Ubuntu Friendly community hardware validation programme

Registered by David Murphy on 2011-04-07

The Ubuntu Ready certification offer will be discontinued from the release of Ubuntu 11.04. Systems that have already been awarded the status of Ready through the certification programme will retain their status for the lifetime of the respective Ubuntu release.

A new community based programme, currently called "Ubuntu Friendly", will be created by Canonical with co-ordination and guidance from the rest of the community. The focus of this programme will be self-validation of hardware by all levels of Ubuntu users.

There will be a clear process for marking results received through the Community Hardware Testing Infrastructure [1] as Ubuntu Friendly. Initial criteria for receiving the Ubuntu Friendly status will be based on the existing certification criteria, and there will be opportunities for the community to refine and extend these.

There will also need to be processes for disputing, resolving, and expiring statuses that have been achieved.

Systems that achieve the Ubuntu Friendly status will be displayed in a similar, but separate, fashion as we currently do for systems that are certified [2].

This means that we will need to scope a new system (or extend an existing one) so that we can track and display systems as they move through the programme.

Finally, components contained within Ubuntu Friendly systems should be included in the Ubuntu Component Catalog [3] (with the appropriate differentiation from certified components).

[1] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/certify-planning/+spec/cert-o-community-testing
[2] http://www.ubuntu.com/certification
[3] http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog

Blueprint information

Kevin Krafthefer
David Murphy
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milestone icon november2011
Started by
Victor Tuson Palau on 2011-09-07
Completed by
Ara Pulido on 2012-05-04

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= Definition of done =

== Discontinuing Ubuntu Ready ==

 - Certification related materials (e.g. websites) updated to reflect the discontinuation of Ubuntu Ready
 - No longer possible to submit Ubuntu Ready systems to the certification site
 - No longer possible to issue Ubuntu Ready certifications through the certification site
 - Public results continue to list Ubuntu Ready systems for the life of the respective Ubuntu release

== Ubuntu Friendly ==

 - Community programme announced, and appropriate communication/governance facilities setup
 - Ubuntu Friendly criteria agreed and published
 - Process (and tools) created for marking a system in the Community Hardware Testing Infrastructure as Ubuntu Friendly
 - Process (and tools) created for expiring the Ubuntu Friendly status of a system
 - Process (and tools) created for disputing (or just discussing) and resolving the Ubuntu Friendly status of a system
 - Public listing of Ubuntu Friendly systems
 - One community system has passed through the entire process, and achieved Ubuntu Friendly status
 - One commercial system has passed through the entire process, and achieved Ubuntu Friendly status
 - Inclusion of Ubuntu Friendly components in the Ubuntu Component Catalog


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