September 2010 Team Reports
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Americas Regional Membership Board
The approval results from the September 16th Americas Membership meeting are as follows:
Developer Membership Board
Developer Membership Board meeting, 2010-09-27
Chair: Cody A.W. Somerville
Present: Colin Watson, Emmet Hikory, Stéphane Graber, Soren Hansen, Michael Bienia
Administrative Matter: Review Marco Rodrigues participation in Ubuntu Development
Marco Rodrigues requests permission to participate in Ubuntu Developer. He is currently not permitted to do so per a binding request from the former MOTU Council. 
Application was discussed by the board in absentia.
The board requested and received additional information from Scott Kitterman regarding his comment on this application.
Cody Somerville motioned to postpone consideration. Colin Watson seconded the motion with the stipulation that a call for feedback from developers be made regarding this application. The vote was called and the motion was carried unanimously.
Cody Somerville accepted an action to send an e-mail calling for feedback from developers on this application.
Postponed: 5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained. Total: 5
ACTION: Cody Somerville to send an e-mail calling for feedback from developers on this application.
PerPackageUploader Application: Barry Warsaw for gtimelog
Barry Warsaw requested upload permission to the gtimelog (universe) package.
Approved: 4 for, 0 against, 1 abstained. Total: 4
Ubuntu Core Developer Application: Raphaël Pinson
Raphaël Pinson, a former Ubuntu core-developer, requested to be reinstated as a core developer.
Approved: 4 for, 0 against, 1 abstained. Total: 4
Select a chair for the next meeting
ACTION: Michael Bienia to chair the next Developer Membership Board meeting.
EMEA Regional Membership Board
- Date: 2010/09/07
- Board Members Present
- Laura Czajkowski (czajkowski)
- Dennis Kaarsemaker
- Stéphane Graber
- Oliver Grawert (ogra)
- David Rubin (drubin)
- Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) - Chair
- Alan Pope (popey)
- Approved Members
- Actions and follow-up items
- drubin to chair next meeting
- drubin to email lists
- Next meeting is on 5th of October same time same place
- Board Members Present
- Meeting 2010-09-07
The Board will organize a regular review of user feedback on brainstorm.ubuntu.com according to the proposal described at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2010-September/000493.html
The Application Review Board proposed by Jono Bacon in https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2010-September/000483.html was waved through informally, to bootstrap the application review process. We will re-evaluate in six months.
- Meeting 2010-09-21
- Chair: Martin
- Attendees: Colin Watson, Kees Cook, Scott James Remnant
- Guests: Jamie Strandboge
- Review of Actions
Martin to follow up with Kees on-list (re: Chromium security updates) -- DONE
Matt to implement brainstorm reviews as proposed -- DONE
- Martin added this as a permanent topic to the agenda, together with the next due date
Matt to respond to jono re: application review board -- DONE
- Requirement: Run selftests during package build to catch architecture specific regressions, and catch problems early
- Run tests on installed package as part of SRU verification
ACTION: Martin Pitt to ask Martin Pool about self test instructions on installed system
ACTION: Kees to add bzr self test to qa-regression-testing project
- Under those conditions, the request was unanimously approved
ACTION: Martin add to StableReleasePolicy
- Chromium security updates
- Discussion has shown that a general SRU exception is the only viable way
- It is not realistic to do any serious testing on these, since updates are released so fast; updates need to happen pretty much "blindly"
- This makes it rather inappropriate for main/default install, but as an opt-in in universe the current experience with the recent Chromium SRUs showed that the process is working
- In case of new build dependencies: in general they should be bundled, but for some of them it is okay to update the system package (e. g. gyp, and perhaps libvpx); this is a case-by-case decision
- No new community bugs to look at
- Next chair: Mark Shuttleworth
Ubuntu Development Teams
Ubuntu Studio Team
Began development for Natty - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/ReleasePlanning#Ubuntu%20Studio%2011.04%20Natty%20Narwhal
- moderating package selection (i.e. adding and removing packages)
developed around task focused workflow - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Workflows
helps define the package selection - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/PackageSelectionDevelopment
- additional metapackages might be created for finer installation control of audio apps
- eliminate duplicate functionality (i.e. remove LADSPA plugins if the same plugins are available in LV2 format)
- Art development
- plymouth theme
- moderating package selection (i.e. adding and removing packages)
- Tested Ubuntu Studio Release Candidate ISO for QA
- Website Update
- fleshing out audience
- developing purpose for audience
- identifying components for various page
- evaluating mock-ups
- Began to assign team positions
- testing lead/contact/liaison - rlamerio
- IRC user support - holstein
- Kernel development
- removed -rt kernel from archives
- began working with Ubuntu Kernel Team to get -lowlatency kernel into archives
Xubuntu team report for September, 2010
- Our bug triage efforts are paying off for Xubuntu. Many bugs were squashed this past month.
Packaging, Development, & Testing
- We tested Maverick Meerkat Beta with good results.
Website & Marketing
- We still need a good plymouth theme.
- We are striving to get more users to blog about Xubuntu. We would like to keep word out of the changes being made, as well as new releases.
- We are attempting to submit new articles to Ubuntu Weekly News at least once a month about Xubuntu.
Ubuntu LoCo Teams
Tuesday 7th - CISL 2010 - Conferencias Internacionales sobre Software Libre - at National Library (BUE) photos
Friday 10th - Presentations in EPUEL 2010 - Encuentro Para Una Educacion Libre pictures
Monday 13 to Friday 17 - One week of introductory presentations at E.N.E.T. N°36 (public technical school) pics
Organizing the first UbuCon in Argentina (Nov 19 & 20 at Palermo University - BUE)
- Organizing Maverick Meerkat Release Parties (BUE and some others cities)
September 5th: booth at Computer Fair in Ghent
September 12th: booth at Computer Fair in Antwerp
September 19th: booth at Computer Fair in Charleroi
September 26th: booth at Computer Day in Niel in collaboration with the local computer club Monitor
September 26th: booth at Computer Fair in Hasselt
made sure Eclectic Tech Carnival (women in open source event) has Ubuntu CDs
- collecting possible designs for a locoteam T-shirt
- preparations for making a local Ubuntu services (companies) directory
- some people started looking into (re)starting educational efforts
Weekly IRC meetings for coordination on September 01st, 08th, 16th, 23d and 29th
17 September 2010.Release of Aventure Libre #3
18 September 2010. Participation to the Software Freedom Day 2010 in Yaounde, Palais des sports
Report,video,photos : CameroonianTeam/Events/SoftwareFreedomDay#Edition 2010
- Ubuntu Hours in Waterloo, ON (Sept. 1) and Ottawa, ON (Sept. 9)
- Software Freedom Day in Kitchener, ON. (Sept 18)
Software Freedom Day event planned for Vancouver.
- Maverick Release parties planned for Vancouver, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa and Toronto.
- September 1st: irc meeting
- September 28th: meeting with CTUG for next release party.
September 4th - 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.
September 4th-5th - Braderie de Lille
From Saturday to Sunday evening stallholders set up shop along miles of streets. We have a booth at this event to present Ubuntu.
- September 6th - weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
September 7th - Ubuntu Party in Paris organisation meeting on irc #ubuntu-fr-meeting - minutes
- September 13th - weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
- September 18th - Ubuntu-fr libre software survey organised for the Software Freedom Day 2010
September 19th - Ubuntu Party 10.10 second IRL meeting - minutes
- September 20th - weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
September 21st - Ubuntu Party in Paris organisation meeting on irc #ubuntu-fr-meeting - minutes
- September 22nd - Ubuntu-fr sysadmin IRC meeting
- September 27th - weekly ubuntu-fr-webteam meeting
German Kubuntu Team
We Created Release Party Badges for the Local and the International Community: More info
- The number of registered users on ubuntu.hu has surpassed 18600
- We started organizing the Maverick Release Party: it will be on October 16th, the location is still to be decided
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 continued our work on the Hungarian Ubuntu Education Project: http://edu.ubuntu.hu
- We did various translation-related tasks
Regular Monthly IRC Meeting was held at 8pm Irish time on Wednesday 15th September.
We had a great Limerick Ubuntu Hour on the 30th of September at 6pm in the Absolute Hotel.
Plans are under way for release parties for Maverick. The Dublin release party will be on 10.10.10. More info
- We helped spread the word of Open source software and ubuntu on the open source day in Israel.
- We had a booth on the biggest sci-fi convention in Israel, the Icon. In this event we gave over 200 Ubuntu CDs, sold Ubunchu comics and earned 500₪ (about 100 Euro) of donations.
- We have started to push all the part of publishing Ubuntu, so we have printed Ubuntu fliers and Credit cards. for that we have also got a donation from "Hamkor" association for having a rollup for our booths.
we have started planning our Ubuntu 10.10 Release party
- Ubuntu Magazine Japan vol.5 was released.
- We attended Open Source Conference 2010 Tokyo/Fall and held a seminar. Slides and Videos are available from the link below.
- The team member, Fumihito YOSHIDA, wrote the article about Btrfs in Ubuntu 10.10 for the October issue of Software Design.
- We replaced the archive servers (jp.archive.ubuntu.com and ubuntu-ashisuto.ubuntulinux.jp) with new ones.
- The team member, Nobuto MURATA, kicked off Ubuntu Hour Tachikawa-Tokyo.
- 05 Sep:
Pizza Bash 1.9.1, team members attended Bash.
- 12 Sep:
POSOL Ep.14 released by Team POSOL (Leandro Gomez, Jose Ernesto Davila, Norman Garcia and Marcelo Gutierrez).
- 21 Sep:
Drupaleada Septiembre '10, members attended drupaleada.
- 24 Sep:
- Cybernetisk Selskab (CYB) a student organization and IFI @ University of Oslo (UiO) held an installation party Monday September 13th at the main campus in Blindern.
- CDs were given to the organizers for distribution under the event and also to others in the computer labs at UiO later
- Planning Maverick Parties in several cities:
General planning page for all events in Norway here
Oslo will held an event in Humla @ Hausmania in coordination with the 10/10/10 intiative by 10:10 and 350.org. This in cooperation with Greenpeace, Critical Mass, Pimp-my-Bike, Norsk Klima Nettverk, 350.org, 10:10 Norge, Norwegian Red Cross and the avail from the Oslo City Council. Two organizational meetings with the other groups in September.
- Trondheim will held a coffee gathering of some sort
- September 5th: regular monthly on-line IRC meeting.
September 8th: 1 member promoted to forum moderator, LoCo core team expanded.
- September 5th: Do too cope deadline, translation team expanded. Ubuntu Manual translation bumped on top. We plan, in association with Rakovica Municipality to publish 3500+ hard copies of Ubuntu manual and give them away to students in Rakovica elementary schools.
- September 17th: two hours server downtime, fixed.
South African Ubuntu team
Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team
Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team
Please add details of activities you or the team have done this month
A new episode of the podcast was released http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2010/09/15/s03e16-the-mysterious-stranger/
The official Ubuntu book review published on DZone at http://www.dzone.com/links/the_official_ubuntu_book_review.html
- Alan Pope, Dave Walker and Tony Whitmore went to OSSBarCamp in Dublin to record a podcast episode and give talks
United States Teams
US Teams Project
On September 12th, hosted booth at Solano Stroll 2010
- Ubuntu Hours:
- Team meetings:
- Launched project planning for:
Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team
Held our regular monthly team meeting (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ChicagoTeam/Meetings/Minutes/2010-09-06)
- Requested our Maverick CDs from shipit
District of Columbia Team
Florida LoCo Team
September 7th: 1st Monthly Team IRC Meeting was held in #ubuntu-us-fl.
September 18th: Participated in Multiple SFD2010 events.
September 18th: Ubuntu Hour Miami-Dade was held.
September 21st: 2nd Monthly Team IRC Meeting was held in #ubuntu-us-fl.
- September Meeting
New York State Team
2010-09-18 @ 12pm - 4pm cws, deejoe and cprofitt will co-sponsor a Linux Workshop with Interlock Rochester
2010-09-18 @ 3pm - 12am RIT Student Innovation Center is holding a Software Freedom Day even Innovation Center RIT
2010-09-16 @ 7pm - 9pm Nicholas Tyron will give a presentation on MP3 players and Frank Russell will give a presentation on podcasting. Galisano Bulding Nazareth College
2010-09-21 @ 9:00 - 10:00 PM Statewide Meeting
- Proposals for NYSCATE accepted. Will sponsor one 6 hour hands-on lab and one 1 hour presentation at the state wide educational technology conference
- cprofitt will be attending UDS in October
Ubuntu North Carolina LoCo Team
On September 25th, to celebrate Software Freedom Day, an installfest was held and Jim Fisher did the main presentation at PACS, "Zero to Linux in 45 Minutes" where he featured installing Ubuntu with Wubi
Launched planning for booth at CPOSC on October 16th
Ubuntu Venezuela Team
Additional Ubuntu Teams
Ubuntu Accessibility Team
Personas started to be defined, they will be called John, Daniella, Simon, Faisal and Henrietta http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/WkO4TZbvWt
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility pages are being re-written. This is a work in-progress at this time. It will increase readability and insure the latest information is available to everyone.
Ubuntu Beginners Team
Regular monthly meeting on September 14, 2010 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings/20100914) - 8 members in attendance, 48 minutes long, with nhandler holding the chair.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw gained member status;
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/shredder12's membership vote was moved to the mailing list;
- Applications were opened for the position of "Mentorship Administrator" - a person that takes care of the mentor list each month and has mentors provide monthly status reports. (addresses duanedesign's agenda item of "Improving Mentor Program")
- Development Focus Group membership applications were opened - applications done through the relative Launchpad team
Ubuntu Classroom Team
Team Meeting September 23, 2010 @ 01:00 UTC (minutes)
- Classes held:
Sept 11th: Ubuntu Kernel Bug Triage Summit (Maverick)
Sept 27 - Oct 1: Ubuntu App Developer Week
Ubuntu NGO Team
Ubuntu Women Team
- Flavia Weisghizzi and Silvia Bindelli of Ubuntu-It spoke with Debian and Fedora women at the Debian Ubuntu (Italian) Community Conference
- Melissa Draper and Alan Bell have been working on new wiki theme for our website
Full Circle Magazine, Issue #41 with interview of 10.10 Kernel Release Manager Leann Ogasawara
Team update (in lieu of meeting) September 23rd
Team meeting September 8th
Laura Czajkowski ran her 4th Barcamp in Dublin ossbarcamp
- Of the 623 Ubuntu Members at the end of this month 4.82% are women