Whether you're an experienced Linux user or you're just getting started with open-source software, there are lots of ways to get involved with the Ubuntu community. These questions are about how to get involved, governance issues about the project, and Ubuntu values.

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Donations to ubuntu? Fiscal deduction?

1) Is there any online facility to donate to Ubuntu on a recurrent (monthly) basis? 2) Are there any fiscal/tax deductions for doing so? If so, in what countries?
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Why are there two wikis?

Why are there two wikis related to Ubuntu? The first one is Community Help Wiki and the second one is Ubuntu-wiki. Both of them seem to be related to the community. Are the sites the same?
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Does the Code of Conduct apply to all Launchpad projects? [closed]

I thought I saw this stated somewhere clearly, but I can't find the reference now. Are all projects hosted on Launchpad obliged to follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct? (I'm referring to projects managed ...
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Is there a tl;dr page for the Ubuntu Online Summit?

Recently there was another Ubuntu Online Summit. I watched some of the talks and they were very interesting, but very long. Is there a place where I can find a summary of each talk?
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Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers?

Is there a forum or community for Ubuntu Application developers? Chat rooms count.
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Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu?

Why did Ubuntu skip letters in the 1st four release names for Ubuntu? The story of the 1st release being named "Warty Warthog", because it lacked polish, is well know, but why didn't they continue ...
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Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu?

Where or when can I ask Ubuntu employees questions related to Ubuntu? Is there a Google Hangouts session where they regularly take questions from the community? Is there a Schedule for that ...
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How to regenerate vala api file on my own?

I made some changes for gtk+-3.0. I want to regenerate the gtk+-3.0.vapi file automatically(not by hand). I had already researched the vala document But I did't find right way. The vala version is ...
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Question/Help about community-supprot services provided by Ubuntu

The following community support services provided by Ubuntu:- Askubuntu Launchpad Answers Ubuntu forums Discourse I want to get information for Which & When should I use from above? In other ...
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Ubuntu Login issue

I am in great login issue in Ubuntu 14.04. in order to reduce bootup time I commented out default-display-manager text file as a root user found in directory /etc/X11/default-display-manager so that ...
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Problem in VMware Installation(12.04 LTS)

I had problem when installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on vmware, after install and require a restart when booting directly appear display terminal and not unity environment :( there that know ? ...
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How can I give an idea to the ubuntu team? [duplicate]

Sorry for my simple question but it is important . I have many ideas for ubuntu . How can I give them all to ubuntu team . Is there Any webpage for that Or just an email ?
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How to receive all recent update info about Ubuntu12.04 LTS?

I want to know about the recent changes that happen on Ubuntu12.04 LTS. In other words, I want to keep tracking all Ubuntu Desktop's standard packages on my eye. But is there any automated method ...
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How can one get newsletter from ubuntu?

I think that every big open source projects has it's news letter. How to receive Ubuntu related news information?
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How much does Ubuntu 14.04 cost? [duplicate]

How much does Ubuntu 14.04 cost to purchase? Also, are there different versions, such as Enterprise, Starter, etc?
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcut guidelines?

Is there an authoritative specification of keyboard shortcut guidelines for Ubuntu? I am looking for something like the OS X guidelines that result in unified application behaviour for common things ...
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Which language is most completly translated, Russian or Polish?

My mom is switching to Ubuntu because XP support is ending, her English isn't great but she speaks both Russian and Polish natively. Which language is most completely translated, Russian or Polish?
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A place to share knowledge, tips&tricks and scripts? [closed]

I am looking for a place to share experiences, knowledge, scripts, tips, tricks, etc. related to Ubuntu. I went to Ubuntuforums, but it seems that it is just for help. I wrote a complex script and ...
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How to get Ubuntu news? [duplicate]

Other that OMG! Ubuntu and the official Ubuntu site, are there any other ways or websites where we can get updates, news, etc about Ubuntu and its products? One way/website per answer would be nice.
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Should Unity 8 have extensions for customizability [duplicate]

I belief that Unity needs somewhat of a customizability features. What better time to put it in while they are rewriting the code in C++ for version 8. I think it's more customizable than the applet ...
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Canonical Apprenticeships?

I am currently a student doing my 4th year at college passing 3 separate courses, My issue is that when I finish my course I will need to get a job or some sort of way to get income, I was thinking on ...
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Should I remove very old information from the Ubuntu/community wiki?

I'm glad to find out that I should boldy edit the Ubuntu and community wikis, including adding new info to old pages, and that there is even a way to request whole page deletions where necessary. ...
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Are there any official counters which keep a track on the number of downloads of a particular Ubuntu version across different derivatives?

Are there any official counters which keep a track on the number of downloads of a particular Ubuntu version across different derivatives? If there are no official counters, is there any source which ...
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How do I explain what Ubuntu is to someone who's never heard of it? [closed]

I need to explain to friends what Ubuntu is and I don't want to link them just to the wikipedia page. I want them to get a guide with the right information. What is Ubuntu? How do I use it? What ...
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How do I get others to know about my fork/developed application?

I forked hsetroot into mhsetroot then added a lot of more features, but how do I promote it to the public so they know it is available for downloading and checking it out and hopefully enjoying it and ...
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How can I get updates about a LoCo team?

I wanted to join to Ubuntu LoCo team in Jordan but the team is inactive and it seems that in this status since 2008, what is the solution?
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Is there database of Linux compatible hardware?

I want to know if there is a centralised community site where all Hardware is listed in terms of compatability with Linux. Something like AppDB for Wine.
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Is there any groups for software development in ubuntu?

I am really willing to contribute to open-source software development. But the thing is, I am alone. Is there any groups in Ubuntu where I can share my idea, and I can be a beta-tester, or maybe make ...
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Who is at the highest level of command at Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Just like my question asks - who is at the head of Ubuntu and how do I contact them?
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How do I report a problem with the Ubuntu Guide website?

How do I report a problem with the Ubuntu Guide website? http://ubuntuguide.org/images/UbuntuGuideSaucyPt1.epub is linked from http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Saucy_Repositories under 'eBook ...
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where to submit feature ideas when brainstorm.ubuntu. is dead [duplicate]

I had an idea/feature suggest to make for Ubuntu. But, as I found out, the site is dead. See: Ubuntu Brainstorm site down/dead?. Question: Where can i make a feature suggest/idea now that ...
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Where can I submit or read reviews for hardware components?

Looking at the following questions Which computers are guaranteed to work? Where can I find information about ubuntu compatible or certified hardware/PC models? there are some options listed on ...
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User: 1000-user#1000

My hard disk (boot sector) is blown but the partition with my data in is good. When I loasd up Ubuntu 13:05 LiveDisk, and move to my data partition, I notice that I have no access to the files and ...
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Ubuntu Brainstorm site down/dead?

is http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com dead? I get redirected to http://community.ubuntu.com/ ? other references are dead as well. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Brainstorm/ This mailing list suggest the closure ...
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How is Ubuntu/Canonical organized?

Ubuntu is a big project that has a lot of community involvement over many different aspects. From who is in charge - to how decisions are made. How is the work on Ubuntu organized and who organizes ...
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How to contact Canonical to sponsor an Event

The question should really start with "Is this possible to do", but assuming one can ask Canonical for permission to sponsor an event, I was wondering if they could help with gear. For example several ...
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Can I suggest some new feature to next edition of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm not developer, just regular user. I just like to see new feature on the next version of Ubuntu. I want to suggest new feature, can I do that?
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Who is Mark Shuttleworth, and how is he related to Ubuntu?

I am going to introduce Ubuntu to some new users (students in this case). Usually, I talk about the history of Ubuntu, how Ubuntu started, who has built Ubuntu in the past, and who decides the road ...
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Is it possible to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, 2.0 in I already signed 1.1?

I am currently trying to sign the Ubuntu CoC, version 2.0, and I have already signed 1.1. When I visit http://launchpad.net/codeofconduct, I am told: The current version is 2.0, released ...
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What happened to the Leadership Code of Conduct?

I'm trying to read and perhaps sign the Leadership Code of Conduct, but all I can find is this: Ubuntu Code of Conduct v2.0 Back when the Code was in version 1.1, I could access the "regular" CoC ...
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How to contribute Ubuntu mobile OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to start contributing to Ubuntu development? I am Sad Al Abdullah from Bangladesh. I complete my graduation from BUET (Bangladesh University of Technology and ...
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Ways to get help in Ubuntu for beginners (Offline)

I was asked this today and got me wondering of the different ways a user could get help while using Ubuntu. The particular case I was asked was, how to get help about Ubuntu in Ubuntu if there is no ...
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When did Ubuntu become a “by Canonical” product? [closed]

I keep reading in the news about this "Ubuntu by Canonical" thing, and it seems to me that this isn't entirely accurate. I have, for instance, spent about fifteen thousand hours working for Ubuntu, ...
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how to tackle a problem with ubuntu [duplicate]

i personally have been on and off with ubuntu since... 9.04 i belive. now i'd like to stay with ubuntu for good. i have settled in with 12.10. the thing is, im not an expert in this field, i do not ...
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How to learn linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of blogs to learn more about Ubuntu What is the best way to learn linux? Is there a scheduled book or a site for looking regularly? I am a beginner and want to ...
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Ubuntu Release Party Support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I organize an Ubuntu party or get together? I wanna held Ubuntu Release Party in my City. How can i get support from canonical? such as Ubuntu DVD or merch?
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I've filed an ITP bug on bugs.debian.org - now how do I get the package into Ubuntu?

I've written a development library that I would like to include in the Ubuntu archives. From what I understand, the best way to do this is to first get the package into Debian and then request a ...
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Will I be able to contribute to Ubuntu in the future through other services in addition to PayPal?

Now on Desktop Contribute Page, I can donate only using PayPal. Will I be able to donate in the future, using, for example, VISA credit card?
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How can a web developer contribute to Ubuntu?

I've done web development for the past ten years, and have used Ubuntu for my operating system for the past five. I feel like my design and development skills could be useful, but don't know how I can ...
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Is Ubuntu elder-friendly? [closed]

My parents HDD in their laptop broke so i decided to change it. The laptop won't somehow install the original OS even though I have the disk. So I want to know if Ubuntu is elder-friendly since it is ...