* Ubuntu Online Summit - November 2014
* Ubuntu Stats
* We are not a LoCo: Ubuntu Vancouver Loco's Last Day
* Bare-metal magic at the Open Compute Summit
* Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu Polo Shirts are Shipping
* Ubuntu GNOME: Defend GNOME Campaign
* Michael Hall: My Scopes Showdown Wishlist
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: New developer guide: Online Accounts
* David Planella: The Ubuntu Scope Showdown - progress showcase
* Nekhelesh Ramananthan: Ubuntu Component Store - Let's Collaborate!
* Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: KDE Plasma 5.1.1 Utopic backport ready and
* Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Adding departments to your scope
* Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Governance: Reboot?
* Ronnie Tucker: Canonical Drops Ubuntu 14.10 Dedicated Images for
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Other Articles of Interest
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 14.04 and 14.10
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu Online Summit - November 2014 ===
The Ubuntu Online Summit, which talked about what will be included in
the Vivid Vervet (15.04) cycle, was held this week!
=== We are not a LoCo: Ubuntu Vancouver Loco's Last Day ===
Randall Ross writes that an announcement "has been in the works for
months" and looks back over the five and a half years of the LoCo's
existence. He summarizes why the term "LoCo" should not be used, says:
"It's time for a change" and, using a new logo, announces "Ubuntu
=== Bare-metal magic at the Open Compute Summit ===
Canonical report on Mark Shuttleworth's keynote at the recent Open
Compute Summit in Paris where he gave an overview of the evolution of
bare-metal systems, especially in the context of scale-out workloads.
The demos that Mark gave, which were the highlight of the speech, can be
seen in the article's embedded video.
=== Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu Polo Shirts are Shipping ===
Jonathan Riddell writes that the first batch of the new Kubuntu polo
shirts, which are being supplied by the Hungarian Ubuntu LoCo Team and
HelloTux shop, are shipping. Several "good looking Kubuntu users" model
the new shirts.
Ali Linx appeals to the Ubuntu GNOME community to help the GNOME
Foundation defend the GNOME trademark against Groupon who announced a
product called Gnome. Ali says: "Everyone is invited to help and spread
the word." but he later updates his post to reflect that Groupon has
agreed to change its product name.
=== David Planella: The Ubuntu Scope Showdown - progress showcase ===
David Planella shares a post with some of the scopes that have been
written for the Scope Showdown. He also lets us know how you can
participate in the contest and the scopes he wishes to see submitted.
=== Nekhelesh Ramananthan: Ubuntu Component Store - Let's Collaborate! ===
Nekhelesh Ramananthan writes about the Ubuntu Component Store, an idea
that was proposed some time ago by Stuart Langridge, to share components
amongst app developers but was not taken up due to the lack of
volunteers. He says that he has a working prototype, and links to a
session at the recent Online Summit.
=== Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: KDE Plasma 5.1.1 Utopic backport ready and
other news. ===
Scarlett Clark informs us that she has achieved official Kubuntu
Developer status and that she has backported Plasma 5.1.1 to Utopic. She
shows us how to install the update, and how to revert her previously
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Adding departments to your scope ===
David Calle describes departments as a way for the user to navigate the
data source exposed by a scope, and says that they can also display a
full hierarchy of sub-departments. He then presents a tutorial of how to
create and add them to a scope.
Jono Bacon questions the purpose and effectiveness of Ubuntu's
comprehensive governance structure of boards and councils, saying that
it saddens him to see that much of the discussion at meetings focusses
on paperwork and administration. He says that the boards need to be
proactive not reactive and that we need to build an inspirational
network of leaders.
=== Ronnie Tucker: Canonical Drops Ubuntu 14.10 Dedicated Images for
Apple Hardware ===
Ronnie Tuckers refers to a Softpedia article which says that although
Ubuntu 14.10 has been available for a couple of weeks it has only just
been noticed that specific ISO images for Apple hardware are no longer
=== Community Interview: Victor Thompson and Andrew Hayzen ===
Steph Wilson interviews Victor Thompson and Andrew Hayzen, two Community
developers that have devoted their spare time to contribute to the
Ubuntu Touch Music App team. They talk about how they got involved with
Ubuntu, what inspired them to contribute and what they like about
open-source. Steph gives us a preview of the music app by including a
couple of screenshots in the article.
=== Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download ===
Andrew of WebUpd8 informs us that Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS, which is
currently an unofficial flavour, has been released. Andrew describes
some of the changes which have also been released as updates to Ubuntu
MATE 14.10, provides a couple of screenshots, and says MATE 1.8 is
included rather than MATE 1.6 that is available in the official
Bruce Byfield of Datamation takes a look at the best Linux distros, with
a description and screenshot of the default desktop for each distro, to
help his readers find the one that suits them best. Bruce's list focuses
on distributions for the average user which includes Debian, Fedora,
openSUSE and Ubuntu.
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