Essential spec subscribers

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

One of the Blueprint hacks I got around to this weekend was to add the idea of “essential” subscribers to a feature specification in Launchpad. Since we use Launchpad to plan our meetings, its useful to know when we are arranging the discussion sessions who has to be present when a topic is discussed, and who is simply interested in the discussion.

There’s a brief doc describing the feature further on and I think it will first be used for Edgy+1 planning in November.

PS – thanks to Google for the star image, artistic improvements welcome!


  1. Jesse Jarzynka says: (permalink)
    August 10th, 2006 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Mark, offtopic, but congrats on your interview making the Digg front page!

  2. simone brunozzi says: (permalink)
    August 11th, 2006 at 9:55 am

    Dear Mr. Shuttleworth,
    is it possible to propose a location for the next Ubuntu Conference? Assisi (Italy), home of Saint Francis, is interested in it.
    Please let me know. Cheers,

  3. required name says: (permalink)
    August 23rd, 2006 at 12:33 am

    PLEASE put together a TV advertisement for the United States to show nationwide for Ubuntu, before Vista ships. America REALLY NEEDS to be introduced to Ubuntu. Sure, it’s happening with people passing out the wonderful shipit CDs, but a commerical on TV would wake up the populace from the cold-hearted slumber of closed source cattle minded dreamscape.


  4. Vroum says: (permalink)
    November 9th, 2006 at 10:53 pm


    is there a way of releasing launchpad with GPL Licencing ? Because it is really *painful* to use a proprietary software to manage an *opensource* distribution.

    Can you explain the choice of *closed* source for this software ?