Ubucon 2012, Buenos Aires edition
This June 1st and 2nd, we will be holding an all-Ubuntu conference for the second time in Argentina, and with plans to make it regional from now on (next one is in Uruguay!). Even though it’s in Spanish, I’d like to open up the Call for Papers here on planet Ubuntu as well, in case…
Support open source games, donate to 0 A.D.
0 A.D. is an awesome cross-platform game that is fun, has stunning graphics and is completely open source. There’s even a PPA for Ubuntu. It works wonderfully on both my laptops. They are looking for a round of donations to pay for some more development work, and as of this moment they’re $634 USD short.…
Ubuntu One Files for Android released!
After a long and interesting journey, today we’ve released Ubuntu One Files for Android. The app started being developed by Michał Karnicki as a Google Summer of Code project, and he did such a fantastic job at it that we hired him on full time and teamed him up Chad Miller to end up releasing…
Looking for a CSS/HTML guru to work on Ubuntu One
In the last few months, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to hire some exceptional people that were contributing to Ubuntu One in their free time. Every time someone comes in from the community, filled with excitement about being able to work on their pet project full time my job gets that much better.…
Ubuntu, Natty and Unity
I have to confess, after I heard I found out we where shipping Unity in Ubuntu by default I was nervous. I got asked many times what my feelings were, and I think I generally dodged the question. This was a pretty risky move, which we are still a few months away from finding out…
Open source is awesome
I am ZOMG very tired from the exciting release for Ubuntu One, but I wanted to highlight a very pleasant surprise. We launched the Ubuntu One Music Streaming a week ago, and yesterday, while hadn’t yet publicly released, we got a patch that adds support to tell last.fm the music you are listing from the…
Exciting changes in Ubuntu One
Matt Griffin has written a great blog post, so I’m just going to echo it: After over a year’s worth of feedback from users like you and a clear view of where we want to take Ubuntu One in the future, we’ve just made some changes to the Ubuntu One service offering and pricing plans.…
Ubuntu One Music Streaming public beta!
After a solid 6 months of work, music streaming is up for public testing! \o/ Read the full announcement for all the details, and go see the wiki page on how to sign up.
No, we are not infringing any licenses
We spend a lot of time making sure we’re not violating any licenses, and usually work with upstream early on. Charlie Smotherman got confused about how we had implemented music streaming and filed a bug reporting a violation. I’d encourage anyone who even suspects there may be a license violation to report a bug or…
Why (I think) Ubuntu One exists
One of the questions that took a little while for me to fully understand was a very simple one: why does Ubuntu One exist? Depending on who you ask, you may get a different answer, but here’s my take on it. Above all, to extend the power of Ubuntu as an environment. Ubuntu One already…