Approval Application for Malaysia LoCo Team (MalaysianTeam)
The Malaysian Ubuntu portal aims to be the one stop for everything Ubuntu and for Malaysian Ubuntu lovers to gather to share, meetup and just to hang out. Embracing the humanity theme of Ubuntu, we welcome all who are interested in Ubuntu, GNU/Linux and Open Source Software in general to join us making Malaysia great for Ubuntu, GNU/Linux and Open Source.
Date - March 24th, 2009
Approved - March 31st, 2009
Membership - 164 direct members as of 31th Mar 2009 (https://launchpad.net/~malaysianteam/+members)
Launchpad's Wiki - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MalaysianTeam
Launchpad's Profile - https://launchpad.net/~malaysianteam
Mailing List - ubuntu-my on lists.ubuntu.com (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-my/)
IRC - #ubuntu-my @ irc.freenode.net (irc://freenode/ubuntu-my)
Website - http://ubuntu.com.my
Forum - http://forums.ubuntu.com.my
Planet - http://planet.ubuntu.com.my
Wiki - http://wiki.ubuntu.com.my (in Malay)
To spread the Ubuntu's spirit to all Malaysians as well as strengthen Ubuntu brand in Malaysia in business, education and government.
Provide local supports
To give / provide supports to local / Malaysian users through forum, IRC, e-mails, meet ups, etc.
More Ubuntu activities
To organize more events and activities such as InstallFest, workshops, trainings, meet ups and so forth not only to members but to the public as well.
Involve in Ubuntu Projects
To encourage members involvement in Ubuntu Project such as packaging, translations and localization (l10n), and also documentations. So far we have members already participate in various Ubuntu projects, which can be viewed from their participation in Launchpad.
Experiences / Efforts
Members have been spreading Ubuntu to Governments and businesses throughout the country. Some of the converted companies / agencies are:
Balka Approach Sdn. Bhd. - Kuching, Sarawak
Small company (total of 5 unit of PCs) based in Kuching has been converted from Windows to run entirely in Ubuntu and Xubuntu (for low-end machines). The main reasons for the conversion are cost and virus.
Ampang Parliament Office
Youtube (in Malay): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT9QJZTm2Ak | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlkvDdD9eO4
Translations / Localizations (l10n)
Some of the Ubuntu Malaysia members are actively involved with translations in Launchpad where we are translating the existing projects (in Launchpad) into Bahasa Malaysia (or Malay) for the local usage (ie. in Education, etc). Besides translation in Launchpad, our members also involve with translations of other FOSS projects such as Debian Installer, etc. Here are few members that involved with the translations and there are lots more of them which can be viewed from their translations page in their Launchpad's profile:
Local Ubuntu Mirrors
Few of the members (including the Malaysia's OSCC, some of them are our member) have setup mirror at their servers to provide local Ubuntu mirrors. Here are some of the mirror available:
Ubuntu Malaysia Meet Ups
We have few meet ups this year:
July 2008 (13th July 2008)
The second Ubuntu Malaysia grand meet up was held on 13th July 2008 at Restoran Pelita Jalan Ampang (Near KLCC). This is a quite big meet-up which is attended by numbers of active, old and new Ubuntu Malaysia Community members. So, we take this opportunity to know more about each other and share our thoughts and ideas to accelerate the growth of Ubuntu Community in Malaysia.
Here's the detail report of Ubuntu Malaysia Meet-up July 2008
Check out more photos on http://www.sumardi.net/gallery/album/ubuntu-my-meetup-13072008/
February 2008 (24th February 2008)
The first ever Ubuntu Malaysia meet up (http://ubuntu.com.my/event/show/detail/1) was held on 24th February 2008 at Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat and Sains Kuantitatif, UiTM Shah Alam.
For the rest of the photo, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/sumardi/sets/72157603969964943/
Ubuntu Malaysia Hang Out
This is a gathering and meeting at Starbucks The Gardens, KL on 27th January 2008. It was a follow up meeting and discussion from Ubuntu Malaysia Mailing List for the upcoming Ubuntu Malaysia Meet Up that will be held on 24th February 2008 at Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat and Sains Kuantitatif, UiTM Shah Alam. We invite all members and public to "hang out" for chit chat, discussion, Q&A, etc.
For the rest of the photo, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/sumardi/sets/72157603803569001/
CD's Give Away To IIUM - 11th August 2006
150 cds of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to one of university in Malaysia were gave to students in order to give exposure about Ubuntu. It was given to one of the IT department and were used in some of their labs.
Expos / Exhibitions
Here are our invovlements in local expo or exhibitions:
KCBA ICT Expo 2006
This activity is carried out by members of Ubuntu Malaysia in East Malaysia (Sarawak) under the name of Kuching Open Source Community (a local open source community) during the KCBA ICT Expo 2006. In this event, we setup few computers with Ubuntu Linux for public to hand-ons and try out as well as Q&A session for those who would like to know more about Ubuntu Linux. We also presenting a talk on introduction to Ubuntu Linux to the visitors.
For the rest of the photo, please visit http://www.kuchingosc.org/gallery/kcba-ict-expo-2006/
Security Session HITB - 2005
600++ cds were distributed to participant in order to give some exposure to them about the existence of Ubuntu Linux. It was held on 26-29th of September 2005 in Kuala Lumpur.