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Old 02-06-2012, 10:24 PM
Jason Warner
 
Default Ubuntu Flavor and LTS Changes

Hi Everyone -



With
12.04 LTS around the corner, it is time to be crisp with our language
about what it means to be a LTS and an Ubuntu flavor. Part of the that
is clearly delineating roles and responsibilities as well as
articulating the criteria required to be accepted as LTS[1].

The
wiki explains and outlines the guidelines required to be a recognized
flavor as well as what is required by the tech board for LTS
consideration. Further, the wiki explains what services and resources
will be provided by Canonical and what is expected to come from the
community.

Practically
speaking, not much should change. Community leaders should drive the
flavors in terms of vision, direction, scope, day-to-day work items and
release. Canonical is committed to providing the various bits of
infrastructure as well as the platform upon which to build the flavors.
The move aligns all flavors to a community driven and supported model
with Canonical providing core infrastructure.

More
specifics on what support is Canonical provided vs Community is on the
Ubuntu wiki[1]. LTS details[2] and Ubuntu flavors[3] are also on the
wiki.

Thanks everyone,


*Jason




[1] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecognizedDerivatives


[2] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS


[3] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors
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