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:
|Handle all of the packages which go into the Ubuntu desktop installation.
|The Ubuntu High-Performance Computing (HPC) team aims to provide the highest quality HPC infrastructure, applications, and user experience for the Ubuntu ecosystem.
|Maintain the Linux kernel in Ubuntu.
|Deliver the core Ubuntu system, common to the whole Ubuntu family of products and services, i.e. plumbing
|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.
|The Rocks Community is your hub for exploring Ubuntu Rocks and everything “containers”.
|Keep Ubuntu and its users secure through fixing vulnerabilities and contributing to its security development.
|Deliver the best operating system for the cloud and scale-out computing.
|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.
|Yaru Gnome Team
|Responsible for the visual design and implementation of modifications to the gnome shell theme and all Gtk app themes and icons.
|Heroically handles the stream of bugs reported by Ubuntu users.
|Papercuts fixing and new contributors supporting.
|Ubuntu Universe Packaging Team
|Make Ubuntu’s Universe better and more attractive; be the optimal starting point for new Ubuntu Developers.
|Improve the accessibility technology and support available with Ubuntu and provide outreach.
|Co-ordinates the translation of Ubuntu into many languages.
|Management of the Ubuntu IRC channels on Libera.chat
|Management of ubuntuforums.org
|Ubuntu News Team
|Gather and publish news on Ubuntu-related stories and Posting to the Fridge and UWN.
|Writes and maintains the core documentation for Ubuntu, including the system documentation and the help wiki.
|Group of active wiki contributors working as a team to get things done quicker without redundancy.
|Provide the KDE desktop and software to integrate KDE with Ubuntu.
|Provide a lightweight and easy-to-use distribution, based on Ubuntu and LXQt.
|Ubuntu Budgie Team
|Provide an Ubuntu powered desktop integrating the Budgie Desktop Environment.
|Ubuntu Kylin Team
|Its purpose is to provide exquisite UE and make an operating system catering to the specific needs of Chinese users.
|Ubuntu MATE Team
|Provide an Ubuntu based operating system that beautifully integrates the MATE desktop.
|Ubuntu Studio Team
|To provide an installable disk for multimedia production machines and better maintain those apps in Ubuntu.
|Ubuntu Unity Team
|Provide the Unity desktop environment for the modern Ubuntu desktop.
|To develop and promote the Xfce desktop on Ubuntu, striving for an elegant and easy-to-use OS, that is also light and accessible.