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Oct. 15, 2015, midnight
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Ubuntu Hour Berkeley Sunday, 08 Feb. 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 San Francisco QA Jam Sunday, 08 Feb. 2015 at 13:00 PST

An Ubuntu Global Jam event focused on Quality Assurance/Testing of ISO images and packages for the Xubuntu project. No prior knowledge is required, a basic presentation will kick off the event. While Xubuntu is our focus, the tools and skills learned at this event can also be used for testing Ubuntu and all other flavors. If you're able and wish to participate in testing directly, please bring along a laptop. Live testing is sufficient, so there is no need to reinstall the hardware you bring along. Stickers and pens will be available for all attendees, and a few lucky attendees will get copies of Ubuntu books! Food and refreshments will also be provided. Please contact Elizabeth K. Joseph at lyz@ubuntu.com if you have trouble registering or have special dietary restrictions so we can make sure we have refreshments you can partake of.

Ubuntu Hour San Francisco Wednesday, 11 Feb. 2015 at 18:00 PST

Enjoy some coffee, perhaps a pastry and chat about Ubuntu!

SCALE 13X Thursday, 19 Feb. 2015 at 09:00 PST

SCALE 13x – the 13th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Feb. 19-22, 2015, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. As the first-of-the-year Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) expo in North America, SCALE 13x expects to host more than 100 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials, and special events. Held annually in Los Angeles, SCALE is the largest community-run FOSS conference in North America. Ubuntu will be demonstrating its new phone interface as well as Ubuntu Core and other exciting new developments in the Ubuntu world. Ubuntu California will be running the Ubuntu booth for this conference. Booth volunteers are greatly appreciated and will receive free Full Access through their Exhibitor badge. Volunteer at:

Ubucon SCALE 13X Friday, 20 Feb. 2015 at 08:00 PST

ubu·con /'oo-boo-con/ (noun): A social gathering filled with a jovial mix of scheduled presentations and ad-hoc lightning talks. The Ubuntu community can use the coupon code "UBNTU" for 50% off an All Access pass for SCALE 13X.

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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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Happy Birthday Ubuntu!

Today is Ubuntu’s ten year anniversary. Scott did a wonderful job summarizing many of those early years and his own experience, and while I won’t be as articulate as him, I wanted to share a few thoughts on my experience too. I heard of this super secret Debian startup from Scott James Remnant. When I worked at OpenAdvantage we would often grab lunch in Birmingham, and he filled me in on what he was working on, but leaving a bunch of the blanks out due to confidentiality. I was excited about this new mystery distribution. For many years ...

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Bringing Literacy to Millions of Kids With Open Source

Today we are launching the Global Learning XPRIZE complete with Indigogo crowdfunding campaign. This is a $15 million competition in which teams are challenged to create Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic in 18 months without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers but to instead provide an educational solution where little or none exists. There are 57 million children aged 5 – 12 in the world today who have no access to education. There are 250 million children below basic literacy levels, even after several years of ...

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