At the ACHAT hotel in Wiesbaden, central Germany, twenty-three members of the Ubuntu development team have managed to get together for a small, fast-paced development conference known as a sprint.
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One of the successful advantages of Ubuntu is the distribution of Ubuntu developers across several countries and timezones around the world. Theres always somebody awake in Ubuntuland!
Because of being spread out, developers and Ubunteros mainly communicate online, via email, IRC chat and other forums. Even talking to the Ubuntu developers electronically everyday, its often possible to only remember their online nicknameoften a strange name, such as keybuk, doko, kamion or seb128rather than their real names.