Elizabeth Krumbach on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council announced in an email to various mailing lists, and posted on the Ubuntu Fridge that the licensing for the Ubuntu wiki will be CC-BY-SA and barring a "substantial number of objections" this change should take place in approximately one month.Krumbach writes in the email, &quo... more »
Reminder: Open Your World Webinar hosted by Gen. (Ret) Hugh Shelton screenshoot on opensource.com about the Open Your World webinar General (Gen.) Hugh Shelton, the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, author of Without Hesitation-The Odyssey of an American Warrior, and current Red Hat Board Chairman will be hosting. The 'Open Your World' Webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 from 2:00-3:00pm... more »
Are you a community leader? Have you ever wondered what being a community leader is all about? Have you ever wanted to help shape a community? Have you ever wanted to meet various community leaders throughout the Free and Open Source communities? Are you already planning on attending OSCON? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions then Community Leadership Summit (CLS) is for you. CLS is now its... more »
According to the Ubuntu wiki pages there will be a weekly question and answer series to be lead by community leaders and Canonical managers. How to participateAll of the sessions will take place over IRC in the #ubuntu-meeting channel on freenode.net. Anyone can participate in these question and answer sessions by logging into the channel and asking questions. Questions should be asked by prefixing it with 'QUESTION' in uppercase letters - this helps the session leader pick out the questions... more »
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Ahmed Kamal, and introduce him to readers. Ahmed has been busy working on ways to build the Ubuntu Cloud community now he is taking those tools and educating users and contributers about Ubuntu Cloud.Ahmed has been blogging away since the interview with topics that include: Free Ubuntu Server for a year at Amazon, Cloud on Cloud, UEC on EC2, PointnClick guide to running Ubuntu in the Cloud, Cloud Computing 101, OpenStack dev evn on EC2, Sh... more »
In this interview I am introducing folks to Ahmed Kamal. Ahmed is the newest member of the Ubuntu Community Team and has been tasked with the job of growing the Ubuntu Cloud Community. First of all, Ahmed thank you so much for taking time out of your busy days to answer a few questions and let the Ubuntu community get to know you and how they can contribute to the *Cloud* areas in Ubuntu. Back in July Jono Bacon intro... more »
Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx will be bringing more than faster boot times and open drivers to users this spring, it will radiate "Light" throughout the community with a face lift for the future. Within the Ubuntu Community there is a wiki for *every* thing it seems and the new brand is no different so let's see what the wiki tells us about this new and polished look and feel of the Ubuntu Brand.The Ubuntu Wiki,Br... more »
I mentioned "sustained contribution " in my last post; let's take a look at contributing to the Ubuntu Project. There really is something for every skill set. If you don't know how to do something and want to learn chances are there is a project, LoCo team member, or mentor for that skill somewhere in the Ubuntu Community.When I started looking at where I could get involved in the community I found the Get Involved page on the Ubuntu site under community participation that listed th... more »
Most of us have reminders about events, appointments, birthday's, and so on. We use our phones, computers, day timers, lists – and yes, some of us even post information on the refrigerator. Well the Ubuntu Community is no different. We have The Fridge , a reminder to the community of those meetings that we want you to participate in and be part of. So today let's take at a closer look at The Fridge. The Frid... more »

Follow along as Ubuntu enthusiast and Community organizer Amber Graner helps put the "You" in Ubuntu.

Amber Graner is an active Ubuntu community member and organizer who encourages everyone around her to participate, support, and learn about Ubuntu and Open Source. With a smile and a sense of humor, Amber reminds people that there is a place for everyone in the Ubuntu community – regardless of technical skill level (or lack thereof). She is constantly looking for people, places, and events within the Ubuntu community that help inspire Ubuntu users to participate actively within the Ubuntu community. Email Amber at amber AT ubuntu-user DOT com.

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