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March 1, 2015 by Benjamin Balder Bach
intranet malawi offline open-source technicians English

Together with technicians from Mzuzu University, Malawi, a team from FAIR has been upgrading and maintaining 3 centres established in September 2013, approximately 1½ years after their birth. The upgrade has targeted especially the software and informational resources at the centres, and the future plans are to implement an efficient routine to keep distributing such updates not only to newly established centres, but also to those already members of the …

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Sept. 26, 2012 by Benjamin Balder Bach
linux nice open-source ubuntu English

As part of the first model project, National Initiative For Civic Education (NICE) in Malawi conducted teacher workshops on Ubuntu Linux and OpenOffice at five computer centres together with Bennett Kankuzi, lecturer at University of Malawi (The Polytechnic).

It is FAIR's concept that all computer donations should come - not alone but - with the knowledge transfer required for actual development, ie. teacher and technician training. However this should also …

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Sept. 26, 2012 by Benjamin Balder Bach
kenya open-source English

Open source makes a lot of sense - also in economics. African countries such as Kenya with little or no software industry will lose out if they build their technological infrastructures on intellectual properties from foreign countries.

A South African blog on TechCentral reports:

The Kenyan government is ditching proprietary software in favour of free and open-source software alternatives in a move it hopes will save it money.

According …

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