The foundations of the Hungarian Ubuntu local community were laid in December 2005, when the first version of the ubuntu.hu homepage was launched by two volunteers. It was a collaboration centric site with a wiki and a forum. People started to show up and contribute. Some members met in person in March 2006 first, while the registrations and contributions were growing steadily.
In 2006 we decided to organize a conference for users. With the help of Canonical, it was a huge success. The conference was a great opportunity to bring all the people together who wanted to contribute. The real local community was formed back then. Since then, we've been involved in a lot of things, like promoting Ubuntu at various festivals, organizing translation sprints, release parties, and other events for our local community.
Team Contact - László Torma <email@example.com>
Membership - More than 26000 users registered on ubuntu.hu
Mailing List - ubuntu-hu on lists.ubuntu.com
IRC - #ubuntu-hu on Freenode
Here you should provide a list of things you plan on doing. Include links to where these are discussed online and on mailing lists.
- Many our future projects are aimed with the thought in mind that there might be a chance that our government won’t support closed software products in education from next year on. As the statistics show, Ubuntu was the most popular among those students at the secondary school leaving exam who chose free software as their exam environment. We would like to provide help in preparation for their exams on Ubuntu, and support them in our forums.
- We would like to continue our Open Way project in collaboration with the Free Software Foundation Hungary. Future aims include training videos about the use of Ubuntu’s Unity interface, Python training videos and written materials that could prepare students for the advanced ICT secondary school leaving exam.
We are going to give presentations in the free software track of the InfoÉra conference (Nov 2012), which is a conference for ICT teachers in Hungary.
- We are going to promote Ubuntu at the Free Software Conference and Exhibition, Budapest in December 2012. Some of our activists are going to give presentations as well. One of our activists is the member of the organization team.
- We are going to promote Ubuntu and give presentations at the Linux in Education Conference in April 2013. One of our activists is the member of the organization team and track leader.
- We are going to update our Ubuntu version for the secondary school leaving exam based on Ubuntu 13.04.
We plan to revive our mentor program to increase the number of new activists in our LoCo. This was discussed on our last IRC meeting.
List here activities that the group has already done. Again provide links to online discussions, reviews, blog entries etc:
Facts and Statistics
Translation Status: Hungarian is among the fully translated languages Statistics
- The Hungarian Ubuntu created and maintains a special version of Ubuntu called Ubuntu Érettségi Remix aimed for the use at the Hungarian ICT school leaving examination. With the help of the FSF.hu Foundation this version has been officially accepted by the Hungarian Office of Education. (At the first secondary school leaving exam when Ubuntu was available, all the students who opted for free software solutions chose our Ubuntu version. Therefore, we are very proud of this project.)
- Number of registered users as of 11th October, 2012: 26829
- 5000 visitors a day on ubuntu.hu
- Other sites maintained by the Hungarian Ubuntu Community:
Official Ubuntu documentation in Hungarian: sugo.ubuntu.hu
Ubuntu Women Hungary project: women.ubuntu.hu
Hungarian Ubuntu Planet: planet.ubuntu.hu
Hungarian Ubuntu Documentation Wiki: wiki.ubuntu.hu
Nightmonkey (an intuitive interface for translating package descriptions): nightmonkey.ubuntu.hu
Hungarian Ubuntu Translation Project: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HungarianTeam/TranslationCoordination
- Global Jams:
- Translation sprints:
Hungarian Ubuntu Education Project: http://edu.ubuntu.hu/
Monthly IRC Meetings: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HungarianTeam/IRCMeetings
Full Circle localization: http://fullcircle.hu/
We released an Updated version of the Ubuntu Érettségi Remix based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Ubuntu Érettségi Remix is officially accepted by the Hungarian Office of Education as a software environment for the Hungarian ICT school leaving examination. Download
In collaboration with the Free Software Foundation Hungary, we started a project named Open Way (Szabad út in Hungarian). The aim of the project is to provide help for ICT teachers for the post-Microsoft era. On the project’s website, one can find training videos for LibreOffice Writer, Calc, Impress and Base. We have also collected all those free software education resources that are available under free licenses. The project’s website also tries to address the problems of school system administrators.
Some of our activists promoted Ubuntu and other Free Software at Hegyalja Festival Hegyalja Festival
We organised Release Party for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS at Budapest and at Szeged: Invitation
The number of registered users on ubuntu.hu has surpassed 25000 in February 2012
Our remix of Ubuntu has been officially accepted by the Hungarian Office of Education as a possible environment for the Hungarian ICT school leaving examination: http://ubuntu.hu/node/27892
We founded the Ubuntu Women Hungary Project in January 2011. More information (in Hungarian)
Some members of the Hungarian Ubuntu LoCo particiated at Ubuntu Developer Summit at Budapest (more information in Hungarian). Our activists also organized a museum visit and a city tour for UDS-O Budapest participants. You can read Elizabeth Krumbach’s (pleia2) opinion and experiences about our LoCo in the following blog posts: UDS-O in Budapest: Day 3, UDS-O in Budapest: Day 4
Some of our activists promoted Ubuntu and other Free Software at Hegyalja Festival (a Rock Festival in Hungary) Hegyalja Festival
One of our members, Kristóf Kiszel (Ulysses) gave a presentation about KDE and Kubuntu at the Software Freedom Day at Szeged. Conference site
Launching the Ubuntu Education Portal. The Hungarian Ubuntu Education Project aims to create a free Ubuntu e-learning course using the Ilias Open Source Learning Management System. (May 6, 2010) - http://edu.ubuntu.hu
Localized Countdown Banners for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (April, 2010) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/17397
Nightmonkey 2.0 (an intuitive interface for translating package descriptions in Ubuntu) has been released (February 3, 2010) - http://nightmonkey.ubuntu.hu/
Online Ubuntu Academy on IRC (February 20, 2010) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/16104
Organized the Ubuntu Christmas Party (December 12, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/14834
Participating at the Free Software Conference at Budapest (October 31, 2009) - http://konf.fsf.hu
Organized the Karmic Release Party (October 31, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/13605
Localized Countdown Banners for Ubuntu and Kubuntu Karmic Koala (October, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/13171
Participating at the Ubuntu Global Jam (October 3-4, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/13071
Presenting at the Software Freedom Day in Szeged about New Technologies in Ubuntu http://szszk.sed.hu/ (October 2, 2009)
Jaunty Release Party at Budapest (April 23, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/9847
Participating at the Linux in the Education Conference at Budapest (April 03, 2009) - http://lok.hu/2009/program01.html
Localized Countdown Banners for Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (March 29, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/9573
New site for the Hungarian Community Documentation Project (february 28, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/9075
Free Software Workshop (January 20, 2009) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/8255
Organized the Ubuntu Christmas Party (December 20, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/7550
Presenting at the Open Source Farm (December 11, 2008): http://www.osf.hu/ - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-hu/2008-October/003382.html
Organized the Intrepid Ibex Release Party (October 24, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/6432
Organized the fifth Free Software Evening (October 14, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/6033
Organized the Intrepid Translation Sprint 8.09 (September 27-28, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008sep/forditohetvege-809
Organized the second Hungarian Ubuntu Conference (September 13, 2008) - http://konf.ubuntu.hu/2008/
Translated the 15th issue of the Full Circle Magazine (August 30, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/5562
Announced the availability of Nightmonkey, a tool to help translate the package descriptions visible in gnome-app-install (August 27, 2008) - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-translators/2008-August/001650.html
- Promoted Ubuntu at Sziget Festival 2008 (August 13-18, 2008)
Translated the 3rd and 14th issue of the Full Circle Magazine (August 5, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/blog/kiri/megjelent-a-full-circle-magazin-3-es-14-szamanak-magyar-forditasa
Translated the 13rd issue of the Full Circle Magazine (July 15, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/blog/kiri/megjelent-a-full-circle-magazin-13-szamanak-magyar-forditasa
Promoted Ubuntu at Hegyalja Festival 2008 (July 10-12, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/4973
Translated the 12th issue of the Full Circle Magazine (July 6, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/blog/kiri/megjelent-a-full-circle-magazin-12-ik-szamanak-magyar-forditasa
Organized the Intrepid Translation Sprint 8.07 (July 5-6, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008jun/ubuntu-forditohetvege-807
Organized the fourth Free Software Evening (June 16, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/4790
Presenting at the Hungarian Linux Club (May 29, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008may/linux-klub-majus-29-en-csutortok-este
Heronspotting - The Hardy Heron Hiking (May 3, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008may/kocsagles-beszamolo-es-fotok
Organized the Hardy Heron Release Party (April 26, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008apr/hardy-release-party-fenykepek
Sent Press Releases in Hungarian about the Hardy Heron to the local online and printed media (April 24, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/press/hardy
Translated the 2nd issue of the Full Circle Magazine (April 24, 2008) -http://ubuntu.hu/blog/kiri/megjelent-a-full-circle-magazin-12-ik-szamanak-magyar-forditasa
Organized the third Free Software Evening (April 14, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008apr/harmadik-szabad-szoftver-estek-videok
Organized the Hardy Translation Sprint 8.04 (April 5-6, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008mar/ubuntu-forditohetvege-804
Launched the Hungarian Ubuntu Support mailing list (Ubuntu-help) (March 23, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008mar/elindult-az-ubuntu-help-levelezolista
Translated the 1st issue of the Full Circle Magazine (February 2, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/blog/kiri/megjelent-full-circle-magazin-elso-kiadasanak-magyar-forditasa
Organized the second Free Software Evening (January 16, 2008) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2008jan/szabad-szoftver-estek-2-alkalom-videok
Organized the Gutsy Gibbon Release Party (October 20, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/1338
Sent Press Releases in Hungarian about the Hardy Heron to the local online and printed media (October 18, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2007oct/gutsy-release
Organized the first Free Software Evening (October 17, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/hirek/2007nov/szabad-szoftver-estek-videok
Organized the Gutsy Translation Sprint 7.10 (September 29-30, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/hir/ubuntu-forditohetvege
Promoted Ubuntu at Hegyalja Festival 2007 (July 12-14, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/780
Organized the Gnome Translation Sprint (June 30 - July 1, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/548
Organized the Feisty Fawn Release Party (April 20, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/55
Organized the Feisty Translation Sprint (March 31 - April 1, 2007) - http://ubuntu.hu/node/31
Organized the first Hungarian Ubuntu Conference (October 28, 2006) with the sponsorship of Canonical - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue13#Hungarian%20Ubuntu%20Conference%202006