Computer World on Linux in Africa
Computer World has a brief article in this month's issue about Linux in Africa. Aspiration's Co-Director Allen Gunn notes in the article that, ""People in some of the least connected areas are doing some of the most interesting work." Colleagues of ours in Europe and Africa are quoted as well. Check it out. We love getting press.
We are indeed seeing lots of innovation coming from various countries in Africa in regard to open source and NGOs in particular: Schoolnet Namibia, the growing eRider Network in Africa, Ungana Africa's work, the newly established Ubuntu Foundation, and Linux Chix Africa who are lively and wonderful. There are also a number of good reports, most recently one from bridges.org, comparing proprietary and open source software in telecentres and community technology centres in Africa. Tectonic provides up-to-date information on Linux in Africa.