Mark Shuttleworth, our founder, spoke to all humans today in his Q&A Session.
Highlights? You betcha!
Ubuntu for Humans
- Mark talked about our project's "big rocks".
- We are a project for human beings, and that's a strong part of our ethos.
- Ubuntu benefits our communities.
- People care about helping humanity get over its challenges and griefs.
- Exciting times are ahead!
- We have a phone, the images are coming along beautifully, we're getting solid feedback, release-to-manufacturing (RTM) is on track, and the team is working furiously
- This place (Ubuntu) will be the only place in the world where you can watch a phone being created in front of your eyes
- Our scope challenge is underway
- We want to make people feel that the Ubuntu phone is the fastest path to the net
- Scopes are the way to do that! Please take a look, and help.
- Scopes are lighter than a traditional application
***TEASER*** We will shortly announce a developer program in partnership with one of the world's biggest telecommunications companies!
- Being an independent phone community is valuable
- Ubuntu on the phone is a platform that can deliver a new kind of trust
- Well done to all that have helped!!
On the convergence plan:
- The official "desktop next" is in Ubuntu 14.10, it's super early though.
- We are taking the experience of the phone and making it a great desktop experience.
- Think of it a a graceful transition, not a phone on a desktop.
- Next-generation silicon (CPU's) that are coming will be able to drive quad HD displays.
- If you care about the desktop, and you want to work on a professional development project, check out "desktop next".
- Mir support has landed in GTK, patches welcome.
- Our goal is to have Unity8 as an option (not default) for 16.04LTS
Ubuntu for the Cloud
- Ubuntu is now on the Google Compute Engine. Check it out.
- Google has a good relationship with Ubuntu.
- Let's try to convince companies to continue to grow the volume of code avalable to innovators all over the world.
- We should be proud that we have catalyzed this change.
- Do you know of other clouds we should be on? Please let us know.
- Getting Ubuntu on clouds is non-trivial, but when we get it there it's to a high standard, and optimized.
- Looking to build your own cloud? Try the OpenStack installer
- It uses Juju and a cloud-friendly GUI.
- Get a couple of (or 5) machines, or a single beefy one and try it.
- Canonical has Autopilot for OpenStack, for our customers.
- MAAS 1.7 will be SRU'd into 14.04 and 14.10. Feedback is welcome.
- MAAS will allow you to install all kinds of OS'es onto clouds, not just Ubuntu.
- Ubuntu has set the pace for the industry with MAAS, and has made it "cool" to do provisioning.
- Docker is everywhere. What are your ideas to support it better?
- We will bring all the major Docker orchestration systems to Juju (kubernetes, etc.)
- We have a Reddit Charm! You can now fork Reddit ;) (Hush hush! Please don't tell anyone.)
- LXD (lex-dee) is a server (daemon) that we released at ODS. Think of it as a container-based hypervisor
Let's end with a question from Mark for every human:
What do you think it would take for us to make a really cool Ubuntu for the "Internet of Things"?
Send your best suggestions to mark AT ubuntu DOT com
Check out the whole session here:
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