Mark Shuttleworth launches open Raring-focused community involvement, further reaffirms Ubuntu's development transparency
Yesterday, October 18th 2012, Ubuntu 12.10 was released, introducing millions and millions of users to a more refreshed, polished, powerful, fast experience, nevertheless, the road towards the Raring Ringtail has already started to be defined and pursued.
It seems that, after the exciting Ubuntu Web Apps and the long-awaited fancy Previews, Ubuntu is to probably receive more overall development attention in Ubuntu 13.04, attention distributed on multiple key areas of Ubuntu.
According to Mark Shuttleworth, there (will be) are projects that will benefit a "closed" period of incubation, in the sense of being "privately" developed and exposed to the public when the projects reach a ready (completed) stage.
A definitely interesting news is Mark Shuttleworth's call for community contributors, persons (to be) selected from community members, "Mapping out the road to 13.04, there are a few items with high “tada!” value,..., While we won’t talk about them until we think they are ready to celebrate, we’re happy to engage with contributing community members that have established credibility (membership, or close to it) in Ubuntu, who want to be part of the action".
Basically, any Ubuntu-involved member (and/or passionate about Ubuntu) can be a part and directly contribute to upcoming exciting Ubuntu pieces.
Transparency (with all of its connotations and touched Ubuntu parts) is definitely a core value of Ubuntu, value further cherished, appreciated and respected as related to Raring-focused (above mentioned) upcoming development, "Ubuntu set the standard for transparency a long time ago, when we invited anybody who showed a passion and competence to have commit and upload rights,..., I hope you will welcome the idea that even Canonical’s most exciting initiatives will now be open to participation by members of the community".
For in-depth complete how-do-I-get-involved-into-Raring-upcoming-technologies details, contact Ubuntu's Michael Hall (mhall119) on Freenode.
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