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Clear message

Include(LoCoMenuHeader) LoCo Teams are all working to advocate the adeoption of Ubuntu, GNU/Linux, Free Software, and Open Formats, and team activism is something that can make a huge difference!


  • Be Creative
  • Be Persistent
  • Be polie
    • Being persistent doesn't require being at all rude
  • Be Inquisitive
    • Do your research and find the resources you need to be heard
  • Be offline
    • Use the phone and even go out in the real worl Smile :)

Lobbying Government

Lobbying your local governments, whether it be at the town/city, state, or federal level, to adopt Ubuntu, Linux, Free Software, and Open Document Formats, especially for schools, can be one of the single most effective and powerful things your LoCo team can do.

Under construction

This guide is still being written so please help using the following info Smile :)


Please use these resources to help create a customized how to lobby government guide specifically for Ubuntu, GNU/Linux, Free Software, and Open Document Formats. (We do not necessarily agree with any of the organizations, these inks are just resources to use on how to lobby government)

What to include

  • General Guidelines
  • Research
    • Who to contact?
  • Preparation
  • Petitions
  • Letter writing
  • Calling Officials
  • Meeting with officials
  • Pages to link from (after everything else is done)

More possibilities

  • Press and Media
  • Educating the general (non-geek) public
  • Finding FLOSS friendly people within the government


Ideas (Please append @SIG@ to the end of your comment):