* Finalized UOS Date: 12th - 14th November 2014
* Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released
* Ubuntu Stats
* Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour
* Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition now available!
* Rick Spencer: The Community Team
* Lubuntu Blog: Box for Qt
* Michael Hall: Why do you contribute to open source?
* Kubuntu: New Kubuntu Plasma 5 Flavour in Testing
* Michael Hall: Who do you contribute to?
* Unity8 & Mir status July 22, 2014
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Full Circle Issue #87
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04 and 14.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Finalized UOS Date: 12th - 14th November 2014 ===
Daniel Holbach announces the finalized Ubuntu Online Summit dates. He
highlights that this is not the usual Tuesday to Thursday summit, but
instead a Wednesday to Friday one, to work-around Veterans Day in the
=== Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition now
Elizabeth K. Joseph tells us about her experience working to release the
8th edition of the Official Ubuntu Book, linking to where it can be
obtained and the events she will be at, in case you want it to be signed.
Rick Spencer lets us know how the Canonical Community Team will now
work. He states that the structure will now have one Community Team
Manager, David Planella, as well as Community Managers, Michael Hall,
Daniel Holbach and Nicholas Skaggs.
Doing a follow-up of his last blog post, Michael Hall explains the
different kinds of people one may find in an open-source project. He
highlights that contributors want to be recognized, and, as such, states
there are various types of people in a project.
=== Over 170 Primary Schools In Geneva Switched To Ubuntu For Classroom
Saurav Modak at The Mukt lets us know how over 170 primary and secondary
schools in Geneva switched to Ubuntu for PCs used by teachers and
students. This initiative started because the proprietary system they
were using is no longer maintained, and it resulted easier for them to
move to Ubuntu than to upgrade to a newer version of the system.
In this week's Ubuntu Engineering Live! session, Oliver Ries provided
updates from Unity 8 and Mir progress, discussed the new payments system
in the dash, QtCompositor integration with Mir, and the new Push
We welcome Will Cooke back to Canonical as the new Desktop Team manager,
and talked about some of the new package versions landing on the
desktop, bug fixes and new features.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E17 - The One with the Chicken
We take a look at what's been happening in the news:
* UK Government standardises on Open Document Format for government
* Black Hat presentation on Tor cancelled suddenly...
* Microsoft do some 'right-sizing' in their Nokia wing...
* Ofcom find that most new broadband customers opt out of blocking
* Cross-party partnership taking the Government to court over the
'emergency' DRIP law...
This week, we have time for some gaming news from Tony:
* Nvidia announce the Shield gaming tablet...
We also take a look at what's been happening in the community:
* 13.10 is no longer supported...
* Ubuntu is now fully translated into British English...
* Microsoft announce their convergence strategy so they'll be more
And there's an event:
* OggCamp 2014 - 4th-5th October - Oxford, UK
* Go take a look at the website for links to all the lovely OggCamp
* If you'd like to sponsor Oggcamp 2014, contact details are on the
* There are a few discounted hotel rooms still available. See
OggCamp.org for details.
* If you want to help out in any way, contact @oggcamp
The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on
different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical
support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No
contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get
in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting