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Re-Approval Application for Catalan LoCo Team (ubuntu-cat)


The Ubuntu Catalan LoCo Team is a very active, growing group of people that supports and spreads Ubuntu amongst the Catalan speaking community. It is the most important resource of information about Ubuntu in this language. We are a very heterogeneus and varied group of people focused on spreading the free software philosophy, specially Ubuntu. We are in a continuous improving process, and have several projects in mind that will be done by our different workgroups in the near (or not-so-near) future.

Key Details



  • April 16th and 17th, 2010 - Participation in SAX 2010 Conference by in spite of their General Assembly, with a speech and install party.

  • April 6th, 2010: Ubuntu presentation in Sabadell in a dinner-chat about free software. Pictures

  • March 27th, 2010 - Ubuntu Global Jam at the "Campus Nord" (Northern Campus) from the UPC (Catalan Politechnical University) in Barcelona. Pictures: 1, 2.

  • January 28th, 2010: Ubuntu 9.10 presentation and install party (January 30th) at the Library of Caldes de Montbui.
  • January 23rd, 2010 : Install party at Cooperativa Germinal. Pictures: 1

  • December 12th, 2009 - Ubuntaire's (Catalan Loco member) summit. Our first summit to discuss about the Loco and how to improve it.

  • November 7th, 2009 - Ubuntu 9.10 Release Party - Karmic Koala. Pictures: 1, 2.

  • October 3rd, 2009 - Ubuntu Global Jam at Citilab in Cornellà del Llobregat. Pictures: 1.

  • September 19th, 2009 - Participation at Software Freedom Day 2009. Pictures: 1

  • July 4th, 2009 - Install party and several mini-sessions at Free Software Sessions 2009 at Universitat de Barcelona. Pictures: 1, 2.

  • May 25th to 29th, 2009 - Collaboration at UDSKarmic - Organization page.

  • May 8th and 9th, 2009 : JauntyJackalope (8.10 Release Party) in Terrassa (Vallès Occidental). Pictures: 1, 2.

  • November 11th, 2008 : Install-Intrèpid (8.10 Release Party) in Amer (Girona). Pictures: 1, 2.

  • November 11th, 2008 : IlerdaIntrepid (8.10 Release Party) in Lleida (Segrià). Pictures: 1.

  • November 11th, 2008 : Install-Intrèpid (8.10 Release Party) in València (L'Horta Nord).

  • September 13th, 2008 : First Freevial anniversary. Questions sprint. Pictures: 1

  • July 5th, 2008 : LocoTeam participation in Free Software Sessions 2008.

  • May 18th, 2008: Loco's First anniversary family trip. Pictures: 1.

  • April 26th, 2008 : HolaHardy - Hardy Heron Welcome Party @Catalunya! Pictures: 1.

  • January 26th, 2008 : FestaGutsy - Gutsy Gibbon Welcome Party @València! Pictures: 1.

  • October 20st, 2007 : Gutsy Gibbon Welcome Party in Olot. Pictures: 1, 2.

  • October 18th, 2007 : GrescaGutsy - Gutsy Gibbon Welcome Party @València!

  • September 15th, 2007: Collaboration in the Software Freedom Day 2007 in Barcelona.

  • May 20th, 2007 : InstallParty - First LoCo Install Party, due at the UPC. Pictures: 1, 2.

  • May 5th, 2007: Jordi Alins, LoCo member of the Spread Workgroup, is attending the UbuCon in Seville, with a lecture about the Ubuntu diffusion between adult population, from a constructivistic pedagogic perspective.

  • April 19th, 2007 : FestaFeisty - Our first release party: Festa Feisty, at the Les Corts Cultural Center! Pictures: 1, 2, 3.

  • /February 17th, 2007 : Trobada07.02 - First Team encounter./

Mailing Lists

We have two different mailing lists:

  • equip (team): this one is an, open to everybody, organizational purpose list, to help the team manage the daily tasks without messing in the info list.

  • info (technical help): as the description states, is where people ask for help with their Ubuntu problems.


ACTUALITZAR ESTADÍSTIQUES!! D'on es poden treure???



  • New Drupal-based website:

  • Main communication channel with the community.
  • Maps with the community members location and another with the events locations, linking to its information.
  • Points to forum, mailing lists, irc channel and wiki, to allow new people to know just one only reference point for all the Loco resources.

  • Catalan translation of the site from version 8.10 upwards. Not completed, but improving.

IRC Channel

Fornightly Meetings

  • IRC : We have an online meeting the 1st and 16th of every month at 22:00h (local time) where we talk about our current projects and Team status. We maintain a wiki copy of all our meeting's logs for easy reading and consulting.


Courses and meetings


    • 2009-9-19 - Siegfried-Angel Gevatter and Arnau Alcázar - Maintenance of distribution
    • 2007-05-08 - Orestes Mas - Terra dolça - Free software, reasons for the change
    • 2007-05-05 - Jordi Alins - Ubucon Sevilla - Ubuntu y gente mayor desde una perspectiva constructivista.
    • 2007-04-25 - Josep Gallart - Castelldefels - Ubuntu or Windows, why changing.
    • 2007-05-02/16 - Course at Sant Bartomeu del Grau - Ubuntu
    • 2007-03 - Ubuntu at Caldes de Montbuï - Free software, Ubuntu and friends
    • 2007-02-27 - Josep Gallart - Rovira i Virgili University - Talking about free software and Ubuntu

Press and comunications

  • Party promotions
    • Press notes on team actions. More than 50 news media (press / radio / tv) are notified of our main parties and events. Feisty party

    • Ubuntu speech in "L'internauta", the most important radio show about computer science in Catalan Countries. (Catalunya Radio - National radio of Catalonia)
    • Speech about Feisty release (and Ubuntu & GNU/Linux in general) on "Què està passant" (Radio 4). This is an 1-hour daily radio show about technology.

    • Speech about Ubuntu in "Mallorca en xarxa", the most important radio show about computer science in Balearic Islands. (Ona Mallorca)


  • Ubuntu - Feisty Fawn - Catalan Remix


Active artwork team development: LoCo logo, desktop backgrounds, document templates, party announcements, t-shirt designs, stikers designs, pins desings, CD covers...

Jokes & humour

We are the first LoCo to have an "official" humour section. You can see it at: CatalanTeam/Parides.

The content it's done by us and for us, there are no copy-pasted items.

Hmm... But there are bugs - we are not perfect: if you read this (ghorxata_eng.pdf) you can see a real problem with the pointers. (Translated into english for your eyes).