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: Frédéric 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 🙂

On Behalf of Ubuntu GNOME Team

[Announcement] Ubuntu GNOME Packaging Team

Our newest addition to the family. Ubuntu GNOME Packaging (Contributing Developers) Team for people that contribute towards Ubuntu GNOME development. This team is meant to serve a bridge between the other teams that get upload access (gnome3-team for the PPA’s and ubuntu-gnome-dev for the main archive)

Read the announcement

More Information about Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams

Join Ubuntu GNOME

Thank you!

Urgent Need for More Contributors

Call for Help!

As you may know, 14.04 Cycle is an LTS (Long Term Support) Cycle. Having
that said, Ubuntu and most of the official flavours will have LTS Release.
For the moment, the lack of Manpower could keep us away from having an LTS
Release. However, after a discussion with our Developers, we’d like to
announce the urgent need for these roles:

1- Someone with Bug Control to ‘Actively Commit’ to triaging Ubuntu GNOME

2- Couple of people helping out with ‘Bug Fixing’.

3- People to help with ‘Packaging’ on the PPA’s

PLEASE NOTE: We are looking for people with experience and skills! We NEED
people to commit for 2-5 years support and not just join for few months
then leave.

NO PROMISES to be made but we would be comfortable enough to submit an
application to the Technical Board in order to have an LTS Release when we
will have volunteers who can actively contribute and help us.

Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams:
Different Areas where you can contribute – choose what suit you better!

NEW:Ubuntu GNOME Packaging Team

If you have the required experience and skills or if you know someone who
has, please contact amjjawad directly.

Thank you!

Brainstorming Team

Ubuntu GNOME Team is pleased to announce that starting from 1-11-2013, the full structure of Ubuntu GNOME Team has been successfully completed and our team is organized in a very professional, creative and productive way – See Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams Announcement.

So, the First Phase of setting up an organized team is over now.

The Second Phase is to start recruiting for each Sub-Team – Please see Getting Involved.

The Completion of the First Phase has been done by establishing a New Area/Sub-Team which will take Ubuntu GNOME Team and the whole project to the next level and improve the whole community which will eventually lead to more great results.

A New Era of Ubuntu GNOME Team’s History has begun.

Ubuntu GNOME Brainstorming Team

The Brainstorming Team will work side by side with all the other Sub-Teams for the greater good of Ubuntu GNOME. All the planning and important discussions about the future of Ubuntu GNOME will take place on the Brainstorming Team.

We are looking forward to a better future with more achievements and great results. We do believe that we can achieve a lot but we don’t want to walk alone, we would like to do it together and share it with, you, as a user of Ubuntu GNOME and us, as members of Ubuntu GNOME Team. Simply because we strongly believe that:

“All of us are smarter than anyone of us”

Each and every contributions are needed and highly appreciated.

Once we are done from the foundation and setting up a strong & well organized team, it would be easier later on to achieve anything and reach to any target and break any record.

Thank you!
Founder and Team Leader of Ubuntu GNOME Brainstorming Team