October 2012 Team Reports



  1. October 2012 Team Reports
    1. Ubuntu Governance
      1. Community Council
      2. Developer Membership Board
    2. Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-10-15
      1. Review of previous action items
        1. laney to delete network-manager packageset
        2. laney to contact menesis about schooltool packageset
        3. netbook/unr/mobile packagesets
        4. stefanor to create a UDS session
      2. PerPackageUploader Applications
        1. PerPackageUploader Application: Luis Henriques
        2. PerPackageUploader Application: Andreas Hasenack
      3. AOB
      4. Forum Council
      5. IRC Council
      6. LoCo Council
      7. Membership Boards
      8. 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. Promotion Team
    6. Forum Team
    7. Administration Team
    8. Webteam
      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

Community Council

  • 2012-10-04 Meeting (log):

    • Kubuntu Council catchup
      • Began with reminding attendees that Canonical dropped them as a supported flavour earlier this year and the felt the announcement for that was handled poorly by Canonical, as the only communication to the kubuntu community was an e-mail which didn't have many details and led to a lot of confusion
        • Note: they are still a recognized flavor, but they no longer get financial support
      • They now we have a company who wants to sponsor Kubuntu by providing a the support service Canonical dropped, but "nothing is moving forward" to transfer rights to support Kubuntu by new company
        • Feel no deliberate attempt to restrict kubuntu there, but they feel so low down on the priority list it just doesn't get done
      • Lack of progress is very demotivating for contributors
      • There is also an outstanding ticket from August about some updates to the Kubuntu website, no response from IS
        • This is also demotivating to the contributors
        • They are interested in moving it off Canonical's servers, but there are questions about aforementioned control of the Kubuntu brand
        • czajkowski following up with IS to see if progress can be made
      • Asked Canonical Community team where to put Kubuntu-focused sessions
        • jono replied: "just put them on the logical tracks (E.g. Desktop for KDE related topics, Foundations for lower level bits, Community for governance)"
      • Seem to have a good number of contributors, but not sure they're doing as good at recruitment as we have done
      • Do you think the kubuntu community is working out fine generally? just in terms of getting things done? "For distro development yes I think so"
    • Code of Conduct review (call for review was posted here)

      • No mails sent in during call for review
      • we only got one applicable comment on the fridge post, "make it easier to sign"
      • shall we have a session at UDS that is CC + CoC?

Developer Membership Board

Developer Membership Board meeting, 2012-10-15

Chair: Benjamin Drung

Present: Cody A.W. Somerville, Iain Lane, Micah Gersten, Stefano Rivera

Review of previous action items

laney to delete network-manager packageset

Action completed.

laney to contact menesis about schooltool packageset

The schooltool packageset seems to be used and will be kept.

netbook/unr/mobile packagesets

The netbook/unr/mobile packagesets should be removed. Stéphane Graber won the action item to do that.

stefanor to create a UDS session

We have a blueprint for the UDS session: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/community-r-dmb-meeting

PerPackageUploader Applications

PerPackageUploader Application: Luis Henriques


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

Application successful. Luis Henriques welcomed as Ubuntu Kernel Uploader.

PerPackageUploader Application: Andreas Hasenack


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

Application successful. Luis Henriques became upload rights for the package landscape-client.


Next chair: Stéphane Graber (again)

Forum Council

An update from the Forums Council for October of 2012

  • Tutorials and Tips Forum - follow-up
  • Upgrade update
  • layout change follow-up
  • New User Restriction - we decide to change the posting limit from 50 to 25 - coffeecat and Iowan to make the restrictions changes happen and update bits and pieces
  • create stickies for agenda items
  • new presumed spammer usergroup - coffeecat and elfy to add the new group
  • ubuntu forums ubuntu membership application - please welcome cortman

IRC Council

LoCo Council

Membership Boards

Technical Board

Meeting 2012-10-01:

  • Chair: Kees Cook
  • Attendees: Martin Pitt, Matt Zimmerman, Soren Hansen, Stéphane Graber, Colin Watson
  • Guests: Bryce Harrington
  • New/MIR processing for new nvidia-experimental-NNN packages: bryce
  • Scan the mailing list archive for anything we missed (standing item)
    • None
  • Check up on community bugs (standing item)
  • Other business
    • None
  • Select a chair for the next meeting
    • By first name, Martin Pitt
  • Next meeting is 2012-10-15.

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

  • October 1st: LoCo Team irc meeting about next release party in La Mina.

  • October 6th: organizers meeting in La Mina for preparations for the party.
  • October 16th: LoCo Team irc meeting about next release party in La Mina.

  • October 27th: 2nd organizers meeting in La Mina for preparations for the party on November 10th.

China Team

Chilean Team

Ubuntu Colombia

Czech Team

  • LinuxDays - is an annual Czech open-source conference that takes place in Prague. It will be held in 2012 for the first time to replace the LinuxExpo conference, which had a long tradition, but unfortunately was cancelled this year - English pages

    • Czech Ubuntu stand with the new 12.10 release and some Ubuntu staff (CDs, key cases, badges and stickers)
    • Photos are available on our Ubuntu FB or G+ profile
    • 3 presentations
    • articles on Czech IT portals
  • Preparations for LinuxAlt (conference, Ubuntu stand) in Brno

  • Preparations for 12.10 Release party in Prague (10th November) - session info on our official Czech pages

Danish Team

Dutch Team

Promotion Team

There has been an Ubuntu Jam in the city of Nijmegen and on the island of Texel. Thanks to Rachid and Timo, the organisers.

Forum Team

We've had to say goodbye to Nunslaugher as administrator of the forum. Ron has returned as moderator.

Administration Team

Nothing special outside regular maintenance.


The merger between the webteam and the news team has finished. Dooitze has started a news page (see [http://ubuntu-nl.org/node/137]). The website has been updated to 12.04.1, including the iso images provided by Redmar from the translation team.

Source: http://wiki.ubuntu-nl.org/community/Meetings/Meeting20121010/VoortgangTeams


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

  • Ubuntu 12.10 Release Party at University Donja Gorica, Podgorica
  • Ordered installation disks
  • Continued working on Montenegro Open Source blog

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 at 18:00h.

* Saturday 26th Free Software lectures held by Ubuntu LoCo Serbia in Zaječar.

* Saturday 27th Release party in Zaječar.

* Administration team meeting was held on Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.

South African Ubuntu team

  • Mon, 15 October: Monthly IRC Meet -- Minutes

  • Sat, 20 October: Ubuntu 12.10 Release Party - Durban -- Maia's Blog | Photos

  • Sat, 27 Ocotber: Ubuntu 12.10 Release Party - Johannesburg & Pretoria -- Neil's Blog

Swedish Team

Swiss Team

Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team

  • Opening event for ISIMUX club - Linux and free software club at the "Higher Institute for Computer Science and Mathematics of Monastir" Photo album

  • Preparation for Celebration day of the release of ubuntu 12.10 at the "National School of Engineering", Tunis.
  • Install party at "Higher Institute of Computer Sciences and Mathematics" of Monastir.

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

No Report This Month

Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team

Ohio Team

No report this month.

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

Ubuntu NGO Team

Ubuntu Women Project

TeamReports/October2012 (last edited 2012-12-02 22:54:35 by skellat)