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Open source could be Africa's technological solution

http://www.networkworld.com

That major computing companies are unlikely to want to invest heavily in Africa is not lost on the continent's brain trust.Sure, there could be some investment in major cities, but for the most part, the continent's on its own. The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa is fine with that.

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IBM, Canonical to sell Ubuntu-ready netbooks in Africa

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

IBM, Canonical and Simmtronics today announced they will market a low-cost, Intel Atom-based Simmtronics netbook in emerging markets. The Simmbook will be preloaded with the IBM Client for Smart Work Linux distro, based on Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and will first be made available in Africa for just $190, says IBM.

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IBM markets Linux to Africa. Why not the U.S?

http://blog.internetnews.com

In my view, the speed with which the IBM 'Microsoft-Free PC' is coming to market is very questionable. Does it really take more than a year to put together a solution from components that already exist in the market?

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Teams registered for SFD 2009

http://cgi.softwarefreedomday.org

"The most important part of Software Freedom Day! Look for your closest team, or start a team in your town. All teams are most easily found on our interactive map. Go zooming around the planet and see which countries have the most SFD events! ..." —— via teams - Software Freedom Day Wiki ——

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Microsoft’s Anti-competitive Dumping of Software Faces Challenges in Africa and in Indiana

http://boycottnovell.com

Uganda, Ghana, Illinois and Indiana as victims of Microsoft .

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IntraHealth Open Launch: Bringing Open Source to Africa

http://www.intrahealth.org

Using Web-based interfaces, mobile phones and PDAs, open source systems can provide far-reaching and innovative tools to support increased efficiency, productivity and performance of health services and information to meet the needs of families and communities across Africa.

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Why WiFi in Africa?

http://manypossibilities.net

"...And the same reality of cheap hardware and free software -- As in Freedom -- exists for the deployment of the telephone infrastructure. Wireless mesh voice networks can be rolled out at a tiny fraction of the cost of traditional telephone networks. That’s where we are going with the Village Telco..."

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African developers release open source virtual classroom

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project have released version 1.0.1 of the Chisimba/KEWL3 Realtime Virtual Classroom.

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FKFT - Free knowledge with SELF

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"During an intensive three day period, participants from the Phillipines, Mexico, Tanzania, USA, and many other countries around the world, not excluding Spain itself, gathered around the Free Knowledge, Free Technology conference in Barcelona.

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Software Patents Riot Spreads to Four Continents

http://boycottnovell.com

Renewed action against the spread of software patents seems to be surging so suddenly

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Be Careful Who You Trust (on Document Standards)

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The post highlights some of the latest disinformation you ought to watch out for

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Experts: Free Open Source Software Could Help African Development

http://www.voanews.com

In many African countries, few people have access to computers and the Internet. Experts say this is hindering development and preventing students from being able to compete for jobs.

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Lessons from Africa: How to Kill Your Own FUD

http://www.linuxtoday.com

In a world where the big conglomerates and industries tend to roll over the little guy, it was really nice to see the government of Nigeria put the kibosh on Microsoft's planned takeover of the Mandriva/Classmate PC deal in that country.

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Shuttleworth plugs open source for Africa

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Ubuntu founder and IT entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth tells Computing SA that picking open source software was not only good for South Africa but also important for the rest of the African continent.

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Linux4afrika: An Interview with the Founder

http://www.packtpub.com

“Linux4afrika has the objective of bridging the digital divide between the developed countries and the disadvantaged countries, especially in Africa, by supporting people getting access to information technology.”

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