Approval Application for Japanese Team (ubuntu-jp)
Date - 16 July 2008
Team Contact - Jun Kobayashi <email@example.com>
Membership - 6 active members and tens of volunteer as of 16 July 2008.
Mailing List - ubuntu-jp on lists.ubuntu.com with 1344 members as of 16 July 2008.
IRC - #ubuntu-jp on Freenode
Web Site - http://www.ubuntulinux.jp
Web Forum - http://forum.ubuntulinux.jp
Make Ubuntu better for Japanese users - Translate more applications, improve Japanese input support, and work to build up and provide a better Japanese language environment.
Negotiate with firstname.lastname@example.org about switching jp.archive.ubuntu.com to the new archive mirror servers in Japan.
- Continue to create and distribute Japanese Remix Desktop CDs.
Meetings - Continue to organise regular meetings.
Spread Ubuntu in Japan - Increase the number of Japanese users involved in the Ubuntu community.
Better relation ships with other FOSS communities - Expand cooperative ties with other Ubuntu and FOSS comunities.
- Improving the relationship with Debian JP Project is most important
Encourage more of the Japanese LoCo Team members to become Ubuntu Members.
Regular IRC Meeting - We organize meetings in #ubuntu-jp on irc.freenode.net every Tuesday (14:00 UTC).
Ubuntu Kaizen Project - We started the Ubuntu Kaizen Project to manage bugs submitted in Japanese.
Meetings with companies - We have talked about Ubuntu with some companies which are considering using Ubuntu for their business.
Japanese version of Official Ubuntu Book - We have supervised the Japanese version of the Official Ubuntu Book.
Japanese Ubuntu articles - We have written articles for following print and online local magazines:
Unix Magazine Unix Magazine July 2008 issue: Ubuntuとその派生ディストリビューションについて
Software Design Unix Magazine July 2008 issue: Windowsで動くLinux「andLinux」～Windows上でUbuntuを使おう！
- Nikkei Linux April - July issues: Ubuntuの育て方（連載中）
Think IT: 【OS-1グランプリ】Ubuntu徹底活用！
Conference Attendance - We have attended following conferences:
- Open Source Conference: as exhibitor and speaker
- Japan Unix Society: as speaker
LinuxWorld Expo/Tokyo 2008: as speaker
LinuxWorld Expo/Tokyo 2007: as panelist
- The 86th Linux Kernel code reading: as speaker
- Kansai Open source Forum: as speaker
Japanese Remix Desktop CDs - We create and distribute Japanese Remix Desktop CDs for each release of Ubuntu.
Japanese Remix Virtual Machines - We create and distribute virtual machines for Virtual Box and VMware for each release of Ubuntu.
New archive mirrors - We have deployed and maintain new archive mirrors in Japan with help of some organizations.