LoCoHosting

Free website hosting for LoCo teams

We are happy to assist active local teams in growing their communities by providing them with sponsored hosting. This server space should be used to promote Ubuntu as a focus point for local language Ubuntu discussions and to coordinate local activities.

What you get

The typical loco team web site can be a combination of the following:

  • Drupal website
  • Wiki space (if none exist in that language already)
  • Web Forum (if none exist in that language already)
  • An ubuntu related domain - often a subdomain of ubuntu-CC.org where CC is the country code. For example, utah.ubuntu-us.org for the Utah US LoCo Team.

How to get hosting space

We use an email based trouble ticket system to manage requests for website tasks. If you would like to host your loco site on Canonical space:

  1. Read, understand and agree to the below hosting policy.
  2. Send an email to <rt@ubuntu.com> stating that you are an approved team and need hosting

    • Suggest a domain to use. In some cases we may give you the whole ubuntu-CC.org domain for your country but often you will receive xyz.ubuntu-CC.org. In this case, -CC is the two letter iso country code for teams who cater to a geographic country. If your loco team instead caters to a group speaking a certain language across a large geographic region then use the three letter iso language code. For example, ubuntu-tam.org for the Tamil loco team.
    • Ensure we know the details about your LoCoTeam.

Terms and Conditions for Canonical-supplied LoCo Team servers

Servers are owned by Canonical, Ltd. These terms and conditions are required to ensure that local teams administer the servers in a responsible manner. Decisions on which teams will be granted server space will be made by Canonical, Ltd. and teams with modest requirements may be asked to share a server. The current contact at Canonical is the Canonical Sysadmins.

Terms and Conditions:

  • To qualify for sponsored website or server space a team must be officially recognised as an approved Ubuntu LoCoTeam (see the first table on the LoCoTeamList page)

  • The LoCo team is responsible for all system administration of their webspace.

  • The team must appoint a contact person who is ultimately responsible for the administration and content of the server. This may optionally be the same person who is the LoCo team contact and must in all cases have signed a copy of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

  • No content that is in breach of copyright or otherwise illegal may be stored on the server. This includes, but is not limited to, artwork or file downloads that are not authorized for distribution.
  • The LoCo team, as represented by the contact person, indemnifies Canonical of all responsibility should illegal material be found to be hosted on the server.

  • Good taste: The LoCo teams agrees to refrain from posting content that may offend other groups or individuals.

  • The LoCo team website should not contain advertising or promote one commercial enterprise over another. A neutral and objective listing of local companies providing services for Ubuntu is fine, however.

  • Teams agree to use the Ubuntu logo in accordance with the trademark policy.

Domain Name Service

LoCoTeam domain names usually are formed like ubuntu-CC.org, where CC is your two-letter country or (if necessary, e.g. Tamil or Catalan) three-letter language code. Currently, those domains are centrally hosted at dns1.ubuntu-eu.org.

Approved LoCos can update records themselves. Submit a GPG signed request to <rt@ubuntu.com> to get keys to change DNS for your LoCo.

Regardless of whether you use one of the existing hosting services or something else, you do not need to set up your own name service for your ubuntu-CC.org domain. For example, Bluehost requires domains to use ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost for name servers. There are no advantages in doing that. The existing servers are redundant, well-connected, and can be updated remotely. Pointing the DNS to a different set of servers is somewhat difficult (for a number of reasons) but in any case completely unnecessary.

Hosted Teams

The following LoCoTeams currently have Canonical sponsored Hosting:

Team

URL

Server type

Contact

Ubuntu-se

http://ubuntu-se.org

Website

Robin Sonefors

Ubuntu-gr

http://ubuntu-gr.org

Website

Robin Sonefors

Ubuntu-women

http://ubuntu-women.org

Website

Robin Sonefors

MOTU-REVU

http://revu.tauware.de/

Server

Reinhard Tartler

Ubuntu-ph

http://ubuntu-ph.org/

Website

Ubuntu-br

http://ubuntu-br.org/

Website

Rafael Proença

Ubuntu-in

http://ubuntu-in.org/

Website

Ubuntu-au

http://ubuntu-au.org/

Website

Ubuntu-id

http://ubuntu-id.org/

Website

Andy Apdhani

Ubuntu-dc usa

http://dc.ubuntu-us.org/

Website

Mehdi Hassanpour

Ubuntu doc team

http://doc.ubuntu.com

Server

Matt East

Software freedom day

http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org

Server

Matt Oquist

ubuntu-ua.org (Ukraine)

http://www.ubuntu-ua.org

Website

Ivan Cherevko

Ubuntu-us pacific northwest

http://pnw.ubuntu-us.org

Website

Dan Shufelt

Ubuntu-us Chicago

http://chi.ubuntu-us.org

Website

Rich Johnson

Ubuntu-ve (Venezuela)

http://www.ubuntu-ve.org

Website

Rolando Blanco

Ubuntu-cl (Chile)

http://www.ubuntu-cl.org

Website

Miguel Ruiz

Ubuntu-cl (Chile)

http://wiki.ubuntu-cl.org

Wiki

Miguel Ruiz

Ubuntu-cl (Chile)

http://foros.ubuntu-cl.org

Forums

Miguel Ruiz

Ubuntu-cl (Chile)

http://planeta.ubuntu-cl.org

Planet

Miguel Ruiz

Ubuntu-fi

http://www.ubuntu-fi.org/

Timo Jyrinki

Ubuntu-fi

http://forum.ubuntu-fi.org/

Timo Jyrinki

Ubuntu Screencasts

http://screencasts.ubuntu.com

Drupal

AlanPope

(Yes, we do know that some of these are not LoCoTeams.)

The following LoCoTeams are hosted on the Ubuntu Europe Cluster (the Cluster doesn't exists anymore) :

Ubuntu-ir (Iran)

http://www.ubuntu-ir.org

Ubuntu-no (Norway)

http://www.ubuntu.no

Ubuntu-ru (Russia)

http://www.ubuntu-ru.org

The following LoCoTeams have their own hosting solution :

Team

URL

Contact

Ubuntu-pt (Portugal)

http://www.ubuntu-pt.org

contact

Ubuntu-fr (Francophone ressources)

http://www.ubuntu-fr.org

contact

Ubuntu-de (Germany)

http://www.ubuntuusers.de

contact

Ubuntu-us-or (Oregon)

http://www.ubuntu-oregon.org

contact


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