Call for nominations for the Local Communities Council

The Local Communities (LoCo) Council has been vacant for some time and has not been restaffed due to a vacant Community Council. Since the Community Council has now been newly elected, a nomination for the LoCo Council is now being announced.

The LoCo Council is a board of people who are in charge of empowering and helping out LoCo Teams worldwide. Their members have two-year terms, and we have seven open seats at the Council. The eligibility requirements are:

– Be an Ubuntu Member
– Be available during typical meeting hours [see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/Agenda]
– Insight into the culture(s) and typical activities of LoCo teams is a plus.

The LoCo Council usually meets once a month in IRC and has discussions on its mailing list. They are current Ubuntu Members with a proven track record of activity in the community. They have shown themselves over time to be able to work well with others and display the positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They should be people who can judge contribution quality without emotion while engaging in an interview/discussion that communicates interest, a welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by humanity, gentleness, and kindness.

You can find more information about the LoCo Council at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil

If this sounds like you or a person you know, please send your nominations to community-council at lists.ubuntu.com.

Please include the name, Launchpad ID, and Ubuntu Wiki page for whom you are nominating, as well as a few lines about the nominee, so the Community Council can get an idea of why you/they would like to join the Council and why you/they would like to be considered. If you nominate someone else, please make sure that they are aware of their nomination.

The Community Council welcomes nominations from all over the world and from any LoCo Team, verified or not. Nominees do not need to be Team Contacts or Team Leads. However, they need people active on their teams and naturally must be current Ubuntu Members.

Nominations are now open and will close on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 23:59 UTC. After that, the Community Council will review the submissions and appoint the new LoCo Council members.

Please do not hesitate to share this post with anyone you think deserves to be on the LoCo Council.

Originally posted to the loco-contacts mailing list on Thu Oct 29 17:22:59 UTC 2020 by Torsten Franz on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 654

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 654 for the week of October 18 – 24, 2020. The full version of this issue is available here.

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Announcing the new Ubuntu Community Council

Thanks to all the Ubuntu Members that voted in the election, I am proud to announce our new Ubuntu Community Council!

The full results of the election can be seen here but our winners are:

  • Walter Lapchynski
  • Lina Elizabeth Porras Santana
  • Thomas Ward
  • José Antonio Rey
  • Nathan Haines
  • Torsten Franz
  • Erich Eichmeyer

Congratulations to all of them! They will serve on the Council for the next two years.

Should there be any pressing business that the Council should deal with, especially given the long absence of the Council, please contact the Council mailing list at community-council@lists.ubuntu.com.

Again, thanks to everyone involved for making Ubuntu and its community better!

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) released

Codenamed “Groovy Gorilla”, 20.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 5.8 based Linux kernel, and our default toolchain has moved to gcc 10 with glibc 2.32. Additionally, there is now a desktop variant of the Raspberry Pi image for Raspberry Pi 4 4GB and 8GB.

Ubuntu Desktop 20.10 introduces GNOME 3.38, the fastest release yet with significant performance improvements delivering a more responsive experience. Additionally, the desktop installer includes the ability to connect to Active Directory domains.

Ubuntu Server 20.10 integrates recent innovations from key virtualization and infrastructure projects like QEMU 5.0, libvirt 6.6 and OpenStack Victoria. Ubuntu Server now ships Telegraf, the metrics collecting agent that together with Prometheus and Grafana form the basis of a strong and reliable logging, monitoring and alerting solution that can be deployed on Ubuntu systems.

The newest Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes under the Official Flavours section:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/groovy-gorilla-release-notes

Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 20.10.

To get Ubuntu 20.10

In order to download Ubuntu 20.10, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be offered an automatic upgrade to 20.10 if they have selected to be notified of all releases rather than just LTS upgrades. For further information about upgrading, see:

https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/groovy-gorilla-release-notes

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

https://ubuntu.com/desktop
https://ubuntu.com/desktop/features

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
https://ubuntuforums.org
https://askubuntu.com

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

https://discourse.ubuntu.com/contribute

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, IoT, cloud, and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

https://ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

https://ubuntu.com

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Oct 22 17:39:05 UTC 2020 by Brian Murray, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 653

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 653 for the week of October 11 – 17, 2020. The full version of this issue is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Krytarik Raido
  • Bashing-om
  • Chris Guiver
  • Wild Man
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, this issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

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