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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Where else to go for help if not helped at Ask Ubuntu?

What other official places can I go for getting help on Ubuntu if I do not get the help I wanted on Ask Ubuntu?
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Are there ubuntu meetups being held to discuss and fix bugs?

Does the Ubuntu community host meetups where people can come together, discuss their doubts and rectify problems with their installations? If yes, where are these announced? And if no, is there any ...
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Why is Ubuntu named Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have long been interested in something. I know a lot of things about the history of Ubuntu, but I do not know about the name. So, why is Ubuntu named "Ubuntu"?
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How to say “Thanks” to the Ubuntu developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a congrats ubuntu page? The release of Ubuntu 12.04 is imminent and it's (once again) quite a fine release. Now I'd like to show my appreciation of all the ...
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What is irc.ubuntu.com used for?

IRC channels are one of the most significant parts of Ubuntu community infrastructure. However, all Ubuntu channels I've ever met are hosted on irc.freenode.net. What's the point of irc.ubuntu.com? ...
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Ubuntu Code of Conduct updated – should I? [closed]

I signed the Ubuntu Code of Conduct a good while back. I don't remember exactly when, and Launchpad doesn't tell me which version it is I've signed. Now there is a new version in the works. Should I ...
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How can I motivate the community to use boinc? [closed]

boinc is a really nice application to use on background of a computer that can help science projects and humanity as a all. I would like somehow to encourage people use boinc with their preferences ...
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Is there a congrats ubuntu page?

Say for example I use a particular package and want to say "Way to go maintainers" is there a way for me to do this?
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What to do when you don't get answers from Launchpad?

I have question #190306 for more than 10 days without an answer. Usually, I get answers from the Ubuntu experts within a couple of days. The problem that I have is persistent and annoying. Where ...
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What is Mark Shuttleworth's “Easter eggs” blog a reference to? [closed]

I saw this blog post today, and I was wondering if there's some meaning within the Ubuntu community that I've missed? (I know what an easter egg is in a computer context.) One of our ducks has ...
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Is there a real name policy in the Ubuntu community?

I'm not ashamed to be a part of Ubuntu, but I'm trying to keep the number of web search hits for my real name low, which is kinda impossible if you use a Launchpad account. So, I'm wondering if there ...
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How can I kickstart a group advocating digital literacy with Ubuntu?

I'm currently working in a cyber cafe in Cameroon, Africa. Desktop penetration is very low here, so I wish to create a grassroots organisation with my mates to promote ICT. Where can I find materials ...
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How to start contributing to Ubuntu development?

I'd like to contribute to Ubuntu development some day. If you're a developer of Ubuntu could you tell me/us what are the prerequisites to start? What languages and technologies are needed to know, ...
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How to give back to the OSS community without coding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I contribute to Ubuntu? I have been using Open Source software for a few months and loving it. Something is dawning on me, a feeling of wanting to give back. ...
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Where should people give feedback on Ubuntu?

Many people have opinions or want to give feedback about Ubuntu. If they are simple bugs with a crash or display corruption, that's fine, they can file in Launchpad. But, comments about the design ...
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How do I sign the Leadership Code of Conduct?

In addition to the Code of Conduct there is the the Leadership Code of Conduct. Can I sign the Leadership Code of Conduct like the regular Code of Conduct?
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How do I sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct?

In order to submit patches and items to certain projects it says I need to Sign the Code of Conduct. How do I do this?
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Why should my business choose Ubuntu? [duplicate]

My office is going to buy a bulk number of desktop PCs (for developmental purposes). I encouraged them to buy PCs without a pre-installed OS and then install Linux. My colleagues agree with me but ...
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Does Ubuntu have any comic/anime/manga/series about it?

As some communities have their own Comic, Manga, Anime, TV Series, does Ubuntu have one related to it, to the developers, the Ubuntu scenario or something related to it.
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Are there guidelines for requesting enhancements of open source projects?

Occasionally I think of enhancements for open source software applications I use. Generally I track down wherever it is the project is hosted and log an request. I do not intend to contribute any ...
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Where are all Ubuntu resources linked together?

There's a lot of pages if on wants to contribute to Ubuntu: http://harvest.ubuntu.com/ http://developer.ubuntu.com/ http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ http://askubuntu.com http://ubuntuforums.org ...
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What happens after someone receives Ubuntu membership?

What happens after someone receive Ubuntu membership? How s/he receives the benefits listed here? I knew it's documented somewhere on the wiki but so far couldn't find any trace of it. Thanks
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Need some advise on pitching Ubuntu SBS and desktops for my company [duplicate]

In the next couple of weeks I need to present an IT presentation for future I equipment for the small company I would with. The have been shrouded by the Microsoft and Apple blanket and introducing ...
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Who compiles all the packages that are part of ubuntu?

When an Ubuntu release is being made who compiles all the versions of the programs that are part of ubuntu and determines which version will ship with the release. For example, which version of ...
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Where do I suggest features for the CCSM replacement?

There are a few features available in CCSM (compiz config settings manager) that I want to make sure are available even if CCSM becomes completely defunct and replaced in Ubuntu. And, I would like to ...
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What is a good place to collect lists of applications?

I want to know where I can find lists of applications and where to put them as well. I have some questions here on AU that are lists and I want to move them to one place for easy access for everyone. ...
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Where can I find the logs of IRC Charm School?

I am looking for the logs of the freenode juju charms class that occurred on the 2nd of December, 2011. Do they exist? Where can I find them?
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What's the deal with all these Chuck montages?

Planet Ubuntu is full of hilarious Chuck montages. Here two examples: Why is that? How did Chuck become an Ubuntu meme? Note: This question is not meant to be a Chuck montage collection. It is a ...
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Are there transcripts of UDS sessions?

I've been trying to listen to one of the UDS (Ubuntu Developer Summit) sessions today - had a great deal of trouble with interference. Are there transcripts available of sessions?
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Where is a good guide to remote participation in the Ubuntu Developer Summit, and is it upgraded with each summit?

Is there a guide to properly participating in UDS remotely?
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How can I get in contact with an Ubuntu developer to help with a problem?

I have an Ubuntu problem and after posting it on here I got no answers. I need this problem fixed and I would like to get in email or Twitter contact with an Ubuntu expert.
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Where can I report a bug for apps.ubuntu.com?

I have a few bugs which I would like to patch for apps.ubuntu.com; however, I can't seem to find their project page on LaunchPad. Where can I get in touch with this team and where can I pull the code ...
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How should I suggest a developer switch to an application indicator?

I use several applications with non-appindicator indicators. This means the UI for them is inconsistent (on Ubuntu at least, if not elsewhere). I'd like to suggest they switch to using application ...
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Is pad.ubuntu.com available for everyone?

I really love the interface at http://pad.ubuntu.com . It seems to be a great notepad when you want to do notes with other people. However, the main page says 'Ubuntu Developer Summit'. Does it mean ...
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How are releases named? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are release codenames chosen? I'm not sure if there is a particular naming convention with Ubuntu. To give an example, Apple uses big cats, Microsoft uses numbers. ...
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Why is the Forum Design lagging behind?

Way back when Ubuntu 10.04 was released Canonical changed the branding of Ubuntu to the orange/purple combination which I kind of like so why more than one year later the Ubuntu Forums still look like ...
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What are the ethics of having a company “sponsor” a loco team event?

I've got a LoCo event coming up, and a local company (that uses and loves Ubuntu) has approached me (since I'm the organizer) with the following proposal: They'd like to "sponsor" the event - bring ...
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How does Application Review Board work?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AppReviews the Application Review Process is good both for upstream software developers and Ubuntu packagers. The point seems to be that the upstream developers ...
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How do I setup a redirect/alias for the Ubuntu wiki?

I have a wiki page that I'd like to setup a redirect (or an alias). I have http://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibreOffice, and I'd like to have http://wiki.ubuntu.com/libreoffice be a re-direct. Also, is there ...
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Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Tip Line?

I have had a look at the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Wiki. It has lots of information about how to submit material. I have no talent whatsoever, however if I see something ...
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If I've signed the Canonical Contributors agreement, do I have to sign the new Harmony Agreement?

The contributors agreement has changed to a broad license harmony agreement. Do I need to resign the new agreement or is it automatic. Does anything prevent me from signing the new agreement and using ...
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Is Ubuntu branding with other Linux Distro logos OK?

So I'm organizing a Ubuntu Hour, and advertising it through both the local LUG and the loco team - what's the policy regarding the Ubuntu logo on a poster with other Linux distros? (Fedora, Debian, ...
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How do I investigate/confirm the identity of a PPA maintainer (e.g., Chromium Team)?

The Chromium Stable PPA (as found here: ppa:chromium-daily/stable) is maintained by Chromium Team (https://launchpad.net/~chromium-team). I assume this is "Google's" Chromium developers? If so, I ...
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LoCo activity/course of action proposal on Ubuntu Wiki

I would like to publish an plan of action for an activity or event for the LoCo on Ubuntu Wiki. Is there any convention or format I can refer to? I do not know how to create and chart a proper ...
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Creating a Bounty Fund for Unity Developers [closed]

Can Canonical and the Ubuntu community create a bounty fund, as a single pool of money, to encourage more developers to contribute to Unity. I'd suggest Canonical starting it off by funding a bounty ...
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Which big computer companies support the Ubuntu project financially?

When looking for hardware, I often try to find out if the manufacturer employs open source developers and things like that. I know Canonical has relations with a couple of big computer companies, but ...
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Is there a public calendar for key Ubuntu events?

I've been looking at the schedule for Ubuntu Developer Week (11th to 15th of July), and started entering the schedule into my Google calendar (XML, iCal, HTML). At this point, I thought to myself... ...
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What unique features has Ubuntu brought to the Linux community? [closed]

Red Hat/Fedora, GNOME, KDE and others have brought things that can be used in the Linux Community, like NetworkManager, Plymouth Boot Splash, a friendlier desktop system, etc. I would like to know ...
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Who to follow on Twitter if you are interested in Ubuntu?

I'd like to know whom I should follow on Twitter, to get my daily dose of Ubuntu news, tips, and random bits. Which members from the Ubuntu community are active on Twitter?
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What is Ubuntu's market share on the desktop? [closed]

What is Ubuntu's market share on non-servers?