"The Platform Sprint is something that is traditionally
limited to Canonical employees, but in recent times there has also
been attendance by certain upstreams. It's held every six months,
around the middle of the development cycle; shortly before Final
Freeze. In normal Ubuntu style, a hotel is largely taken over for
five days and this time it was held in Prague, Czech Republic. This
event was also shared with Linaro, the non-profit organisation
tasked with making an industry-wide ARM reference platform, with
its roots stemming from Ubuntu.
"I was asked to attend this recent Sprint which has now been
renamed as Platform Rally. My interests are generally split between
Server, Cloud and community. Not having been to one before, but
being aware of their existence, I was somewhat excited and
apprehensive about what to expect.
"With every release, Canonical sets a certain amount of
specifications it wants to deliver itself for the next Ubuntu