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The Official Ubuntu Book, Eighth Edition by Benjamin Mako Hill, Philip Ballew, José Antonio Rey, Elizabeth K. Joseph, Matthew Helmke

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Chapter 10. The Ubuntu Community

Venues

Teams, Processes, and Community Governance

Getting Involved

• Submitting Apps to the Ubuntu Software Center

Summary

Community is a word often used in discussions of Ubuntu. Early articles about Ubuntu bore subtitles asking, “Would you like some community with that?” The earliest press releases and communiqués from the project emphasized a “community-driven approach” to operating system development and distribution. In fact, the highest-level governance board in Ubuntu is called the Community Council and Canonical, Ltd.; it employs a full-time community team, which is led by Jono Bacon, one of the authors of early editions of this book. It is to that end that we have made a very conscious decision ...

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