Ubuntu announces application review process
Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon has announced on his blog that Ubuntu are trialling a new process for developers who would like to see their applications appear in the Ubuntu Software Center. Bacon says that recently an Application Review Board was formed which is intended to provide rigorous reviews of applications submitted to Ubuntu and ensure that only high quality applications appear in the Software Center.
Only executable applications (i.e. not new versions, libraries, documentation or stand-alone media) which are not already included in an official Ubuntu repository are eligible for submission to the new process. Submissions must also be open source and available under an OSI approved licence. The submission process is apparently simple; developers should prepare their application for review and upload it to a Personal Package Archive (PPA), submit it and then await feedback from the review board.