Your decision is optimized - probably the best you can do at this
And thank you for what you have delivered to the community so far -
it's been immensely useful to so many people, and especially at a
time when access to computers was not yet so widely available -
perhaps you had a greater impact than you'd expect!
Times have changed, and it's kind of hard to predict what direction
educational computing will take - but as you have a clear and open
mind the right path will surely materialize.
As education becomes ever more pivotal than it has been, and
main-stream software becomes less and less educational, you have an
essential and far-reaching mission ahead of you - I wish you great
luck and supreme success!
On 28/03/16 00:54, Howard Kiyuna wrote:
email below went out recently.
I'm sending this e-mail on behalf of the current Edubuntu
leaders, Jonathan Carter and myself.
Jonathan and I have both been involved in Edubuntu for a long
(almost 10 years for Jonathan and almost 9 for me). We were at
just contributors, then became council members and after the
disolved due to lack of candidates, as the two project
A lot changes in that many years and while at the start we
both had a
considerable amount of spare time to invest in making Edubuntu
even getting paid for it at times, that is simply not the case
We've both moved on to new projects, with the hope that we
would one day
find some time to work on Edubuntu again. That's why we
decided to make
Edubuntu LTS-only after the 14.04 release, hoping that over
of two years we would find the needed time to make a good
Edubuntu 16.04 LTS.
This plan didn't quite work out as we're now a month away from
release with little to no work having been done on Edubuntu.
We could of course patch things up a bit, drop the things that
work and call it good enough. But we don't think that would be
our users who are expecting a well thought through
all details have been taken care of.
That's why I'm announcing today that Edubuntu will NOT be
16.04 LTS version. Instead, Jonathan and I will focus on
of Edubuntu 14.04 LTS until it goes EOL in April 2019.
That's not to say that Edubuntu is dead, at least not yet.
While Jonathan and I will solely focus on fulfilling our
support for Edubuntu 14.04 LTS, new contributors are
to take over the Edubuntu project and shape it to their
The two of us will be happy to sponsor any Edubuntu related
will help new contributors get Edubuntu membership and then
elections to setup a new Edubuntu Council which would finally
the whole project over from us.
Should none of that happen by the time Ubuntu 17.10 is
Jonathan and I will ask the Technical Board to revoke Edubuntu
official flavour and will be removing any leftover packages
archive, remove our seeds and any cdimage build integration,
removing Edubuntu from the Ubuntu release process.
While a bit late as far as announcing this, I think our plan
the "Step down considerately" clause of the Ubuntu Code of
allowing for new contributors to pick things where we left
them or to
come up with a completely new vision if they prefer.
It's been a fun ride for the two of us and we very much hope
won't be the end of Edubuntu but instead a new beginning for
I'am Peter.Chen from the China, and i like linux system, especially ubuntu. I has worked in
the development of Linux driver from the beginning of
2012 based on the ARM platform.
I‘am very interested in ubuntu for the education, But it
is a great pity that can't run in the ARM platform, i
can only download it for the x86 PC. We can find many
high-performance ARM platform(Eg: raspberryPi:https://www.raspberrypi.org
; 96boards: https://www.96boards.org/products/ce/hikey/
) at present. Could you have a plan to port the edubuntu
to the ARM platform ?
Looking forward your replay, Thanks.