Masters of the Universe

In addition to my current focus on helping better the Ubuntu system documentation and Community Wiki, I’ve developed an interest in what is called Masters of the Universe (MOTU). This group of Ubuntu members is responsible for a large part of Ubuntu’s continued success.

The name is a play on the “universe” repository, and possibly the old “He-Man” cartoon series. The universe repo is the best of the FOSS world, and members of the MOTU are the folks that keep it up to date.

There is a lot to learn about packaging, since Ubuntu’s packages must also meet the stringent policies enforced by Debian.

I’ll be writing about my journey into this part of the Ubuntu community as I go through the ups and down of learning how to package software. Although ultimately I would like to become a MOTU, I’ll be happy for quite some time when I am able to contibute to their efforts in some small way.

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