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.
Date - August 2010
Team Contact - David Rubin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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
- 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?
Website - http://ubuntu-za.org
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.
Global Jam -
Release Parties - here is another item.
Ubuntu Hour - First Friday of the month in Stellenbosch.