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## These are big articles that don't fit within another section
## Suggested sources: ubuntu-news-team mailing list, fridge.ubuntu.com

=== Welcome New Members ===

## Browse ubuntu-news-team list for announcements of new Ubuntu members
## Forums and IRC also grant membership, where to look for those?
## Format: Results for the $foo Board Meeting DATE
## * Name (launchpad profile | wiki page)

== Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories ==

## This section is for various "Thank You's" and appreciation stories from the community.
## These stories can come from any source: Planet, Facebook, Twitter, Identi.ca, Blogs, News, Press etc.
## Team Leaders throughout the community should be encouraged to put their stories here as well.
=== Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Now Open ===

Jono Bacon announces the opening of sponsorship for the next Ubuntu Developer Summit, taking place 29th Oct -- 1st Nov at Bella Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark and shares details for how community members can apply for sponsorship.

Bacon writes: “At the heart of a great UDS is a diverse group of attendees who can bring their experience and expertise to the discussions. You don’t have to be technical, or be a programmer or packager to attend -- UDS is open to everyone (including non-Ubuntu folks) and free to attend. We encourage everyone with an interest in Ubuntu to attend.”

http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/08/01/ubuntu-developer-summit-sponsorship-now-open-4/

The announcement of Copenhagen, Denmark as the next UDS location was also covered throughout the blogosphere:

 * Copenhagen, Denmark To Hold Next, Shorter, Ubuntu Developer Summit - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/copenhagen-denmark-to-hold-next-shorter-ubuntu-developer-summit
 * Next Ubuntu Developer Summit to be held in Copenhagen - http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Next-Ubuntu-Developer-Summit-to-be-held-in-Copenhagen-1658467.html

=== Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for July 2012 ===

The top app downloads for the past month are in, and bring with them few surprises. For paid applications, popular indie games such as Braid, Super Meat Boy, and Bastion take spots one through three, respectively. Nine out of the ten commercial applications are games, with the only exception being Fluendo DVD Player. Command and Conquer, Full Circle Magazine #61, and IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition lead the pack of free apps.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/08/top-10-ubuntu-app-downloads-for-july-2012/

=== Welcome new members ===

Results from the Membership Board meeting (2 August 2012):

 * Bilal Shahid (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BilalShahid | https://launchpad.net/~s9iper1)

 * Adolfo Jayme (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Fitoschido | https://launchpad.net/~fitoschido)

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2012-August/001607.html
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## Make each article a subsection, via === Section name ===
## Add notes about new locoteams, changed ones, meetings, etc.
## Keep and eye on the Planet, the LoCo Team Portal, and other
## LoCo team Blogs you can add to your RSS Feeds, also the
## loco-contacts mailing list and http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/

== Launchpad News ==

## This section is for news from the Launchpad Blog at http://blog.launchpad.net/

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

## This section is provided to include any interesting updates from the Ubuntu Forums.
## Announcements are often posted in the Community Cafe:
## http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=11
=== Event Report – Ubuntu 12.04 Release Party ===
Shrini of Indian Linux Users’ Group brings report about Ubuntu 12.04 event and release party which was held at MIT Anna University, Chennai, India.

http://ilugc.in/content/event-report-ubuntu-12-04-release-party/

=== Ubuntu Village @ FOSSCON Sat August 11th ===
Ubuntu Pennsylvania will be running an “Ubuntu Village” at the upcoming FOSSCON on August 11th and encourages everyone to bring their own laptops since the Ubuntu Village is an all day installfest during the conference. Registrations are available at the following link: https://www.wepay.com/events/fosscon-2012

Besides invitation for attendees, Ubuntu Village calls up for volunteers.

http://ubuntupennsylvania.org/?p=132
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## This section largely draws from the aggregated blog at http://cloud.ubuntu.com/ === Juju Java Cluster – Part 1-3 ===

Robert Ayeres in his series of blog posts Juju Java Cluster gives a detailed demonstration:

 * How to deploy Juju cluster with a sample Grails application
 * How to add Memcached service to cluster
 * About Tomcat configuration options that are available including JMX monitoring
 * About session monitoring

http://voices.canonical.com/robert.ayres/2012/08/01/juju-java-cluster-part-1/

http://voices.canonical.com/robert.ayres/2012/08/01/juju-java-cluster-part-2/

http://voices.canonical.com/robert.ayres/2012/08/03/juju-java-cluster-part-3/

=== Jorge Castro: juju deploying CentOS clouds ===

Jorge Castro shares information how Francisco Souza at globo.com made Juju to work on CentOS, which Souza details in this blog post: http://f.souza.cc/2012/07/using-juju-to-orchestrate-centos-based.html

Castro summarized juju client availability with the following: “Right now for juju we have clients for RPM-based distributions like Fedora, OpenSUSE, and CentOS (thanks to Brandon Holtsclaw).”

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/08/01/juju-deploying-centos-clouds/
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## 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.
## For this and the next sections, see:
## https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/LinkSuggestions
=== Road test: Self-driving car heads into city ===

“Scientists at the Free Berlin University have been conducting research on one of the worlds first prototypes that can independently maneuver through heavy city traffic.” While watching the video you can see that Ubuntu 12.04 is used as a GPS system.

http://www.futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/technology/futureoftech/road-test-self-driving-car-heads-city-916303
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## Bullet-point list of articles that are more generic linux in nature  * Richard M Stallman: Steam Is Good For GNU/Linux - http://www.muktware.com/4042/richard-m-stallman-steam-good-gnulinux
 * Stallman Calls Valve Games on Linux 'Unethical' - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/stallman-calls-valve-games-on-linux-unethical
 * OpenStack: Allegation of 'abusive' conversation under investigation- http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/287805/openstack-allegation-abusive-conversation-under-investigation
 * Debian Project News - July 30th, 2012 - http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2012/15/
 * Linux Desktops Dominate at Black Hat - http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/linux-desktops-dominate-at-black-hat.html
 * Study: During Hard Times, FOSS Has Tremendously Helped Small Businesses - http://ostatic.com/blog/study-during-hard-times-foss-has-tremendously-helped-small-businesses
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## Ubuntu UK Podcast
## Full Circle Magazine Podcast
## At Home With Jono Bacon - Weekly Community QA on UStreamTV
## Lococast.net
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S05E12 – The Portland Sketch Book ===

“Mark Johnson and Tony Whitmore are joined by guest presenters Alan Bell and Andy Piper in Studio A for the twelfth episode of Season Five of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Lo``Co Team!”

Topics include:

 * Making a Raspberry Pi case out of Lego, seeing the Reduced Shakespeare Company, fondling one’s slab and going to the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
 * Andy’s experiences at OSCON
 * Their competition to win an Eco``PC
 * Interview Jonathan Nadeau from the Accessible Computing Foundation
 * Victoria Pritchard and Robin Catling dust off another audio recording of an episode of ‘Tomorrow’s Technology Today’ from the Herbert Maxwell Fosdyke Curmudgeon Memorial Sound Archive.
 * And Ubuntu related news in the bit-about-Ubuntu

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2012/08/01/s05e12-the-portland-sketch-book/
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## Change date to reflect the latest meeting date and verify link then just remove the comment out marks
## * Kernel Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues.2C_21_February_2012
## * QA Team - February 15, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/QA/20120215
## * Desktop Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2012-02-21
## * Security Team - February 13, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20120213
## * Server Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20120221


== Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings ==

# Edubuntu Team, Lubuntu, Studio and Xubuntu currently (01/2012) have active regular meetings.

== Monthly Team Reports: <MONTH> <YEAR> ==

## Once a month we do these in the format:
##
## See here for the team report for June 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/MonthYear
##
## If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting
 * Kernel Team - July 31, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues.2C_31_July_2012
 * QA Team - August 1, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/20120801
 * Desktop Team - July 31, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2012-07-31
 * Security Team - July 30, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20120730


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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 277 for the week July 30 - August 5, 2012.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Now Open

Jono Bacon announces the opening of sponsorship for the next Ubuntu Developer Summit, taking place 29th Oct -- 1st Nov at Bella Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark and shares details for how community members can apply for sponsorship.

Bacon writes: “At the heart of a great UDS is a diverse group of attendees who can bring their experience and expertise to the discussions. You don’t have to be technical, or be a programmer or packager to attend -- UDS is open to everyone (including non-Ubuntu folks) and free to attend. We encourage everyone with an interest in Ubuntu to attend.”

http://www.jonobacon.org/2012/08/01/ubuntu-developer-summit-sponsorship-now-open-4/

The announcement of Copenhagen, Denmark as the next UDS location was also covered throughout the blogosphere:

Top 10 Ubuntu app downloads for July 2012

The top app downloads for the past month are in, and bring with them few surprises. For paid applications, popular indie games such as Braid, Super Meat Boy, and Bastion take spots one through three, respectively. Nine out of the ten commercial applications are games, with the only exception being Fluendo DVD Player. Command and Conquer, Full Circle Magazine #61, and IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition lead the pack of free apps.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/08/top-10-ubuntu-app-downloads-for-july-2012/

Welcome new members

Results from the Membership Board meeting (2 August 2012):

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2012-August/001607.html

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week

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

Translation Stats Precise

  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 12.04 "Precise Pangolin", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

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Ubuntu Brainstorm is a community site geared toward letting you add your ideas for Ubuntu. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against another idea. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

Event Report – Ubuntu 12.04 Release Party

Shrini of Indian Linux Users’ Group brings report about Ubuntu 12.04 event and release party which was held at MIT Anna University, Chennai, India.

http://ilugc.in/content/event-report-ubuntu-12-04-release-party/

Ubuntu Village @ FOSSCON Sat August 11th

Ubuntu Pennsylvania will be running an “Ubuntu Village” at the upcoming FOSSCON on August 11th and encourages everyone to bring their own laptops since the Ubuntu Village is an all day installfest during the conference. Registrations are available at the following link: https://www.wepay.com/events/fosscon-2012

Besides invitation for attendees, Ubuntu Village calls up for volunteers.

http://ubuntupennsylvania.org/?p=132

Ubuntu Cloud News

Juju Java Cluster – Part 1-3

Robert Ayeres in his series of blog posts Juju Java Cluster gives a detailed demonstration:

  • How to deploy Juju cluster with a sample Grails application
  • How to add Memcached service to cluster
  • About Tomcat configuration options that are available including JMX monitoring
  • About session monitoring

http://voices.canonical.com/robert.ayres/2012/08/01/juju-java-cluster-part-1/

http://voices.canonical.com/robert.ayres/2012/08/01/juju-java-cluster-part-2/

http://voices.canonical.com/robert.ayres/2012/08/03/juju-java-cluster-part-3/

Jorge Castro: juju deploying CentOS clouds

Jorge Castro shares information how Francisco Souza at globo.com made Juju to work on CentOS, which Souza details in this blog post: http://f.souza.cc/2012/07/using-juju-to-orchestrate-centos-based.html

Castro summarized juju client availability with the following: “Right now for juju we have clients for RPM-based distributions like Fedora, OpenSUSE, and CentOS (thanks to Brandon Holtsclaw).”

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/08/01/juju-deploying-centos-clouds/

The Planet

Canonical News

In The Press

Road test: Self-driving car heads into city

“Scientists at the Free Berlin University have been conducting research on one of the worlds first prototypes that can independently maneuver through heavy city traffic.” While watching the video you can see that Ubuntu 12.04 is used as a GPS system.

http://www.futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/technology/futureoftech/road-test-self-driving-car-heads-city-916303

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S05E12 – The Portland Sketch Book

“Mark Johnson and Tony Whitmore are joined by guest presenters Alan Bell and Andy Piper in Studio A for the twelfth episode of Season Five of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!”

Topics include:

  • Making a Raspberry Pi case out of Lego, seeing the Reduced Shakespeare Company, fondling one’s slab and going to the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
  • Andy’s experiences at OSCON
  • Their competition to win an EcoPC

  • Interview Jonathan Nadeau from the Accessible Computing Foundation
  • Victoria Pritchard and Robin Catling dust off another audio recording of an episode of ‘Tomorrow’s Technology Today’ from the Herbert Maxwell Fosdyke Curmudgeon Memorial Sound Archive.
  • And Ubuntu related news in the bit-about-Ubuntu

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2012/08/01/s05e12-the-portland-sketch-book/

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

Ubuntu 11.10 Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

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