Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 498

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #498 for the week February 6 – 12, 2017, 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
  • Chris Guiver
  • Jim Connett
  • 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 497

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #497 for the week January 30 – February 5, 2017, 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
  • Chris Guiver
  • Paul White
  • Jim Connett
  • 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

Gearing up for issue 500 with quotes and a quiz!

To celebrate the release of Ubuntu Weekly News (UWN) Issue 500 coming up in a few weeks, we need some help from you!

Issue 500 will feature quotes from leaders in the community and Canonical, and from folks just like you.

We’re also trying to mix things up a bit by offering some prizes for community members who want to learn a but more about the UWN team and history, by way of a quiz!

Sound interesting? Read on!

Quotes

Every contributor to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is a volunteer with a passion for Ubuntu, and it’s quite a small team.

In their free time, these volunteers work to collect news articles they find, write up summaries, edit and release the newsletter nearly every week.

Do you appreciate the work of the team? Would there be a void in your ability to keep up with Ubuntu if UWN didn’t exist? Do you eagerly await getting to read the newsletter each week?

Tell them!

The following form has been created to collect thanks:

Send your thanks to Ubuntu Weekly News contributors

Your quote may end up in the 500th issue of the newsletter, and all suitable responses will be shared with the public ubuntu-news-team mailing list so that contributors can see your gratitude.

Quiz

Use your knowledge about the newsletter and your sleuthing skills (you can find all the answers on the Ubuntu wiki and forums) to answer the questions on this quiz. This competition is open to anyone in the world, unless you’ve contributed to the news team in the past 12 months, in which case we ask that you let your fellow community members have a chance at learning more about the team through this quiz 🙂

Winners will be selected from a pool of quizzes with the most correct answers. Each winner will receive a set of Ubuntu News stickers, Ubuntu stickers and a thank you card from the current UWN editor. These prizes will be shipped from the US, but anyone in the world is eligible to receive them.

A valid email address is required to contact you if you’ve won, this email will not be used for any other purpose. If you’re one of our winners, the name you provide in this form will be used in our winner announcements.

Are you ready? The quiz is now online here:

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 500 Quiz

Responses are due by 20 February 2017.

Winners will be announced in the 500th issue of the newsletter, good luck!

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 496

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #496 for the week January 23 – 29, 2017, 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
  • Chris Guiver
  • 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

We’re looking for Ubuntu 17.04 wallpapers right now!

Ubuntu is a testament to the power of sharing, and we use the default selection of desktop wallpapers in each release as a way to celebrate the larger Free Culture movement. Talented artists across the globe create media and release it under licenses that don’t simply allow, but cheerfully encourage sharing and adaptation. This cycle’s Free Culture Showcase for Ubuntu 17.04 is now underway!

We’re halfway to the next LTS, and we’re looking for beautiful wallpaper images that will literally set the backdrop for new users as they use Ubuntu 17.04 every day. Whether on the desktop, phone, or tablet, your photo or can be the first thing Ubuntu users see whenever they are greeted by the ubiquitous Ubuntu welcome screen or access their desktop.

Submissions will be handled via Flickr at the Ubuntu 17.04 Free Culture Showcase – Wallpapers group, and the submission window begins now and ends on March 5th.

More information about the Free Culture Showcase is available on the Ubuntu wiki at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFreeCultureShowcase.

I’m looking forward to seeing the 10 photos and 2 illustrations that will ship on all graphical Ubuntu 17.04-based systems and devices on April 13th!

Originally published here on Sat Jan 28 by Nathan Haines

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