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Ubuntu Colombia 2017 - 2019

Ubuntu Colombia Reapproval

Ubuntu Colombia is one of the most traditional LoCo Teams within the regional and global communities, specially with the Spanish language ones. As Ubuntu Colombia is conscious about the importance to keep being recognized as an active and official LoCo Team, we've created this wiki page to summarize the main activities that we've done during the last three years. We know that the re-approval application should be done in 2016, but as many other communities we faced some problems during 2015 to 2016, now we are again active, and we want to continue spreading the FLOSS voice, the Ubuntu philosophy and the Ubuntu OS and related services.

General data

Datos del Team


July 22, 2017

Team establishment:

Noviembre 25 de 2005

Team Admins:

Ubuntu Colombian Council

Team Contact:

Lina Porras

Membership: 27 launchpad members





Mailing List:

805 suscriptors


#ubuntu-co on Freenode (logged on

Google+ Page: (2,455 seguidores) and 3,089,124 views

Facebook Page: UbuntuColombia (7468 likes)

Twitter: @ubuntuco (4659 followers)

Telgram: Soporte Ubuntu Colombia (92 members)

Ubuntu Colombia Members

Ubuntu-Co has decreased the number of official members in Launchpad, however with the activities that we are doing, we have increased the members in our different channels and more than that, the people collaborating with the team that have made possible the update of this Wiki and has support the different activities that we report here. We had a process for the membership, that we plan to update after we accomplish the re-verification because it includes the creation of a Ubuntu Wiki that has been difficult.


Ubuntu Colombia is being administered by the council, composed by official community members. Within its tasks, it should help fulfilling the community's interests in general, serve as support for different activities and events held all over the country, look for a harmony and orderly development in the community growth and help in establishing cooperation agreements between different LoCo Teams and communities within Colombia and other countries, within other several tasks.

As we mentioned before, we faced a crisis in 2015-2016 and the Council is not fully active, we plan to continue working at least one year more, in order to boost the community and after that call new elections.



Team's Mission

To promote the use of open source software, open formats, free software licenses, Open Data and Open Knowledge in Colombia, by using Ubuntu and spreading Ubuntu and its philosophy.

Team's objectives

  • Ubuntu To be again an Official LoCo.

    Ubuntu To rise the Ubuntu LoCo Team Members

    Ubuntu To continue working as a team that spreads FLOSS.

    Ubuntu To participate in at least three (3) massive events all over Colombia as in the Flisol or Software Freedom Day.

    Ubuntu To reinforce formal cooperative bonds with at least three (3) free software communities in Colombia.

    Ubuntu To create at least two (2) courses that contribute to spread GNU/Linux and other Open Source Software knowledge in our country.

Events picks and activities

At this time we're registering our events in the Wiki and in the LoCo portal. We hope we can migrate in a definitive way to the LoCo portal later this year. (We just are needing a way to link up our pictures there)

The events registered from 2012 to 2014 are in Loco Portal.

Previous and other events are here Events Wiki

UbuCon Latinoamerica 2014

Este año fuimos los organizadores de la UbuCon Latinoamerica, en la cual conto con mas de 8 conferenciantes Internacionales y 15 conferenciantes internacionales. El Evento que se realizo en las instalaciones de la Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar en Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, fue un total éxito. Dejamos algunos datos significativos.

Contamos con la participación de Varios LocoTeams, como son Mexico, Venezuela, España, Uruguay, Argentina y Peru.


Se registraron mas de 700 personas al evento.

Asistieron mas de 500 personas al evento. con mas de 250 personas diarias que nos visitaron.


Se realizaron mas de 10 conferencias, charlas y talleres diarios. Conferenciantes: Agenda:

Actividades con Colegios

En esta ocasión invitamos a varios colegios de la ciudad de Cartagena de indias, para enseñarles las bondades del Software Libre y la filosofia de Ubuntu. Primero Naudy de Venezuela estuvo hablando sobre el proyecto de Canaima Educativo y compartiendo con los chicos su experencia en cuanto a este proyecto.

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  • Y luego Fernando Laneros y Marta de España estuvo hablando sobre las bondades del Software libre y Ubuntu y estuvieron realizando unas obras con los estudiantes.

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La UbuCon Latinoamerica, estuvo en las primeras planas de los diarios mas importante de la region.

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Algunas Fotos


Looking for a viral distribution way of spreading Ubuntu, we've created some videos available in our YouTube's channel, where you'll find videos promoting Global Jam, Ubuntu Hour, Final users experiences, workshops and conferences given by the community.

Youtube's channel

One of the most popular and interesting videos is this one about a newcomer lawyer to Ubuntu, please check it right here:

Ubuntu Experience Video


Ubuntu Colombia from its inception started a work model based on projects looking to fulfill the typical needs. At this moment the projects are maintained and working according to the participant members pace, but its importance is growing.

Partner Organizations

* Fundación CorreLibre Website a non-profit organization that promotes and develop Free Software and advocate for Open Knowledge.

* Hackbo - Hackerspacce Bogota Website: A hackerspace, a physical and virtual space, related to technologies, in particular the digital ones, managed and sustained communitarian, to find us, to converse and / or realize projects for profit or pleasure.

* Fundación Karisma Website: is a civil society organization that responds to the threats and opportunities posed by the "Technology for development" to the exercise of human rights.

* Ixmatic Website: a non-profit organization made up of professionals in education and technology, who advises, develops and accompanies educational processes mediated by emerging technologies, in order to foster alternative pedagogical practices aimed at generating a social and cultural impact. Specifically we cooperate in the difussion of Scratch.

* Laboratorio de ideas abiertas (lab.ia): is a Colombian initiative that is under construction and pretends to be a "hub" for the diferents FLOSS communities.

Social Networks

Since last year, Ubuntu Colombia decided to keep itself closer to our users no matter where they were located. This strategy led us to an intensive social networks use, spreading the word about Ubuntu and free software. The accomplishments of this work are testified on the next images.

Facebook Charts

Some of our most recent stats.

Twitter @ubuntuco Chars

Last three months stats.

Google+ Ubuntu Colombia

Google plus is the most recent social network :

Youtube Channel of Ubuntu Colombia

Youtube Stats

Previous reports and approvals

Our first re-approval from 2010:

Reaprobación 2010 Reaprobación 2012

Last report from 2011:

Reporte 2011

Re approval from 2012:

Reporte 2012

Contributors to this Wiki

Ubuntu Alexander Bejarano

Ubuntu @DavidLatorre90

Ubuntu @NelsonFlorez - Telegram

Ubuntu Esteban Fajardo

Ubuntu @linaporras

Ubuntu Samuel Pacheco