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From: Jono Bacon <jono <at> ubuntu.com>
Subject: Ubuntu Developer Summit Sponsorship Open
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.ubuntu.devel.announce
Date: Friday 15th July 2011 21:57:49 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Hi Everyone,

The Ubuntu Developer Summit (http://uds.ubuntu.com/) (UDS) is the most

important event in the Ubuntu calendar. It is where we get together to 
discuss, design, and plan the next version of Ubuntu; in this case the 
Ubuntu 11.10 release.

The next UDS takes place at **The Caribe Royal, Orlando, Florida, USA** 
from the **31st Oct - 4th Nov 2011**. You can find out more about why 
UDS is interesting from the perspective of a member of the community 
an upstream contributor 
and a vendor 
We also welcome everyone to 
participate remotely (http://uds.ubuntu.com/participate/remote)
if you 
can't attend the event in person. More more details on how to get there, 
see this page (http://uds.ubuntu.com/travel/).

At the heart of a great UDS is a diverse group of attendees who can 
bring their experience and expertise to the discussions. You don't have 
to be technical, or be a programmer or packager to attend - UDS is open 
to everyone (including non-Ubuntu folks) and free to attend. We 
encourage everyone with an interest in Ubuntu to attend.

## Sponsorship

For every UDS Canonical sponsors the hotel and accommodation of a set of 
community members to ensure they are free to contribute and bring value 
to the discussions. We have a limited budget so we can't sponsor 
everyone, but we are always keen to have a capable and diverse group to 

  * We strive to support community members who are actively involved in 
Ubuntu and who are providing *significant and sustained* contributions 
to the Ubuntu project.
  * We always welcome Upstream contributors who are bring value to 
Ubuntu indirectly via active participation in their upstream project, 
but who are keen to see quality support for that upstream in Ubuntu.
  * Contributors are willing to actively participate not only throughout 
the full Ubuntu Developer Summit week, but also following with active 
contributions throughout the release cycle.
  * We are always keen to welcome members of the community who have 
never been to UDS before and are keen to participate and experience the 
  * You don’t have to provide technical contributions to apply – if you

have participated in the areas of advocacy, documentation, testing, art, 
design etc, you are encouraged to apply.
  * UDS is an event that encourages diversity – we welcome everyone to 
apply for sponsorship, irrespective of gender, race, impairment, 
technical expertise, or other factors.

If you are participating in the Ubuntu community, we would love you to 
apply for sponsorship. This is how it works:

  1. You can apply for sponsorship by following the instructions at 
Apologies for the 
different forms you need to fill in - we are going to consolidate these 
forms at the next UDS. The deadline for submissions is **Wed 24th August 
2011** so be sure to get yours in!
  2. When the deadline is reached we will assess the applications and 
finalize who we will be able to sponsor.
  3. You will then receive an email outlining whether we can sponsor you 
or not.

Simple! I look forward to seeing your applications, and seeing many of 
you in Florida!


Jono Bacon
Ubuntu Community Manager
www.ubuntu.com / www.jonobacon.org
www.identi.ca/jonobacon www.twitter.com/jonobacon

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