"Last week, more than 60 Ubuntu developers met in Paris to plan
Ubuntu's next release, codenamed Edgy Eft. Officially, the meeting
was billed as a developer summit and not a conference. Each day,
groups of two to 10 attendees brainstormed, drafted, and advanced
specifications in more than 60 sessions in up to 10 parallel
tracks. These specifications, which will stabilize in the next
week, will then be prioritized and approved by Canonical staff and
will serve as the feature goals for the next release.
"My previous report from the conference gave a brief tour of
some of the specifications discussed. While specifications provide
a window into the feature goals of each Ubuntu release, each
developer summit also attempts to initiate conversations, introduce
new ideas and partners, and sow the seeds for major Ubuntu
initiatives in the future. Through explicit invitations and use of
sponsorship funds to bring 'outsiders' to the conference, new faces
and topics at the developer summits can give clues to Canonical's
priorities and to Ubuntu's future..."
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