The principal resource for the Ubuntu presence in Sweden is the phpBB forum at ubuntu-se.org. The forum includes news about Ubuntu, Linux etc., and it’s also used to provide technical support in Swedish.
Translations into Swedish is mostly handled by a team whose members translate FOSS into Swedish, i.e. not just Ubuntu. But there is also a team for Ubuntu specifically.
@gunnarhj is the forum maintainer on discourse? It might be interesting to have a discussion here about communication platforms for the Swedish LoCo.
The mailinglist seems to be quite quiet and from a short look at the forum, there are only a few people active and a lot of active threads seem to be semi-automated links to news articles.
In some sense, having a forum where new people can’t sign up, is worse than having no forum.
Without a forum, people would naturally start to organize and find a solution to communicate. However, with an inaccessible forum, people will try to sign up, give up, and go do other things. So you’re losing very enthusiastic people that might otherwise become community organizers.
apologies for the delayed response. As Gunnar wrote, I haven’t been well - I’ll bounce back, just some work-related stress… Anyway; I’ve been quietly admin:ing the ubuntu-se.org server since…~2007?. Happy to answer any questions you might have on that subject. By the way, I’m new to discourse, so apologies for any unintended faux-pas’…
@johanre No worries m8! I’ll also try hop on the forum. Any chance we can meet all of us so we can learn about the forum and the history about it? I hope to be able to revive it some and talked with @daggr about it last week. @gunnarhj would be invited of course.