It all began during a routine FreiOSS training program conducted by Hans-Peter Merkel, and has now grown to become one of the very popular initiatives to foster Open Source at an international level, specifically for the third world.
"Linux4afrika has the objective of bridging the digital divide between developed and disadvantaged countries, especially in Africa, by supporting access to information technology. This is done through the collection of used computers in Germany, the terminal server project and Ubuntu software which is open source, and by providing support to the involved schools and institutions."
In this interview with the founder Hans-Peter Merkel, Packt's Kushal Sharma explores the idea, support, and the future of this movement.
October 11, 2007