The Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), a Canonical sponsored event that took place in Barcelona, Spain from May 25-29, 2009, kicked off the planning of next Ubuntu Release, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala.
UDS has sessions which discuss every aspect of the release from the kernel to the community and everything in between. This is the week where the worldwide Ubuntu community comes together for 5 intense days of planning and preparation to improve the release, release process and much more.
Some would ask, "How can I attend? I can't fly halfway around the world? I don't have 5 days off work." You can attend, and you don't have to leave the comfort of your own home. Thanks to the folks at Canonical, remote participation is possible. The morning UDS begins you need to, click on the UDS wiki, grab the schedule, fire up IRC, plug in some headphones and crank up icecast, then sit back in the comfort of your own home and participate in the planning the next release. There is a place for you!
You will be able to pick the tracks that interest you, log into the Channel for those sessions and listen to the discussion. The folks in the session in person will decide who takes notes, who monitors the IRC channel and the leader for the sessions sets the topic for the session and away you go. The conversation gets underway and you use IRC as your voice. It can be as engaging as you want it to be. The sessions move quickly and seeing it all come together is awesome!
The UDS for Karmic+1 is scheduled for November 19, 2009. Mark your calendars and settle in for another great ubuntu release.
If you have a passion for all things Ubuntu, then join in on the next release! Hope you will assist in the planning and discussion. More information to follow throughout the upcoming months.