September 2010 Team Reports



  1. September 2010 Team Reports
    1. Ubuntu Governance
      1. Americas Regional Membership Board
      2. Community Council
      3. Developer Membership Board
      4. Developer Membership Board meeting, 2010-09-27
        1. Administrative Matter: Review Marco Rodrigues participation in Ubuntu Development
        2. PerPackageUploader Application: Barry Warsaw for gtimelog
        3. Ubuntu Core Developer Application: Raphaël Pinson
        4. Select a chair for the next meeting
      5. EMEA Regional Membership Board
      6. Forum Council
      7. IRC Council
      8. LoCo Council
      9. Technical Board
    2. Ubuntu Development Teams
      1. Kubuntu Team
      2. Reviewers Team
      3. Ubuntu Studio Team
      4. Xubuntu Team
        1. Bug Triage
        2. Packaging, Development, & Testing
        3. Website & Marketing
        4. Artwork
        5. Community
        6. Documentation
    3. Ubuntu LoCo Teams
      1. Argentina Team
      2. Asturian Team
      3. Belgian Team
      4. Cameroonian Team
      5. Canadian Team
      6. Catalan Team
      7. Chilean Team
      8. Ubuntu Colombia
      9. Danish Team
      10. Ecuador Team
      11. French Team
      12. German Kubuntu Team
      13. Greek Team
      14. Honduras Team
      15. Hungarian Team
      16. Ubuntu Ireland
      17. Ubuntu Israel
      18. Japanese Team
      19. Korean Team
      20. Nicaraguan Team
      21. Norwegian team
      22. Philippine Team
      23. Quebec Team
      24. Romanian Team
      25. Russian Team
      26. Serbian Team
      27. South African Ubuntu team
      28. Swiss Team
      29. Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team
      30. Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team
      31. 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. Pennsylvania Team
        11. Virginia Team
        12. Washington Team
      32. Ubuntu Venezuela Team
      33. Zimbabwe Team
    4. Additional Ubuntu Teams
      1. Ubuntu Accessibility Team
      2. Ubuntu Beginners Team
      3. Ubuntu Classroom Team
      4. Ubuntu NGO Team
      5. Ubuntu Women Team

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Ubuntu Governance

Americas Regional Membership Board

The approval results from the September 16th Americas Membership meeting are as follows:

Community Council

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. [1]

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

Forum Council

IRC Council

LoCo Council

Technical Board

  • Meeting 2010-09-07
  • 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

    • SRU microrelease exception for bzr

      • 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
    • 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

Kubuntu Team

Reviewers Team

Ubuntu Studio Team

Xubuntu Team

Xubuntu team report for September, 2010

Bug Triage

  • 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

Argentina Team

  • 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)

Asturian Team

Belgian Team

Cameroonian Team

Canadian Team

Catalan Team

  • September 1st: irc meeting
  • September 28th: meeting with CTUG for next release party.

Chilean Team

Ubuntu Colombia

Danish Team

Ecuador Team

French Team

  • bonjour Ubuntu - New french website launched last month - Each day, one picture on Ubuntu and its awesome community.
    And if you don't speak french, you can follow on Hello Ubuntu

  • 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

Greek Team

Honduras Team

Hungarian Team

  • We Created Release Party Badges for the Local and the International Community: More info

  • András Bognár applied for the Ubuntu membership and has been succesfully approved by the EMEA Board. He is the 8th Ubuntu member in our LoCo. More info (in Hungarian)

  • The number of registered users on 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:

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

  • We continued our work on the Hungarian Ubuntu Education Project:

  • We did various translation-related tasks

Ubuntu Ireland

  • Regular Monthly IRC Meeting was held at 8pm Irish time on Wednesday 15th September.

  • Members of our Loco did a great job of running OSSBarcamp on 25th and 26th of September in University College Dublin. Write up here

  • On Wednesday 29th of September the Dublin and Cork Ubuntu Hours took place. Both will kicked off at 18:00 local time.

  • 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

Ubuntu Israel

  • 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 Smile :)

Japanese Team

Korean Team

Nicaraguan Team

Norwegian team

  • 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

    • Bergen is planning an Installfest. This is arranged by BLUG and Ubuntu enthusiasts. BLUG planning page here.

    • Oslo will held an event in Humla @ Hausmania in coordination with the 10/10/10 intiative by 10:10 and This in cooperation with Greenpeace, Critical Mass, Pimp-my-Bike, Norsk Klima Nettverk,, 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

Philippine Team

Quebec Team

Romanian Team

Russian Team

Serbian Team

  • 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

Swiss Team

Ubuntu Tunisian LoCo Team

Ubuntu United Kingdom LoCo Team

Please add details of activities you or the team have done this month

United States Teams

US Teams Project

Ubuntu California

Ubuntu Chicago LoCo Team

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.

Iowa Team

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



  • 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

Ohio Team

Pennsylvania Team

Virginia Team

Washington Team

Ubuntu Venezuela Team

Zimbabwe Team

Additional Ubuntu Teams

Ubuntu Accessibility Team

Ubuntu Beginners Team

  • Regular monthly meeting on September 14, 2010 ( - 8 members in attendance, 48 minutes long, with nhandler holding the chair.

    • gained member status;

    •'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

Ubuntu NGO Team

Ubuntu Women Team

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