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=== Licensing of the Documentation wiki discussed ===

Matthew East of the Documentation Team announced that after much discussion with the Community Council, the licensing for the Ubuntu Help Wiki will now be the Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike 2.5. It should noted that this doesn't include the regular wiki at http://wiki.ubuntu.com, merely the help wiki at http://help.ubuntu.com/community. If you have any concerns about this relicensing, please contact the community council at community-council@lists.ubuntu.com. You can read more at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2007-April/008367.html or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WikiLicensing.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #35 for the week April 1st - April 8th, 2007. In this issue we cover ...

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In This Issue

General Community News

Licensing of the Documentation wiki discussed

Matthew East of the Documentation Team announced that after much discussion with the Community Council, the licensing for the Ubuntu Help Wiki will now be the Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike 2.5. It should noted that this doesn't include the regular wiki at http://wiki.ubuntu.com, merely the help wiki at http://help.ubuntu.com/community. If you have any concerns about this relicensing, please contact the community council at community-council@lists.ubuntu.com. You can read more at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2007-April/008367.html or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WikiLicensing.

LoCo News

New in Feisty Fawn

Launchpad News

Canonical has started public beta testing of Launchpad 1.0. Launchpad is a web application that helps track communications between many free software communities. With the tool, its possible to coordinate and collaborate work among projects that have shared code. Launchpad features an interface that allows branding and emphasizes current activity of projects. Launchpad allows for team management, tracking bugs, hosting code, translations, feature and ideas tracking, and community support. Besides Ubuntu, well known projects like Zope, SilverCMS, and Jokosher use Launchpad. Read more: http://www.ubuntu.com/news/LaunchpadRelease (official press release), http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/103 (Mark Shuttleworth's blog)

In The Press

Bill Bennett, in The Sydney Morning Herald, talks about running Ubuntu alongside Windows XP for months. He mentions that Linux can revive an old computer and that Ubuntu runs faster and smoother on his two-year-old PC compared to Windows XP and Vista. Read the full article: http://www.smh.com.au/news/home-office/linux-reloaded/2007/03/31/1174761806748.html

Marius Nestor, at Softpedia News, writes about the beta version of Feisty. He includes many screenshots along with discussions of the migration assistant, restricted drivers manager, network manager tool, Beagle, the redesigned help center, codec installation, and plug and play network sharing with Avahi. Read the full article: http://news.softpedia.com/news/What-Should-You-Expect-from-Ubuntu-7-04-50206.shtml

Michael Stutz, in CIO, talks about what enterprises need to look for when selecting a Linux distribution. Stutz says that Ubuntu has been a desktop success and the partnership with Sun will win over clients. Read more: http://www.cio.com/article/100652/Choosing_a_Linux_Distribution_for_Enterprise_Work

Marius Nestor, at Softpedia News, comments on what he loves and hates about Ubuntu. He likes that Ubuntu is based on Debian and makes it easy to install and unstall software. He doesn't like the current GNOME menu and Kubuntu's fonts. Marius suggests creating an Ubuntu+Kubuntu LiveCD and making the GNOME desktop more Windows-user friendly. Read the full article: http://news.softpedia.com/news/What-Do-You-Love-and-Hate-About-Ubuntu-51188.shtml

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William West, at mercator.net, discusses how Ubuntu derivitives can help parents protect their children from offensive content on the Internet while providing all the tools to do their homework. West covers web filters and Open Office, along with how to customize Ubuntu. Read the full article: http://www.mercatornet.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=518

In The Blogoshpere

John M. Reese, from LeetCode.net, has a detailed overview with screenshots of the Gnome enhancements in Feisty. He covers network settings, restricted drivers, desktop effects, HPLIP toolbox, sessions, and themes. Read more: http://www.leetcode.net/2007/04/11-things-you-havent-seen-yet-in-ubuntu-feisty-fawn

Sarah, at 3till7.net, talks about the ease of using Ubuntu. She mentions the simplicity of installing by using the LiveCD and how Synaptic makes installing applications very easy. Sarah says that average people like her mom and dormmates have used Ubuntu successfully and can find help quickly on the Ubuntu Forums and wiki. Read more: http://www.3till7.net/2007/04/05/the-ease-of-linux-with-a-focus-on-ubuntu/

Clivecooper.co.uk talks about transitioning from Windows to Ubuntu. The site discusses why a user would want want to move to Linux, why Ubuntu, how to install Ubuntu, and Linux equivalents of common Windows applications. Read more: http://www.clivecooper.co.uk/

Meetings and Events

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Technical Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Edubuntu Meeting

Launchpad Users Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 2007

MOTU Meeting

Ubuntu Development Team Meeting

  • Start: 21:00
  • End: 23:00
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting

Friday, April 13, 2007

Forum Council Meeting

Community Spotlight

Updates and security for 6.06 and 6.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

Ubuntu 6.10 Updates

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/HelpingWithBugs

Check out the bug statistics: http://people.ubuntu-in.org/~carthik/bugstats/

Infamous Bugs

UWN #: A sneak peek

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