This is the wiki for the Minnesota Ubuntu LoCo team. This team is a collection of Ubuntu users in the state of Minnesota, working collaboratively to support each other, encourage others to get involved, and promote Ubuntu, open source, open standards, and freedom of thought and information in technology across the state.

Please visit http://ubuntu-minnesota.org/ to join and interact with the Minnesota Ubuntu LoCo team. Here you will find online chat, a community forum, a full listing of news and events, and discover ways you can get involved with and become part of the Minnesota Ubuntu LoCo team.


Meetings & Events

Refer to http://ubuntu-minnesota.org/events for a full listing of meetings and events.


We are a pretty new team, so the biggest thing now is attracting new members to get things off the ground. Please start by adding yourself to the Members list below and applying for membership in our team on Launchpad at launchpad.net/~ubuntu-minnesota. Swing by #ubuntu-us-mn on Freenode's IRC servers to introduce yourself and meet some other members, and once the mailing list comes online, subscribe to that to keep current with group events, ask and answer support questions, and interact with your fellow team members!


Please add your name under the appropriate region (defined by DNR parks regions at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/list.html), along with your IRC nick and city/county.

Metro Area

Counties: Ramsey, Washington, Chisago, Isanti, Anoka, Sherburne, Hennepin, Wright, Carver, Scott, Dakota


Counties: Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Polk, Pennington, Red Lake, Norman, Mahnomen, Clay, Becker, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Cass, Wadena, Crow Wing, Wilkin, Otter Tail, Traverse, Grant, Douglas, Stevens, Pope, Todd, Morrison, Stearns, Benton


Counties: St. Louis, Lake, Cook, Carlton, Koochiching, Itasca, Aitkin, Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs

* Brian Jenkins - irc:jenkinbr - Grand Rapids, Itasca


Counties: Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles, Jackson, Brown, Watonwan, Martin, Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, Mower, Olmsted, Fillmore, Wabasha, Winona, Houston, Goodhue, Rice, Le Suer, Nicollet, Sibley, Renville, Swift, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meekr, McLeod, Big Stone


Short Term

Gain a critical mass of members and begin having semi-regular meetings, at least one of which should be of the in-person variety.

Long Term

This group will hopefully serve many purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Socializing with other Ubuntu users from the area
  • As an interface between members, Ubuntu, local LUGs and therefore Linux at large, and the local community and the people and organizations that entails
  • Education, both of our members and of outsiders about what Ubuntu can do for them, and how to use it more effectively
  • Advocacy of Ubuntu to the state, and helping get Ubuntu usage more established in homes, schools, non-profits, and businesses
  • Localisation, particularly in terms of artwork and themes in any way specific to the culture and region of Minnesota
  • Aiding in translation efforts in Rosetta for common second languages besides English in the state, such as Finnish, German, Norwegian, Hmong, Somali, Ojibwe, and Lakota
  • As a distribution center for ShipIt and burned CDs, for more efficient postage

  • As an uplink to coordination with other US teams and around the world
  • Any other ideas you wish to add!

Possible activities

  • Distribute Ubuntu CDs and literature at the 2008 State Fair

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MinnesotaTeam (last edited 2014-03-27 18:48:02 by vthompson)