Archive for the ‘open source’ Category

Ubuntu was once described to me by a wise(ish 😉 ) man as a train that was leaving whether you’re on it or not. That’s the beauty of a 6 month release cycle. As many of you will already know, each release we include photos and illustrations produced by community members. We ask that you submit your […]


I wanted to share a part of this releases wallpaper story because I think it sums up really nicely what’s great about people getting together and making something like Ubuntu. Every 6 months we get together and take submissions from community members to try and add something fresh to the release and allow people who […]


Just a quick post to let you all know that the community contributors and myself have proposed some wallpapers for inclusion in the next release of Ubuntu! The compressed image file has been added to the correct bug on Launchpad – https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-wallpapers/+bug/1275798 and hopefully will be picked up and popped in shortly! I’d like to […]


Since we closed the group on Flickr, a team of crack wallpaper viewers have been going through the submissions and picking out the ones we like. We’re getting close to having a selection of images but as with all of these things we’re being somewhat held up by the supply of images from selected contributors […]


The submissions process for Ubuntu 14.04 is now closed. If you’d like to look at the images head over to the Flickr Group. From here on a group of dedicated and splendid individuals will get together to select the images that are going to go into the next release of Ubuntu. We’ll be hanging out on #1404wallpaper on Freenode and you can come listen in 🙂


Welcome to the world of tomorrow! 🙂 I’m very pleased to be kicking off the next wallpaper selection process for the 14.04 release of Ubuntu coming to us fresh in April. Each release we like to include photos and illustrations produced by Ubuntu enthusiasts who are keen to see the best free and open desktop […]


It’s getting to that time again. The next release of the Ubuntu desktop is under development and I’d like to propose that we get cracking on finding some fantastic backdrops to go into the release. This time I thought it would be good to specify some theme or common thread to help this set of […]