How Ubuntu is Made
Sep 08, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Recent years have seen the Ubuntu Linux distribution, led by
Canonical, experiencing rapid growth in both users and features.
With the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat release, set for
October, Ubuntu developers will continue to push the boundaries
further of both server and desktop Linux. Sitting at the upper rung
of Ubuntu's engineering efforts is Matt Zimmerman, Canonical's CTO,
who helps to lead Ubuntu's technical direction.
"That's no small feat: Keeping the project and its developers
organized is a mammoth undertaking, requiring the daily
coordination of activities across the globe. But as Zimmerman
describes it, he has the tools and processes in place to keep the
Ubuntu project running strong.
"One way that Zimmerman keeps the project on track is ensuring
close communication among members of his team, a disparate
organization that mirrors how the Ubuntu community itself builds
and develops its Linux distribution. For one thing, While Canonical
has offices in multiple countries, most of Zimmerman's engineers
aren't located in those offices.
""My team is about 120 people and I think we have less five
people who are in offices," Zimmerman told InternetNews.com."