* Ubuntu Global Jam 14.10
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* Destino Ubuconla 2014 - #4-5 Ubuconla, dia 1 & 2 (in Spanish)
* Ubuntu Scientists: Who We Are: Willem Ligtenberg,A Member
* Ubuntu Women: 2014 Leadership Poll Results
* Jonathan Riddell: Upstream and Downstream: why packaging takes time
* Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter needs you!
* Dustin Kirkland: (Re-)Introducing JeOS -- Just Enough OS, aka Ubuntu Core
* Charles Profitt: Ubuntu UDS - November 12 -14
* Canonical News
* Ubuntu Touch Gets USB Tethering, Makes Bq and Meizu Release EXCITING
* Can Ubuntu Do This? -- Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most
* Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture
* Other Articles of Interest
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Monthly Team Reports: July 2014
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04 and 14.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu Global Jam 14.10 ===
Daniel Holbach announces the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam
as 12-14 September 2014 and shares a link to the wiki explaining
details about the event and how your local team can get involved.
=== Destino Ubuconla 2014 - #4-5 Ubuconla, dia 1 & 2 (in Spanish) ===
Costales shares summaries and a number of photos from the first two
days of UbuconLA in Columbia this past week. The conference drew
hundreds of free software participants from throughout Latin America
and topics from the conference covered in these posts include moving a
school to Ubuntu and details about Ubuntu for phones and tablets.
=== Ubuntu Scientists: Who We Are: Willem Ligtenberg,A Member ===
Meet Willem Ligtenberg, a Biomedical Engineer specializing in
biomodelling and bioinformatics and a member of the Ubuntu Science
Team. Willem is currently a consultant with Open Analytics where he
mostly uses R as programming language and some Python and is currently
working on an Object Relational Mapper in R.
=== Jonathan Riddell: Upstream and Downstream: why packaging takes time ===
Reflecting upon conversations at the KDE office in Barcelona, Jonathan
Riddell goes into detail regarding the challenges faced by software
packagers when preparing a piece of software for inclusion in a
distribution. He covers release schedules, patches, copyright,
descriptions, the sometimes messy business of splitting up packages
and much more.
=== Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter needs you! ===
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is fast approaching its 400th issue and
the number of contributors have been running slightly low. To this
end Elizabeth K. Joseph is asking for volunteers like you to help out.
One important way to assist is to submit news stories pertaining to
Ubuntu throughout the week and then for summaries to be written during
the week-end. More information and contact details are available in
the blog post.
Dustin Kirkland reminds us all that the bare minimal Ubuntu Server
variant that was first introduced in 2007 known as JeOS (pronounced
"juice") has been available ever since under the moniker Ubuntu Core
and at only 63mb in size compressed it is the ideal solution for
virtual machines and appliances.
=== Charles Profitt: Ubuntu UDS - November 12 -14 ===
The next Ubuntu Developer Summit will be happening from the 12th until
the 14th of November 2014. Since its move to a fully online format a
diverse range of participants from all over the globe have been
enabled to participate. The planning for the summit is now going on
and Charles informs the community that thoughts and ideas can be
submitted via the available link the blog post.
=== Ubuntu Touch Gets USB Tethering, Makes Bq and Meizu Release EXCITING ===
Radu Tyrsina of GigJets writes about the recent addition of USB
tethering to Ubuntu for phone and tablets and concludes: "The autumn
launch of the Bq and Meizu phones is much-awaited by Ubuntu lovers and
with the addition of this new useful features, it's going to be even
=== Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! writes: "Managing Scopes on Ubuntu
for Phones is getting a whole heap easier thanks to a new 'bottom
edge' gesture introduced in recent development builds."
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 Ubuntu. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/