Approval Application for Greek Team (ubuntu-gr)

The Greek Ubuntu LoCo team started in 2005 with a simple website and a mailing list. Since then our LoCo has become one of the largest FOSS communities in Greece. We run a website, a wiki, a mailing list, a forum and an irc channel so we can exchange ideas, promote Ubuntu and FOSS in general, support users and help the development to Ubuntu.

Key Details


  • - More than 1000 registered users

  • Mailing List - More than 300 members and 2000 posts in 2007

  • Forum - More than 788 members and 10851 posts since May 2008



Activities in 2008

  • Participation in Software Freedom Day 2008 events in two cities in Greece.

    Photos from Thessaloniki

and Hania.

* Also the community printed and shared thousands booklets, at Software Freedom Day.

* Presentation at the FossComm Conference - Presentation of the Greek Ubuntu community at Fosscomm. FossComm is a Greek open-source conference where local communities meet together and present their work. (Photos - Pressentation)

  • Greek Ubuntu column on the Greek Linux Format Magazine - We maintain a column at the Greek edition of the LinuxFormat magazine. We present news and developments in the Greek Ubuntu community. The magazine publishes 7 issues per year. Archive of magazine articles here. (by various community members)

  • Release parties - We celebrated Hardy's birth with two release parties in major Greek cities, Athens and Thesssaloniki (by the community).

Photos from the event in Athens

  • - Creation of a Greek speaking Edubuntu website. Most Edubuntu and Ubuntu documentation gets translated in Greek. Work in progress. (by Kainouriakis Giorgos).

  • CD shipping - We distribute our Loco CD package to events all around Greece. So far, we distributed our Ubuntu CD allocation to ten events throughout Greece. (by Athanasios Lefteris, Giorgos Logiotatidis)

  • Professional Greek CD Labels - We created high quality Greek CD wallets-labels for version 7.10 & 8.04 based on Canonicals official wallets-labels. (by Stavros Temertzidis)

  • Website administration and maintenance - We run a Drupal website at, a documentation Wiki at (by the WebTeam)

  • Our Ubuntu-gr forum started in mid-May 2008 and currently we have over 800 members and 11000 post in 1100 threads. The forum is very active and among others, it provides support for new users of Ubuntu Linux that just completed the installation, or they are planning to switch to Linux. The forum is maintained by the WebTeam.

  • Mailing list management - We run a mailing list at (by Giorgos Logiotatidis)

  • Localisation - We assisted the Greek GNOME localisation effort in the translation update for GNOME 2.22 and GNOME 2.24, updated translations for Ubuntu-specific applications, fixed translation errors during beta/RC period. (by various community members, lead by Simos Xenitellis)

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