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Glossary of Terms

The following Glossary of Terms is meant to be an information resource and reference of commonly and uncommonly used terms, formatted for use in the UWN, and arranged alphabetically. This is a work in progress.

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  1. ACK - Acknowledgment.

  2. acpid - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Daemon.

  3. AGPLv3 - Affero General Public License, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affero_General_Public_License.

  4. API - Application Programming Interface.

  5. ARM - Acorn RISC Machine

  6. BOF - Birds of a Feather - An informal discussion group, based on a shared interest, discussing without a pre-planned agenda

  7. BTRFS - B-Tree File System

  8. BTS - Debian Bug Tracking System - http://bugs.debian.org/

  9. CC - Community Council - http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/council

  10. CC - Creative Commons.

  11. CLI - Command Line Interface.

  12. CMS - Content Management System.

  13. CoC - Code of Conduct - http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct

  14. DD - Debian Developer

  15. DFSG - Debian Free Software Guidelines

  16. DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

  17. d-i - debian-installer

  18. DIF - Debian Import Freeze - After this point, packages aren't automatically imported from Debian when updated. Time to focus on bugfixing & integration

  19. DIT - Directory Information Tree, for implementations of LDAP.

  20. DIY - Do It Yourself

  21. DMB - Developer Membership Board.

  22. DNS - Domain Name System.

  23. DPMT - Debian Python Module Team - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributingToDebian/PythonModulesTeam

  24. DRBD - a block device which is designed to build high availability clusters.

  25. DRM - Direct Rendering Manager

  26. EOL - End Of Life

  27. EVDO - Evolution-Data Optimized wireless communication.

  28. FF - Feature Freeze.

  29. FFe - Feature Freeze exception.

  30. FLOSS - Free Libre Open Source Software.

  31. FOSS - Free Open Source Software.

  32. FOSDEM - Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting.

  33. FTP - File Transfer Protocol.

  34. FTBFS - Fails To Build From Source. - For example when building a package with debuild (http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/)

  35. FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

  36. GDM - GNOME Display Manager.

  37. give-back - Give back to the builder - Retry a build.

  38. GPG - GNU Privacy Guard - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gpg

  39. GPL - General Public License.

  40. GPU - Graphics Processing Unit.

  41. GSMA - Groupe Speciale Mobile Association.

  42. GUADEC - GNOME Users’ And Developers’ European Conference.

  43. GUI - Graphical User Interface.

  44. HA - High Availability.

  45. HAL - Hardware Abstraction Layer

  46. HDD - Hard Disk Drive

  47. ICT - Information and Communitcation Technology.

  48. IM - Instant Messaging.

  49. IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol.

  50. IP - Intellectual Property. A term used as a blanket to cover Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents.

  51. IPsec - Internet Protocol Security.

  52. IRC - Internet Relay Chat.

  53. ISO - International Organization for Standardization. Also, the suffix given to disk images that comply with the conventional Standards format.

  54. ISV - Independent Software Vendors.

  55. ITA - Intent To Adopt - http://people.debian.org/~mpalmer/debian-mentors_FAQ.html

  56. ITP - Intent To Package - http://people.debian.org/~mpalmer/debian-mentors_FAQ.html

  57. JDK - (OpenJDK) Java Developer's Kit.

  58. KML - Keyhole Markup Language: an XML-based language schema for expressing geographic annotation and visualization.

  59. KVM - Kernel based Virtual Machine.

  60. LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl (or some say PHP).

  61. LAPP - Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, Perl (or some say PHP).

  62. LCD - Liquid Crystal Display.

  63. LD - Local Directory.

  64. LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

  65. LGPL - Lesser General Public License.

  66. LP - LaunchPad - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaunchPad https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/

  67. LKML - Linux Kernel Mailing List.

  68. LoCo - Local Community

  69. LPI - Launchpad Integration.

  70. lrm - linux-restricted-modules

  71. LTS - Long Term Support. - Said of a release that will receive support for 3-years/5-years rather than the typical 18 months

  72. LTSP - Linux Terminal Server Project.

  73. LUG - Linux User's Group.

  74. LVM - Logical Volume Manager.

  75. MC - MOTU Council - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU/Council

  76. MIA - Missing In Action.

  77. MID - Mobile Internet Device.

  78. MIR - Main Inclusion Report - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MainInclusionProcess

  79. MoM - Merge-o-Matic - The official Ubuntu merge system, which lists outstanding packages where there has been a Debian upload since the last Ubuntu upload. http://merges.ubuntu.com/

  80. MOTU - Master Of The Universe - Developers responsible for the Universe and Multiverse repositories. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU

  81. MOTU SWAT - MOTU Special Weapons And Tactics - Handles Universe Security

  82. NAS - Network-attached storage.

  83. NBS - Not Built from Source - Packages no longer built from source, and therefore candidates for removal from the archives. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NBS

  84. NGO - Non-governmental Organization.

  85. NMU - Non-maintainer upload - Term from the Debian world. When someone other than the formal maintainer uploads a package, f.ex. containing a bug fix

  86. NTFS - the standard file system of Windows NT.

  87. NTP - Network Time Protocol.

  88. NTR - Nonprofit Technology Resources.

  89. ODF - Open Document Format.

  90. OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer.

  91. OP - Original Poster.

  92. OS - Operating System.

  93. OSCON - The O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

  94. OSD - On Screen Display.

  95. OSS - Open Source Software.

  96. OTFC - Open and Free Technology Community - #debian-python is on the OFTC IRC network (for example irc.debian.org to get a nearby server). #ubuntu-motu is on the freenode IRC network (for example irc.ubuntu.com to get a nearby server) http://www.oftc.net

  97. PAM - Pluggable Authentication Module.

  98. PAPT - Python Applications Packaging Team - Debian packaging team of python programs which don't provide public modules http://python-apps.alioth.debian.org/policy.html

  99. PDA - Personal Digital Assistant.

  100. POP3 - Post Office Protocol version 3.

  101. PPA - Personal Package Archive - http://help.launchpad.net/PPA

  102. PPA - Personal Project Archive.

  103. Q&A - Question And Answer.

  104. QA - Quality Assurance.

  105. RC - Release Candidate.

  106. RC - Release Critical

  107. REVU - ??? - A community developed package review site http://revu.ubuntuwire.com

  108. RFP - Request For Package - http://people.debian.org/~mpalmer/debian-mentors_FAQ.html

  109. RISC - Reduced Instruction Set Computer

  110. RMB - Regional Membership Board.

  111. RNG - Random Number Generator

  112. ROCK - Recognized Of Considerable Knowledge - Used as a compliment

  113. SaaS - Software as a Service.

  114. sabdfl - Self Appointed Benevolent Dictator For Life - Mark Shuttleworth.

  115. SASL - Simple Authentication and Security Layer: a framework for authentication and data security in Internet protocols.

  116. SFD - Software Freedom Day.

  117. SoC - System on a Chip.

  118. SoHo - Small Office, Home Office.

  119. SMB - Small, Medium sized Business

  120. SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

  121. SRU - Search/Retrieve via URL.

  122. SRU - Stable release updates. - http://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

  123. SSD - Solid State Drive.

  124. SSH - Secure SHell - a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices.

  125. SSL - Secure Sockets Layer.

  126. svm - Support Vector Machine.

  127. SWAT - Samba Web Administration Tool.

  128. TB - Technical Board - http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/techboard

  129. TCK - Technology Compatibility Kit.

  130. TIL - Touched-It-Last - The last person who uploaded a package. He's responsible for syncing or merging it when a new development cycle starts.

  131. Tls - Transport Layer Security, successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

  132. UEC - Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.

  133. UF - Ubuntu Forums.

  134. UDS - Ubuntu Developer Summit.

  135. UEC - Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.

  136. UEHS - Ubuntu External Health Status - http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/uehs/

  137. UME - Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded.

  138. u-m-s - ubuntu-main-sponsors - Sponsor list for packages that are in main or restricted https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-main-sponsors

  139. unmetdeps - UNMET DEPendencieS - Packages that cannot be installed as the dependencies cannot be satisfied

  140. UNE - Ubuntu Netbook Edition.

  141. Unity - Ubuntu's New Desktop Shell

  142. UNR - Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

  143. USB - Universal Serial Bus.

  144. UTC - Coordinated Universal Time: UTC replaced GMT as the basis for the main reference time scale or civil time in various regions on January 1, 1972.

  145. u-u-s - ubuntu-universe-sponsors - Sponsor list for packages that are in universe or multiverse https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-universe-sponsors

  146. VCS - Version Control Systems

  147. UVF - Upstream Version Freeze

  148. UWN - Ubuntu Weekly News

  149. VGA - Video Graphics Array.

  150. VM - Virtual Machine

  151. VNC - Virtual Network Computing.

  152. VPN - Virtual Private Network.

  153. WNPP - Work-Needing and Prospective Packages - List of packages in need of new maintainers and prospective packages in Debian http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/

  154. WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access.

  155. WS-Security - Web Service Security.


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