Chapter 7. The Ubuntu Community


Teams, Processes, and Community Governance

Getting Involved


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. Also, the highest-level governance board in Ubuntu is called the Community Council. Canonical, Ltd. employs a full-time community manager (Jono Bacon, one of the authors of this book). And we made a very conscious decision to spend an entire chapter of this book describing the Ubuntu community. In fact, all three editions are dedicated ...

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