Ubuntu LoCo Montenegro Team (ubuntu-me)
Welcome to the wiki page for the Ubuntu LoCo Montenegro Team. Started in 2007, Montenegrin Ubuntu users have been active through collaboration with regional Ubuntu and Lunux user groups. Montenegro Ubuntu users have started a Facebook group that has around 150 members. The team streamlined the efforts and focused on building a web site, forum, and wiki, which all started on 17 September 2011 on Software Freedom Day.
We aim to provide free community support to users of any of the Ubuntu flavours and derivatives as well as advocating the use of free and open source software to individuals and organizations in Montenegro. We initiated collaboration with University of Montenegro, which resulted in University hosting the Ubuntu 11.10 Release event on 13 October 2011. The plan is to establish a long-term relationship with a synergy capable of motivating other institutions and groups to join in.
We organized several events presenting Ubuntu GNU/Linux and other open source software. We established a good relationship with other entities in the region that support promotion of open source awareness and use. This fall we distributed 250 Ubuntu 11.10 installation disks. This efforts and momentum were crowned with official recognition as approved Ubuntu LoCo team. Please check News page on our website to stay informed on the progress and recent activities of our LoCo team.
To spread the Ubuntu's spirit to everyone in Montenegro
To provide help on how to obtain Ubuntu, create CDs, perform installation
To educate and provide support to Montenegrin users of Ubuntu and other free and open source software
To organize events, help new users to start, and increase awareness of benefits and options offered by Ubuntu and other free and open source software
To get involved in Ubuntu projects such as packaging, localization and documentation
Strengthen the Ubuntu presence in businesses, education, and government
Web site: http://www.ubuntu-me.org
IRC: #ubuntu-me @ irc.freenode.net
Launchpad: Ubuntu Loco Montenegro Team
Mailing list: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-me
Image gallery: Ubuntu-me gallery
Youtube: UbuntuCG Channel
Time zone: Podgorica/Montenegro
Monthly IRC team meetings
November 21, 2013 - LoCo members particpate in local TV program ("Surfuj Pametno!"). Several contributions related to OSS and Ubuntu.
- October 15, 2013 - Saucy Salamander Release Party in Podgorica (FIT Mediteran).
October 3, 2013 - Ubuntu presentation in Bijelo Polje high school. Ubuntu LoCo members installed Ubuntu on over 30 school PCs.
- June 26, 2013 - members of our community provided a full translation of Linux Mint 15 users manual, which has been made available through Linux Mint web site. Both Serbian and Montenegrin variants were provided.
June 20, 2013 - LoCo members participated in the FLOSS presentation in Pljevlja (American Corner). Ms. Carol Bean (US Department of State) gave the main presentation.
- April 18, 2013 - with th ehelp from our friends at System76 we started disemination of "Powered by Ubuntu" stickers.
- February 25, 2013 - Ubuntu Hour during the IT'2013 conference in Zabljak.
- February 21, 2013 - Ubuntu Hour in Niksic organized by Drazen Petrovic and Rajko Orman. Two presentations took place. Over 100 people participated.
February 2, 2013 - Ubuntu Hour in Niksic high school ("Stojan Cerovic"). Aleksandar Masic gave presentation on Open Source and Ubuntu. Around 30 students and teachers attended. Zoran Mastilovic and Mladen Radovic presented our LoCo team.
- December 6, 2012 - a very successful Install Day held at University of Montenegro. It was a public event and lot of people brought their laptops to get some help with installation.
- Conducted a Survey in elementary and high schools regarding use of IT and Open Source.
- November 10, 2012 - started disseminating Ubuntu 12.10 installation disks
- October 18, 2012 - Ubuntu 12.10 Release Party at University Donja Gorica, Podgorica.
August 8, 2012 - Ubuntu Hour in Berane in WinWin company.
- July 8, 2012 - Ubuntu Hour in Nikšić held in studio "RDS63". We want to thank our host Radoš.
- May 23, 2012 - Ubuntu Hour at Faculty of Sciences in Podgorica.
- May 9, 2012 - started disseminating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation disks.
- April 26, 2012 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Release Party took place in Computer Center of University of Montenegro, Podgorica
- March 13, 2012 - Montenegro Team got new redesigned logo, thanks to young designers Miljan Vulović and Alan Bartok.
February 29, 2012 - LoCo team participated at IT'12 Conference in Žabljak, Montenegro. We had a presentation and we also had an Ubuntu Hour event. Install disks were dissemination to all the visitors of the conference.
17 January 2012 - Officially approved as Ubuntu LoCo team. This was also covered in the daily newspaper Vijesti.
11 January 2012 - Together with daily newspaper Vijesti we wrote a two-page article on Open Source software and possible effects of its wider use in Montenegro. The title is "Montenegro must not miss on the Open Source opportunity". The article gave some suggestion on how to start using Open Source software and migrate to Linux and Ubuntu. Article was published in both online and printed issues of Vijesti. It can be read at Vijesti-online.
20 Decembar 2011 - We organized an Ubuntu presentation in Pljevlja, probably the first one of that kind in North Montenegro. More info can be found here.
17 December 2011 - Ubuntu Hour event organized in student dorm at University of Montenegro in Podgorica. We distributed Ubuntu 11.10 CDs, installed Ubuntu on laptops, and discussed open source alternatives vs students needs. More info available here.
Daily newspaper Vijesti reported on our activities and distribution of Ubuntu 11.10 installation disks, which was extremely helpful to increase our visibility and promote Linux and open source in Montenegro. Here is the link.
November/December 2011 - We established a very good relationship with Montenegrin online magazine BIT, which covered all of the recent activities of Ubuntu LoCo Montenegro. They announced all of our LoCo events and kept their readers informed on the progress and plans.
November/December 2011 - We had an action of distributing 250 Ubuntu 11.10 installation CDs. The disks were given out on the presentations, as well as distributed by hand among friends and family. The disks were mainly distributed in Podgorica, but we sent some to Bar, Niksic, and Pljevlja. More info can be found here.
7 December 2011 - Ubuntu presentation at University Donja Gorica in Podgorica (UDG). Another presentation on a same day!! We presented activities and plans of Ubuntu LoCo Montenegro team and invited visitors to join us. The presentation included a live demo and there was a nice discussion related to Ubuntu features and business model. All attendees got a free Ubuntu 11.10 installation CD. More info can be found here.
7 December 2011 - Ubuntu presentation at Faculty of Sciences in Podgorica (PMF). In a room full of people we presented the latest Ubuntu 11.10 and discussed how to migrate from Windows to Ubuntu and use Open Source software. We discussed activities and plans of Ubuntu LoCo Montenegro team and invited attendees to join us. All attendees got a free Ubuntu 11.10 installation CD. More info can be found here.
28 November 2011 - Ubuntu Hour and presentation at University of Montenegro (ETF/CIS). The presentation was focused on use of open source tools and Ubuntu for software development. It also included general topics related to agile programming (SCRUM) as well as the ongoing activities of Ubuntu LoCo Montenegro. All attendees got a free Ubuntu 11.10 installation CD. More info can be found here.
17 November 2011 - Ubuntu hour organized with students from Faculty of Sciences in Podgorica. We gathered and installed Ubuntu on 5 computers. Went over initial introduction and features. We played with LAN settings and networking. We also successfully used Eclipse for the school related work. More info can be found here.
12 November 2011 - helped organized use of Ubuntu at EE Department at University of Montenegro. Ubuntu derivative Lubuntu was installed on VMs and used for lab demo and teaching of Terminal commands (Operating Systems). More info can be found here.
13 October 2011 - Ubuntu 11.10 Release event at University of Montenegro, more info can be found here.
17 September 2011 - Website launch (Software Freedom Day), please check our site here.
24 April 2009 - Ubuntu 9.04 Release event in Bar, more info can be found here.
13 March 2009 - Started Facebook group, which was the focal point for Ubuntu users in Montenegro since early 2009. It has around 100 members.
24 May 2008 - Ubuntu presentation in Podgorica, more info can be found here.