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Re: [Social-discuss] New Social Networking Features in Ubuntu

From: Melvin Carvalho
Subject: Re: [Social-discuss] New Social Networking Features in Ubuntu
Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 18:25:04 +0200

We don’t just want to be connected to the internet, we want to be connected to each other. Social from the Start is our initiative to make the desktop a collaborative, social place. For the past five years, we’ve all been shifting more and more data into the web, to a series of accounts and networks elsewhere. Now it’s time to start to bring those social networks back into our everyday computing environment. Our addressbooks and contact lists need to be synchronized and shared, so that we have the latest information everywhere – from mobile phones to web accounts.

So there’s a lot to do. I hope you’ll join us in shaping that work.

Introducing the Maverick Meerkat

Our mascot for 10.10 is the Maverick Meerkat.

This is a time of change, and we’re not afraid to surprise people with a bold move if the opportunity for dramatic improvement presents itself. We want to put Ubuntu and free software on every single consumer PC that ships from a major manufacturer, the ultimate maverick move. We will deliver on time, but we have huge scope for innovation in what we deliver this cycle. Once we have released the LTS we have plenty of room to shake things up a little. Let’s hear the best ideas, gather the best talent, and be a little radical in how we approach the next two year major cycle.

Meerkats are, of course, light, fast and social – everything we want in a Perfect 10. We’re booting really fast these days, but the final push remains. Changes in the toolchain may make us even faster for every application. We’re Social from the Start, but we could get even more tightly connected, and we could bring social features into even more applications. Meerkats are family-oriented, and we aspire to having Ubuntu being the safe and efficient solution for all the family netbooks. They are also clever – meerkats teach one another new skills. And that’s what makes this such a great community.

2010/3/29 Henry Litwhiler <address@hidden>
On 3/28/10 8:44 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
Just one month to go now, great article from Ryan Paul on the new social networking features in ubuntu

So you can see we're going to be more social right from the start.
As the project gets closer to completion, we can look into incorporating the MeMenu. Desktop applications will be important to make it a more seamless integration with GNU/Linux.

Henry L.

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