Sunday, February 8, 2009

The UbuntuCommunity Structure

This category defines the Ubuntu community and serves as a way to organize projects, members, and the way Ubuntu is run. Like the other categories, Community Structure is broken down into four areas.

Governance and process defines the organizational structure of the Ubuntu community and defines how people are chosen to take on certain responsibilities for various projects. This serves as a type of bylaws for the community as a whole. The code of conduct governs how community members should act when participating in anything related to Ubuntu. The ground rules are simple:

• Be considerate.
• Be respectful.
• Be collaborative.
• When you disagree, consult others.
• When you are unsure, ask for help.
• Step down considerately.

The project teams area of the community provides a list of all the different teams that contribute to the success of Ubuntu. Links take community members to the pages that describe the various projects and include information on how individuals can contribute.

Local teams provide an area where Ubuntu users can interact with other community members in their local area. Local teams are given the responsibility to promote the use of Ubuntu and improve the operating system in any way possible. Although contributions can be done without joining a local team, the ability to meet up with other Ubuntu enthusiasts in person strengthens the sense of community vital to its success.

Source of Information : McGraw Hill Osborne Media How to Do Everything Ubuntu

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