On August 1-2, 2014, Open Source Conference 2014 Kansai@Kyoto was held in Kyoto.
This event is the largest OSS community gathers for in Japan. We participate as exhibitor and speaker every year. Yes, Of course as for this year.
The highlight of the event is as follows:
In this way, the Japanese FLOSS community is very active and happy!
'Ubuntu Introduction Kit' is the first Ubuntu book in Japan. The first release was in 2006 (for 6.06). Author of that time is Jun Kobayashi(jkbys). and 12.04 (4th) edition wrote by me.
'Ubuntu Introduction Kit' can be purchased at the bookstore (and Amazon) in Japan. Of course, Ubuntu 12.04 Japanese Remix DVD is included with this book.
"Ubuntu Magazine Japan" (a.k.a. "Ubumaga") is a first magazine specialised for Ubuntu in Japan. Ubumaga vol.08 was released on 2012/06/11. Ubumaga can be purchased at the bookstore (and Amazon) in Japan (1,200 JPY ;) ).
Ubuntu Japanese LoCo Team(include me) has wrote a lot of articles for Ubuntu users.
main topic are:
- New feature of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install guide
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Q&A
- Manga Ubunchu! Episode #12
- Ubuntu Test Report
- Technique of Unity (and Build Your Own Lens)
- Desktop customize guide
- Introduce Ubuntu Server
- Manga Ubuntu Samurai
- Let's translation!
- How to use Command Line #3
- Ubuntu 12.04 Japanese Remix and Virtual Machine Image (in DVD)
"Ubuntu Magazine Japan" is a first magazine specialised for Ubuntu in Japan. UMJ vol.06 was released on 2011/12/10. of course, Ubuntu Japanese LoCo Team(include me) has written many articles. I wrote about 27 pages ;)
The main topic of this book are:
- Ubuntu latest FAQ50
- Collaboration with Ubuntu Mobile
- How Taming the Unity Desktop
- Manga "Ubunchu!" Episode Vol.10
- Description of Japanese Input Method
- Ubuntu One Tips
- Virtualization with VirtualBox
- How to use Command Line
- Special Supplement: Ubuntu 11.10 Japanese Remix and Virtual Machine Image (in DVD)
This book is very popular in Japan, and Amazon's best-selling in OS category!
Supplement Special DVD!
Ubuntu Japanese Team attended Open Source Conference 2011 Tokyo/Fall in Japan. Participants are Mitsuya Shibata(cosmos-door), Fumihito Yoshida(hito), Nobuto Murata(nobuto), Kentaro Kazuhama(kazken3 / not a LoCo member) and me(mizuno-as).
Exhibitions(Distribution of the Oneiric CD, demo Oneiric) and seminars held. Distributed a CD of over 200 in exhibitions(total of Ubuntu ,Ubuntu server and Kubuntu). The contents of the seminar is "Ubuntu 11.10 and ARM Devices", was responsible for Fumihito Yoshida.
The team has created a mascot for each Ubuntu release. This is Oneiric(Sleeping? Dreaming?) Ocelot made by Mitsuya's partner. So cute?
Running Ubuntu on Acer ICONIA Tab A500(provided by kazken3). He is also the translator has contributed the most to the GNOME and Ubuntu.
The OSC, were also translated BoF. kazken3 talked about the Ubuntu translation in Japanese.
I and an another Japanese LoCo team member Mitsuya Shibata(lp: cosmos-door) attended Open Source "Small" Conference 2011 Aizu, Japan.
Aizu is in Fukushima Pref. Fukushima suffered the damage of the earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear hazard in 2011/03/11. But the open source of Fukushima is very active!
Junya Terazono(寺薗淳也). He is organizer of OSSC Aizu. He was the staff of Hayabusa in JAXA before. And, of course, he is a Ubuntu user!
Junya's presentation is about the use method of Ubuntu on his work in a university.
I and Mitsuya traveled to Aizu on the previous day.
This small temple called Sazae-Do was built 200 years or more ago.
The inside is a one-way traffic slope of double helix structure. It has structure similar to a univalve shell. It is because a Sazae(さざえ) means a univalve shell.
It is a straight road from an entrance to an exit through a summit. It is a very unusual and interesting design.
What is Ubunchu?
These manga are serializes with the "Ubuntu Magazine Japan". This is a first magazine specialised for Ubuntu in Japan. It is widely sold at book stores throughout Japan. and the license of a back number is CC-BY-NC.