Ubuntu GNOME Official Members Requirements


Nothing new here but we thought to discuss about this more in depth so it becomes clear for everyone and this post could be a good reference that sums up everything πŸ™‚

When Ubuntu GNOME Team started to grow bigger, it was necessary to start organizing the team in a way that could help everyone and make things better. The birth of Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams had announced and a new era had started.

So many interested people applied and it was also necessary to organize everything and put everything on its right place. In order to make life easier, we have created a Wiki Page that should explain the full new structure of Ubuntu GNOME Community.

Ubuntu GNOME Official Members
In order to be considered as an official member of Ubuntu GNOME Team, there is certain list of requirements that you need to go through one by one and once done, there is another shorter list of steps you need to follow so that you will be considered as an official member and contributor to Ubuntu GNOME Team.

Membership Policy
As with every voluntary basis community or project, at sometime, there are so many interested people who would like to join (specially if there is something new or it is a new project) but fewer serious people will remain and actually contribute to that project or community.

It was important to find an easy yet effective policy to control that in a very efficient way with the minimum efforts and with only few seconds involved.

Here comes the 90-days-policy of Ubuntu GNOME Official Membership.

And it was a matter of time until this policy of the 90 days has proved how effective, important and easy it is for everyone.

No eamils are involved. No applications. No need to spend so much time over this. The process is very simple:

You are an active contributor and member of Ubuntu GNOME > > > Once your membership is expired, you have the full control to renew your own membership of the sub-team you are part of.

You are inactive member > > > Once your membership will be expired, you are no longer of the sub-team you were part of.

Failure to Renew
By not renewing your membership, that means:
Either You are inactive.
Or You were busy or away – in this case, you can either renew or re-apply for membership of the sub-team you were part of and you are required to send an email to Ubuntu GNOME Team to explain what happened.

How to join back?
Before we accepted anyone to any Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Team, we have asked to go through the Getting Involved Page which explain everything and the most important part that you should have read and agreed to is:

“Need to be active : It’s essential that people of the team are active. It’s not necessary to be active on a daily base, but a minimal participation is necessary, so we don’t have ‘ghost members’ in the teams. It’s better to leave the team temporary if we don’t have time on the short-term, and enter it again after.”

Since you have been inactive and you didn’t communicate with the team to explain or inform them that you’ll be away or inactive for a defined period of time, re-joining any Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Team this time should have 3 extra steps:

1- Take this page more seriously and to read all the sections carefully.
2- You need to contact the Team Leader/Driver of the Sub-Team you would like to re-join it.
3- To be approved for membership again you must make at least few contributions as a proof that you are serious this time.

Only then, you can be approved again.

Sorry for the long post but we hope this will be informative and helpful.
You need to understand that each project and/or community has its own requirements. So, this is not new and can be found everywhere and anywhere.

Thank you so much for your time and we are looking forward to build a great active community where everyone is helping each other as one family πŸ™‚

HOWTO Install Ubuntu GNOME

Hello everyone,

Every time there is something we would like to share about Wiki and Documentations of Ubuntu GNOME, we tend to always remind the world of the huge, excellent and great job that Ubuntu GNOME Wiki and Documentation Team had achieved in very short period of time (less than 6 months). We have the right to be so proud of ourselves and for what we have achieved. Out of nothing, we have everything now.

Today, we are glad to announce and share with you one of our great achievements that should give the users of Ubuntu GNOME all the resources and help they do need or may need in order to use Ubuntu GNOME and enjoy it to the maximum.

As a respect to each and every Ubuntu GNOME User around the world and for those who might use Ubuntu GNOME in the near future and/or those who might migrate from Windows to Linux soon, we would like to present you a ‘Full Guide’ or ‘HOWTO’ Install Ubuntu GNOME πŸ™‚

We highly believe that a good and a successful software project should have a strong, helpful and useful documentations and that is exactly what we do at Ubuntu GNOME Team. We simply work hard to make your life easier. Despite the fact we are few volunteers dedicated to this mission, we do believe in our skills and the quality we could offer.

Today, we are proud to share our work with everyone around the world.

Meanwhile, we also ask everyone who read this to please give us your feedback/notes/suggestions/opinions about Ubuntu GNOME Installation Guides. Yes, it is not just one guide, it is 4 in 1 if we could say that πŸ™‚

Ubuntu GNOME Installation
Ubuntu GNOME Basic/Auto Installation
Ubuntu GNOME Side-by-Side Installation
Ubuntu GNOME Manual Installation

For Feedback:
Please share your feedback and send it to Ubuntu GNOME General Mailing List. You need to ‘subscribe’ first ‘before’ sending any email so our Mailing List Moderators don’t have to approve your email.
We also suggest that you read this guide before joining to any mailing list for any Ubuntu Community.

Ubuntu GNOME Contacts:
As always, please refer to the Contact Us Tab on the top of this page or simply visit this page.

We highly appreciate and value your time and we would like to thank you in advance for your feedback. We are looking forward to read from you soon!

Thank you for helping us to make Ubuntu GNOME better and better and thanks to everyone who put so much efforts into all this, specially Ivan Ivanov and James Vorderbruggen. I have enjoyed working with them. They are so smart and learning quickly, not to mention they do read my mind and know what I want sometimes before I say it. I’m so glad to work side by side with such gifted and talented high quality contributors.

Waiting for your emails πŸ˜‰

Founder and Team Leader of Ubuntu GNOME Wiki and Documentation Team

Ubuntu GNOME News and Weekly Reports

Hello everyone,

I have asked Ubuntu GNOME Team Members to give their vote for a new proposal that I think it will improve our experience and our users’ experience as well.

Everyone voted so far has agreed and was so interested about this new proposal.

You’re still welcome to share your feedback/opinion about such proposal πŸ™‚

I’d like to announce that, since no one has disagreed yet, Ubuntu GNOME Team is ready and will start this new idea to share our news with the world either as weekly reports from all Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams to be published on our website and our social media channels or just news/updates to be published on the same mentioned sites. Either way, stating from now, we shall share each and everything with everyone and we believe that this will make our system, our community and everyone’s experience as good as it gets.

Looking forward for a bright future with more achievements and news to share.

Thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME and for taking the time to read more about us. We hope you will enjoy πŸ™‚


What Ubuntu GNOME Has Learned from Linus Torvalds

1- Do not dream big.
2- Give it away.
3- Do not have a plan.
4- “Do not aim for success just do what you love and believe in and success will follow.”
5- “All of us are smarter than any one of us.”

What this has to do with Ubuntu GNOME?
Simply, these lessons are what we believe in and working on every single day. In order to be the best, you need to learn how to do that. After you learn, you need to follow and do. You need to carry on with what you love to do and what you believe in. Don’t wait for success, it will come at the end. Why? because all of us are smarter than anyone of us and together, we shall achieve all our goals.

Ubuntu GNOME believes in these lessons and we shall never give up our dream to be one of the best Linux Distributions on the world in everything.

This is what Ubuntu GNOME Community has learned from Linus Torvalds.

If you believe in these lessons too, don’t think twice, come and join one of the most interesting, amazing, great and rapidly growing community and your life will be totally different, no doubt about it.

And, if you’re not interesting to join Ubuntu GNOME, that is fine but please, do share the above video as a tribute to Linus Torvalds for creating one of the most successful software in the history of computing, that is Linux.

Thank you!

Marketing & Communications Report

January 2014 Report

Every month, Ubuntu GNOME Marketing & Communications Team creates a monthly report and share it with the community. We decided, starting from 2014 to publish our reports on our website as well.

The rapid growth of our Social Media Channels and our Mailing Lists are very clear and we’re really happy with the ‘high quality and standards’ we’re following to make these channels as good and useful as possible.

To view the report of January 2014, please click here.

We’re looking forward to provide the best information on our Social Media Channels, as always. Team Updates, System Updates, etc. We’re doing our best to keep everyone in the loop.

If you have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME and thank you for joining our Social Media Channels. We ask to spread the word of Ubuntu GNOME. We highly appreciate if you invite your friends, cycles and/or followers to our channels.

Trusty Tahr Roadmap

Ubuntu GNOME Brainstorming Team has been established to set solid plans for Ubuntu GNOME and make it even better. For the last 6 months, Ubuntu GNOME has started to grow so fast to the point it was necessary to have a dedicated department or sub-team to take care of the planning side of this project. We have done a lot and achieved a lot. We have learned from our mistakes and we learned how to avoid that next time. While it wasn’t an easy task and extra burden on the shoulders of very few active members, it was a real fun and great experience.

Today, we announce that the planning stage is over and we are now at the implementation stage. No further plans unless urgently needed. Whatever we couldn’t achieve, will be discussed with the next cycle.

Each Sub-Team of Ubuntu GNOME know the tasks assigned to the team and will work hard to achieve it for this cycle.

While we’re few in numbers but we are big when it comes to our dreams and plans and we are even bigger when it comes to passion. As for the quality of both our community and system, we are at the top and doing great.

The Roadmap of Ubuntu GNOME for Trusty Tahr Cycle has been sent to the whole community and our users are informed as well. Everyone knows what to do and we’re confident that we shall have yet another rock solid system.

Your help, support and contributions are highly needed and appreciated. Join us to make Ubuntu GNOME even better. Share your thoughts. Send us feedback. Don’t hesitate to make your voice heard. Each and every feedback is highly appreciated and taken very seriously.

Thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME!

Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 EOL

Ubuntu 13.04 and all its official variants has reached
Ubuntu (and all its official variants) 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) End of Life reached on January 27 2014.

Please stop using Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 if by any chance, you’re still using it.

We have sent this reminder to our mailing list on the 7th of Jan, 2014 and posted on our social media channels as well.
This is another reminder to make sure you’re informed and updated so please take this note very seriously for your own safety.

Thank you!

Ubuntu GNOME Team is growing

Ubuntu GNOME Team is pleased to announce the beginning of a new phase for the Sub-Teams. We shall start the New Year (2014) with solid steps to move forward with confidence coming from a great and quick growth, both in Quality (which is our highest priority) and Quantity of our teams and contributors.

Motivation and Encouraging the Team Work Spirit which is the basic foundation of a healthy environment where everyone works side by side as one strong and active team which eventually will give us the high quality we seek with enough quantity to carry on with confidence.

Please join Ubuntu GNOME Team to welcome our new contributors who decided to step in and help the project and community to move forward to the next level:

  1. Wiki Editor and Team Moderator: James Vorderbruggen
  2. Wiki Editor and Team Moderator: Ivan Ivanov

Both James and Ivan have showed a great interest to help the team and their hard work was and still louder than their words and that is indeed the quality of the contributors we seek and need to help us. They have earned the title of Team Moderator/Administrator and will definitely help our team to be even better.

  1. Facebook Page Moderator: Caleb Howland
  2. Facebook Page & Google+ Community Moderator: FrΓ©dΓ©ric Lagneau

Two Linux and Ubuntu GNOME enthusiasts who volunteered their time to help our Social Media Channels for high quality and more quantity and as a result, help Ubuntu GNOME Communications Team to grow bigger and better.

And we shall continue to recruit more contributors and volunteers. There are no limits for our passion, ambition and dreams/hopes which we work hard to turn into reality.

If you feel you are ready and can actually dedicate some of your time to help Ubuntu GNOME to be even better and go the extra miles, please feel free to Join Us today for an effective tomorrow and a glorious future.

We are still looking for extra help on these area:

As always, thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME!

Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr (14.04) Alpha 1

Ubuntu GNOME Team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr (14.04) Alpha 1

Learn more about Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr Alpha 1:
Please read the Release Notes

Get Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr Alpha 1:

Help Ubuntu GNOME Team with Testing:
Learn more about Testing

Share your Testing Results or Send us feedback:
Contact us

Thank you for Testing Ubuntu GNOME!
Your help, support and contributions are highly appreciated and needed.

Happy Testing!

2013 Achievements

Although Ubuntu GNOME Project is new, it has proved to be a successful one and moving forward with solid steps. During the year of 2013, our team and project have achieved a lot and we are very proud of what we have managed to accomplish successfully in one year. Here is a list of what we have achieved in 2013:

  1. Ubuntu GNOME became an official variant of Ubuntu.
  2. Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 is our first official release.
  3. The Creation of the first Ubuntu GNOME Wiki & Documentation System.
  4. The Rapid Growth of Ubuntu GNOME Social Media (Activities and Numbers of Subscribers).
  5. Releasing our rock solid and stable version – Ubuntu GNOME 13.10.
  6. Setting Up a full functional organized team by creating Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams.
  7. Having a dedicated Brainstorming and Project Management Sub-Team for Ubuntu GNOME.
  8. The Recruitment of new contributors to Ubuntu GNOME.
  9. Having a dedicated Sub-Team for the new contributors – Ubuntu GNOME Packaging Team.
  10. Being part of StartUbuntu Project.

We are so happy and proud with what we have achieved in 2013. These great accomplishments will definitely motivate us to go the extra miles, yet again, not to repeat what we have already done but to do even better. We do trust our team members and very confident that we shall do even better in 2014.

Special thanks to each and everyone who made the impossible be easy and possible. Without your help, support and contributions, we would never be able to achieve all that.

We are looking forward to fill the page of 2014 achievements with all of you and we ask you to never miss the fun and the great experience – join us today, plan for tomorrow and enjoy successful and great achievements the day after.

All Of Us Are Smarter Than Anyone Of Us!

Thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME!
Enjoy, have fun and happy new year in advance πŸ™‚

On Behalf of Ubuntu GNOME Team