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Ubuntu Teams

Any reasonably large project eventually needs someone at the helm to help steer the project’s general direction, make official decisions, and decide the right path to take in difficult situations. Ubuntu is no different, except for that it is so big that there are many, many different sub projects within it, each one governed by its own set of leaders.

Below is a list of key teams that operate within the Ubuntu project and their responsibilities.

Engineering Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Kernel Team Maintain the Linux kernel in Ubuntu.
Foundations Team Deliver the core Ubuntu system, common to the whole Ubuntu family of products and services, i.e. plumbing
QA Team Develop tools, policies, and practices for ensuring Ubuntu’s quality as a distribution as well as providing general advice, oversight, and leadership of QA activities within the Ubuntu project.
Desktop Team Handle all of the packages which go into the Ubuntu desktop installation.
Security Team Keep Ubuntu and its users secure through fixing vulnerabilities and contributing to its security development.
Community Team Inspires, cajoles, teases, coordinates, champions, blogs and motivates members of the Ubuntu community to get involved, take responsibility, take action and Get Stuff Done.
Server Team Deliver the best operating system for the cloud and scale-out computing.

Professional Engineering Services Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Ubuntu Arm Team The Ubuntu ARM Team is responsible for delivering the Ubuntu ARM Project.

Community Lead Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Accessibility Team Improve the accessibility technology and support available with Ubuntu and provide outreach.
Ubuntu News Team Gather and publish news on Ubuntu-related stories and Posting to the Fridge and UWN.
Planet Ubuntu Planet Ubuntu is a series of RSS feeds which offers a window into the world, work and lives of Ubuntu developers and contributors.
Ubuntu Women Increase the number of women within Ubuntu through several projects.
IRC Team Management of the Ubuntu IRC channels on
Forums Team Management of
U+1 Team U+1 is dedicated to testing the Development Releases of Ubuntu and providing information and support for other testers and Ubuntu teams, developers, users and the community.
Papercuts Ninjas Papercuts fixing and new contributors supporting.
Yaru Gnome Team Responsible for the visual design and implementation of modifications to the gnome shell theme and all Gtk app themes and icons.
Ubuntu Flutter Community Design and implementation of the flutter visuals, a whole additional set widgets specifically designed for the Ubuntu desktop, flutter yaru theme for the Ubuntu visuals in flutter apps, a dedicated flutter icon theme and the new snap-store front-end, plus many more apps in development.

Flavor Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Ubuntu Kylin Team Its purpose is to provide exquisite UE and make an operating system catering to the specific needs of Chinese users.
Kubuntu Team Provide the KDE desktop and software to integrate KDE with Ubuntu.
Xubuntu Team To develop and promote the Xfce desktop on Ubuntu, striving for an elegant and easy-to-use OS, that is also light and accessible.
Ubuntu Studio Team To provide an installable disk for multimedia production machines and better maintain those apps in Ubuntu.
Lubuntu Team Provide a lightweight and easy-to-use distribution, based on Ubuntu and LXQt.
Ubuntu MATE Provide an Ubuntu based operating system that beautifully integrates the MATE desktop.
Ubuntu Budgie Provide an Ubuntu powered desktop integrating the Budgie Desktop Environment.
Ubuntu Unity Team Provide the Unity desktop environment for the modern Ubuntu desktop.

Marketing and Advocacy Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Gaming Team Promote FOSS Games and Ubuntu through each other.
SpreadUbuntu D-I-Y Marketing Repository for the Ubuntu Community.
Presentations Archival of promotional material for Ubuntu.

Quality Assurance and Packaging Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Bug Squad Heroically handles the stream of bugs reported by Ubuntu users.
Ubuntu Universe Packaging Team Make Ubuntu’s Universe better and more attractive; be the optimal starting point for new Ubuntu Developers.

Support and Documentation Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Documentation Team Writes and maintains the core documentation for Ubuntu, including the system documentation and the help wiki.
Wiki Team Group of active wiki contributors working as a team to get things done quicker without redundancy.
Ubuntu Manual Team Writes and maintains a comprehensive beginners guide for Ubuntu.
Translation Team Co-ordinates the translation of Ubuntu into many languages.

Other Teams

Team Name Responsibility
Mozilla Team Guys and gals that deal with Mozilla software in Ubuntu.

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