This is the wiki page of the UAE Local Community Team. We aim to provide free community support to users of the various flavours of Ubuntu as well as advocating the use of Ubuntu to individuals and organisations alike. We keep in touch via our active email list and IRC chatroom. This group is for anyone in the United Arab Emirates who uses or is interested in some flavour of Ubuntu, whether it's Ubuntu, Kubuntu or any others. This group is for people of all technical abilities from I've-never-heard-of-linux all the way to I'm-an-Ubuntu-Master.
The UAE Ubuntu Team (Ubuntu-AE) is united by a commitment to the philosophy of Ubuntu and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).
We therefore advocate freedom from the constraints of proprietary software and enjoy the power to make our own choices to meet our computing needs.
Ubuntu-AE provides a common hub to share ideas, resources and experiences to enable localised Ubuntu user groups to distribute, advertise, promote and demonstrate Ubuntu throughout UAE.
How do I join?
There is no official process to join, however if you join the launchpad team you are then able to vote in polls organised by the group. Discussion happens on the mailing list which you are free to join. There is also an active group of members who chat in real time on IRC in the #ubuntu-ae channel on irc.freenode.net.
Meetings for Ubuntu-AE usually happen once a month.
The next meeting agenda is located on UAETeamMeetingAgenda. Please feel free to read this before the meeting, or add your own agenda items.
For a more detailed list of contacts and responsibilities you can review the UAETeam/Contact page
The UAETeam are involved in many long and short term projects which vary in goals from Advocacy to Linux User Groups. Completed and longer term projects of the UAETeam can be found here.
In addition the UAETeam have an Ideas Pool where members can easily suggest things that the UAETeam should be doing.
Completed projects can be found on the Completed Projects page.
There is a whole load of documentation at http://help.ubuntu.com/ but feel free to ask a question on the mailing list or in IRC if you need help with anything. We also maintain a list of some UAE-specific hardware support. Support is also available from the global Ubuntu community
If you intend to help support new users, please consider adopting the Support Guidelines
Logo - Our official logo (approved by Ubuntu) is here.
Venues - Venues where the UAE team can host events.