ReApproval Application 2015 for Japanese LoCo Team (ubuntu-jp)
Date - 16 July 2015
Team Contact - Jun Kobayashi
Membership - 11 active core members and tens of volunteers as of 16 July 2015.
Mailing List - ubuntu-jp on lists.ubuntu.com with 2722 members as of 19 July 2011.
IRC - #ubuntu-jp on Freenode
Launchpad Page - https://launchpad.net/~japaneseteam
Web Site - http://www.ubuntulinux.jp
Web Forum - https://forums.ubuntulinux.jp
Wiki Site - https://wiki.ubuntulinux.jp
Spread Ubuntu in Japan - Increase the number of Japanese users involved in the Ubuntu community.
- Continue to organize regional meetings.
- Attend local FLOSS conferences four or more times per year.
- Write articles on local magazines and web sites.
- Advise more companies which plan to use Ubuntu for business.
- Hold a release party.
IRC Meetings - Continue to organise regular weekly IRC meetings.
Make Ubuntu better for Japanese users - Translate more applications, improve Japanese display and input support, and work to build up and provide a better Japanese language environment.
- Maintain jp.archive.ubuntu.com to make Japanese users update their ubuntu system comfortably.
- Continue to create and distribute Japanese Remix Desktop DVD images which supports Japanese input even in live session.
- and continue efforts to reduce differencies between Official Imange and Japanese Remix
Better relation ships with other FOSS communities - Expand cooperative ties with other Ubuntu and FOSS comunities.
- Maintain cooperation with Debian JP Project.
Deepen exchanges with other FLOSS communities including LibreOffice, Linaro, Android, etc.
Deepen exchanges with Ubuntu users in other countries
Encourage more of the Japanese LoCo Team members to become Ubuntu Members.
Experiences from 19 June 2013 to 16 July 2015.
Meetings - We organized events for Ubuntu users.
Conference Attendance - We have held and attended following conferences.
Open Source Conference 2015 Hokkaido; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2015 Okinawa; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2015 Tokyo/Spring; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2014 Tokyo/Fall; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2014 Hokkaido; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2014 Kansai@Kyoto; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2014 Okinawa; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2014 Tokyo/Spring; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2013 Tokyo/Fall; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2013 Hokkaido; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2013 Kansai@Kyoto; booth participation
Open Source Conference 2013 Okinawa; booth participation
Meetings with organizations - We have talked about Ubuntu with some companies which are considering using Ubuntu for their business.
Akira Tanaka has become an admin of Ubuntu Japanese Translators Team.
Regular IRC Meeting - We organize meetings in #ubuntu-jp on irc.freenode.net every Tuesday (13:00 UTC / 22:00 JST).
Ubuntu Kaizen Project - We manage the Ubuntu Kaizen Project to handle bugs submitted in Japanese.
Japanese Ubuntu articles - We have written articles for following papers and online local magazines
Ubuntu Weekly Recipe / weekly
- Serialized in 382 articles as of 16 July 2015. (from June 2013: around +100 articles)
Ubuntu Weekly Topics / weekly
- Serialized in around 380 articles as of 16 June 2015 (from June 2013: around +100 articles).
"Ubuntu Monthly Report" SoftwareDesign - has been serialized since May 2010, and continues today.(from June 2013: +24 articles)
"Software Design"(Nov 2013) Emacs for Everywhere written by Hajime Mizuno
"Software Design"(Nov 2013) Deatils for 13.10 written by Hiroshi Chonan
"Software Design"(Jun 2014) About Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- "The future of convergence" by Chonan Hiroshi
- "Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS and GNOME Shell" by Ikuya Awashiro
- "Input Method for Ubuntu 14.04" by Ikuya Awashiro
- "What's Long Term Support?" by Ikuya Awashiro
- "Ubuntu SDK and Ubuntu Touch" by Mitsuya Shibata
- "New packages for Foundation and Server" by Yoshida Fumihito
"Software Design"(Feb 2015) Ubuntu and systemd written by Mitsuya Shibata
"Software Design"(Mar 2015) Snappy Ubuntu Core written by Mitsuya Shibata
Japanese Ubuntu Books - Our member wrote some books in Japanese. You can purchase in Japanese book stores and amazon.co.jp.
Japanese Remix CDs/DVDs - We create and distribute Japanese Remix Desktop DVDs for each release of Ubuntu.
- For all releases, we translated release note:
Archive/Release mirrors - We maintain archive mirrors in Japan with help of some organizations.