"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 1 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007

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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007.

http://www.eliberatica.ro/2007/

One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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"Understanding Open Source and Ubuntu Part 1 of 2" by Kurt von Finck @ eLiberatica 2007

  1. 1. THE OPEN SOURCE ECOSYSTEM AND UBUNTU Kurt von Finck
  2. 2. UbuntuUbu what?
  3. 3. Ubuntu Goals Create a usable, free operating system utilizing free software Release predictably Contribute in meaningful ways to upstream projects Build a sustainable development model  Community development  Paid staff for distro guidance, core development, support, and partner relations
  4. 4. Ubuntu Releases Release every 6 months Commercial, security and critical bug fix support for 18 months LTS versions support is longer  3 years on the desktop  5 years on the server
  5. 5. Ubuntu Releases Release numbers based on dates  6.06 LTS (June 2006)  6.10 (October 2006)  7.04 (April 2007)
  6. 6. Ubuntu ReleasesDevelopment cycles have names  6.06 LTS – The Dapper Drake  6.10 – The Edgy Eft  7.04 – The Feisty Fawn  7.10 – The Gutsy Gibbon
  7. 7. Engineering UbuntuStart of a release cycle: Collecting feature specifications in Launchpad Techboard review Ubuntu Developers Summit Gutsy UDS - Seville, Spain - May 7-11
  8. 8. Engineering Ubuntu th June 21 – Debian Import Freeze th August 16 – Feature Freeze / UVF September 20th – Beta Freeze September 27th – Beta Release October 4th – Kernel Freeze October 11th – Release Candidate October 18th - Release
  9. 9. Engineering UbuntuWhat goes in?  Upstreams  Debian  GNOME / KDE  Linux Kernel  Toolchain  x.org
  10. 10. Engineering UbuntuWhat goes in?  Software Communities  Ubuntu-studio  Ubuntu-xen
  11. 11. Engineering UbuntuWhat goes in?  Other Ubuntu Communities  Documentation  Artwork  Translations
  12. 12. Summary Where do you fit? IT Professional Free / Open Source Software developer Passionate end user TOMORROW Getting involved in the open source process. Why and how.

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