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First Free Software Conference Held in Nigeria

http://dot.kde.org

The first Nigerian conference on Free and Open Source Software was held this week in Kano, Nigeria. The conference featured local speakers, consultants, network engineers, system administrators and academics, and international guests from KDE.

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Court Grants OLPC's Motions Dismissing Lancor's Claims in Nigeria

http://www.groklaw.net

Do you remember the horrible case against OLPC in Nigeria, where a company called Lancor claimed infringement of its design patent on a keyboard? They were asking for $20 million in damages. I have some happy news from OLPC News' recent newsletter:In the domestic Nigerian keyboard case, the court granted OLPC's motions to dismiss Lancor's claims.

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Glimpsing Nigeria's digital lifeline

http://news.bbc.co.uk

In March this year, the scruffy [Galadima primary school] became part of a remarkable experiment. It was the first in Africa to get its hands on the so-called $100 laptop, a rugged device aimed at helping children in the developing world get the most from their education.

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Nigerian Patent Infringement Lawsuit: Scam or Shame?

http://www.olpcnews.com

Now I'm not quite sure what to make of this at the moment but a United States-based Nigerian-owned company has sued OLPC for an alleged patent infringement about multilingual keyboard technology.

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Politics 'stifling $100 laptop'

http://news.bbc.co.uk

A lack of "big thinking" by politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children in the developing world, a spokesman has said.

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There's always hope...

http://www.tuxmachines.org

[A while ago] I talked about how the CEO of Mandriva seemed a little unprofessional in his open letter about suspicion that MS paid a Nigerian company (called TSC) in charge of the Classmate PC deployment/training to dump Linux in favour of Linux after the deal. What I should have also add was that one should be patient and have a little faith in your fellow man.

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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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Nigeria favors Mandriva over Microsoft once more

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Feathers are still flying in Nigeria, and Ballmer might have counted his chickens before they've hatched. Stay tuned.

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Microsoft swoops in to claim Nigerian Linux deal for Windows

http://www.computerworld.com

Linux vendor Mandriva SA thought it had signed a deal with Nigeria's government to equip elementary schools in that country with new PCs running the open-source operating system as part of a pilot project. But then Microsoft Corp. threw a wrench into the works, according to Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon.

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Microsoft Denies Nigerian Linux Scam

http://www.internetnews.com

Microsoft is a tremendous competitor in every market in the world. And according to a letter written by Mandriva Linux CEO Francois Bancilhon, it's so bent on winning that it undercut a deal between the Nigerian government and the Linux vendor.

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Mandriva: An open letter to Steve Ballmer

http://blog.mandriva.com

"Dear Steve,

Hi, this is Fran├žois, from Mandriva.

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Nigerian education selects Intel-powered Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux

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Mandriva today announced that the Nigerian government has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running on Mandriva Linux for educational use in nationwide pilot in Nigeria. Mandriva is working with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs.

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