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 to start? How to start?

I'm new to ubuntu. I want to learn about it, and I want do this as fast as posible. But I don't know whether to read a book, or try to solve my problems when they arise. I will appreciate if anyone ...
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Ubuntu isn't on Google's list of Summer of Code participants

Google have just published their list of accepted mentoring organisations for Summer of Code 2011, but Ubuntu isn't listed there. Jono Bacon has confirmed that Ubuntu applied for a position, so I can ...
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How do I ask for new features in Ubuntu?

I would like to know how to ask for new features in Ubuntu.
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What is happening with the UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter?

Being a big fan of the UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter, I'd like to know why it is not published regularly anymore. The last issue dates back to mid-January. Thanks!
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When will UDS sponsorship final list be announced?

UDS-O is being held at Budapest, Hungary and the sponsorships are open which closes on 28th of March. My question is when will the final list be announced? Will there be more than one month period ...
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What is a 'Distribution'?

I am new to Ubuntu. In fact, I just started using Linux. My question is: What is a distro?
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How do I organize an Ubuntu party or get together?

I would like organize some Ubuntu party with my school, but how to improve Ubuntu with our time? (easily)
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What if my State / Country doesn't have a Ubuntu LoCo Team? How can I start one?

I know what an Ubuntu Team is and where to find them, but what can users do if their area doesn't have a LoCo team?
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Where can I download Ubuntu logo assets?

Is there a link where people can get something like an official ubuntu logo assets kit?
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How can one get involved in the Ubuntu Brainstorm team?

I've heard it thrown around on a lot of blogs that Ubuntu Brainstorm is the "graveyard of good ideas". I have a bit of a passion for average end-users suggesting the kinds of software they want and ...
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How to get Ubuntu membership?

What are the steps that I want to follow to get Ubuntu membership? I know contribution is the only mantra to get Ubuntu membership. I am not good in programming so what are other ways to contribute to ...
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How do I report a bug against Ubuntu.com (the Ubuntu website)

Since the website and wiki have been redesigned, the text is not always readable. The footer text overwrites other text, the links are not uniform colors, and the colors use blend and blur the text. ...
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Guidelines for documenting your contributions to the Ubuntu project

I'm looking for some guidance on how to keep track of the contributions I make to the project so I can present them as evidence when I eventually apply for Ubuntu membership. When I was listening to ...
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Is it possible to obtain an e-mail address like myname.surname@ubuntu.com

Being an Ubuntu user for about 3 years, is it possible to obtain an e-mail address like myname.surname@ubuntu.com ?
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Where can I find Ubuntu Posters?

I'd like to put up some posters around where I go to school, where would I find some great looking posters, flyers and tips on advocacy?
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How can I become active in the Ubuntu Community [duplicate]

I have used Ubuntu for a while and want to find a way to give back to the community and help Ubuntu get better; is there a team in the Ubuntu community that is dedicated to helping users transition ...
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How do I find Ubuntu users in my country / state

I am looking to get meet other users how do I find that team.
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What is the Ubuntu Loco Day?

What is the purpose of this day?
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What does it mean when Canonical says that Ubuntu is and always will be Absolutely Free?

In the video linked from this blog entry and other Canonical marketing material, it says things like Ubuntu is and always will be Absolutely Free. What does that mean? Especially considering that ...
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Information explaining the relationship between Debian and Ubuntu

Please post articles or blog posts that detail the relationship between Debian and Ubuntu (negative/positive) that you find insightful/useful/excellent... and please don't limit this to just the OS, ...
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Are there widgets available for promoting Ubuntu on your site?

I currently have the Maverick countdown widget on my site and was wondering if there are any widgets available now that it's fully released with which to replace it.
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What can we do to increase participation in Global Jams?

Our global jam is coming up this weekend, and I wonder what we can do to increase participation and also collaboration between the different events. Maybe we still have time to implement some of the ...
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What Ubuntu / Linux podcasts are most helpful? [closed]

Which podcasts in either the Ubuntu or general Linux categories are the most helpful or most enjoyable. One podcast per answer which could be voted independently would be useful and possibly ...
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Are there any good books for new Ubuntu user? [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu in my uncle's laptop. He seems to like it and he is asking me for some good Ubuntu books for beginners. I was thinking about The Official Ubuntu Book. Any other suggestions ...
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How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu? [closed]

In Ubuntu, X is one of the more critical pieces in the stack. As such, we get a TON of questions and bug reports about it, probably about 100 times as many as we have manpower to handle. Canonical ...
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Who is SABDFL? What does he do?

what is the meaning of SABDFL?
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How are release codenames chosen?

What criteria is used to select an Ubuntu release codename, and who is ultimately responsible for the decision?
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What does the Ubuntu Foundation do?

I heard that it was some sort of emergency fund or something.
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How would you explain that Ubuntu is fine for many people [closed]

How would you explain that Ubuntu if fine for most people who just want to browse the web, write e-mail, and so on?
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How can I contribute to Ubuntu?

Does it require technical knowledge? Is it difficult?
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List of blogs to learn more about Ubuntu [closed]

Add blogs and websites that are useful in the quest to know/learn more about Ubuntu. One blog per answer, please - you can vote answers up/down as you feel appropriate. If you feel the blog is biased ...
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What does “Ubuntu” mean?

What does "Ubuntu" mean, and why did they choose that particular name?
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What Ubuntu server administration books does the community recommend?

What book would you recommend as a reference for Ubuntu server administration? I'd like to not limit this to server-edition. I'm biased toward development environments that need to strike a balance ...
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How do I run a successful Ubuntu Hour?

I'm taking my be-stickered laptop to a coffee shop tonight for an Ubuntu Hour. I've let a bunch of local LUG people know about it. How can I ensure people come away from it feeling like the ...