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NewsForge: Ubuntu Developer Summit Paris: New Alliances, New Horizons

Jun 29, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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