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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu Online Summit Dates ===
Jono Bacon announces the dates of the first Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS)
which will feature not just developer discussions but will also
include presentations, demos and tutorials. Jono informs us that the
UOS will take place from 10th-12th of June, 2014 and that there will
be a hangout at 1700 UTC on 10th April 2014 to get ideas for the
Jane Silber informs us of Canonical's plans to shut down Ubuntu One's
file services, acknowledging that it was a very tough decision, given
that so many users have come to rely so heavily on the functionality
which Ubuntu One provides. Jane provides dates for the ending of
various services, and assurances that the shutdown will not affect the
Ubuntu One single sign-on, payments or U1DB database services.
Pablo Rubianes writes "Hello on behalf of the Ubuntu Membership board
I'd like to welcome the latest Ubuntu Members elected in this last
* Thomi Richards, a well known Ubuntu Autopilot and QA developer, he
also works in the tests for the graphical Ubuntu Touch Applications.
* Mihir Soni, a developer that works in the Ubuntu Core Apps project,
mainly in the Calculator and Calendar projects.
Jono Bacon informs us that he is recruiting for a community manager to
join his team at Canonical and tells us of the skills and capabilities
that are required. He links to the web page which provides full
details of the position, saying "I think it is a great opportunity and
to be part of a great team."
Jonathan Riddell writes about the release this week of Plasma 2014.6,
the first release to use KDE Frameworks 5. Though an overall 'boring
release' in Jonathan's words, with no new feature overhauls, the
release will serve as a base for future releases and the continuing
evolution of KDE Software.
=== Making ubuntu.com responsive: lessons learned (5) ===
Inayaili de Leon Persson continues her series on 'Making ubuntu.com
responsive', with a post titled 'lessons learned'. She details both
things that have been learned, things that need to be worked on, and
the process going forward.
=== Cisco and Canonical application-driven cloud and datacentre
John Zannos, vice-president of Cloud Alliances, tells us about the
shared vision which Canonical and Cisco have regarding an
application-driven data center. He goes on to explain what Cisco's
announcement of OpFlex means for Canonical and the opportunities for
collaboration between Cisco and Canonical going forward.
=== Ubuntu To Make Amazon Product Results 'Opt-In' ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes about comments from Michael
Hall that imply that Amazon results will be 'Opt-In' in future
versions of Ubuntu. Joey writes that this is a major and much
looked-for shift in policy, which will serve to protect users' privacy
in upcoming Ubuntu releases.
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