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Russell John



Dhaka, Bangladesh


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(+88) 016-RUSSELL (7877355)


Ekushey on freenode #Ubuntu-BD



Ubuntu Bangladesh

  • I'm the team leader and contact person for this approved local community team.
  • I maintain I translate Ubuntu related news items that goes on in this site.

  • I also take care of the Ubuntu-BD mailing list.

  • I help users on our forum and IRC channel.

  • I keep a liaison with the educational institutions, IT firms, NGOs, multi-national companies as well as with newspapers and magazines.
  • I ran the official Bangladeshi release mirror of for 2 months in 2007 (had to be closed down due to lack of sponsor).
  • I burned and distributed at least 1000 Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu CDs and DVDs for free (blank disks are cheaper than the govt. tax imposed on the CDs sent by ShipIt).


  • Hardy Release Party: I organised this 4-hours long release party and coordinated with speakers and volunteers to make sure that the program runs smoothly. Held on May 17, 2008.

  • Linux for Home Users: I conducted this worksop at East West University on April 8, 2007. 108 undergraduate and graduate level students from from 9 departments participated on this day-long workshop, where various issues of Ubuntu and Kubuntu were discussed.

  • BCS Computer Show 2006: Distributed 10,000 leaflets containing information on Ubuntu and FOSS.

  • Free and Open Source Software: Development Opportunities: I was the key-note speaker on this seminar, held at BCS Computer Show 2006 on Semptember 17, 2006. Besides FOSS, I spoke about Ubuntu too.

  • Migrating to Linux: Introduction to Open Source Tools: I conducted a workshop at North South University on June 15, 2006, where Computer Science students were introduced to Ubuntu and Kubuntu Linux.

  • Teacher Professional Development: I was the lead instructor of a 5-day long Teacher Professional Development (TPD) training at Central Gono Bidyalaya, Sonargoan held on March 9 to March 13, 2006. On this training, 18 school teachers coming from different parts of the country were how to use a Ubuntu Linux desktop for their everyday use.

Future Plans

  • Organising more programs and workshops at universities.
  • Representing Ubuntu Bangladesh at the Software Freedom Day 2008 Bangladesh event.

  • Continuing the CD and DVD distribution program.
  • Setting up an Ubuntu mirror server in Dhaka.
  • Encouraging and helping my team mates to become Ubuntu members.

Other Affiliations


Bangladesh Linux Users Alliance

Maintainer (Bangladesh)

Linux Counter

Maintainer (Bangladesh)

International Open Source Network

Jurisdiction Lead

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