July 2011 Team Reports
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Americas Regional Membership Board
Developer Membership Board
Developer Membership Board meeting 2011-07-18 19:00 UTC
Chair: Cody A.W. Somerville
Present: Michael Bienia, Stéphane Graber, Mackenzie Morgan, Benjamin Drung, Emmet Hikory
Temporary resolution: Endorse Emmet's voting summary in the interim pending TB feedback
Agree that our current voting procedure is as described by Emmet via e-mail (ref: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-July/000956.html).
Final result is 5 for, 0 against. 1 abstained. Total: 5
AGREED: Current DMB voting procedure is as described at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-July/000956.html
Ubuntu Contributing Developer Applications
Final result is 0 for, 2 against. 4 abstained. Total: -2
Application deferred; remedial advice provided by the board to the candidate.
ACTION: Board to review how applicants who've mostly contributed to upstream projects that are highly symbiotic with Ubuntu (e.g. Ensemble and Orchestra) are considered. The current consensus is that although this contributions can be used to satisfy certain tests applied by the board to determine level of skill, it is not clear if it is appropriate to use it to satisfy the test of sustained and significant *development* contribution to Ubuntu (especially versus the less specific test of sustained and significant contribution to Ubuntu applied by the Regional Membership Boards). In previous applications to the DMB and Regional Membership Boards, significant contributions to upstream projects exclusively but not to Ubuntu specifically have not been deemed satisfactory. Some members of the board suspect that this applicant would have been more successful if Juan had applied for PPU for the ensemble related packages he works on or for Ubuntu membership from his applicable Regional Membership Board.
Applicant requests per-package upload permissions for the following packages:
Iain Lane provided vote on application via e-mail.
Final result is 7 for, 0 against. 0 abstained. Total: 7
Application accepted; ACTION to grant applicant approved upload permissions.
Andrea Veri (Renewal)
Applicant requests renewal of their MOTU membership one year after its expiry.
Final result is 6 for, 0 against. 0 abstained. Total: 6
Application accepted; ACTION to grant applicant approved membership.
EMEA Regional Membership Board
Meeting held on July 31st, 2011 in #ubuntu-meeting.
Attendance: nhandler, topyli Guests: k1l
Due to the lack of quorum and short agenda, this was a more informal meeting than usual.
The main topic of the meeting was k1l's membership application. nhandler and topyli questioned him, but were unable to vote due to lack of quorum. The other IRCC members will be contacted, and the results of the membership application will be sent out shortly.
It was also announced that the eir-ubottu integration testing has been going well. The plugin will be enabled in #ubuntu soon (announcement will precede this action).
The Ubuntu IRC Council is pleased to welcome Achim Behrens as the newest Ubuntu IRC Member.
Achim has been doing some great work in the German support and offtopic IRC channels. He has advanced from giving support to serving as an operator to being asked to serve as a superop. We hope to see him continue with this great work, as he plays an essential role in keeping the channels running smoothly.
A transcript of the meeting where Achim was questioned is available, but the vote was done privately following the meeting (due to lack of quorum).
- Testing of ubottu's eir integration plugin
- 1 private issue dealt with
- Added founder access for Zach Gibbens (cyberanger) to #ubuntu-us-tn
Request ticket to make irclogs.ubuntu.com time stamps UTC (LP: #803970) (RT: #17401) - Done
Add logging bot to #ubuntu-brainstorm (LP: #804307) (RT: #17409) - Cancelled
- Fixed Founder/Made sure channel was setup in #ubuntu-eo
- Closure of #ubuntu-app-devel
- Meeting 2011-07-28
- Chair: Kees Cook
- Present: Matt Zimmerman, Mark Shuttleworth
- Apologies: Colin Watson, Martin Pitt, Scott James Remnant
- Policy proposal for extensions repository
- needs feedback, so TB will comment on mailing list
- Action: Send notes on the Extension Repository Policy proposal (everyone)
- DMB voting procedure
- Needs to be standardized across all membership councils
- Action: bring to CC for discussion (kees)
- Next chair: Keybuk
Ubuntu Development Teams
Xubuntu team report for July, 2011
Set up a tentative daily testing schedule.
Packaging, Development, & Testing
- Many bugs have been fixed.
- Released Oneiric Ocelot Alpha2.
- LightDM replaced GDM as the login manager.
Website & Marketing
- Approval has been received for the website to be converted to Wordpress.
Website team is currently working on a test site of Wordpress for http://xubuntu.org .
- Re-wrote several pages for the Xubuntu website.
- Marketing Lead will produce of news releases, blog articles, advertising Xubuntu, tracking reviews of Xubuntu.
- Greybird gtk-theme improvements
- Working on a new plymouth theme.
- Artwork Lead will work with the current artists for Xubuntu, producing themes, plymouth theme, website graphics, and other art as needed.
- We are striving to get more users to blog about Xubuntu. We would like to get word out of the changes being made, as well as new releases.
The Xubuntu Community holds a regular meetings alternating on Mondays at 19:00 UTC and Sundays at 22:00 UTC in #xubuntu-devel. Please see the schedule and agenda at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Meetings.
- An ammendment to the Xubuntu Strategy Document has been proposed and published to the mailing lists. A two-week comment period has resulted in no comments.
Ubuntu Studio Reporting Page
Welcome to the Ubuntu Studio reporting page. Every month this page should be filled with bullet points indicating the summary of some of the work you have been working on. As you work on something, try to summarize it here. A few guidelines for how to write good points here:
Keep it simple and short - single sentences are best.
- Try to summarize your work and not be over-detailed - we don't need to know specifics, just a summary of the kind of work involved
- Where possible, include relevant links.
See the Oneiric release planning wiki page for details.
See the Website Update wiki page for details.
- Brian David emailed the dev mailing list with the example website files for testing
- Testers will need a local instance of Drupal
- Testers will most likely also need a local instance of MySQL
- Testing will need to follow the included README.txt file
ScottLavender agreed to prepare 2nd draft of site map focusing on primary features
See the -controls development wiki page for details.
- ailo and paultag have been hacking up code for the update
ScottLavender is getting anxious to get it built, testing, and pushed to the repos :/
See the Ubuntu Studio Backports wiki page for details.
The Ubuntu Studio Backports wiki page was updated...a LOT
rakarrack PPA package ready for testing
- Several backport requests were filed. See BACKPORTS section above for details.
Marked as Incomplete Bugs
ScottLavender began building -lowlatency kernel with aboganni's assistance in hopes of getting it in Natty
- It is realised the window for getting the -lowlatency kernel in Natty is very slim
Ubuntu LoCo Teams
July Team Meeting - This meeting was on the 10th of July 2011 and attended by 12 team members
Benny (benonsoftware on IRC) was to investigate holding a Ubuntu-Australia Documentation Jam and email the list with suggestions. The Documentation Jam has since been confirmed to take place on Friday 2nd September from 7pm-9pm (AEST) and will be hosted on #ubuntu-au on irc.freenode.net.
jpickett (sagaci on IRC) was to email the list in regards to holding a Translation Jam for 11.10. The Translation Jam has since been confirmed to take place on Saturday 3rd September from 2pm-4pm (AEST) and will be hosted on #ubuntu-au on irc.freenode.net.
- The idea of an induction for new members was floated. This discussion resulted in a decision by those in attendance for specific tweaks to be made to the website. The website is to be updated to have a link for new members and the wiki welcome is to be made more wiki specific to remove a lot of confusion that new members experience.
JaredNorris was to work out a mission statement based on feedback, and post to the mailing list. This has occurred and the finalising discussions continue.
Apparently jpickett (sagaci on IRC) was feeling lonely as the only Australian on the Ubuntu Hall of Fame so it seems JoelAddison has gone on to join him in the translation top contributors. Well done to both of you!
This is the activities report of May.
Natty Release Party at Yaounde.
July 12: IRC Meeting.
- July 20: Waterloo Ubuntu Hour
Jul 1st Ubuntu Colombia was at Campus Party Official Report.
As always you can find our up to date activity here.
- preparations for the future sessions
- Průhonice in August
GlobalJam in September
our community is collaboratig on preparations of openMagazine, magazine about open-source software http://www.openmagazin.cz/2011/07/openmagazin-062011/
we're enjoying the holiday
July 2nd - Premier Samedi du Libre in Paris
This is a multi-distribution small install fest where around 60 people come to get help configuring and installing their Linux system.
July 6th - Ubuntu Hour in Paris
Organized to welcome our canadian friends desrt and mimico, we were around 15 people.
July 9th to 14th - RMLL in Strasbourg
2011 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. This year the event introduced the free beer, a beer with an free recipe.
July 14th to 17th - Festival des Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix
The Vieilles Charrues invited us for the third 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. This year our multi-site was ready, and the 12 desktop sessions ran on only 2 computers with the help of Xephyr.
July 23th - Ubuntu Hour in Paris
organized at the last minute we go to a japanese restaurant to eat sushis.
July 25th - Ubuntu Hour in Paris
We join with our Mozilla friends to share a drink, it was also the last time with desrt and mimico who have to go back to canada.
German Kubuntu Team
Promoting Ubuntu and other Free Software at Hegyalja Festival (a Rock Festival in Hungary): http://ubuntu.hu/node/26328
Promoting Ubuntu at the Sysadmin Day Party at Budapest: http://ubuntu.hu/node/26378
We had our monthly IRC meeting on the first Thursday of the month as usual: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HungarianTeam/IRCMeetings
We regularly updated our loco site with the latest news: http://ubuntu.hu
- We did various translation-related tasks
- We attended Open Source Conference 2011 Kansai@Kyoto. Slides and Videos are available from the link below.
- A team member Hajime Mizuno became a Ubuntu member.
- Our team leader, Jun Kobayashi, has given endorsement to the press release of Ubuntu Advantage Re-seller in Japan.
South African Ubuntu team
Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team
- physical meeting 11.07 at "Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Sousse "
Photo album :http://ubuntu.nizarus.org/Ubuntu-tn-11-07
Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team
- During the Ubuntu Developer week presentations were given by directhex and phillw
- During the Ubuntu Community week presentations were given by Alan Bell, Alan Pope and Laura Czajkowski
United States Teams
US Teams Project
- Team Meetings
- Ubuntu Hours
Began planning for CaliforniaTeam/Projects/Picnix20 on August 27th
Team approved CaliforniaTeam/ApprovalApplication2011 and sent to LoCo Council
Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team
District of Columbia Team
Florida LoCo Team
Please update with team activity from 11/July here.
New York State Team
Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team
Ubuntu Venezuela Team
Additional Ubuntu Teams
Ubuntu Accessibility Team
Ubuntu Beginners Team
There no team meeting in the July 2011
Ubuntu Classroom Team
Ubuntu NGO Team
Ubuntu Women Team
During the Ubuntu Community Week presentations were given by Charlene Tessier, Elizabeth Krumbach, Cheri Francis Ansbergs and Laura Czajkowski
Team meeting July 14th
Launched election process for leadership trio
- Expanded social media presence
Launched blog: http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/
Full Circle Magazine, Issue #51 with interview about UDS with Cheri Francis
- Of the 675 Ubuntu Members at the end of this month 4.74% are women