ReApprovalApplication2012

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Here you should provide a summary of your group over a couple of short paragraphs. Ubuntu-za (aka Ubuntu South Africa) has been an approved Loco since July 2005. We work with the local LUGs to support the Ubuntu community. There are some factors that make activity in the South African communities unique. We are distributed over large areas and our bandwidth is expensive. It is important for us to spread Ubuntu in the form of install CDs and repositories to people so they can avoid downloading.

To this end we have Global Jams and Release parties and we take part in Software Freedom days.

We have 4 ubuntu members on our team. We have a [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-za-maties|sub team]] in Stellenbosch. We connect with [[http://wiki.clug.org.za/wiki/Main_Page|CLUG]], [[http://www.leg.uct.ac.za/|LEG]], [[http://www.tlug.org.za/|TLUG]], [[http://flug.org.za/|FLUG]], [[http://algorithm.cs.uct.ac.za/|UCT Algorithm Circle]], [[http://sulug.sun.ac.za/cgi-bin/moin.cgi|SULUG]], [[http://glug.org.za/|GLUG]], [[http://www.lead.org.za/|LEAD]]
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 * '''Date''' - (''list the date of application'')
 * '''Team Contact''' - John Doe <john@doh.com>
 * '''Membership''' - 45 as of 1st September 2006
 * '''Mailing List''' - ubuntu-foo on lists.ubuntu.com
 * '''IRC''' - #ubuntu-foo on freenode
 * '''Date''' - ''August 2010''
 * '''Team Contact''' - David Rubin <drubin@ubuntu.com>
 * '''Membership''' - 171 direct members as of 24 July 2010 see [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-za|~ubuntu-za]]
 * '''Mailing List''' - ubuntu-za on lists.ubuntu.com - 324 subscribed as of 24 July 2010
 * '''IRC''' - #ubuntu-za on freenode - 36 active participants as of July 2010
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Here you should provide a list of things you plan on doing. Include links to where these are discussed online and on mailing lists. === Immediate future ===
 * ''Global Jam Maverick'' - initial plans discussed at our [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZATeam/Meetings/20100708|last meeting]] and on the mailing list.
 * ''Release Party Maverick'' - initial plans discussed at our [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZATeam/Meetings/20100708|last meeting]] and on the mailing list.
 * ''[[http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2010/Africa/SouthAfrica/Pretoria|SFD 2010]]'' event at the dept of Science and Technology in Pretoria
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 * ''Example item'' - here I am listing an activity on the roadmap.
 * ''Another item'' - here is another item on the roadmap.
=== Long term ===

 * Getting more Ubuntu developers in SA
 * More events outside of CT/SB
 * More Ubuntu Hours
 * More non-geeky users at events
 * Get more Ubuntu Members from ZA
 * Obtaining funds for free swag for events
 * Marketing Ubuntu in the media? To schools?
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=== Online Activities ===
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List here activities that the group has already done. Again provide links to online discussions, reviews, blog entries etc:  * ''Website'' - http://ubuntu-za.org
   * recent revamp to match the Lucid rebranding
   * [[http://ubuntu-za.org/get-ubuntu|page]] to assist people finding local contacts with a copy of Ubuntu
   * [[http://ubuntu-za.org/planet|feed]] of community members' blogs
 * ''Meetings'' - [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZATeam/Meetings|Record and logs of recent meetings]].
 * ''Mailing list'' - [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/|this list]] is used for the Loco but is also a frequent stop for Ubuntu related support. Mailing list membership has increased from 87 to 324 since 2008
 * ''IRC'' - membership has increased from 23 to 36 since 2008.
 * ''Forums'' - [[http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=194|Ubuntu-za at ubuntuforums.org]]
 * ''Wiki'' - The Stellenbosch sub-team maintain a useful [[http://www.ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/Main_Page|Ubuntu-wiki]] which supports the Stellenbosch University Ubuntu community.
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 * ''Example activity'' - here I am listing an activity.
 * ''Another activity'' - here is another item.

=== IRL Activities ===
 * ''Global Jam'' -
  * Lucid [[http://blog.smartcube.co.za/2010/03/29/za-jammed-like-champions/|report and pics]] and [[http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/search/label/Global%20Jam|report and poster]].
 * ''Release Parties'' - here is another item.
  * Lucid: [[http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/search/label/Release%20Party|pins, cake and pics]], [[http://jonathancarter.org/2010/05/03/ubuntu-za-cape-town-lucid-release-party/|more pics]] and [[http://blog.smartcube.co.za/2010/05/02/release-party-awesomeness/|more]]
  * Karmic: [[http://www.ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/Release_Party-9.10 |Stellenbosch]]
  * Jaunty: [[http://flug.org.za/index.php/Bloemfontein|Bloemfontein]]
 
 * ''Ubuntu Hour'' - First Friday of the month in [[http://my-ubuntu-day.blogspot.com/search/label/Ubuntu%20Hour|Stellenbosch]].
 * ''Freedom Toasters'' - The team maintains the Freedom Toaster at the [[http://www.freedomtoaster.org/node/14?q=node/20|Shuttleworth Lab]] and at the [[http://www.freedomtoaster.org/node/14?q=node/43|JS Gericke Library]] recently moved to US Student Support Centre.

Ubuntu-za (aka Ubuntu South Africa) has been an approved Loco since July 2005. We work with the local LUGs to support the Ubuntu community. There are some factors that make activity in the South African communities unique. We are distributed over large areas and our bandwidth is expensive. It is important for us to spread Ubuntu in the form of install CDs and repositories to people so they can avoid downloading.

To this end we have Global Jams and Release parties and we take part in Software Freedom days.

We have 4 ubuntu members on our team. We have a sub team in Stellenbosch. We connect with CLUG, LEG, TLUG, FLUG, UCT Algorithm Circle, SULUG, GLUG, LEAD

Key Details

  • Date - August 2010

  • Team Contact - David Rubin <drubin@ubuntu.com>

  • Membership - 171 direct members as of 24 July 2010 see ~ubuntu-za

  • Mailing List - ubuntu-za on lists.ubuntu.com - 324 subscribed as of 24 July 2010

  • IRC - #ubuntu-za on freenode - 36 active participants as of July 2010

Roadmap

Immediate future

  • Global Jam Maverick - initial plans discussed at our last meeting and on the mailing list.

  • Release Party Maverick - initial plans discussed at our last meeting and on the mailing list.

  • SFD 2010 event at the dept of Science and Technology in Pretoria

Long term

  • Getting more Ubuntu developers in SA
  • More events outside of CT/SB
  • More Ubuntu Hours
  • More non-geeky users at events
  • Get more Ubuntu Members from ZA
  • Obtaining funds for free swag for events
  • Marketing Ubuntu in the media? To schools?

Experience

Online Activities

  • Website - http://ubuntu-za.org

    • recent revamp to match the Lucid rebranding
    • page to assist people finding local contacts with a copy of Ubuntu

    • feed of community members' blogs

  • Meetings - Record and logs of recent meetings.

  • Mailing list - this list is used for the Loco but is also a frequent stop for Ubuntu related support. Mailing list membership has increased from 87 to 324 since 2008

  • IRC - membership has increased from 23 to 36 since 2008.

  • Forums - Ubuntu-za at ubuntuforums.org

  • Wiki - The Stellenbosch sub-team maintain a useful Ubuntu-wiki which supports the Stellenbosch University Ubuntu community.

IRL Activities


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