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Mark Shuttleworth ha da poco ufficializzato sul suo blog che il nome della prossima release di Ubuntu, la 11.10 prevista per il rilascio ad ottobre di quest'anno, sarà Oneiric Ocelot.

Con lo scopo di:
"capture the essence of our next six months work in a simple name"

il Grande Capo di Ubuntu ci rivela anche che
"this next release more than most requires something other than orthodoxy".

Ecco quindi che si arriva a scegliere la denominazione di Oneric Ocelot, perché in particolare questa accoppiata ricorda
"the way innovation happens: part daydream, part discipline".

Ma c'è anche spazio per il più classico degli speech motivazionali:
"Ubuntu is now shipping on millions of systems from multiple providers every year. It makes a real difference in the lives of millions, perhaps tens of millions, of people. As MPT said, “what we do is not only art, it’s performance art”. Every six months the curtains part, and we have to be ready for the performance. I’d like to thank the thousands of people who are actively participating in the production of Natty: take the initiative, take responsibility, take action, and your work will make a difference to all of those users. There are very few places in the world where a personal intellectual contribution can have that kind of impact. And very few places where we have such a strong social fabric around those intellectual challenges, too. We each do what we do for our own reasons, but it’s the global impact of Ubuntu which gives meaning to that action".

In definitiva, dice il Capitano:
"keep up the discipline and focus on the Narwhal, and let’s direct our daydreaming to the Ocelot".

Hasta luego.

[Photo credits: By Danleo (Self-published work by Danleo), via Wikimedia Commons]

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