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Posted 7 days ago
The naming of Ubuntu releases is, of course, purely metaphorical. We are a diverse community of communities – we are an assembly of people interested in widely different things (desktops, devices, clouds and servers) from widely different backgrounds ... [More] (hello, world) and with widely different skills (from docs to design to development, and those are just the d’s). As we come to the end of the alphabet, I want to thank everyone who makes this fun. Your passion and focus and intellect, and occasionally your sharp differences, all make it a privilege to be part of this body incorporate. Right now, Ubuntu is moving even faster to the centre of the cloud and edge operations. From AWS to the zaniest new devices, Ubuntu helps people get things done faster, cleaner, and more efficiently, thanks to you. From the launch of our kubernetes charms which make it very easy to operate k8s everywhere, to the fun people seem to be having with snaps at snapcraft.io for shipping bits from cloud to top of rack to distant devices, we love the pace of change and we change the face of love. We are a tiny band in a market of giants, but our focus on delivering free software freely together with enterprise support, services and solutions appears to be opening doors, and minds, everywhere. So, in honour of the valiantly tiny leaping long-tailed over the obstacles of life, our next release which will be Ubuntu 17.04, is hereby code named the ‘Zesty Zapus’.   [Less]
Posted 5 months ago
Just to state publicly my gratitude that the Ubuntu Community Council has taken on their responsibilities very thoughtfully, and has demonstrated a proactive interest in keeping the community happy, healthy and unblocked. Their role is a critical one ... [More] in the Ubuntu project, because we are at our best when we are constantly improving, and we are at our best when we are actively exploring ways to have completely different communities find common cause, common interest and common solutions. They say that it’s tough at the top because the easy problems don’t get escalated, and that is particularly true of the CC. So far, they are doing us proud.   [Less]
Posted 6 months ago by nore...@blogger.com (Tim Penhey (thumper))
Well, it has certainly been a lot longer since I wrote a post than I thought.My work at Canonical still has me on the Juju team. Juju has come a long way in the last few years, and we are on the final push for the 2.0 version. This was initially ... [More] intended to come out with the Xenial release, but unfortunately was not ready. Xenial has 2.0-beta4 right now, soon to be beta 6. Hoping that real soon now we'll step through the release candidates to a final release. This will be SRU'ed into both Xenial and Trusty.I plan to do some more detailed posts on some of the Go utility libraries that have come out of the Juju work. In particular, talking again about loggo which I moved under the "github.com/juju" banner, and the errors package.Recent work has had me look at the database agnostic model representations for migrating models from one controller to another, and also at gomaasapi - the Go library for talking with MAAS. Perhaps more on that later. [Less]
Posted 6 months ago
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Posted 6 months ago
Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak. Naturally
Posted 6 months ago
With the release of LXC 2.0 and LXD, we now have a pure-container hypervisor that delivers bare-metal performance with a standard Linux guest OS experience. Very low latency, very high density, and very high control of specific in-guest application ... [More] processes compared to KVM and ESX make it worth checking out for large-scale Linux virtualisation operations. Even better, the drivers to enable LXD as a hypervisor in  OpenStack, are maturing upstream. That means you get bare metal performance on OpenStack for Linux workloads, without actually giving people the whole physical server. LXD supports live migration so you can migrate those users to a different physical server with no downtime, which is great for maintenance. And you can have all the nice Openstack semantics for virtual networks etc without having to try very hard. By contrast, Ironic has the problem that the user can now modify any aspect of the machine as if you gave them physical access to it. In most cases, that’s not desirable, and in public clouds it’s a fun way to let the NSA (and other agencies) install firmware for your users to enjoy later. NSA-as-a-Service does have a certain ring to it though. [Less]
Posted 8 months ago by Richard Wilbur
Posted 8 months ago by Richard Wilbur https://launchpad.net/~richard-wilbur
Posted 10 months ago
Went to a beautiful family wedding. The job I loved went away due to the company hitting a rough patch. Joined a startup, left a startup. Went fishing in the Allegash. Went camping on Cow Island. Started a DevOps/Security consulting firm. Hired people. Made payroll. Visited Thailand. Rode scooters with my family. Best year yet.
Posted 12 months ago
I am delighted to nominate these long-standing members of the Ubuntu community for your consideration in the upcoming Community Council election. * Phillip Ballew https://launchpad.net/~philipballew * Walter Lapchynski https://launchpad.net/~wxl * ... [More] Marco Ceppi https://launchpad.net/~marcoceppi * Jose Antonio Rey https://launchpad.net/~jose * Laura Czajkowskii https://launchpad.net/~czajkowski * Svetlana Belkin https://launchpad.net/~belkinsa * Chris Crisafulli https://launchpad.net/~itnet7 * Michael Hall https://launchpad.net/~mhall119 * Scarlett Clark https://launchpad.net/~sgclark * C de-Avillez https://launchpad.net/~hggdh2 * Daniel Holbach https://launchpad.net/~dholbach The Community Council is our most thoughtful body, who carry the responsibility of finding common ground between our widely diverse interests. They oversee all membership in the project, recognising those who make substantial and sustained contributions through any number of forums and mechanisms with membership and a voice in the governance of Ubuntu. They delegate in many cases responsibility for governance of pieces of the project to teams who are best qualified to lead in those areas, but they maintain overall responsibility for our discourse and our standards of behaviour. We have been the great beneficiaries of the work of the outgoing CC, who I would like to thank once again for their tasteful leadership. I was often reminded of the importance of having a team which continues to inspire and lead and build bridges, even under great pressure, and the CC team who conclude their term shortly have set the highest bar for that in my experience. I’m immensely grateful to them and excited to continue working with whomever the community chooses from this list of nominations. I would encourage you to meet and chat with all of the candidates and choose those who you think are best able to bring teams together; Ubuntu is a locus of collaboration between groups with intensely different opinions, and it is our ability to find a way to share and collaborate with one another that sets us apart. When it gets particularly tricky, the CC are at their most valuable to the project. Voting details have gone out to all voting members of Ubuntu, thank you for participating in the election! [Less]