March 2013 Team Reports


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Ubuntu Governance

Community Council

Developer Membership Board


ACTION: Micah to send summary of PPU decoupling discuss to the DMB list ACTION: Micah to urgently send feedback on Bjorn's PPU application


  • PPU for Paul Gevers (winff, daisy-player, ebook-speaker and cacti)
    • For: 5 Against: 0 Abstained: 0
  • Vibhav Pant for MOTU
    • For: 1 Against: 1 Abstained: 3

Action items

  • Micah to urgently send feedback on Bjorn's PPU application


  • Review of previous action items
    • Micah to send summary of PPU decoupling discuss to the DMB list

ACTION: Micah to send summary of PPU decoupling discuss to the DMB list ACTION: Micah to urgently send feedback on Bjorn's PPU application

  • Ubuntu Contributing Developer Applications
  • Chair for next meeting: Stéphane
  • AOB
    • A brief discussion about potential DST confusion, which concluded that the times should remain as they are in UTC.


  • Should Tim Lunn (darkxst) become an Ubuntu Contributing Developer?
    • For: 6 Against: 0 Abstained: 0

Action items

  • Micah to send summary of PPU decoupling discuss to the DMB list
  • Micah to urgently send feedback on Bjorn's PPU application

Forum Council

IRC Council

LoCo Council

Membership Boards

Technical Board

Meeting 2013-03-18:

  • Meeting chair: Matt Zimmerman
  • Other members in attendance: Colin Watson, Stéphane Graber
  • Apologies: Martin Pitt, Soren Hansen, Kees Cook
  • Full log:

  • See also Stéphane Graber's more detailed summary

  • Proposed changes to the release cycle
    • The board discussed a few recently proposed changes to the release cycle

    • Duration of maintenance/support
      • Currently, standard (non-LTS) releases include a commitment to 18 months of maintenance
      • The original proposal called for reducing the maintenance period for standard releases from 18 months to 7 months
      • The development team representatives discussed the possibilities and reached a consensus on a new maintenance period of 9 months, which the board then voted to approve
    • Effective release for new maintenance period
      • The board voted to implement the 9-month maintenance period beginning with Ubuntu 13.04
    • Providing a mechanism to easily track the development branch of Ubuntu continuously
      • Currently, users must explicitly upgrade their system to each new release
      • The proposal called for designating the current development focus as a "rolling release", intended to be tracked continuously rather than via discrete upgrades
      • The technical requirement for such a designation would be a mechanism to enable this behavior, since it is not currently supported by our current infrastructure
      • The board voted in support of the development of such a facility, without specifying a particular mechanism (TBD by the relevant development team(s))
    • There were further components to the proposal which could not be discussed in the time available for the meeting. Discussion will continue at the next meeting on 2013-04-01

Ubuntu Development Teams

Reviewers Team

Xubuntu Team

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu LoCo Teams

Argentina Team

Asturian Team

Australian Team

Belgian Team

Cameroonian Team

Canadian Team

Catalan Team

  • March 1st: Interview to RafaelCarreras, LoCo Team Contact, for a technical school newspaper.

  • March 1st: irc meeting about spread team conflict.
  • March 2nd: Ubuntu Global Jam at UPC in Barcelona.
  • March 2nd: Prepared Catalan Remix 12.04 isos for Ubuntu and Kubuntu at Ubuntu Global Jam
  • March 6th: Ubuntu presentation in Sant Feliu de Guíxols.
  • March 14th: Ubuntu presentation at Escola del Treball, Barcelona.
  • March 16th: irc meeting about preparations for next release party.
  • March 16th: Web maintanance
  • March 23rd: meeting with Marcos Costales, Spain LoCo, in Asturies.

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

  • Ongoing discussions on FB group and Forum
  • Blog/News feed

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.

* Sat, 23 March 2013 10:00 - 19:00 UTC LUGoNS BarCamp conference was held at Novi Sad. Serbian LoCo team was present at event with lecture about Ubuntu and upcoming release of Ubuntu 13.04.

* Ubuntu lectures for beginners was held at Zajecar (Thursday 21st March), Novi Sad (Friday 22nd March) and Subotica (Sunday 24th March).

* On Wednesday 27th March Serbian LoCo was present at Document Freedom day at Subotica. Short lecture about new release of Ubuntu 13.04 was held.

* On Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th 24th and 31st March, Administration team meeting was held.

South African Ubuntu team

Swedish Team

Swiss Team

Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team

  • Ubuntu flash-coffee
  • Ubuntu global Jam 13.03

Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team

United States Teams

US Teams Project

Ubuntu California

Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team

District of Columbia Team

Florida LoCo Team

Iowa Team

New York State Team

Team Events:

* Hands on Linux Workshop on Saturday, March 16 2013 at 12-3PM EST

* Basel, Laptops/Computers for Kids on Thursday, March 21 2013 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

  • March 2: JoseeAntonioR and jsjgruber did Lernid testing

Ubuntu NGO Team

Ubuntu Women Team

TeamReports/March2013 (last edited 2013-04-14 16:37:52 by lyz)