Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 388

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #388 for the week October 13 – 19, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Paul White
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • John Mahoney
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Happy 10th Birthday Ubuntu!

10 years ago today, Mark Shuttleworth made the 4th post ever to the ubuntu-announce mailing list when he wrote: Announcing Ubuntu 4.10 “The Warty Warthog Release”

In this announcement, Mark wrote:

Ubuntu is a new Linux distribution that brings together the extraordinary breadth of Debian with a fast and easy install, regular releases (every six months), a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of security and technical support for every release.

So it’s with much excitement, the Ubuntu News team wishes Ubuntu a happy 10th Birthday!

Ubuntu cake

Over the years, we’ve had several cakes celebrating releases, here are a sampling we found on Flickr, first from the 8.04 release party in London:

ubuntu cake

And an amazing trio from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for 9.10, 10.10 and 11.04:

Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala Release Party
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And dozens of strictly Ubuntu logo cakes over the years (this one from 2006):

Ubuntu cake!!

With the release of 14.10 just days away, enjoy your release parties and perhaps take some time to reflect upon how far we’ve come in these 10 years!

Posted by Elizabeth K. Joseph, on behalf of the Ubuntu News Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 387

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #387 for the week October 6 – 12, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Paul White
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 386

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #386 for the week September 29 – October 5, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Aaron Honeycutt
  • John Mahoney
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Nominations open for two positions on the Ubuntu IRC Council

We are opening nominations for two positions on the Ubuntu IRC Council. We are filling in slots opened by resignations (IdleOne resigned last year, and AlanBell just announced to us he is resigning). We felt we could still perform with four members of the council but not with just three.

Details of the IRC Council can be read on the wiki; a summary of the nomination requirements is below (but all are suggested to read the wiki in full):

Elections of new IRC Council members will be held in the following way:

  1. An open call for nominations should be announced in the IRC Community, and people can nominate themselves for a seat on the council. Everyone is welcome to apply.
  2. To apply for a seat the candidate creates a Wiki page outlining their work in the community, and inviting others to provide testimonials.
  3. When the application deadline has passed, the IRC Council will review the applications and provide feedback on the candidates for the Community Council to review.
  4. The Community Council will identify a shortlist for the board and circulate the list publically for feedback from the community.
  5. The shortlist identified by the Community Council will be voted upon by team members as described at CommunityCouncil/Delegation. Members of the Ubuntu IRC Members Team are eligible to vote.
  6. The Community Council will then finalise the appointment of IRC Council members.

The deadline for the nominations will be announced later on.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-irc mailing list on Thu Oct 2 23:15:11 UTC 2014 by C de-Avillez

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