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Web Upd8 "A blog on Linux (mostly Ubuntu) and open source / web applications and news". It is regularly updated, and the posts are always useful and well-written.
There are many, many ways to contribute to Ubuntu. Some require technical knowledge, but many do not. Before contributing to Ubuntu, you should read the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, which lays out a standard of behavior for contributors. (Mostly) Non-technical: Perhaps the easiest way to contribute to the Ubuntu community is to provide support. Besides helping ...
Planet Ubuntu is a blog aggregator. Not every post will be about Ubuntu but there's a good selection of blogs within it.
The word of Ubuntu is very difficult to explain in one word in English. Some people say it means "humaness, to be human", some describe it as "Humanity in humility". See the discussion in the ubuntu forum Bishop Tutu has describe Ubuntu as: A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that ...
Mark Shuttleworth is an entrepreneur from South Africa who founded the Ubuntu operating system through his company, Canonical. Before founding Canonical, he was the founder of Thawte, a company he founded in 1995 to provide digital certificates and internet security. Thawte has since been sold to Verisign. Shuttleworth was a Debian Developer in the ...
Some places you can go when looking for help when using the RTFM method ... The Official Ubuntu Documentation page where you can find the official documentation developed and maintained by the Ubuntu Documentation Project. The Ubuntu Documentation Wiki, whose home page I can never seem to find with a search, is a community-driven and open area of the ...
I know of employees of the following companies who are tasked with improvements to Ubuntu as a primary job responsibility, including maintenance or delivery of software in the archive, bugfixing, and other development work performed on and in Ubuntu. This list is necessarily incomplete, as it is exceedingly likely that many folk have not decided to disclose ...
Canonical Design Blog A great place to learn about upcoming design changes and why they are being made, provide feedback, or even get involved in the design of Ubuntu.
You can find lots of marketing materials on Spread Ubuntu, they have some great looking SVG posters which can be downloaded and edited using Inkscape. You may also be interested in joining the Ubuntu Marketing Team or the Ubuntu Art Team which are both involved in created posters and logos. You can also find some nice materials on openclipart, while not ...
If you became an Ubuntu member you get the benefit of an @ubuntu.com email. Here is how you can become an Ubuntu member: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership Ubuntu members are people who are helping the development and growth of Ubuntu. It does not require coding or packaging. You can be an Ubuntu member by just contributing to translations or marketing. ...
I think your question is a bit open ended and probably more a discussion topic than something we can handle here on AU but I will try to answer the question in the spirit in which you asked with my personal experience. A wise man I respect once told me "Open Source isn't a spectator sport, it's a participatory sport." Or something along those lines, I don't ...
"OpenOffice decided not to have a learning curve" The OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice office suites have retained a traditional interface that most users (of them or any other office suite) are likely to find familiar and pretty easy to use, without having to learn it or get used to it first. In contrast, some other office suites, including newer ...
See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership "Contributions are valued and recognised whether you contribute to artwork, any of the LoCoTeams, documentation, the forums, the answers tracker, IRC support, bug triage, translation, development and packaging, marketing and advocacy or anything else."
A Distribution of Linux is a package of software, designed to be a complete Operating System. A linux operating system consists of a few parts: The Linux Kernel Including: Device Drivers System level software The GNU* Userland Consisting of User interface software (bash, ...) Compiler, linker, parser-generator, ... Application software (emacs, bc, ...
I feel the question is missing something. It's phrased in the manner of "I didn't get help here... where else can I go to find people to help me?" But Ask Ubuntu isn't really about helping people one-on-one. If that were the primary purpose, we wouldn't close questions because they are duplicates or bug reports. The primary purpose of Ask Ubuntu is to ...
If you go to The Ubuntu Story page, you will find this: Governance Version 4.10, codenamed the 'Warty Warthog', the first official Ubuntu release, was launched in October 2004. Global interest in Ubuntu was dramatic from the outset. The year following the Warty Warthog release saw huge growth in the Ubuntu community as thousands of free software ...
There is also the paid official support: http://www.ubuntu.com/support and others forums like: http://ubuntuforums.org/ http://www.linuxquestions.org/ http://unix.stackexchange.com/ http://superuser.com/
These are people related to Ubuntu, in some capacity or other. Most of them are developers, and UI designers. Some are fansites. I will keep adding more as I find them. Ubuntu Evangelist, and owner of Canonical: Mark Shuttleworth. Unity’s Technical Lead and Canonical DX Team Member: Neil Patel. Fansite: OMG Ubuntu. Fansite: Ubuntu Gamer. Blog and ...
SABDFL stands for Self Appointed Benevolent Dictator For Life, and is the nickname and IRC nick of Mark Shuttleworth, the guy who started the Ubuntu project. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SABDFL
First of all it is not necessary that Most popular or Most voted ideas should get Implemented by the Ubuntu Developers team. I mean if anyone is so Inclined towards bringing it in Ubuntu , then there exists other way using Launchpad PPA where you can Build your Idea and Implement in more Customizable form. From Ubuntu brainstorm Wiki page Ubuntu ...
You may get support through Ubuntu's official support but I am absolutely convinced that if you ask properly and be patient, you will get answers to your problems.
The Ubuntu Wiki has lots of information about the naming system at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames. According to Mark Shuttleworth, the "Adjective Animal" system started as a joke and stuck. It's Mark that announces the new names, usually on his blog at http://www.markshuttleworth.com/
Jorge Castro (website) Ask Ubuntu (website) :D Wepupd8 (website) Ubuntuka (website) Ubuntu podcast (website) Ubuntu podcast UK (website) Ubuntujames (Website) Ubuntu chick Nixie pixel (website) Full circle magazine (website). Ubuntu Manual (website) Dutch: Ubuntu NL (website)
Firstly, please correct me if I'm wrong, and understand that English is not my first language. Firstly, can we define what "big computer companies" are? Are we talking about the "big-ness" like Canonical (whose name is most probably unfamiliar to most people) or big like Intel, AMD/ATI, nVidia (whose name is synonymous to processors and graphic cards ...
Visit the Ubuntu Wishlist Wiki or Ubuntu Brainstorm and suggest away!!
I also want to add a plug for the Ubuntu UK podcast. Produced by the UK loco team, more family friendly, but less controversial.
Not exclusively Ubuntu but Dan and Fab at Linux Outlaws have a great podcast. Recorded live usually on a Monday evening (UK time)
There are tons of ways that an organized group of people can contribute to Ubuntu. Here are some of mine: LoCo Activities - formal teams in Ubuntu are called Local Teams (LoCo), they have a ton of information with good ideas on their wiki page. You can find if there's an existing LoCo team in the directory. I recommend you contact them and let them know ...
The twice-yearly Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) or yearly Debconf are a location where it is easy to see direct funding for Ubuntu: companies sending their own employees (or for individuals, sending themselves). When you see people from Intel, HP, Dell, … at UDS (or another Linux conference) it's probably a fairly good confirmation that their attendance is ...
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