Kubuntu Romania

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Sep 24 19:07:44 UTC 2013

Kubuntu (the desktop) and Ubuntu (the desktop, server, phone, etc) are both 
part of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and the Ubuntu project, so they are 

I agree that some discussions with the Ubuntu LoCo team would be good (either 
before or now).  With the exception of Germany (for historical reasons that 
don't bare repeating) there are not separate Kubuntu LoCo teams.

On the other hand, this is a volunteer project and you are free to volunteer 
and do things how you want.  I don't think you did anything wrong and no one 
from the Romanian LoCo team has any inherent authority to control, oversee, or 
direct your work.

Keep up your good work and offer to coordinate things with them.  Clearly 
Kubuntu is not a priority for them if it is not mentioned on their site.  In a 
volunteer project like this, the people doing the work get to decide, so don't 
feel like you have some obligation to do what they say.  Your work.  Your 

Scott K

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 21:59:30 Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan wrote:
> I've received these messages on the Kubuntu Romania Comunity on Google+ from
> the contact person of Ubuntu Romania:
> "/The initiator is asked to send a message to contact at ubuntu.ro/"
> "/It would have been nice to contact the local [Ubuntu] team before
> initiating such a project. As a contact for Ubuntu team of Romania, I
> expected to know about such an initiative before its implementation./
> /Please send an email to contact at ubuntu.ro. The other team members will also
> receive your message and we will discuss together. Ideal would be to
> present what you want to accomplish with this project./"
> The Kubuntu Romania is located at: http://ro.kubuntu.org
> The Ubuntu Romania is located at: http://ubuntu.ro (no mention of Kubuntu on
> that site. Probably it's name in a old post amongst the other Ubuntu
> flavors).
> There wasn't any romanian Kubuntu comunity. Just a Ubuntu one with a forum
> topic about KDE.
> There is no Kubuntu forum, mail list, IRC channel. There was no website
> (untill now).
> I've found the Kubuntu Comunity on Google+ and have asked for their support
> (and received it) since I've started the site as a project on my server.
> Could anyone please advize me as to what aproach should I take?
> As far as I know Kubuntu is a different distribution than Ubuntu (though
> they still share some things) and that they have some history toghether,
> but they were never the same distribution. (I could be wrong here) Anyhow,
> the Kubuntu comunity is a different one than the Ubuntu comunity, right?
> > The Romanian Kubuntu website is up and running at http://ro.kubuntu.co.uk
> > (waiting for http://ro.kubuntu.org domain from the Canonical sysadmins).
> > 
> > Any and all feedback is wellcomed.
> > 
> > It's not perfect yet, but we're working on it. ;-)
> > 
> > Thank you for your support and thanks to Jonathan for helping me set up
> > the host.> 
> > > This can be hosted on the web server Kubuntu had donated for
> > > docs.kubuntu.org.
> > > 
> > > Just give me a ping sometime on IRC and we'll set it up.
> > > 
> > > Jonathan
> > 
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> > [1] http://geekaliens.com
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> [1] http://geekaliens.com

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