially completed during the meeting, pending completion by e-mail.
EMEA Regional Membership Board
New July Members at the EMEA Meeting held on
Netanel Shine / Netsan - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Netsan
Raphael Hertzog / hertzog - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaphaelHertzog
Nils-Christoph Fiedler / ncfiedler - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nils-ChristophFiedler
- Steffan Wood / steffan -
Alon Swartz / alonswartz - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/alonswartz
Moshe Nahmias / moshegrey - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Moshenahmias
Ahmed Toulan / thelinuxer - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/thelinuxer
Ubuntu Forums Council - July 2010
LTSP Forums (suggestion) - For now we prefer if the Server Platform section is used with a tag - LTSP. If / when traffic increases we can re-consider a subforum, but the impression is the traffic is low.
- Request for an Ubuntu Youth Forum - This request was considered, but declined. The best summary of the FC is "We are a support forum and the entirety of the forums should be suitable for all ages."
- Polls will be disabled in the support forums.
- IRC Council meeting on 10 July 2010
- Attendance: topyli, Pici, tsimpson, jussi (latter part of the meeting)
- Topic: Review the Mentoring page for approval/rejection
- Decided to accept the current draft
- Topic: Burnout strategy for operators
- Discussed possible policy options
- Decided to amend the Operator Guidelines to encourage operators to take sufficient time off regularly. Operators should inform the team in advance when they are planning to take time off.
- ACTION: jussi to draft amendment for guidelines. We will then work from that together.
- ACTION: topyli to create vacation calendar for operators.
- The amendment will be publicised and the calendar announced on the IRC Team mailing list. Pici will send the mail when everything is ready.
- No new bugs. Bug #513915 - "IRC Clients join Ubuntu channels by default in Guadalinex" has been closed.
- IRC Council meeting on 25 July 2010
- Attendance: nhandler
- Due to no items being on the agenda and not having quorum, this meeting did not happen.
The idea of the LoCo Health check is an inforaml way to get teams chatting about issues they are facing any thoughts or issues they have, but also for the council to remind them on ways that teams can help themselves using the tools that are available to them.
We had a July LoCo Health Check on July 6th covering a range of topics such as using the LoCo Teams Best Practices and Guidelines,Hanging out in IRC Channel #ubuntu-locoteams this is also where you can contact Council members if you need us. Microblogging and using the #locoteams tag when you dent/tweet so people can follow your comments. Getting more people on the LoCo contacts Mailing list and spreading the word. Minutes
Ubuntu-RO - Nobody present for application - Council taking it to mailing list instead
Ubuntu-US-MA - Not re-approved
Ubuntu-IT - Re-approved
Ubuntu-FR - Re-approved
Ubuntu-GR - Re-approved
Ubuntu-EG - Abstained
Ubuntu-NL - Abstained
For those LoCo teams that were not re-approved, or for which the LoCo council could not reach agreement, the council agreed to work with the LoCo teams to help them get re-approved Full Log of Meeting
Following up on emails/ queries from LoCo teams who have requested help and helping where possible.
Ubuntu Development Teams
- Dholbach and Nigelb held a meeting to discuss reduced pace for patch review.
- Patch review to be part of the Ubuntu Global Jam
- 378 patches reviewed. 1905 patches remaining.
- Patch day planned for August.
Xubuntu team report for July, 2010
- Many bugs have been triaged and fixed this month.
Packaging, Development, & Testing
- Uploaded new bugfix releases of Goffice (0.8.7) and Gnumeric (1.10.7) in Maverick Meerkat.
- Synced xfce4-notifyd (Xfce Notification Daemon) into Maverick Meerkat from Debian to let it work again with the latest libnotify.
Released Maverick Meerkat Alpha2 on 2010-07-01. This is the second development release of what will become the next version of Xubuntu, 10.10. It is available for testing purposes at http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/maverick/alpha-2/.
- New default applications selected since Maverick Meerkat Alpha 2: Parole (Xfce4 Media Player), Xfburn (Xfce4 CD/DVD burning tool) and xfce4-taskmanager (Xfce4 process manager). Feedback appreciated!
FFmpeg thumbnailer support added to Tumbler (file thumbnail generator for the not-yet-released Xfce 4.8), thanks to the work of Lionel Le Folgoc (mr_pouit).
Website & Marketing
- Gave a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Week. Xubuntu is alive and kicking hard!
Xubuntu needs a new Marketing Lead. Contact us per http://xubuntu.org/devel if interested
Chose a new Xubuntu logo to go with the new branding. Thanks to Elizabeth Krumbach it can be seen at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Artwork/Maverick
Sent a call for artwork to be submitted for Maverick to http://ubuntu-artists.deviantart.com/ .
- We are striving to get more users to blog about Xubuntu. We would like to keep word out of the changes being made, as well as new releases.
- charlie-tca opened an account on indenti.ca to try and keep everyone updated about changes and needs of Xubuntu. Username is charlietca1.
Xubuntu needs a new Documentation Lead. Contact us per http://xubuntu.org/devel if interested
Ubuntu LoCo Teams
Contributed with tutorial about bug hunting at Kubuntu Tutorial Day.
Hosted our first Ubuntu Hour in Waterloo.
Meetings: July 18
Made a submission to Canada's Digital Economy Consultation on the use and participation with open source software in government.
- Secured hosting for a new website and migrated old data.
- Planning for participation in Ubuntu Global Jam in progress.
July 16th: New sub-team created: Equip de Comunicació (Communications Team).
Its primary tasks: inform to a wider audience about upcoming events and increase the awareness of our LoCo Team.
July 30th: ALL the machines (204 desktops and about 15 laptops) run on Lucid at the IES Torre Vicens Secondary School in Lleida. 3 years since we began using it we've made all the machines ubuntaires (some of them with dual start).
July 3rd : Premier Samedi du Libre in Paris
This is a multi-distribution small install fest where around 60 people use to come for help on configuring and installing Linux.
- July 5th : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
July 6th to 11th : RMLL in Bordeaux
2010 Libre Software Meeting is a free (as a beer and as a speech) and non commercial conference with talks, workshops and round tables about Free Software and its uses. The LSM goal is to provide a place for exchange between Free Software developers, users and stakeholders. Ubuntu-fr was there on a booth and hold also a permanent install fest. We had a live feed via a webcam also on the install room.
- July 12th : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
July 15th to 18th : Festival des Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix
The Vieilles Charrues invited us for the second time to hold a webcafe on Ubuntu for the festival-goers. We didn't put any restriction, neither on which website were accessible, neither on Ubuntu, as we wanted people to discover it. The only tweaks were password and history saving disabled and a custom homepage. We also had a live feed via a webcam. story, photos
July 20th : French Team re-approval
We attended to the LoCoCouncil meeting to apply for our team re-approval, to keep our Official Team status. It was a good opportunity to make a check point of all our activities.
- July 25th : The Parisien Free software user group use to have a outdoor party the last weekend of each summer month, which we attented.
- July 26th : weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
German Kubuntu Team
Barry Smyth has kicked off a project for the Irish Team. The profile of the day is an initiative to encourage members of the Irish team to get to know each other more. For more details see here and over here
Regular Monthly IRC Meeting was held at 8pm Irish time on Wednesday 21st July 2010.
- Planing is under way for a Bug Jam we will be holding next month as part of Globe Jam.
Almost done building our new site and forums, instead of the old ones that not under the LoCo's control.
- Sent more than 50 Ubuntu CDs and almost 300 "Powered by Ubuntu" badges all over the country!
- The stuff we sent made us to get 300 NIS of donations, which is about $90.
Our Wiki page is in repairing times, which means we're styling it and making sure we have all necessary pages (like reports, meetings, agenda...)
We got approved to have a booth on August Penguin, the biggest FLOSS event of the year in Israel. fun!
- We have pressed 1,000 copies of the Ubuntu Japanese Remix 10.04 LTS CD to distribute in events.
- We attended Open Source Conference 2010 Kansai/Kyoto and held a seminar. Slides and Videos are available from the link below.
The book "Ubuntu Linux Introduction Kit for 10.04" wrote by LoCo members Jun Kobayashi and Nobuto Murata was released on July 15th.
Ubuntu Quebec team report for January-July 2010
This is the first Ubuntu QC team report in quite some time. It highlights the past few months activities. June, July and August are typically slower months as Summer kicks in and everyone is out trying to get some sun but the Ubuntu QC community has been anything but dormant.
Here are highlights of recent activity:
In July, FabianRodriguez invited the locoteams and general Ubuntu community to start using Shapado.com for their language-specific Q&A
Also in July, FabianRodriguez proposed and got confirmation to offer an introductory informal course about free software and Linux at a local library (Mile End library, on Park Ave, Montreal. The goal is to experiment a new formula in creating local communities in neighborhoods near the library. Ubuntu books have been donated previously to this library.
A number of Ubuntu Hour events were held (here's one in February), with low but great attendance. Ubuntu users from abroad know this event and actually plan their time in Montreal to meet us Employees from the nearby Canonical office would bring hardware and Ubuntu gadgets to share impressions on.
- In June the highlight was a victory in court for Savoir Faire Linux (a local company, also a Canonical training partner) who questioned the local government contracting methods which favored Microsoft. Many Ubuntu QC members followed this and participated in the effort. Details at:
In May a great event took place at a local IT school, SupInfo. Their students had attended the Global Jam which we organized previously and organized this by themselves with out assistance. FabianRodriguez presented there. The event was called "Libuntu" with its own branding and website: http://www.libuntu.com/ - Low attendance but a great collaboration to get huge space including free wifi and many volunteers, a good step towards organizing more formal events.
Also in may, Launchpad developers that were in Montreal invited the local community to meet them for drinks & chat
In April the Ubuntu Lucid party - good attendance, and this time we got 4 parties across the province, an all-time record. Focus has been on de-centralizing the release parties, having flexible dates and encouraging local, smaller events
Also in April, there was bragging about Ubuntu business cards
- In January and February the highlghts were several discussions about local media and governement launching web sites that exclusively used non-free formats, including bugg Flash implementations. In one notable case (Tout.tv), the community hacked together a workaround in a few hours and a 400+ people Facebook group brought attention to absent Linux support from such sites. Details:
Started using http://ietherpad.com for quick, realtime translations of information- this being a a multi-cultural province, we need to present information in English and French in a timely manner which is often a challenge. Etherpad makes it easy for *anyone* to organize and contribute short translations
Great activity in our mailing list: February: 272, March: 371, April: 240, May: 228 messages, June: 193 messages, July: 133 messages. Subjects included: problems with Flash, LPIC certifications, Antidote (an non-free dictionary / thesaurus for French, with excellent Ubuntu support), Dell, hardware for Home theaters (XBMC,etc), desktop applications support, events, and lots of troubleshooting.
- Other LUGs are increasingly announcing their activities in our mailing list, which is a great signe of recognition - and provides good opportunities to go out of the "Ubuntu bubble"
South African Ubuntu team
Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team
Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team
Please add details of activities you or the team have done this month
Les Pounder ran another Ubuntu installation helpdesk at Barcamp Blackpool - http://lespounder.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/barcamp-blackpool-2010/
Bruno Girin went to GUADEC in The Hague - http://brunogirin.blogspot.com/2010/08/guadec-2010.html - and has been busy solving bugs and implementing the import from F-Spot feature in Shotwell (Blog post to come soon).
The Ubuntu In Business event was held at the BrickHouse in London. About 100 people attended presentations and demonstrations focusing on the use of Ubuntu in the work environment. A great time was had by all, however the bar staff did question the competence of the Vancouver LoCo mixologists who invented the Ubuntini.
Two episodes of the Ubuntu UK Podcast were released.
Meetings held on irc on 7th and 21st July
We have started playing Profile Roulette
Isabell Long was interviewed by Full Circle Magazine (issue 39, page 35)
United States Teams
US Teams Project
- Published next in series of interviews and articles with approved state teams:
Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team
Monthly IRC Meeting on July 6, 2010 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChicagoTeam/Meetings/Minutes/2010-07-06)
- Discussed the upcoming team bike ride
- Discussed the idea of creating team shirts
- Team Bike Ride on July 18, 2010
- We met at the Geneva train station and rode 16 miles along the Fox River trail
- This was a pure social event.
A new member of our LoCo, kmrs75, has been doing some terrific work creating some mock-ups (http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/vv203/techsx2/Chicago%20LoCo/) for our team shirt.
District of Columbia Team
Florida LoCo Team
- July Meeting
New York State Team
- July 1 2010 7pm - 8pm: Ubuntu Hour at Borders Books near Eastview Mall
- July 17 2010 12pm - 4pm: Linux Workshop co-sponsored with Interlock at Interlock Rochester
- No mettings held
Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team
Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team
Ubuntu Venezuela Team
Additional Ubuntu Teams
Ubuntu Beginners Team
Regular Monthly Meeting on July 13, 2010 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings/20100713)
Diego Turcios discussed his idea for a programming academy for the Development Focus Group: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DiegoTurcios/DevFG
- Reviewed the list of mentees in need of mentors in an effort to get this list down to zero.
- Mitch Towner (kermiac), the bug traiging machine, joined the Ubuntu Beginners Team. He is highly motivated, friendly , and ready to help when he can, and will be a great addition to the team.
- Steve Woodruff (swoody) replaced Zach Kriesse (zkriesse) as the Wiki Focus Group leader.
Ubuntu Classroom Team
Ubuntu NGO Team
Ubuntu Women Team
Team meeting July 8th
Team meeting July 22nd
New logo files! released
Elizabeth Krumbach posted "Ubuntu Women Project Status – Mid 2010" report on her blog: http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=3111
- Of the 617 Ubuntu Members at the end of this month 4.7% are women
Full Circle Magazine, Issue #39 with interview of Isabell Long