May 2012 Team Reports



  1. May 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, 2012-05-09
      1. MOTU application Ante Karamatić
      2. Per-Package uploader Ike Panhc
      3. Per-Package uploader James Hunt
      4. AOB
      5. EMEA Regional Membership Board
      6. Forum Council
      7. IRC Council
      8. LoCo Council
      9. Technical Board
    3. Ubuntu Development Teams
      1. Reviewers Team
      2. Xubuntu Team
      3. Ubuntu Studio
    4. 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
    5. Artwork Team
    6. Promotion Team
    7. Forum Team
    8. Management 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
    9. Additional Ubuntu Teams
      1. Ubuntu Accessibility Team
      2. Ubuntu Beginners Team
      3. Ubuntu Classroom Team
      4. Ubuntu NGO Team
      5. Ubuntu Women Project

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Ubuntu Governance

Americas Regional Membership Board

Asia Oceania Regional Membership Board

Community Council

  • 2012-05-03 Meeting (log):

    • Kubuntu Council catch-up.
      • ScottKitterman and DavidWonderly briefed us about current considerations in the Kubuntu world. Jonathan and David are in discussions with Blue Systems and Canonical about the use of the trademark.

      • The discussion about trademarks hadn't been yet escalated to MarkShuttleworth, but he promised to close the loop.

      • The CC thank the Kubuntu team for keeping everybody up to date and communicating clearly what is happening.
    • The Technical Board catch-up was postponed to one of the next meetings.
    • Code of Conduct review
      • Laura Czajkowski brought up feedback she had collected about the proposed CoC update.

      • Only the issue regarding "Deciciveness has value in itself" was discussed.
      • Charles Profitt suggested an update.

      • MarkShuttleworth agreed to use it as a basis for a new revision.

      • The CoC update is going to be discussed at UDS again.
    • The discussion of the definition of support was postponed to one of the next meetings.
  • 2012-05-17 Meeting (log):

    • Technical Board catch-up.
      • mdz and cjwatson discussed how the board was getting on the issues they were encountering, administrative, unsure when meetings were taking place due to the multiple locations of the schedule. CC advised to use the fridge as the most up to date location.
      • The next issue mdz brought up was a governance issue, the role of the chair, what role it had for tie-breaking decisions.
      • action pleia2 to start a thread on the role of a chair on boards
      • ACTION: mdz update the TB docs

      • One issue the TB is having issue with right now is brainstorm, not
      • CC thanked the TB for keeping them up to date and offered any help with fridge scheduling if needed
    • Election and appointment of the 5th member of the IRCC
      • AlanBell gave noticed the IRCC were going to be filling the 5th seat soon and would be holding an election.

  • Review and announce New Membership Board Members

Developer Membership Board

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-05-09

Chair: laney

Present: barry stgraber tumbleweed micahg bdrung

MOTU application Ante Karamatić


Voting: +1 barry tumbleweed micahg stgraber laney bdrung

The application is accepted.

Action: micahg to add permissions.

Per-Package uploader Ike Panhc


Voting for linux-armadaxp, linux-meta-armadaxp, linux-highbank and linux-meta-highbank (the latter two for discussion and approval on the mailing list after the enter the archive)

Voting: +1 barry laney tumbleweed stgraber

  • +0 micahg bdrung

The application is accepted.

ACTION: stgraber to add permissions

Per-Package uploader James Hunt


Voting for friendly-recovery, libnih, mountall, upstart

Voting: +1 barry laney tumbleweed stgraber micahg bdrung

The application is accepted.

ACTION: stgraber to add permissions


Chair for next meeting: micahg

EMEA Regional Membership Board

Forum Council

An update from the Forums Council for May of 2012

  • Archiving Forums. Threads that have no activity for >12 months, will be archived every 6 months (in sync with the release cycle)

  • New Theme. TechnoViking has been hard at work creating a new theme for the Forum. It now matches the branding on most of the other Ubuntu web sites

  • Wiki Teams. elfy , has been working with the wiki team to convert tutorials from the Tips and Tutorials sub-forum to wki pages.

  • General Messages. thanked all those that added their support to her application to the Ubuntu Membership Board.

  • New Staff. We put off appointing any further staff until we discussed it amongst the staff a little more. We are trying to meet the Community Council guidelines, when it comes to appointing/electing new staff members.
  • Application Development Forum. mhall119, answered all of the remaining question the Forum Council had, before the new sub-forum is opened.
  • New Members. We elected 3 new Forums ubuntu members, please welcome primefalcon, hakermania and sandyd.

IRC Council

LoCo Council

Technical Board

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

  • May 1st: LoCo irc meeting for preparations for Ubuntu 12.04 Release Party.

  • May 10th: Ubuntu Presentation and installs at Centre Cívic of Sant Feliu de Codines.
  • May 12th: Precise Pangolin Release Party in Terrassa.

  • May 16th: LoCo irc meeting for conclusions about recent Ubuntu 12.04 Release Party.

  • May 19th and 20th: CDP Days in Caldes de Montbui. Ubuntu Presentation and installs.

China Team

Chilean Team

Ubuntu Colombia

Czech Team

  • Ubuntu Release Party - Precise Pangoline 12.04

    • this May we have organized RP in Prague (the last two RPs were in Hradec Kralove and Ostrava)

    • RP were in training center Silicon Hill

    • all details about this RP are on our special Czech pages

    • presentations:

      • Start 10:00
        • Tadeáš Pařík ( - Ubuntu Precise Pangoline 12.04 - everything about new LTS - download

        • Martin Šácha ( - How is created Czech version of Ubuntu? - everything about the Czech translations and about our translation team - download

        • Miroslav Hrončok (LinuxEXPRES) - Xubuntu and Xfce - everything about new Xubuntu 12.04 - [[|download]]

      • Lunch 12:00 - 13:00
        • Radek Neužil ( - Internet security

        • Ivan Bíbr (Liberix, o.p.s.) - GNOME Shell - presentation about GNOME Shell - download

        • Vojtěch Trefný ( - Czech Ubuntu Community - everything about the Czech community - download

        • Ondřej Profant ( - OSS in public administration - download

      • End 16:00
    • all photos from this event can be found here

    • topic about this event on our forum is here

Danish Team

Dutch Team

Artwork Team

A couple of refinements have been made to the forum theme.

Promotion Team

The LTS release party is taking shape. It will take place in Beekbergen on 2 June.

Forum Team

Spamfilters have been finetuned and the new moderation dashboard of SMF 2 has been tested.

Management Team

A lot of work has been done:

  • The forum has been updated to SMF 2 and received a new theme.
  • The main website has been moved from MoinMoin to Drupal.

  • The news site has received an update.



Ecuador Team

French Team

  • May 2nd : Ubuntu Party in Vire.
  • May 3rd : apéro du libre in Rennes.

  • May 5th : premier samedi du libre (PSL) in Paris. This is a multi-distribution small install fest where around 60 people come to get help configuring and installing their Linux system.

  • May 5th : Ubuntu Party 12.04 in Paris – Organization meeting.
  • May 5th : Ubuntu Party in Orléans.

  • May 8th : atelier libre (PDF presentation) in Brignoles.

  • May 9th : soirée du libre spéciale Ubuntu 12.04 in Dijon.

  • May 12th and 13th : Ubuntu Party (warning : the link will soon be outdated) in Paris. Conferences, workshops, classes, demonstrations, installs. ≈ 120 benevolents, 2 000 visitors, report being written.

  • May 12th : Install Party in Dijon.

  • May 12th : Ubuntu Party in Saint-Seurin-sur-l’Isle.
  • May 19th : Precise Party in Bordeaux.

  • May 20th : Ubuntu Hour in Paris. Organized in the local gracioulsy lent by LQDN, we were around 10 people. Theme : Chinese food.

  • May 25th, 26th and 27th : Papillons de nuit (P2N) music festival in Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves. The Papillons de nuit 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.

  • May 29th : Install Party Ubuntu in Schilitgheim.

  • May 31th : Ubuntu Party in Aix-en-Provence.

German Kubuntu Team

Greek Team

Report of May 2012

  • Ubuntu-gr received the Loco CD package from Shipit
  • The Greek team participate in Fosscomm 2012 at Serres with a beautiful booth and two presentations from ouw member simosx and Qdata. See photos here

  • Release parties 12.04 in Athens and Lamia

See all team reports here.

Honduras Team

Hungarian Team

  • We participated in the Szabad Út project aiming to create free educational materials and videos about LibreOffice for schools:

  • We regularly updated our loco site with the latest news:

  • We did various translation-related tasks

Indian Team

Ubuntu Ireland

Ubuntu Israel

Japanese Team

Korean Team

Montenegro Team

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation disks disseminating
  • Ubuntu Hour at Faculty of Science, Podgorica on May 23, 2012

Nicaraguan Team

Norwegian team

Philippine Team

Quebec Team

Romanian Team

Russian Team

Serbian Team

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

* On Tuesday 8. May 2012. in Youth Center Ubuntu presentation was held during IT Open Days in front of 30 best students.

* On Sunday 13. May 2012. Ubuntu presentation was held at the East Weekend Fest in Bor, Serbia.Video Archive

* On Saturday 19. May 2012. Presentation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was held in Youth Center of Zaječar, Serbia.

* Sunday 27. May 2012. Regular IRC meeting of team was held on LoCo channel

South African Ubuntu team

Swedish Team

Swiss Team

Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team

  • Ubuntu Release Party 12.04
  • GNU/Linux Distributions Day in "National Engineering School" Sousse
  • Richard Stallman conference in Monastir Science Palace

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 Lab on Saturday, 19 May 2012 at 12:00 EST

Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team

Ohio Team

Oregon Team

Pennsylvania Team

Virginia Team

Washington Team

Wisconsin Team

* Event: This month's Madison Ubuntu Hour was May 19. This event is on the third Saturday of each month, and is hosted by Madison LUG. The next Madison Ubuntu Hour will be June 16.

* 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 Project

TeamReports/May2012 (last edited 2012-06-23 04:24:49 by lyz)