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[News] GNU/Linux and Free Software Promotion in Egypt, Ghana Too

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux and Free Software Promotion in Egypt, Ghana Too
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:51:38 +0100
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Open Source: Computing for the masses

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| At the El Sawy Culture Wheel in Zamalek, 
| Al-Masry Al-Youm sponsored the "Free Open 
| Source" festival on Saturday, also known 
| as "Install Fest" or "GNU Linux" day. 
| Volunteers held sessions on a range of 
| topics, with a focus on the Open Source 
| concept, explaining how even common 
| applications could enhance user security.


5 reasons why you must support the spread of Open Source Software

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| Open Source Software guarantees quality 
| closed source software
| It is very ironic but true. Without enormous 
| pressure from mostly freely available and 
| quality OSS, most closed source software 
| would have just been junk. For instance, 
| without pressure and competition from Linux, 
| Windows 7 would not have been such a polished 
| and nice software. OSS keeps closed source 
| software developers on their toes in the 
| knowledge that there is always some 
| alternative available to users should they 
| get it wrong.
| Open Source Software reduces cost
| Imagine your company in need of a particular 
| software that is not available in the form it 
| wants but there are others out there it can 
| tweak to suit its needs. In this case, your 
| company has two options, either build from 
| scratch (which can be very expensive and time 
| consuming) or grab the source code of an 
| existing software and tweak it to their 
| taste. Which would you prefer if you were the  
| CFO?



FLOSS in Egypt (and bits of the Middle-East)

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| Ladies and gentlemen meet the FLOSS Community
| in Egypt. Where should I start. Well there is
| a community but before I state my opinion on
| it let me explain how it functioned the last
| time I checkedâ. It is just like the regional
| policy â1 BIG guyâ and everyone follows, and
| some others trying to overthrow him, not to
| provide a better option but rather to occupy
| the position of a leader. Activities of
| communities are almost only âInstallation
| festsâ and once a year at some university a
| weekend (in which no one really would show up
| due to their educational and society problems)
| they try to hold a little speech about FLOSS.


Get Nerdy: An open source

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| The Linux operation system, for example, is preferred by many technology
| savvy individuals and is growing in popularity because of its benefits. The
| operation system is available for anyone to change and distribute.


Egypt joins LPI ranks

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| Linux certification body Linux Professional Institute has added another
| African country to its ranks with the inclusion of Egypt as an LPI
| affilliate. Egypt joins a growing number of African LPI affiliates including
| South  Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.The LPI also announced this week
| new affiliates in Pakistan and the United Arab emirates. Egypt joins LPI
| ranks.

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