* Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations: Call Number Two
* Bug 1602344 opened against the CoC for more explicit condemnation
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu Women Day in South Florida
* LoCo Events
* Svetlana Belkin: The Ubuntu Community Wants YOU to Join the Membership Board!
* Michael Hall: My day of convergence
* Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu Bug Day
* Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums
* Workshop on Women in Free Software
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations: Call Number Two ===
Elizabeth K. Joseph reports that Svetlana Belkin has reissued her call
for nominations to the Ubuntu Membership Board. She confirms the
requirements for nominees and that the deadline for nominations is
In collaboration with Ubuntu Florida and Girl Develop It, Aaron
Honeycutt announces the public July 20th Ubuntu Women Day 2016 event
"to highlight and encourage women in IT at Keiser University" in
Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA.
=== Svetlana Belkin: The Ubuntu Community Wants YOU to Join the
Membership Board! ===
Svetlana Belkin announces an extension to the call for nominees to the
Membership Board until 25 July 2016. She advises that seven members
are expiring from their two year seats but as only seven others have
been nominated further nominees are being sought. As a Community
Council member, she explains the value of serving and how to go about
Michael Hall explains how being forced to use his phone as his main
device for a work day was pleasantly surprising. Although some areas
can be improved, it has matured to the point that you can run desktop
applications on the phone.
Simon Quigley announces a day of bug triage for Lubuntu on 26 July
2016. He explains the process for finding bugs and triaging them.
Additionally, he invites those curious to join an Ubuntu On Air
session 25 July 2016 at 1900 UTC to present this in more detail and
answer questions. Let's make Lubuntu better!
=== Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums ===
Jane Silber reveals the details concerning a recent security breach of
the Ubuntu Forums. She details the corrective measures taken as well
as the results of the investigation surrounding the SQL
injection-driven incident. She assures us that no user passwords were
exposed, nor was the attacker able to escalate privileges beyond read
access of the database.
Rebeka Mukherjee writes about the recent WWFS-FWD 2016 event at Netaji
Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, India. She gives a day by day
rundown of speakers and workshops geared toward encouraging women in
and joining open source communities. The event was organized with the
help of Ubuntu Women and the Fedora Project.
=== How to install LXD containers on Ubuntu on Scaleway ===
Simos Xenitellis writes on how to install LXD on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS
provided by Scaleway. He takes us through step-by-step on getting ZFS
compiled and the rest of the steps needed, then launches a container.
=== Snapd 2.0.10 Improves Usability of Media Player Snaps ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! explains how an update to Snapd
2.0.10 makes it possible for apps like VLC and media player to
interface with the Ubuntu system itself. He says that this provides
greater usability and control.
=== Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 and OTA-13 Brings Libertine Improvements ===
Munawar Gul, writing for HQ Grand Prairie, tells us of the
soon-to-be-released OTA-12 update of Ubuntu Touch, and improvements
coming in the future OTA-13 which is under development, including a
big update for Libertine.
=== Mycroft AI Intelligent Personal Assistant Gets Major Update for
GNOME Desktops ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia tells us of an update (0.1.2) for the
Mycroft AI intelligent personal assistant GNOME extension written by
Aditya Mehra. Updates include a improved installer script, updated UI
and other improvements. A KDE Plasma version is also available but
it's an alpha release. Link to the project and video provided.
=== Watch X11 Apps Running on Mir in Ubuntu 16.10 ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon, writing for OMG! Ubuntu!, introduces a video
(uploaded by Popescu Sorin) that shows how X11 apps are installed and
how they look with Unity 8 and Mir on Ubuntu 16.10 with a Libertine
=== 5 Open Source Tools in Ubuntu Linux that Make Life Easier ===
Christopher Tozzi from The VAR Guy, details five aspects of Ubuntu
that he considers lifesavers. Among these are easily migratable home
partitions, lack of concern about viruses, the mighty GNU `grep`
command, virtual desktops, and the powerful PDF toolkit, `pdftk`. He
compares these to less-reasonable alternatives in the commercial
=== Improved Unity Desktop Performance in Low Graphics Mode On The Way ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon, of OMG! Ubuntu!, explains the changes to Compiz,
set to land in the near future in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, that will improve
performance in low graphics mode. He describes these changes will
disable animations and fade effects, reduce shadows, and limit
Jorge Castro, Corey Johns, Pete Vander Giessen, Kevin Monroe, and
Marco Ceppi participate in the Juju Office Hours which took place on
15 July where they talked about the latest news and updates from the
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E20 - Dad's Old Bits - Ubuntu
It's Episode Twenty of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope,
Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and
speaking to your brain.
In this week's show:
* We discuss the potential demise of 32-bit Ubuntu images.
* We also discuss working from home because of car troubles and
becoming an Ubuntu Member.
* We share a Command Line Lurve, gotty, which enables you to share
your terminal as a web application.
* And we go over all your amazing feedback - thanks for sending it -
please keep sending it!
That's all for this week! If there's a topic you'd like us to discuss,
or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments
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