Ubuntu-Pakistan Important notice to all members and users of the Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan Mailing List

Fouad Riaz Bajwa bajwa at ubuntu.com
Sat Aug 26 12:06:47 BST 2006

Dear Community Members,

This is a notification from the Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan LoCo Team to all
members of our mailing list. 

 The Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan LoCo Team was founded in March 2005 and initially
hosted by FOSSFP in collaboration with which a nationwide Ubuntu-Linux
awareness campaign was launched from August 16-19, 2005 during which the
team trained and certified over 4800 people from 506 organizations educating
over 7000 people and distributed 10,000 Ubuntu-Linux CDs free. There are
4800 Ubuntu Certified Users in Pakistan; nearly 26000 free Ubuntu-Linux CDs
are distributed throughout the country.

Mark Shuttleworth, Founder Ubuntu Foundation and Canonical Ltd. Visits
 In light of the efforts of the Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan LoCo Team, during
January 2006, Mark Shuttleworth and the Ubuntu-Linux Team visited Pakistan
initiating the Ubuntu Asia Business Tour and met with the local software
industry business representatives in Lahore to encourage Pakistan to adopt
Ubuntu-Linux and laid down the agenda for moving Ubuntu-Linux forward in the

Ubuntu-Linux Moves to Enterprise Class in Pakistan
 Ubuntu-Linux Desktop is being preferred by various enterprise ISPs and
Banking networks due to its license-cost-freedom, stability, light weight,
strong community from 212 regional locations worldwide and a vibrant
Pakistan level community with Ubuntu-Linux expertise made available widely
throughout the country. Included in this list is Askari Commercial Bank Ltd
that is exploring its options to convert its complete network on to
Ubuntu-Linux. Technical support can both be made available nationally or

Localization Efforts
 Localization efforts are underway to produce an Ubuntu-Linux Distribution
in Urdu language. Last year 16 systems were localized and presented at the
FOSS Exhibition at University of the Punjab. Specific steps have been shared
with the Linux community and steps are underway to strengthen this process.
All members of the community interested in producing a local Urdu language
can join the Ubuntu-Community at http://www.launchpad.net and contribute to
the Rosetta Translation System.

Ubuntu-Pakistan Mailing Lists are Open and Inclusive to All Pakistanis
 In order to engage with the Ubuntu-Linux local community everyone must join
the Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan Mailing List at:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-pk. This list has over 800
members todate and is moderated. 

"Ubuntu-PK Pakistan LoCo Team" at Launchpad.net
 This is the specific Ubuntu-Linux Pakistani developer team that is
moderated and is targeted towards including very serious software engineers
and developers who have had experience of contributing to Linux development
through Debian, Fedora, Slackware etc. It is available at:

Anyone who is not included in the Ubuntu-Linux community and attempts to
make changes to wikis and material of the community without the community’s
consent is liable to be have his or her membership disqualified permanently
from both the local as well as Launchpad.net community. Before attempting
such pre-defined wiki information modifcation activity, the community must
be notified and consent received. 

Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Team Leader
Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan LoCo Team
Cell: 92-333-4661290
Tel: 92-42-5030039
E-Mail: bajwa at ubuntu.com  
URL: www.ubuntu-pk.org
Mailing List: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-pk 
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