If you want to be a “Master of the Universe,” join #ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net on Tuesday, Jan 15th, 16:00-17:30 UTC.
Topics that will be covered:
  • the process to become a MOTU
  • how to use the packaging tools and how to get patches included in Ubuntu
  • how to update packages to a new upstream vesion
  • all the questions you might have
A Packaging and Compiling Programs sub-forum is also available to discuss making Linux packages (.deb, .rpm, etc) and compiling, installing, and using of applications from source.