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FOSS advocate

Before You Ask

Before asking a technical question by e-mail, or in a newsgroup, or on a website chat board, do the following:

Try to find an answer by searching the archives of the forum you plan to post to.

Try to find an answer by searching the Web.

Try to find an answer by reading the manual.

Try to find an answer by reading a FAQ.

Try to find an answer by inspection or experimentation.

Try to find an answer by asking a skilled friend.

If you’re a programmer, try to find an answer by reading the source code.

*from How To Ask Questions The Smart Way by: ESR Click the link to learn more, i just did. :D

Anyway, I found a useful website called Let Me Google It For you, this site will help some of our friends to come up an answer for themselves.
The site says “This is for all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than Google it for themselves.”

Now, I had to modified the old geeky saying to “Give a man a fish, he will eat for today; Teach him to use Google… he won’t bother you for weeks. “


Ideas from Ubuntu 11.10 Release Party (Sta.Rosa)

We had a great time celebrating the newer versions of Ubuntu, The Ubuntu 11.10 – Oneiric Oncelot last Saturday October 15, 2011 from 2PM to 5:30PM PHT in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It was a quite long travel for me from Makati to Sta. Rosa but i’m not bothered. First reason why, i love to travel alone. Secondly, I’m a gregarious person who always like to meet ubuntu people and learn from them, share some ideas, knowing each other on the actual presence of our personality rather than virtually as we all knows we only meet, talk on irc, forums, etc. So i had attended as an audience there, not only an Ubunturero but as a Efren (a friend, a supporter :D).

I got and like the idea of Jean Austine Rodriguez (zeroseven0183), He was cooking up to found a sub local community of team Philippines, then meet often. I should give some reasons why this is really good idea:
1. We Only meet at Release Parties, this is more often held in Manila, Zamboanga City And Cebu every 6 months.

2. As you can see on list number 1, there is Zamboanga and Cebu that we could already consider as sub loco community, so I think we might need list number 3

3. I guess it’s time to set this thing formally, a sub local community and bring it up on the next meeting, actually this is like one of the agendas that already brought up last meeting back in 2010. here is the logs.

*Regional Contact  ( Regional is too broad, let’s change it to sub local community/by Cities instead).

Setting a regular meet up every week is good too, get some time and place to have an Ubuntu Hour.

“The result of this is a United and More Active Ubuntu-PH Community.”

Much easier now *To assess areas with active Ubuntu-ph members, *Survey users locations *Push our Advocacy, Seminars for schools and the like. All members from sub community will elect their own contact person too. after formally setting this up and organized, is it possible to have the idea of having Ubuntu-ph Community Council in the future. what do you think? :) Elected contacts from Sta. Rosa City, Zamboanga City, Cebu City, Davao City, Ilagan Isabela and more will chair the council, they are responsible also for approval process to become a Ubuntu-ph member.

Approval requirements for becoming a Ubuntu-ph member.

1. Signed the Ubuntu code of conduct.

2. *Introduce his/herself to Ubuntu-ph community council on irc (don’t worry, this is all about an introduction to know more about the new member, this will help to break the ice from oldies member). Okey, I should stop here , i’m giving too much insights. :D

Back to the main topic, Here’s the group pictures taken from Ubuntu Release Sta. Rosa:

Ubuntu Release Party (Sta. Rosa)From left to right, Jean Austin Rodriguez (zeroseven0183) , Efren D. Montales Jr. (kidsodateless), Gerry Co, Kevin Almazora, Gervin Kent Rodriguez, Renz Calano, and Jossien Alibudbud

        more pictures here                                                                                         Danielle Rose Calano

Good luck Ubuntu Sta. Rosa, Mabuhay! :D


2:00 am – woke up time! incase your not inform, i’m from Quezon city :D

5:00 am – Arrived at work!

12:00 pm – off at work cut 2hrs. of my official working time.

2:45 pm – arrived at party’s venue

5:30 pm – went out.

8:40 pm – decided to drop by at SM Mega mall, bought some stuffs.

1:30 am – finally arrive at $home.

I had a long fun day! :D

Where do you want to celebrate Software Freedom Day 2011?

Software Freedom Day is a world wide celebration of Free and Open Source Software….”

I’d like to travel and celebrate the SFD at St. Paul University, Tuguegarao City organized by Team
It’s been a couple of years since the last i ride on a bus for about 13-14hrs hours. I miss travelling alone, keep silence, specially with this event.
Probably, I will stop by in Santiago City ( where I grew up, year 2007 was my last vacation in there) and meet my friends, old folks and relatives before going to Tugue, how exciting it will be eh.
I just need 4 days to spend, to meet the demands of my activities, +1 for the event. But here it goes time never permitted me.

I’m glad that 32 teams this year are going to celebrate SFD here in the Philippines. Hooray!… Horaay… what a happy day…

Question: Now, where am i going to celebrate SFD 2011?

I’ll be having ubuntu free talks on September 17, 2011 at Polytechnic University of the Phillippines, Quezon City Campus organized by:Team DOMT  (Morning Session)
and I’m also going to attend the afternoon Session of  Software Freedom Network at University of Santo Tomas. (I’m not sure yet, if time permits hehe)

“Celebrating SFD is like FOSS, it’s a matter of choice, you are always FREE to choose what/where you wanted to,  choose what’s best for you,  FREE as in FREEdom.”

How about you?... Where do you want to celebrate Software Freedom Day 2011?
Come and join, pick an event near at your place..MAP

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock

I got the following error after aborting my installation on terminal by  “accidentally pressing CTRL+C” with my lazy fingers.

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

Here’s the solution how to fix it , btw i’m using Ubuntu 11.04 here.

1. Check “another process using it”

ps aux | egrep -i 'apt|ftp|kpack|dpkg' | less

2. kill it

kill -9 ($pid of apt, ftp, kpack, dpkg)

3.Remove the locks

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

4.Update the file database

sudo updatedb

5. Reconfig dpkg from broken installation.
sudo dpkg --configure -a


Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Release Party- Puerto Princesa City

SFD was successfully hold in Palawan, Philippines

AABC FOSS SOCIETY who made the first Software Freedom Day in Palawan successful.

There were Participants from College/University, LGU from Municipality of Bataraza, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Coast Guard who actively participated in the event.

I presented Ubuntu,  gave a basic Installation demo, lightning talks on how to help the community (Translating, Bug Triaging, Testing & Advocacy) of course,  invited them to join Ubuntu Team Philippines.

Software Freedom Day Palawan 2010

Software Freedom Day Palawan 2010

Software Freedom Day is yearly celebrated in the Philippines from Luzon, Vizayas to Mindanao lead by volunteer teams in the country, united together in one goal to educate Filipino about the Software Freedom and the benefits of high quality FOSS as an alternatives to proprietary Software.

This will be the First celebration of SFD in Palawan, the event is a half day affair that will be the first step for us ,  AABC FOSS SOCIETY to promote and spread the word Free and Open Source Software to the public of Puerto Princesa City and in the whole region of Palawan.

Theme: FOSS Changing Y(our) World

When: September 18, 2010- 9am to 12:30pm

Where: Beans & Pages, SJD Center, San Pedro, National Highway, Puerto Princesa City


  • introducing Software Freedom Day
  • introducing FOSS
  • FOSS film Screening
  • Open Forum
  • Presenting Blender
  • Presenting Ubuntu