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UDS Plenary, with Jono

My buddy Jono presented at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) in Oakland California on Tuesday.

Our mascot Quincy (the most famous Quetzal) invites you to click the video below and watch Jono introduce Ubuntu Accomplishments and recount his personal journey from idea conception through to fully functional code. Yes, "Ubuntu development is so easy that even Jono can do it!"

Thanks for an inspiring talk, Jono.

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Reminder: Take more photos at UDS-Q! Chirp!

UDS Plenary, with Bdale

The legendary Bdale Garbee presented at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) in Oakland California.

Our mascot Quincy (the most famous Quetzal) invites you to click the video below and watch closely for his cameo appearance, and to listen for some kind words from Bdale to the Ubuntu Contributor Community.

Thanks Bdale!

Who has more colour?Who has more colour?

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Are you attending UDS-Q in person? Be sure to take lots of photos of Quincy and post them to your favourite photo sharing service. Tags: ubuntu, uds-q, quantal. Not attending? Blog something you've seen/read about the summit for those of us who aren't there.

UDS Keynote. Was Quincy There!?

Mark Shuttleworth gave his opening keynote at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) yesterday in Oakland California.

Our mascot Quincy (the famous Quetzal) invites you to click the video below and watch closely for colourful birds.

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Are you attending UDS-Q in person? Be sure to take lots of photos and post them to your favourite photo sharing service. Tags: ubuntu, uds-q, quantal. Not attending? Blog something you've seen/read about the summit.

Quincy's UDS!

Yes, that's right. The Ubuntu Developer Summit (Quantal Quetzal edition) kicks off today in Oakland California.

Our mascot Quincy (the famous Quetzal) invites you to join the fun remotely.

Review some blueprints. https://blueprints.launchpad.net/sprints/uds-q

Attend some developer sessions via IRC. http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-q/

Chirp in and make Ubuntu better!

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Are you attending UDS-Q in person? Be sure to take lots of photos and post them to your favourite photo sharing service. Tags: ubuntu, uds-q, quantal

Quincy the Quantal Quetzal Says:

Quincy's in a happy quantal state today!

The journalists that have previously been getting the release names of Ubuntu wrong are starting to learn and improve. Fewer hits of erroneous animals today, which is amazing given the fact that the unbelievably amazing Ubuntu 12.04 was just released yesterday and that was a golden opportunity to spread misinformation by calling it an animal name.

Perhaps Quincy is having an impact? I think so. Do you?

A Tearful Goodbye to Our Friend

The metamorphosis from animal to number is complete! Check out what our Pangolin has become here: http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/whats-new

Or better yet, find (or create) your local Ubuntu enthusiast community and explore Ubuntu together, in person. "Ubuntu is not just software."

Quincy the Quetzal Says:

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Want to play along? GIMP is your friend.
@ Ben: We're in Vancouver BC.

Hey Journalists! Know Your Ubuntu Names

Mark's Quantal Quetzal announcement. is all over the web, sort of.

And already, "linux" journalists everywhere are boldly and incorrectly reporting the name. (Ignore for a minute that Ubuntu is not "linux", any more than your friend's Toyota Camry is a 2AZ-FE.)

Here's an example of what I'm talking about.

Did you spot the error in the original article? Probably not. TL;DR?

The author states: "Mark Shuttleworth has just announced the codename for the upcoming Ubuntu release: Ubuntu 12.10 will be called Quantal Quetzal."

The statement should read: "Mark Shuttleworth has just announced the codename for the upcoming Ubuntu release: Quantal Quetzal will become Ubuntu 12.10."

It's a subtle but important distinction. Pre-release versions of Ubuntu are given animal names. Released versions of Ubuntu are given numbers.

Please read that statement twice before writing your next "linux" article. Oh, and dropping the "L" word sure would be an added bonus. This is not the 90's. ;)

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Did you find an article with the same error? Please report the URL in the comments.

"Best of Jam": We Have a Winner!

The first ever "Best of Jam" photo contest has concluded.

With a decisive 36% of the vote, our winner is:

"Portland! Our first potato chip only event!""Portland! Our first potato chip only event!"

Our lucky winner will receive a very slick Vancouver t-shirt directly from downtown Vancouver compliments of me and as a little souvenir of Ubuntu Vancouver.

Thanks for playing! See you at the next Jam. Bring jam, and watch magical things happen...

Vote! "Best of Jam"

It's voting day!

Step 1.
Review the contestants. (open the link)

Step 2.
Place your vote! (open the link)

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