Heron (Ubuntu 8.04) and The Future

Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007). Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, and fun free software platform, but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. I am hoping to see Ubuntu in every school in the United States.

We Can all make this possible by sharing our knowledge & compassion to our friends, families, co-workers and the community. The LoCo project is here to help groups of Ubuntu fans and enthusiasts work together in regional teams to help advocate, promote, translate, develop and otherwise improve Ubuntu. Our worldwide network of LoCo teams is providing a strong backbone to our already vast and extensive Ubuntu community. Why not go and see the full list of teams!

Ever since the birth of computers, enthusiasts and fans around the world have collected together in garages, universities and pubs to talk about their interest, learn from each other and help promote their interest. Combine this with the huge popularity of Ubuntu, and you have the Ubuntu LoCo project. So lets continue this history and share what we love, and the benifits we have to offer Ubuntu as well as what Ubuntu has to offer us as a community & world we live in.

  • I want to JOIN a LoCo team! - To join a LoCo team, take a look at the Joining page and get in touch with the contact of the team you want to join.

  • I want to START a LoCo team! - To start a team, or contribute to one, read the LoCo Team HOWTO!

With the opening of each new release cycle of Ubuntu, we have more and more opportunity at our fingertips. Not only are our friends in the upstream world constantly innovating and extending their applications and software, but the Ubuntu community continues to see incredible growth in its diverse range of areas such as packaging, development, documentation, quality assurance, translations, LoCo teams and more. Each new release gives us all an opportunity to shine, irrespective of which bricks in the project we are laying, and this is at the heart of our belief - working together to produce an Operating System that will empower its users and shape the IT industry, putting free software at the corner-stone of our direction.

Most people only ever see the end-user view of Ubuntu, running it on their desktops, servers and mobile devices around the world. For these users, Ubuntu provides a simple, convenient means to do what they want to do easily, effectively and without unnecessary complexity. For many of us though, we want to open up the hood and understand how the system works and how to extend and grow it. Thousands of us get out of bed every day, united behind Ubuntu, ready to make a difference, working together to make our vision happen.

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One of the great things about the Ubuntu Community is that you are able to Invent applications and features for the next Ubuntu Release via Ubuntu BluePrints, with the communities knowledge and compassion we are able to make each Ubuntu Release better than ever with more features that are needed most. I strongly recommend Ubuntu BluePrints for the simple fact that just with one Idea may be able to see it in the Main Releases of Ubuntu. Why not share your knowledge compassion and troubles you are having with ideas to improve Ubuntu?

Share your ideas, and let Ubuntu Grow within us and the community here

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