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OpenSourceWorld Report

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| Last week I took the 20-minute BART ride from the East Bay over to Moscone 
| West in San Francisco to visit what was once known as LinuxWorld and is now 
| OpenSourceWorld, Next Generation Data Center, and CloudWorld all rolled into 
| one event. Like many others, having been to previous LinuxWorlds, I was 
| curious to see how this re-branding and grouping of events would pan out. 
| LinuxWorld had been getting quite the panning (no pun intended) over the last 
| five years or so, so could the new event cut the mustard and reel back in its 
| once committed group of sightseers?       



Jono Bacon on the Value of Good Communities

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| James Turner: Let's start by talking about what is your role at Canonical
| these days?
| Jono Bacon: Okay. So my role is the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical. My
| job is to encourage and to enable the global Ubuntu community to do good work
| that's productive and that they enjoy doing themselves. I have a team at
| Canonical; we work with many of the different aspects of the Ubuntu community
| across translations, development, packaging--all manner of different
| things--to help people to really make the most out of their contributions to
| Ubuntu.


Interview with Jono Bacon - Ubuntu Community Manager

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| I believe that today Ubuntu plays a critical role in the Linux ecosystem,
| primarily in that Ubuntu is bring legions of new users and contributors over
| to the Open Source family. We have seen massive growth in the user community
| in recent years, and the continued growth of Ubuntu on netbooks is continuing
| to expose Linux to new users via Ubuntu. I feel that Ubuntu has been the much
| needed on-ramp to bring many who are totally unfamiliar with Linux into our
| world.


Talking Community With Ubuntu's Jono Bacon

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| OStatic: What is next for the Ubuntu community? Where would you like to see
| it go in the future? Are there any outreach efforts or events that you'd
| especially like to see pushed to the next level?
| Bacon: We are only at the beginning of a long and exciting road. While I am
| proud of the progress we have made in the community so far, there is still
| much to do. Every community is like a growing organism: it reacts to stimulus
| and change in its environment and changes accordingly.


Linux Outlaws 61 - Bono Jacon, You've Got Mail!

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| This week, we have some Linux news as usual and we also interview Jono Bacon
| about his recent Severed Fifth album release, Ubuntu and also Free Software
| and Free Culture in general.


The Ubuntu Linux community gets its first (second?) rock star

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| You would think that it's a hard enough job taking on Microsoft's desktop
| dominance. Ubuntu's community lead Jono Bacon, however, may actually have an
| even more audacious goal in mind: completely change the economics of the
| music industry.


More From the Open Source Music Garage

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| The thing many people don't realize is that successful musicians get most of
| their money from live performances, not album sales. Since the Severed Fifth
| album will be offered for free, sales of the album are irrelevant, and
| commercial success isn't a stated goal of the project. If Severed Fifth can
| simply create an enthusiastic community around an album, live performances
| might attract audiences and grow the community larger, though. It will be
| interesting to watch this effort.

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