Archive for July, 2011

NGO Team Plans for Oneiric

July 13, 2011

This blog has been quiet for a long time, so I think for all Planet Ubuntu readers it might make sense to explain again what this team is about.

The aim of the Ubuntu NGO team is to make it as easy as possible for charities, non-profits and other NGOs to benefits from what OSS and Ubuntu have to offer. The motto we chose in an earlier meeting was “helping others help”. We also have a team mailing list with around 150 people from all kinds of NGOs who make use of Ubuntu already, so it’s a great resource if you want to share ideas, plans or ask for feedback in this area.

The problem this team has always been facing is that it’s comprised of people who care a lot about not only Ubuntu, but also about their NGO or about general matters which keep them busy, that’s why at the last UDS we decided to choose some more realistic goals which might bring more activity to the team again.

Here’s our list of TODO items:

  • update our template for case studies that we publish
  • reach out to team member about his journey to Haiti and how the project went, so we can maybe get a report and discuss/publish it
  • reach out to team member about his journey to Sierra Leone and how the project went, so we can maybe get a report and discuss/publish it
  • organise monthly meetings
  • remind everybody on the mailing list to share their stories, so we can repost on the blog, etc.
  • try to get a story in Ubuntu User
  • investigate current ngo software packaging initiatives

If the world of NGOs, charities and Ubuntu have always interested you, join the team, the mailing list and help us help making things better.

Also: do join us on IRC in #ubuntu-ngo on irc.freenode.net.