New Ubuntu Community Donations report [Q3 2015]

Somehow I missed the fact that I never wrote Community Donations report for Q3 2015. I only realized it because it’s time for me to start working on Q4. Sorry for the oversight, but that report is now published.

The next report should be out soon, in the mean time you can look at all of the past reports so see the great things we’ve been able to do with and for the Ubuntu community through this program. Everybody who has recieved these funds have used them to contribute to the project in one way or another, and we appreciate all of their work.

As you may notice, we’ve been regularly paying out more than we’ve been getting in donations. While we’ve had a carry-over balance ever since we started this program, that balance is running down. If you like the things we’ve been able to support with this program, please consider sending it a contribution and helping us spread the word about it.

Originally posted here by Michael Hall on Sat April 9 2016

Nominations to the Tech Board

The nominations for Ubuntu Technical Board are, in no particular order:

  • Ben Collins
  • Kees Cook
  • Steve Langasek
  • Jason de Rose
  • Marc Deslauriers
  • Adam Conrad
  • Stéphane Graber
  • Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
  • Didier Roche
  • Paul Sladen
  • Sebastien Bacher
  • Robie Basak

We are very fortunate to have such an excellent group of nominees, and I am confident that the Ubuntu developer community will choose well.

I’d like to thank both the most recent technical board, who have (literally 🙂 gone well beyond the call of duty in their commitment to the stewardship of Ubuntu, as well as this group of nominees for their willingness to stand for this critical role.

I will ask the Community Council to setup and run the CIVS election in standard Ubuntu fashion, and wish all of the candidates the best.

I have done a rather bad job of the process this time around, taking far too long to firm up the list of candidates for no good reason, and so will ask the Community Council to run the TB nomination process next time, while retaining my short-listing rights.

Originally posted to the technical-board mailing list on Mon Apr 4 12:25:39 UTC 2016 by Mark Shuttleworth

IRC Council Election Results

Thank you all for your participation in a successful election process. Three candidates were chosen from a field of five for a two-year term.

The poll has ended and the results are available here:

Please welcome Unit193 to the IRCC and congratulate hggdh and Tm_T on their re-elections.

Also, please thank Na3iL and rww for their candidacy. I encourage them both to run again in the future.

The IRCC now comprises:

  • elky
  • Flannel
  • hggdh
  • Tm_T
  • Unit193

Pici’s tenure on the council is ending. Pici has been on the IRCC (this time) since early 2012. Please join me in thanking Pici for all his hard work and dedication.

Thanks again to everyone who participated.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-irc mailing list on Mon Apr 4 08:07:59 UTC 2016 by Neal Bussett

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter 460

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #460 for the week March 28 – April 3, 2016, 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
  • Simon Quigley
  • Leonard Viator
  • David Morfin
  • Walter Lapchynski
  • And many others

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Announcing UbuCon Europe and Call for Contributions

We’re happy to announce the very first European Ubuntu Conference: the UbuCon Europe! It takes place from the 18th to 20th November 2016 in Essen, Germany. It is the first conference dedicated to the European Ubuntu community. We are looking forward to two days full of talks, workshops, exhibitions and demos. And if that’s not great enough already, our venue provides us with food too!

The Focus

The UbuCon Europe is an event for everybody: for beginners, developers and experts. The main topics will hopefully cover everything about Ubuntu and Open Source Software. Be sure to join the conference, if you are interested in:

  • getting familiar with Ubuntu, its flavors and subprojects
  • showcases of projects based on Ubuntu or other Open Source Software
  • an open and vivid atmosphere to discuss ideas and project with members of the Ubuntu and Open Source Community from all over Europe
  • learning new stuff
  • and getting involved in the Ubuntu Community!

The whole event will take place in the “Unperfekthaus” in Essen and will include hot, softdrinks and food. We will have to charge a fee to cover our costs. If you are a company and want to sponsor part of our event, please contact us via sponsors at

Not sure where Essen is? Then you should check our travel page

Talks and Workshops needed

For visitors

The UbuCon needs interesting talks and workshops. While we already have a few talks in the pipeline, we still have a lot of slots to fill. We do have five rooms available with up to seven talks per room per day.

UbuCon Europe is organised by the community and for the community. That’s your chance to request a talk or workshop! Our experience from the last UbuCons in Germany showed, that many requests from visitors got a talk from speakers. So, please don’t be shy and send your ideas in an E-Mail to idea at!

For speakers

We are looking for speakers who are interested in giving a talk, run a workshop or moderate a roundtable discussion. Friday is first day of UbuCon with just a Social Event to get to know each other. On Saturday and Sunday there will be the talks and workshops.

If you want to give a talk or do a workshop, please check our Wishlist page for requests from potential visitors. Of course, you can talk about any topic you want. Talks and workshops about Ubuntu are preferred, but may also cover other Open Source topics. As the conference is international and takes place in Germany, English and German are expected for the talks and workshops. However, talks covering Ubuntu subjects in English are preferred.

Please don’t hesitate to send us your proposal. Just send an email to idea at with the following information:

  • Title of talk/workshop
  • Name of the speaker
  • Company or project, if it exists
  • Type: Talk, Workshop, Discussion or something else
  • Duration: 30, 50, 110 Minutes or a custom duration
  • Target audience: Beginners, intermediate or experts
  • Short description about the topic of your talk
  • information about the speaker
  • attach a profile photo

Please send your proposals to idea at, the Call for Papers will end on the 31st July 2016.

More information:

Originally posted to the loco-contacts mailing list on Fri Apr 1 17:39:45 UTC 2016 by Sujeevan (svij) Vijayakumaran

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