lubuntu has grown into an amazing project over the last two years. There are more than 460 people who signed up with the project on my project team. Contributors are engaging to keep the documentation updated. Designers create lubuntu interface designs and others make videos.
Under the guidance of Julien Lavergne, the distro has become a stable and widely praised distribution constantly listed on the top end of lists of Linux distributions (comp.: distrowatch).
The next goals of the project are clear. Apart from constantly improving the distribution, the lubuntu project aims to become an official flavour of Ubuntu. Recent comments by Mark Shuttleworth thanking the lubuntu team add excitement in the community that this goal will be achieved in the near future.
“Thanks for the great work and progress of Lubuntu in the past 2 years. The fact that you are now 100% in the archive, and using PPA’s and other tools effectively, makes it possible for us to consider recognising Lubuntu as an official part of the project. … From my perspective, I see no problem in providing Lubuntu with the means to book sessions at UDS, and for us to call attention to Lubuntu in the project release notes. … Our goal with Ubuntu is to ensure that the archive contains the full richness of free software. LXDE is definitely part of that, and with the other desktop environments making greater demands on PC resources, LXDE has a continued role to play.” (Mark Shuttleworth, Apr. 26, 2011)
* Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu Technical Board Mailing List about lubuntu: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-April/000835.html