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## This document contains numerous comments to help make getting
## involved with the UWN easy and to help set some guidelines/standards.

## By contributing, you understand that your contribution may be appended to,
## modified, deleted, moved, copied, and redistributed without further
## consultation. Please feel free to add comments to help explain changes
## and/or additions to the UWN to other editors.

## Final revision will be approved and mailed by Corey Burger (Burgundavia)
## or Cody A.W. Somerville (somerville32).

## For more information, please contact or
## visit #ubuntu-marketing on

## Good Luck from Cody Somerville, Corey Burger, and Melissa Dapper.


## Edit the following to include issue number, date info, and a short list
## of the top articles in this release.

Welcome to a special holiday edition of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 26 for December 12th to 31th, 2006. In this issue we cover the community council meeting, Ubuntu XMas Edition 2006, changes at the UWN, upcoming meetings and events, BehindUbuntu's latest interview, Ubuntu in the press, general community news and much more.

== In This Issue ==

## In this section, list major topics of interest using bullets.
## Format: * <Topic name>
## Ex: * Ubuntu overtakes Microsoft with 90% marketshare

 * Coverage of the Community Council Meeting
 * Ubuntu LoCo Team News
 * Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006
 * BehindUbuntu's latest Interview
 * Ubuntu Women Unite
 * Changes in Feisty
 * Changes at the UWN
 * Launchpad Update
 * Ubuntu in the press
 * This week's Quiz
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Community Spotlight
 * Updates and Security Notices
 * Bug Stats

== General Community News ==

## Make each article a subsection, via ===
## These are big articles that don't fit within another section

=== Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006 ===

The new Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006 includes integrated multimedia codecs, Flash Player 9, Java, Audacity, new Grub splash screen and animated "very pretty" boot up screen, Isomaster - CD / DVD ISO Editor, ClamAV - Anti-virus software, X-Chat - IRC Client, and a lot more!!! For download
=== Ben Collins Interviewed ===

BehindUbuntu's latest interview is with Ben Collins

=== Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting ===

Ubuntu-Women will have an "open day" IRC meeting. Please join #ubuntu-women on on Thursday January 11, 2007 (starting 15:00 UTC, 03:00 PM, London, group 1), and Friday 12, 2007 (starting 03:00 UTC, 03:00 AM, London, group 2). Different schedules have been set to accommodate different timezones.
Check the [ fridge announcement], the [ forum thread] and [ Ubuntu-Women Wiki].
Feel free to join, we are looking forward to meet you there !

== Ubuntu Community Council Meeting ==

== LoCo News ==

## Make each article a subsection, via === Section name ===
## Add notes about new locoteams, changed ones, meetings, etc.

=== Interview on people Behind Ubuntu-ph ===

The first interview for "People Behind Ubuntu-PH", the LoCo Team of Ubuntu Philippines, was conducted by Mrs. Yolynne Medina. She is one of the active members of Ubuntu-PH. She conducted the interview through email. The first person interviewed is Mr. Jerome Gotangco, initiator of Ubuntu-PH.

Read more about the interview:

=== Ubuntu-ve at Expotecnologica ===

     This week the Venezuela LoCo team had very productive week at the
Expotecnologica held at the convention isle of a very famous shopping
mall in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. The invitation came rather
late, so preparations for the event were not very many. The event
gathered the latest trends in technology. Representatives from companies
like Nintendo, Epson and A2 Softway (software development group) offered
services, and the different university projects gave the event a
very special touch of local talent.

Read more about it:

== This Week's Quiz ==

Thanks to the UbuntuTrivia Team, headed by [:AlexandreVassalotti: Alexandre Vessilitto] (whose name I apparently misspelt last time, for which I apologise), we have another exciting quiz this week. The prize, a book by Richard Stallman (Free as in Freedom), was donated by our second-time sponsor, Robert Stoffers. Lasse Havelund, the sponsor of next week's quiz was victorious '''again'''. Next week, the prize is an Ubuntu Poster.

This Week:

Quizmaster : Alexander Vassaloti
Champion : Lasse Havelund
Sponsor : Robert Stoffers
Prize : Free as in Freedom by Richard M. Stallman

Next Week:

Sponsor : Lasse Havelund
Prize : Ubuntu Poster,%20Posters/HanZo/poster-layout.jpg

To participate in the quiz, join #ubuntu-trivia on on Friday and/or Saturday UTC-nights - the topic will usually tell you when the next quiz is scheduled.

To give a quiz, contact AlexandreVassalotti (theCore on IRC) - we will probably find you a spot.

To donate a prize, please contact JendaVancura (jenda on IRC) - your generosity is appreciated. The generic prize is an Ubuntu Poster, and to donate this, all you need is a spare $5.

The quiz usually has a theme, and the quizmaster will sometimes tell you what the theme of the quiz will be. If not, you can always bribe them. By winning the quiz and not accepting the prize, you donate it for the next quiz in line. This is especially appreciated if you are a frequent winner.

== Changes In Fiesty ==

## This list is pulled by Corey Burger and dumped here in raw form for parsing.
## Choose a something you wish to write about a write a short piece about what
## has changed since the last version in Ubuntu. This might mean several upstream
## releases. To find this data, use the changelog in the package and look on the web.
## If you cannot find a usable changelog, simply drop that package. Try and group packages
## together logically, such as X, the kernel or GNOME.

## After all the package sections are written, organize them logically, based
## on desktop or server, GNOME, KDE, or Xfce4, etc.

## Sometimes bigger changes, such as a new development policy or a major new
## thing will be mentioned under a separate heading.

== Launchpad News ==

## This section is provided by the infrequent Launchpad updates Christian Reis
## sends out via email. Copy that email into here and refactor as needed.

Over the Christmas break, Launchpad stopped sending bug notification
emails - a service important to many developers as it helps them keep track of bugs related to them on launchpad. Matthew Revell had the following to say in an e-mail sent to developers:

 I'm sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused you. We've found the bug responsible and will have the fix rolled out by Thursday (4th Jan).

 We have pretty good quality control but obviously it wasn't thorough enough for us to catch this bug before the Christmas holiday. We're now reviewing how we test changes to Launchpad and will implement a new QA process for the bug mail system.

 I'm glad to say that no data was lost. You may not receive notification of all bug changes straight away, though, as we are currently looking at the best way to process the backlog.

For more information about launchpad, please visit or visit #launchpad on

== In The Press ==

## Things Ubuntu-specific are great, but general Linux goings-on are good to, to an extent.
## We don't need to replicate Digg & Slashdot, but certain things are of special interest.
## Just pulling one example from my memory, the story about Indiana schools piloting
## a classroom Linux deployment, a portion of which was Ubuntu, are good. Ubuntu
## release reviews are also common items in this section.

== Meetings and Events ==

## Data pulled from mailing lists and
## Either use bullets or sub-headings to organize content.

=== Tuesday, January 2, 2007 ===

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

Start: 20:00
End: 22:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Agenda:

=== Wednesday, January 3, 2007 ===

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

Start: 20:00
End: 22:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Agenda:

==== Xubuntu Meeting ====

Start: 22:00
End: 23:59

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Topic:

=== Thursday, January 4, 2007 ===

==== Ubuntu Development Team Meeting ====

Start: 16:00
End: 18:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting

=== Tuesday, January 9, 2007 ===

==== LoCo Team Meeting ====

Start: 15:00
End: 16:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Agenda:

==== Forum Council Meeting ====

Start: 16:00
End: 18:00

    * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
    * Agenda:

== Community Spotlight ==

## Specification Spotlight

## This section highlights an approved specification that is going to be implemented
## in Feisty. See the list at
## In general, choose user visible features, as the audience are mostly end users.
## Also try and group specs together that belong together, such as network or X.

## Feature of the week

## Pick a feature, piece of software, or package that you'd like to feature.
## Give a brief description, whats so special about it, who works on it,
## where to find it/install it, etc.

## Team of the week

## Pick a team (a Ubuntu team) that you'd like to feature.
## Give a brief description of the team, what they work on, what they've
## accomplished, who is involved, how to get involved/join, etc.

This week we will be taking a look at the Ubuntu Marketing Team

== Updates and security for 6.06 and 6.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

## List all security advisories since last UWN.
## Format: * USN-###-#: <package name> vulnerability -
## Ex: * USN-389-1: GnuPG vulnerability - [WWW]

=== Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates ===

## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## Ex: * lvm2 2.02.02-1ubuntu1.2 -

=== Ubuntu 6.10 Updates ===

## List all uploads since last UWN.
## Format: * <packagename> - <link to mailing list message>
## Ex: * lvm2 2.02.06-2ubuntu3.2 -

== Bug Stats ==

## Bug stats only take a second to do.
## Data can be found at:
## See last week's UWN to calculate change over last week.
## NOTE: To be done ONLY on the release date of the UWN (or latter if late).

    * 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 [WWW]

Check out the bug statistics: [WWW]

=== Infamous Bugs ===

## Delete if no infamous/funny bugs for this week.

== UWN #: A sneak peek ==

## Articles that should have made it into this release but have been deferred should be listed here.
## Delete if unnecessary.

== Archives and RSS Feed ==

You can always find older Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter issues at::

You can subscribe to the Ubuntu Weekly News via RSS at:

== Additional Ubuntu News ==

As always you can find more news and announcements at:


== Conclusion ==

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

== Credits ==

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

## The following list is in chronological order.

 * Cody Somerville
 * Jenda Vančura
 * Isabelle Duchatelle
 * Your Name Here
 * anyone else that contributes
 * And many others

== Feedback ==

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