• RE: I wanna go home

    So, what have we learned this week?

    • Everyone wants a home
    • No one can agree on what home is
    • Some people like the desktop "stuff on your desktop" paradigm, others hate it
    • New Unity8 already provides features we're used to seeing on a home screen, but not somewhere that is a home screen

    Quite a few shades of gray here. I don't think we'll be able to reach consensus for everyone without just getting in and doing something, then taking the feedback from that. It's really hard to describe dynamic functionality in words and sometimes it doesn't make sense until it's put in front of you.

    Personally, I think Kugi said it best early on:

    I guess I could live without "home" until we get a great idea that's really a game changer

    Let's try some things out and see what sticks, starting at the simplest first. The best ideas will naturally float up and get traction behind them. As they develop past their initial stages, we'll see more development toward interfaces which are consistent at every point.

    I must reiterate that (since my job title is "development manager" and I feel the need to protect the time of our paid and volunteer developers) I do not support adding lots more settings or compromising between ideas. I truly believe we can make one really good way to use a mouse, keyboard, and/or touchscreen on any size personal device and the only way we'll do that is by working together. If that is totally not to someone's liking, we are not the only mobile operating system.

    So, to put what is next more concretely:

    • We may experiment with Jan's idea to tap the background (it's only a few lines of code to change what tapping there does) and ask for feedback from small groups.
    • Otherwise, we don't want to make any huge changes to new Unity8 before it is released to Stable the first time. We'll release then iterate.

    Go out and make.

    posted in Design
  • RE: Proposal for a Telegram Stickers Project

    One point i want to add, is that we might want to remove the "Ubuntu logo" since for this exact reason we are limited. Things that we want to include yumi on might be approved each time, like if we want to have it on the pinephone for example. We also want to move into debian and other distros, so a removal of the logo would be a good move in my opinion.

    Yumi itself can be used by anyone, that was one of the main point when it was made, but i see now adding the ubuntu logo was a mistake.

    posted in Marketing Incubator
  • RE: Proposal for a Telegram Stickers Project

    @Aury88 read this: https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/intellectual-property-policy - I think you will find all answers and also maybe its a good idea to just ask them. If they never answer you have at least asked ^^

    posted in Marketing Incubator
  • RE: Proposal for a Telegram Stickers Project

    @Aury88 so here is the official answer:

    • While the basic shape of Yumi is licensed CC-BY-SA by Marius, the embedded circle-of-friends logo is (c) by Canonical
    • You have to look up yourself if it is free for private and intended use, I really donยดt know this.
    • In theory if it is not free you need a written permission by Canonical to stick it on Yumi.
    • UBports has such an agreement and therefore we are fine ๐Ÿ˜‰
    • You will not have to license every sticker of course.

    So there are chances that you might be able to use the circle of friends for noncommerical use and itยดs even in the context of our project. But nobody could tell what Canonical is up to and I would be careful asking them about such things ๐Ÿ˜‰

    BR Florian

    posted in Marketing Incubator
  • RE: Slack Client

    @bhdouglass Hmm sorry overlooked this. Well currently no team there, but we could start spinning up smth and catch interest ^^

    posted in General
  • RE: Proposal for a Telegram Stickers Project

    The Yumi mascot is licensed CC-BY-SA by Marius Gripsgard. As long as you are abiding by the license terms (also keep in mind the Ubuntu brand guidelines since the logo appears there), that robot is fair game.

    You can create your own sticker packs using a Telegram bot. If you'd like to do that, I should be able to set the stickers as official for the UBports group.

    Also paging @Krille, I think you were looking for some stickers for FluffyChat.

    posted in Marketing Incubator
  • RE: Community Event with hackathon in Germany

    @marc_aurel Sounds great! We'll certainly try to be there with some members of the core team, and i hope we'll also get some more community devs to join the party ๐Ÿ™‚

    posted in General
  • RE: Development of Bluetooth-enabled Ubuntu Touch App

    Remember that Apps do not have any access to hardware directly. This is all contained and sealed and probably you could try to run the App as unconfined, but that removes all protections.

    posted in App Development
  • RE: UBports Black Logos.

    @Loops Yes its already so on the FP2, others will follow

    posted in Design
  • RE: Porting in 2019 - a true journey

    Well we are a group of people from Vienna, there are several devices in the loop. Will come back with more details ๐Ÿ˜‰

    posted in Porting