Approval Application for French LoCo Team (ubuntu-fr)

Approval date



Monday, 12th October 2020 20:00 UTC

cm-t (Rudy André, Ubuntu-fr Board Member)

cm-t, olive

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The health crisis caused the cancellation of 17 Ubuntu-fr events in 2020. (PSL, UPP, VC, P2N, Huma, POSS, ...)

Ubuntu Party @ Paris

  • Ubuntu party Paris
    The Paris Ubuntu Party edition is our biggest event. Twice a year, we organise an Ubuntu Party at the Carrefour Numérique², the Fablab of the Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie (the Paris Science Center). During the whole week-end, people can discover Ubuntu and free software with 14 hours of lectures, 10 hours of courses, 10 hours of workshops,... This event had welcomed between 2.000 and 3.500 guests by edition in 2018. The two 2020 editions was unfortunately cancelled because of Covid :(

  • Lectures : a fully equipped room designed for talks. The talks are about various subjects from Ubuntu specific projects to more global free software presentations or even lectures about the Internet neutrality or about private life and data protection.

  • Courses : a dedicated classroom with a computer on the latest Ubuntu release for each participant. We can teach how to take in hand the new Unity, browse the Internet, contribute to Ubuntu, use Openstreetmap, try the basics of CLI.

  • Demos : different areas with demonstrations such as "free try" (Ubuntu desktops); "gaming"; "technologies showcase" (Ubuntu Phone,...).

  • Install Party: It's about ~100 installed machines a day with Ubuntu.

    10 000 copies of 10x10cm flyer to spread before events have been distributed particularly in the cultural spaces of Paris. Watch this video about our Paris Ubuntu Party.

(new) Ubuntu Party @ Aubagne

  • The first Aubagne / Marseille Ubuntu Party takes place 20th. June 2020. It was a great event with lectures, demonstrations and of course an install party. Read more

(new) Ubuntu & Free software Workshop @ Media Library, Paris City Center

Ubuntu-fr involvement in 3rd-party computing events

Ubuntu-fr involvement in 3rd-party non-computer centric events

Focus on Vieilles Charrues

  • Vieilles Charrues The Vieilles Charrues festival is one of the biggest French music festival. (278 000 festival-goers in 2016)
    During the festival, Ubuntu-Fr hosts its own booth where we provide Internet access through our Ubuntu Webcafé : 12 fully-equipped computers that were bought on purpose and are at festival-goers' disposal. The 12 Ubuntu webcafé team members get into action to inform people and answer questions about Ubuntu or about free software in general. We provided showcase of the Ubuntu Phone and the Ubuntu Tablet. We also have goodies and this year we had flyers too.
    To attract more festival-goers, we also offer temporary tattoos (CoF & Tux). We take pictures to be put on our dedicated website. That way, people can have their "tattooed" picture and share them. For the four days of the festival, our booth represents about 1.000 people reached per day, 4.000 people tattooed and 3.000 flyers handed out without counting artists and all the backstage staff such as coocks, security guards or technicians. Read more and see our video and photos and more photos... The 2020 edition was unfortunately cancelled because of Covid :(

Online activity

  • According to Alexa our site is the :

    • 38,776th website in the international "globalrank" (October 05, 2020),
    • 1001th in the France rank (October 05, 2020).
  • forum : an average of 1 million visitors a month. 200k+ subscribers.

  • doc : an average of 1 million visitors a month. hundreds edited pages/day.

  • mailing-listes (sympa)

Instant Messaging Support

Social Networks


  • 1 server hosted by Ielo in Paris (this server belongs to ubuntu-fr)

  • 1 server hosted by the FSF France in Rennes (this server belongs to ubuntu-fr)

  • 1 server provided by the Free Fundation

  • 3 servers hosted by
  • 1 server hosted by (MX relay)



We shipped a lot of Ubuntu (DVD and USB) in France, but also elsewhere.

See the 2020 map.

2019 maps :


  • We still have beach flags
  • We still have beautifull leaflets

Internal organisation

  • 40 official ubuntu-fr members
  • 6 board members (2018)

  • (new) An office in Montreuil is rent and shared with EnVenteLibre

    Activities mindmap
    The activities are numerous and far exceed the framework of the Ubuntu-fr association. These activities are worldwide, because it is the French speaking team, not just the people of France. Many volunteers are active only online and have never participated in our events. One of our goals in the coming years is to further facilitate meetings between members of the community. Countless events concern Ubuntu in France and in French speaking countries without Ubuntu-FR is requested or even informed.

Goals 2021-2022

  • [still-in-progress] Give a new and responsive appearance to ubuntu-fr website (and with a new logo);
  • [to-do] Install an Ubuntu Webcafé in at least one more music festival;
  • [done-to-continue] Increase the number of events outside of Paris;
  • [in-progress] Increase gender diversity among the members and especially the Board;
  • [to-do] Exceeding the thousand members in the association;
  • [to-do] Facilitate meetings between community members.
  • [to-Continue] Make Ubuntu Europe event as easy as possible to be hosted by LoCo (by helping the Ubuntu Europe Federation)

FrenchTeam/ReVerificationApplication2020 (last edited 2020-10-06 11:45:57 by olivier.fraysse)