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Canadians: Help stop Microsoft's OpenXML from becoming a standard

Chani on Planet KDE has pointed out the that the Standards Council of Canada needs some education, as it is seeking to have the OpenXML spec defined as an ISO standard. So, Canadians, step up and leave a comment about how they have never even considered OpenDocument.

Do not adjust your orbit: The family domination of Ubuntu continues

Seems my older brother has finally hit planet...

Home again

After some 30 hours of travel, I am back. Seems that cancelling one portion of my travel (Madrid to Sevilla) would have meant cancelling it all, so I ended up catching the last AVE train back to Sevilla, arriving at 00:45 and then hanging out in the airport for 6 hours until my 07:25 flight back to Madrid. This was made all more fun by the fact that the Sevilla airport closes between 02:00 and 05:00...

All in all, the trip home was a great deal less painful than the trip out to Spain. The Spanish security was altogether more sensible and friendly, the Spanish customs officer actually thanked me for coming to Spain and Spanish airports are generally clean and fairly fast. In fact, Spanish transport generally rocks. Trains are clean and on time; the AVE will actually refund a portion of your money if you are only 5 minutes late. If only North American transport worked as well...

Still travelling

As I write this I am in a hostel in Madrid, enjoying the fine Spanish weather and culture for a few more days after UDS, which, incidentally, rocked. Thanks to all the Canonical folks for putting it on and Jono especially for saying yes (no, not in that way).

However, please don't expect any speedy return on emails until the 21st or so of May.

Come share your story with the Marketing Team

The Ubuntu community does a great deal of amazing thing everyday. However, the Marketing team really only hears about a tiny amount of this. We would love to hear more, so there is a new way to do just that: Drop us an email at ubuntu-marketing-submissions@lists.ubuntu.com and tell us the great stuff you are doing!

8 May 2007 (updated 8 May 2007 at 17:28 UTC) »
Rumours, rumours

Jono, let's just say I had a wild night with Gillian Anderson

Civilizing air travel: More power plugs and free wifi

Turns out SeaTac's South Terminal has free wifi. I cannot tell you how much better this makes me feel, being able to chat with A while streaming Internet radio.

Off to Sevilla

I am off to UDS in Sevilla. Out of contact until around midnight on the 5th, Sevilla time.

Planet Editorial Spec policy not hostile to Canonical

There has been some concern about the draft Planet Editorial Policy being hostile to Canonical's interest. It is far from that. It is an attempt to codify the actions required in specific situations, including times when posts do need to be pulled from Planet Ubuntu. The actual specifics are going to be written at UDS Sevilla, when we all have a bit more perspective on the issue. And finally, the Community Council will approve the final draft.

Creating an editorial policy for Planet Ubuntu

Due to the recent completely unacceptable and totally understandable (from a company perspective) censorship of Planet, I cooked up a quick spec: Planet Ubuntu Editorial Policy. Feel free to edit and comment as needed.

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