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Ubuntu Aims to Make Open-Source Development �Personal�

Feb 01, 2011, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)

"Staring into an LCD screen for hours while hacking open-source code ranks pretty low on the human intimacy scale. If leading members of the Ubuntu community have their way, however, the process of contributing to Ubuntu is set to become more "personal." Here's their plan, and how it fits into the bigger picture.

"In a recent blog post, Ubuntu contributor and vocal community leader Joco Bacon outlined an effort to graph the contributions of developers who participate in the Ubuntu Sponsorship Process. The result, illustrated in the graphic below, makes it easy to quantify and visualize the work being put into the operating system by different individuals.

"As Bacon explains, he and fellow Ubuntu developer Daniel Holbach (not to be confused with the radical Enlightenment atheist Baron d'Holbach) hope that a system like this will help foster a more personal experience for programmers who work on Ubuntu"

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