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Would you like to have a chance to have your creative work in front of millions of people? Here's your chance: the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase. Submit your audio, video or photo/graphics for an opportunity to have them included in the next release of Ubuntu

How it works is simple:

    * Your submission must be no larger than 1MB for audio, 2.5MB for video and 0.5MB for photo/graphic.
    * Upload your submission somewhere online (there are lots of free hosting solutions available such as archive.org). Do not email any of the organizers or judges with your submissions.
    * Add your entry to one of the tables below.
    * When the deadline for submissions closes, our panel of judges (Cory Kontros, Luis de Bethencourt, Luke Yelavich, Lydia Pintscher and Tony Whitmore) will pick a shortlist, and the Community Council will then pick the final winners from the shortlist.

The deadline for submissions is 6th February 2009.

Terms

    * All submissions must be in by 6th February 2009.
    * All decisions by the judges are final.
    * Content that contains nudity, racism, sexism or other offensive content will be disqualified.
    * All submissions must be licensed as Creative Commons Attribution Share``Alike (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
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Foss``Camp, December 5th and 6th, is an opportunity for people from Ubuntu and upstreem to get together and discuss how to work together. Held at the Google offices in Mountain View, California, they are open to everyone.

Right afterward, December 8th through the 12th, is the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS). This event, for 200 of Ubuntu's finest, is for the purpose of designing, discussing and planning Jaunty Jackalope, Ubuntu 9.04. Also, as a part of UDS, Jono will be heading the Community Track that will include all sorts of issues, including governance, process, initiative, collaboration and participation and much, much more.

Contents

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue ## for the week MONTH DAY - DAY, YEAR. In this issue we cover ...

UWN Translations

  • Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the information you need.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase

Would you like to have a chance to have your creative work in front of millions of people? Here's your chance: the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase. Submit your audio, video or photo/graphics for an opportunity to have them included in the next release of Ubuntu

How it works is simple:

  • Your submission must be no larger than 1MB for audio, 2.5MB for video and 0.5MB for photo/graphic.
  • Upload your submission somewhere online (there are lots of free hosting solutions available such as archive.org). Do not email any of the organizers or judges with your submissions.
  • Add your entry to one of the tables below.
  • When the deadline for submissions closes, our panel of judges (Cory Kontros, Luis de Bethencourt, Luke Yelavich, Lydia Pintscher and Tony Whitmore) will pick a shortlist, and the Community Council will then pick the final winners from the shortlist.

The deadline for submissions is 6th February 2009.

Terms

  • All submissions must be in by 6th February 2009.
  • All decisions by the judges are final.
  • Content that contains nudity, racism, sexism or other offensive content will be disqualified.
  • All submissions must be licensed as Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFreeCultureShowcase

Jono Bacon on FossCamp and UDS

FossCamp, December 5th and 6th, is an opportunity for people from Ubuntu and upstreem to get together and discuss how to work together. Held at the Google offices in Mountain View, California, they are open to everyone.

Right afterward, December 8th through the 12th, is the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS). This event, for 200 of Ubuntu's finest, is for the purpose of designing, discussing and planning Jaunty Jackalope, Ubuntu 9.04. Also, as a part of UDS, Jono will be heading the Community Track that will include all sorts of issues, including governance, process, initiative, collaboration and participation and much, much more.

http://www.jonobacon.org/?p=1464

MOTU

  • We're pleased to announce that Stefan Ebner joined the MOTU team.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unassigned (#) +/- # over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (#) +/- # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Infamous Bugs

Translation Stats Intrepid

  1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  2. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  3. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  4. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  5. Language (#) +/- # over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex," see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/

5-a-day bug stats

Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days

  • crimsun (392)
  • maco.m (60)
  • chrisccoulson (47)
  • hew (35)
  • angusthefuzz (29)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

  • dcteam (452)
  • ubuntu-au (35)
  • ubuntu-us-ohio (29)
  • ubuntu-pl (15)
  • ubuntu-cl (12)

5-A-Day stats provided by Daniel Holbach. See http://daniel.holba.ch/5-a-day-stats/

LoCo News

Tamil Team - Intrepid Introduced at Udhagamandalam

Udagamandalam, Nov 28. Computer World of Udagamandalam(1) (a.k.a Ooty), hosted Intrepid Ibex release event at Lawly Institute. Wide range of people ranging form School Teachers, Students, Computer Vendors, Government Officials took part in the event.

Variety of topics starting from different modes of Installing Ubuntu, Package Management, Administration, Tamil features were discussed & demonstrated.

Special Thanks to Terrance S Rajesh of Computer World for making arrangements for event despite heavy rains across the week. Sri Ramadoss & Padmanathan of Ubuntu Tamil Team conducted the event.

Pictures at: http://amachu.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/udhagmandalam-ubuntu/

(1) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ootacamund

New in Intrepid Ibex

Launchpad News

Launchpod #13

http://news.launchpad.net/podcast/launchpod-episode-13-bug-tracker-plugin-api

Meet Henning Eggers

http://news.launchpad.net/meet-the-devs/meet-henning-eggers

Launchpad hiring bug tracker

http://news.launchpad.net/were-hiring/passionate-about-bug-tracking-were-hiring

Ubuntu Forums News

In The Press

IBM pushes "Microsoft alternative" desktop

Based on Ubuntu Linux, virtualization technology from Virtual Bridges and its own Lotus Applications IBM created a desktop that should become an alternative to Microsoft. Usage of Virtual Bridge's VERDE (Virtual Enterprise Remote Desktop Environment) is said to make this solution more cost-efficient than Using Microsoft Office on Microsoft Windows Desktops. http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3460383523.html

http://www.internetnews.com/software/article.php/3788981/IBM+Ubuntu+Unveil+MicrosoftFree+PC.htm

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Ubuntu-Remains-Best-Linux-Distribution-for-Desktops/

http://www.crn.com/software/212201323

http://www.crn.com/software/212201252;jsessionid=T4YWJV4HS24WSQSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN?pgno=1

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/studiodave-does-hardware-review-and-meets-ubuntu-810

In The Blogosphere

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_810_vs_fedora_10&num=1

http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/brianmadden/archive/2008/12/05/ibm-launches-ubuntu-based-vdi-solution.aspx

http://www.workswithu.com/2008/12/04/ibm-canonical-declair-ubuntu-war-against-windows-office/

In Other News

Ubuntu Podcast #14

Josh Chase and Nick Ali from the Georgia US LoCo released episode #14. Some topics covered:

Vibuntu 1.0

Vibuntu is another Ubuntu derivative that is based on Ubuntu 8.10 and targeted for visually impaired users. Therefore it logs on automatically and has Orca enabled by default. Applications that are not or rarely used by blind and otherwise visually impared people, such as GNOME or F-Spot, have been removed. http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Adaptive-Technologies/Vibuntu-43337.shtml

Lazy Linux: 10 essential tricks for admins

Ever got your DVD-Rom locked by someone else? Harrased your console? Or even forgot the root password (Well, maybe not on Ubuntu)? IBM DeveloperWorks has some tricks for you to deal which such annoyances next time. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-10sysadtips/index.html

tv

http://engage.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/ilumina-tv-runs-on-ubuntu/

http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/news/archives/2008/11/george_wright_r.html

Meeting Summaries

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Community Spotlight

Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.10, 8.04, and 8.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

Ubuntu 7.10 Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 8.10 Updates

UWN #: A sneak peek

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Additional Ubuntu News

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Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

Credits

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  • Nick Ali
  • John Crawford
  • Craig A. Eddy
  • Your Name Here
  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

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