Benjamin Mako Hill have written a comprehensive report on the meeting of more than 60 Ubuntu developers in Paris to plan Ubuntu's next release.
Read it here
Ubuntu has quickly become many GNOME developers' distribution of choice, and Ubuntu CDs are frequently given out at GNOME booths at trade shows. The same can hardly be said for KDE and the Kubuntu project. There is a persistent sense by many in the KDE community that their desktop is a second-class citizen in Ubuntu. Canonical seemed to be trying to address this feeling by bringing a number of new faces from KDE to the conference. As a result, KDE was more strongly represented at UDS-Paris than at any previous Ubuntu conference. Klaus Knopper, author of the famous KDE-based Knoppix live CD, was also in attendance.