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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]] We now 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]]

The [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2009-November/004532.html|leadership changes]] in the past 2 years have been smooth ([[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2009-October/004287.html|another thread]]).
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 * ''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  * ''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 [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2009-December/004730.html|at least one happy member]]
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 * ''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.  * ''Wiki'' -
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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.
  * [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2010-January/004906.html|ML thread]] on Wiki Jam and Peanut butter day held to clean up the old ubuntu-za wiki.
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  * 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://jonathancarter.co.za/2009/11/08/ubuntu-za-karmic-release-parties/|Cape Town]], [[http://www.ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/Release_Party-9.10 |Stellenbosch]] 
  * 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]] [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2010-March/005542.html|ML thread]] planning the Jam.
 * ''Release Parties'' - .
  * 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]] [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2010-April/005750.html|ML thread]] on Gauteng party, [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2010-April/thread.html|ML thread]] on Freestate party
  * Karmic: [[http://jonathancarter.co.za/2009/11/08/ubuntu-za-karmic-release-parties/|Cape Town]], [[http://www.ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/Release_Party-9.10 |Stellenbosch]], [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2009-November/004487.html|ML thread]] Gauteng party plans
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   * ''Packaging Jams'' - held in Joburg mid 2009
 * ''Bug Jam'' - [[http://picasaweb.google.com/stefan.lsd/GBJ2009#|Johannesburg 2009 pics]]
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 * ''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.  * ''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 IT Centre.
 * ''SFD'' -
  * [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2009-September/004022.html|ML Thread]] to 2009 planning and the [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2009-September/004021.html|Cape Town]] event together with CLUG
 * ''[[http://www.firga.sun.ac.za/isr/images/ISR%20POSTER_3rd%20term_lowres.jpg|Computer Redistribution Project]]'' - ubuntu-za-maties subteam is working with the Student Community to collect old pc's, install ubuntu and redistribute them to high school learners. [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2010-July/006293.html|ML thread]]

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 now 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

The leadership changes in the past 2 years have been smooth (another thread).

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

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

IRL Activities

Ubuntu Pins Ubuntu Cake Ubuntu Poster Afrikaans


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