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First Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference in Italy

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on August 25, 2010

TheĀ Italian Mini-Debconf and the Ubuntu-it meeting will be held together, in an collaborative community conference called DUCC-IT 2010. It will be held in Perugia on Saturday 18 September, contemporary celebrating the Software Freedom Day 2010. A warm-up hacknight and a key-signing party have been organized for Friday and Sunday (17th-19th Sept) on a local Hacklab. Current Debian Project Leader Stefano Zacchiroli has already confirmed his presence with a keynote.

The time-table is available at (only in Italian) and it will be held at Math Department, University of Perugia. It will cover topics like Packaging, Translations, Bug Reporting, Bug Triaging and ISO Testing. The goal is to gather new contributors and making Developers from both distros know each other improving collaboration.
Previous Ubuntu-it Meeting: May 2010

Previous Ubuntu-it Meeting: May 2010

If you’re in the area you can’t miss it!

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University of Siena continues migrating to Ubuntu

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on March 17, 2010

The university of Siena (, which is known to be operating since 1240, decided to migrate to Free Software in February 2009. Their decision was motivated by economical and technical aspect and also for fight illegal copies. (more infos, unfortunately just in Italian). The migration was committed to an internal technical group named GNUnisi. They developed an Ubuntu derivate choosing the programs which would fit their needs and started to migrate offices, classes and laboratories. The work went quite smooth during this year and this week they announced the migration of the public reading room ā€œchiesa della rosaā€.

This migration is very interesting because, thanks to a project with the municipality of Siena and the Tuscany Region, it will be open also after dinner time, allowing the local Linux User Group and all student’s organization to organize nightly workshops and meetings. Ubuntu-it Weekly Newsletter talked about it last Monday and I would like to share with you this great news in the hope that more universities will start to migrate to Free Software soon.

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I’m going to Fosdem, again :)

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on February 2, 2010

I’m going to Fosdem again. Really looking forward to Saturday’s LoCo Dinner, YAY!
I'm going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

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Linuxday 2009

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on October 30, 2009

Late post about last weekend, sorry for the delay.

Saturday 24th October, Linux User Groups of Italy celebrated the ninth Linuxday,Ā an event promoted by theĀ Italian Linux Society, and organized by the Italians LUGs across 123 cities. Ubuntu-it speakers attended some of these events, promoting Ubuntu and how toĀ participateĀ in the community. I did a talk in Siena. You can find my slides on Slideshare and embedded below:

And some photos of the event:

Fixing a computer before the talk.

My talk: Let's Make Ubuntu!

I am what I am because of who we all are

I am what I am because of who we all are

During my talk...

After my talk

During the evening the very talented Luca Mercurio, aucustic guitar in WilloS’ Band demonstrated how to record a song with Ubuntu Studio. Here you can find a short video.

Luca Mercurio demonstrating Ubuntu Studio

Inspired by U2: It’s a beautiful day!

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ConfSL: Facciamo Ubuntu!

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on June 14, 2009

Last Friday June 12th, Ubuntu-it took part at the third ConfSL, the annual conference about Free Software held in Bologna. Me and Luca Falavigna had a talk with the title “Facciamo Ubuntu” (Let’s make Ubuntu) where we explained how Ubuntu is made and how to contribute to Ubuntu with Bug Triage. At the end of the talk we showed the triaging process working on a bug reported by a guy in the audience. Here are some photos of the session:

Full photo album is here and you can get my slides in slideshare.

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UDS Karmic Photos.

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on June 2, 2009

Finally I had uploaded all UDS photos on my Ipernity account. Enjoy it!

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Spreading Spread Ubuntu

Posted by Paolo Sammicheli on June 1, 2009

Aldo Latino, member of Italian LoCo Team, just upload all his material to Spread Ubuntu.


Aldo is well know in Italian Ubuntu Community because his fabulous Ubuntu CD Cover. Now he translated it in English and he published it with sources in Spread Ubuntu Site for the international community. Translating it in your own language and uploading it again in Spread UbuntuĀ  it’s the best way to thanks him.

Let’s make Aldo happy šŸ™‚

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