Category Archives: Documentation

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released

Codenamed “Yakkety Yak”, Ubuntu 16.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard atwork through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.8-based kernel, […]

Calling for Server Guide reviewers/contributors – – TRUSTY

We’re always in need of folks to review current instructions provided in the Ubuntu Server Guide and suggest improvements. Please do check out the following link and help out where you can. The subjects we need the most help with this cycle are the following (also documented above): Zentyal Network Authentication – Samba and […]

Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board

In yesterday’s meeting we covered two of the topics from Mark’s proposal to the Technical Board: Reducing the length of support for our regular (non-LTS) releases The rationale here is that it’s costing a lot of time to maintain all those releases for 18 months. It’s also causing a lot of load on the SRU […]

Call for contributors to the Ubuntu Server Guide

We are always in need of people to review current instructions provided in the Ubuntu Server Guide and to write new material. The guide follows the practices of Ubuntu Documentation Team whose home page is To kickstart folks, a sub-page has been created for the Guide here: You can also help by suggesting […]

Wiki Relicensed to CC-BY-SA 3.0

For around six years the Ubuntu Wiki ( has lived without a clarified license. The Documentation team fixed a similar issue on their wiki ( three years ago. They chose a Creative Commons license, which made it much easier to redistribute content and give contributors clarified rights regarding their contributions. After a longer discussion, the […]