March 2012 Team Reports



  1. March 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, 2012-03-26
      1. Review of previous action items
      2. MOTU Applications: Kilian Krause
      3. ubuntu-server-dev application for Adam Gandelman
      4. PPU application (libreoffice) for Bjoern Michaelsen
      5. Other Business
    3. Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-03-12
      1. MOTU application: Marcin Juszkiewicz
      2. Other Business
      3. EMEA Regional Membership Board
      4. Forum Council
      5. IRC Council
      6. LoCo Council
      7. 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
    6. Community Council
    7. Ubuntu Nederland Mwanzo
    8. Artwork Team
    9. Promotion Team
    10. Forum Team
    11. Management Team
    12. 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
    13. 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

The results from the 10th of January Asia Oceania Membership meeting are as follows:

Community Council

  • 2012-03-01 Meeting (log):

    • Checkup with the LoCo Council

      • New folks on the Council this year, taking some time to adjust
      • Started having regular meetings on G+ to get everyone up to speed and to get to know each other better
      • Have 8 reapprovals to work through this cycle (down from a high of 26)
      • Turnaround on LC related business: much resolved in a day, launchpad tasks, responding to RT, but things like improving a document needs more time
      • !lococouncil factoid on #ubuntu-locoteams has proven to be very helpful for people getting in touch with them
      • No conflict resolution by the LC in LoCo teams has been needed this cycle

      • Overall doing well
  • 2012-03-15 Meeting (log):

    • Checkup with Americas Membership Board
      • pleia2, greg-g, cyphermox and Pendulum from the Americas board showed up to discuss the current state of the board
      • Several board members are expiring in May and some fatigue is showing
      • Otherwise quorum is being met and things are going well, no real challenges
      • Commonly when an applicant is asked to return at a later date, it is to get testimonials reflecting their work, or other improvements in documentation for what they have done
    • A couple CC members need to do final review and get back to LoCo Council regarding their proposed document for approvals to confirm it still properly reflects the process delegated by the CC

    • Discussed status of CoC and LCoC merge proposal

Developer Membership Board

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-03-26

Chair: Cody Somerville, Stefano Rivera

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

Review of previous action items

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

ACTION: cody-somerville to send material he has to DMB mailing list for review to unblock progress on this.

MOTU Applications: Kilian Krause


The application was discussed, voted on, but did not carry: Votes for:0 Votes against:1 Abstentions:4

ubuntu-server-dev application for Adam Gandelman


The application was discussed, voted on, and approved: Votes for:6 Votes against:0 Abstentions:0

A vote was also held on membership in MOTU but did not carry: Votes for:2 Votes against:0 Abstentions:4

PPU application (libreoffice) for Bjoern Michaelsen


The application was discussed, voted on, but did not carry: Votes for:3 Votes against:1 Abstentions:2

Other Business

Laney moved that future meetings be limited to considering two applications. General consensus was found for the change.

ACTION: Laney to document that DMB will only consider a maximum of two applicants per future meeting.

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-03-12

Chair: Benjamin Drung

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

MOTU application: Marcin Juszkiewicz


The application was discussed, voted on, and approved; For: 5 Against: 0 Abstained: 0

Other Business

Next chair: cody-somerville

EMEA Regional Membership Board

Forum Council

An update from the Forums Council for March of 2012

  1. Working on an LP "patch" to update Ubiquity and Firefox bookmarks.
  2. FC continues to cross-train its members so we all can "share the load".
  3. The forum staff will continue to encourage Ubuntu membership by extending personal invitations.
  4. We approved six Ubuntu Membership Applications - congratulations to all.
  5. New Tips & Tutorials should be added to the Wiki. The Tips and Tutorials forum will become support/discussion for Wiki articles.

IRC Council

LoCo Council

Technical Board

Meeting 2012-03-05:

  • Chair: Colin Watson
  • Attendees: Matt Zimmerman, Soren Hansen, Stéphane Graber
  • Ubuntu Studio LTS Plan Proposal
  • Opening backports pre-release (redux)
  • AOB
    • There was some follow-up discussion regarding who should be responsible for fixing issues with backports uploads carried over to the subsequent development release. Various people suggested various targets, but there seemed to be an informal consensus that uploading a pre-release backport should constitute a promise to deal with the upload to the development release once it opens.
    • Soren agreed to send mail regarding meeting time changes.
  • Next meeting is 2012-03-19.

Meeting 2012-03-19:

  • Chair: Kees Cook
  • Attendees: Matt Zimmerman, Soren Hansen, Stéphane Graber, Colin Watson
  • Action review
    • Soren agreed to send mail regarding meeting time changes from the prior meeting.
  • Brain storm review
    • Kees will send email proposing a regular per-devel-cycle time for this to be due.
  • AOB
    • mdz will be chair for the next meeting.
  • Next meeting is 2012-04-02.

Ubuntu Development Teams

Reviewers Team

Xubuntu Team

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu LoCo Teams

Argentina Team

Asturian Team

Australian Team

  • The March IRC meeting was held on the 11th March and attended by 9 people.
  • JoelPickett and JoelAddison held events on the weekend of the UbuntuGlobalJam. The events included: translation, wiki clean-up, localisation and artwork jam

    • the translation jam aimed to fix up strings that had been mistranslated and to tackle some of the en_AU packages on Launchpad
    • the wiki jam had participants cleaning up and updating the subpages of the AustralianTeam wiki

    • the localisation jam finalised the iso defaults for the en_AU Ubuntu CD
    • the artwork jam encouraged participants to create Ubuntu materials - including posters, flyers and other Ubuntu-related artwork
  • Two release parties have been set for the PrecisePangolin cycle. Sydney is hosting an event on the Saturday, 21st April and Brisbane on the 6th May. Details for these events can be found at: ubuntu-au loco events.

  • gorilla on IRC shared a project he's working on, aptly named LazerCombat - Paintball, lazer-style.

Belgian Team

Cameroonian Team

Canadian Team

Catalan Team

  • March 1st: Ubuntu speech and install party at the Miguel Hernandez University of Elx, near Alacant.

  • March 1st: LoCo irc meeting for last minute preparation for Ubuntu Global Jam.

  • March 3rd: Ubuntu Global Jam in Punt Òmnia - Grupo Unión in La Mina, near Barcelona.

  • March 16th: LoCo irc meeting reviewing Ubuntu Global Jam and starting works for next release party.

  • March 20th: speech about free software, open formats and Ubuntu at the Library of Caldes de Montbui.

China Team

Chilean Team

Ubuntu Colombia

Czech Team

Danish Team

Dutch Team

Community Council

The Community Council has discussed the progress of the organisation of the LTS release party. The progress is cause for concern and action has to be taken. Besides that, some running affairs were handled.

Ubuntu Nederland Mwanzo

Mwanzobot has now been relocated to the community server. Soon we will start again with the workshops HTML and terminal usages. JFL is ready and has found its way to the internationl Ubuntu community via the Planet.

Artwork Team

Further refining of the forum theme.

Promotion Team

The Ubuntu Global Jam didn't happen because of a lack of volunteers at TCCN, where the jam would have taken place.

Forum Team

Handled running affairs. The team has obtained access to the testing server.

Management Team

A transitional site has been set up based on Drupal to replace the current The website is functioning and is currently being filled by the webteam. The site will be made available to everyone ss soon as it is somewhat ready, so it can be tested further.

The forum has been updated to the newest 1.x release of SMF. The transition to SMF 2 is still undergoing testing.

Web Team

Has received information about the new site.



Ecuador Team

French Team

German Kubuntu Team

Greek Team

Report of March 2012

Honduras Team

Hungarian Team

Indian Team

Ubuntu Ireland

  • Regular Monthly IRC Meeting was held at 9pm Irish time on Wednesday the 21st of March, 2012. The meeting logs can be found here.

  • Some LoCo members joined the Ubuntu Global Jam at a face to face meetup in Limerick and others joined in on IRC and, for the first time, in a Google Hangout. Details of the face to face meeting can be found here.

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

Ubuntu Israel

Japanese Team

Korean Team

Montenegro Team

  • Working on new artwork for our LoCo team

  • Redesigning website
  • Continued disseminating Ubuntu 11.10 installation CDs

Nicaraguan Team

Norwegian team

Philippine Team

Quebec Team

Romanian Team

Russian Team

Serbian Team

South African Ubuntu team

Swedish Team

  • LoCo meeting held on the 22th

    • Regular monthly LoCo member meeting.

  • Project "Svenska videoguider" (Swedish Screencasts) continued their work.
    • Currently finished and planned screencasts are available at this wiki-page.

  • An overhaul to the LoCo website has been made. (

    • More work to be done to increase the activity on the frontpage.
  • Minor collaboration with the Norwegian LoCo took place.

    • More collaboration planned for the future.

Swiss Team

Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team

  • Ubuntu global Jam 12.03
    • Photo album:
  • Preparations for 12.04 Release party
  • Participation in the first TEDx Sousse 12.03

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/March here.

Iowa Team

New York State Team

Presentations and Meetings:

  • Hands on Linux Lab - March 17, 2012
  • Ubuntu Friendly, LInux Home Router, Ubuntu Unity Overview - March 15, 2012
  • Rochester Jam Jam - March 3, 2012 13:00 EST

Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team

Ohio Team

Oregon Team

  • March 4th 2012 - Ubuntu Global Jam @ FreeGeek!

  • Salem Ubuntu Hour for 3/9/12
  • Salem Ubuntu Hour 3/16/2012
  • Ubuntu Hour for 3/23
  • Ubuntu Oregon Banner sponsored by LinBit!

Pennsylvania Team

Two new members!!!

  • March 2-4: hosted bug jam on irc.

  • March 4: hosted bug jam at hive76 ,recap.

  • March 10-18 poll to determine new logo.

  • Most importantly on the historic date of march 19 an amazing writer joins to lead ubuntu-pa to victory!!!

Virginia Team

Washington Team

Wisconsin Team

* Event: This month's Madison Ubuntu Hour was March 16. This event is on the third Saturday of each month, and is hosted by Madison LUG. The next Madison Ubuntu Hour will be April 20.

* Event: Rick and Ian held an outreach seminar in Wausau. Newspaper story. Eight new users attended, fewer than expected. The attendees asked sophisticated questions, and feedback was very positive. Special thanks to Rick for organizing the event and preparing such fabulous presentations!

* Monthly Meeting: There was no monthly meeting on IRC this month.

Ubuntu Venezuela Team

Zimbabwe Team

Additional Ubuntu Teams

Ubuntu Accessibility Team

Ubuntu Beginners Team

Ubuntu Classroom Team

Ubuntu NGO Team

Ubuntu Women

TeamReports/March2012 (last edited 2012-04-01 03:37:18 by lyz)