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Ubuntu Hour San Francisco Wednesday, 09 Dec. 2015 at 18:00 PST

Enjoy a hot beverage, perhaps a pastry and chat about Ubuntu! Free copies of the following will be available to attendees: "The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th edition" (one of the authors will be present to sign) "A practical guide to Ubuntu Linux, 3rd edition" (signed by author) "Ubuntu Unleashed" (2015 edition) Happy holidays! Afterwards, at 7:10, you're also welcome to join the nearby Bay Area Debian dinner at Henry's Hunan on Natoma street, details will be shared once they are announced.

Ubuntu Hour Berkeley Sunday, 13 Dec. 2015 at 12:00 PST

Ubuntu Hour Berkeley this month (even numbered months): 2nd Sunday at noon to 1pm: Bobby G’s Pizzeria (has complimentary W-Fi, and AC power available) 2072 University Ave.

Ubuntu California Fortnightly IRC meeting Sunday, 13 Dec. 2015 at 19:00 PST

Ubuntu California Fortnightly IRC meeting Sunday, 10 Jan. 2016 at 19:00 PST

SCALE 14X and UbuCon Summit Thursday, 21 Jan. 2016 at 10:00 PST

SCaLE 14X – the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Jan. 21-24, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center. As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCaLE 14X expects to host more than 100 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 100 sessions, tutorials and special events SCaLE is a community run open-source and free software conference held annually in Los Angeles. Ubuntu will showcase Ubuntu and its derivatives, exciting new projects like Snappy Ubuntu Core, and Ubuntu running on phones. We will also host select Ubucon speakers for visitor meet-and-greets and additional discussion. UbuCon Summit is an officially endorsed two-day event combining speakers from the Ubuntu community as well as a day of unconference talks for both the general Ubuntu community as well as Ubuntu developers. Members of the Ubuntu Design Team, the Ubuntu Touch team, the Ubuntu Core Team, and the Canonical Community Team will meet at UbuCon Summit to discuss the progress and status of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS across all form factors.

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Xubuntu sweatshirt, Wily, & Debian Jessie Release

People like shirts, stickers and goodies to show support of their favorite operation system, and though the Xubuntu project has been slower than our friends over at Kubuntu at offering them, we now have a decent line-up offered by companies we’re friendly with. Several months ago the Xubuntu team was contacted by Gabor Kum of HELLOTUX to see if we’d be interested in offering shirts through their site. We were indeed interested! So after he graciously sent our project lead a polo shirt to evaluate, we agreed to start offering his products on our site, alongside the others ...

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Wrap up of the San Francisco Ubuntu Global Jam at Gandi

This past Sunday I hosted an Ubuntu Global Jam at the Gandi office here in downtown San Francisco. Given the temporal proximity to a lot of travel, I’ve had to juggle a lot to make this happen, a fair amount of work goes into an event like this, from logistics of getting venue, food and drinks, and giveaways to the actual prep for the event and actually telling people about it. In this case we were working on Quality Assurance for Xubuntu (and a little Lubuntu on a PPC Mac). It’s totally worth it though, so I present ...

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San Francisco Ubuntu Global Jam at Gandi.net on Sunday February 8th

For years Gandi.net has been a strong supporter of Open Source communities and non-profits. From their early support of Debian to their current support of Ubuntu via discounts to Ubuntu Members they’ve been directly supportive of projects I’m passionate about. I was delighted when I heard they had opened an office in my own city of San Francisco, and they’ve generously offered to host the next Ubuntu Global Jam for the Ubuntu California team right here at their office in the city. + = Jam! What’s an Ubuntu Global Jam? From the FAQ on the wiki: A ...

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Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals

Sorry, this is long, but hang in there. A little while back I wrote a blog post that seemed to inspire some people and ruffle the feathers of some others. It was designed as a conversation-starter for how we can re-energize leadership in Ubuntu. When I kicked off the blog post, Elizabeth quite rightly gave me a bit of a kick in the spuds about not providing a place to have a discussion, so I amended the blog post to a link to this thread where I encourage your feedback and participation. Rather unsurprisingly, there was some good feedback, before ...

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Ubuntu Governance: Reboot?

For many years Ubuntu has had a comprehensive governance structure. At the top of the tree are the Community Council (community policy) and the Technical Board (technical policy). Below those boards are sub-councils such as the IRC, Forum, and LoCo councils, and developer assessment boards. The vast majority of these boards are populated by predominantly non-Canonical folks. I think this is a true testament to the openness and accessibility of governance in Ubuntu. There is no “Canonical needs to have people on half the board” shenanigans…if you are a good leader in the Ubuntu community, you could be on ...

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