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08 March 2010, 11:06

10.10 Ubuntu Developer Summit announced

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Ubuntu Logo Canonical's Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon has announced that the next Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) will be take place from the 10th to the 14th of May, 2010 at the Dolce La Hulpe Hotel and Resort in Brussels, Belgium. According to Bacon, the 10.10 Ubuntu Developer Summit is "one of the most important events in the Ubuntu calendar and at it we discuss, debate and design the next version of Ubuntu".

Bacon also points out that UDS is not a conference, but rather a "a participatory discussion-based summit" designed to allow the developers to work together and "define what the next release will look like". Anyone planning to attend is advised to be ready to actively participate in the sessions.

Each year, Canonical sponsors several community members and developers to attend the event. Those interested in requesting sponsorship can do so by providing a brief description about themselves and the work that they've done on Ubuntu. The deadline for sponsorship submissions is Friday the 26th of March, 2010. More sponsorship details are available on the Ubuntu wiki.

The next release of Ubuntu, version 10.04, will be a Long Term Support (LTS) version of the Debian-derived Linux distribution and is scheduled to arrive on the 29th of April this year. The LTS versions of Ubuntu are supported for three years for the desktop releases and five years for server releases. The standard releases are supported for 18 months of updates for both the desktop and server versions. Ubuntu 10.10, a standard release, is slated to arrive in October of 2010. The latest stable release of Ubuntu is version 9.10, code named "Karmic Koala", from October of 2009.

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