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What is the best way to develop apps for Ubuntu?

I want to develop software for Linux or cross-platform. I want to work with other open-source and non-profit developers. I want a place where Ubuntu or other developers come to start open-source or commercial projects, and we can join the projects or start our own projects.

I know there are social coding sites, but where can I start the project, and invite people or let people join? Then we can submit software to I know we can start projects at, but is there anything more dedicated for Ubuntu developers, especially for Ubuntu and for the Ubuntu Software Center?

Would you recommend Launchpad,, github, gitorous or others?

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marked as duplicate by Christopher Kyle Horton, RobotHumans, andrewsomething, Jorge Castro, jokerdino Aug 22 '12 at 8:07

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already seen it i know how to develop apps for ubuntu read my question again – user49557 Mar 28 '12 at 7:20
the forums and irc channels would be a good starting place – edm Mar 28 '12 at 7:23
...okay, I think I understand what you're looking for now. Edited to make it clearer what your needs are. – Christopher Kyle Horton Mar 28 '12 at 7:36
Possible other related question -… – James Mar 28 '12 at 11:20
Maybe better over on – andrewsomething Aug 18 '12 at 1:26
up vote 2 down vote accepted

When it comes to startups, new projects, technology news and major developments I keep pretty close tabs on

Y Combinator is notorious for their investing into startups/new opportunities. Many a great developer keep an eye on it.

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They are also notorious for fighting open source stuff. :( – James Mar 28 '12 at 11:19
It's a warring battle as investors want to protect their investment through various means while open source seeks to have a heavy community involvement. Will the user see investors? Likely not. Is it likely that other developers may take an interest and participate? Only one way to find out! – RWC Mar 29 '12 at 0:48
hey man any other place will or laucnhpad do – user49557 Mar 29 '12 at 8:43

Kickstarter? - Helps fund upcoming businesses through voluntary donations.

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