Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW]Debian GNU / Linux Suite Telecentro helps to include 4 million users yearly into the digital society
The first sentence might work better if you re-jig the order a little:
Debian Based Telecentro Helps to Include Millions of Brazilian Computer Users
into Digital Society Every Year
Telecentro (the Brazilian Debian GNU / Linux based suite) is a custom solution
which is currently being deployed in the Digital Inclusion Program of the
Banco do Brasil. Telecentro is used at around 2,000 telecentres and computer
rooms. The program is used all across Brazil through various partners such
as local communities and Non Governmental Organizations. The program is
already active in 953 cities with more than 40,000 donated computers, 2,900
instructors trained, four groups of "people with special needs"(1) who have
been trained in advaced Java, and more than 4 million low-income users who
benefit from the work of program each and every year.
Hook the reader early!
On Sunday 04 May 2008 8:10:04 pm Andre Felipe Machado wrote:
> Please, review, correct and improve the proposed draft , reproduced
> The contributions should be done directly  at the draft  and
> debates at this mailing list.
> What is the correct form to refer to people with physical disabilities
> into a public statement?
> (English is not my native language....)
> Also, it may be worth to choose a better and shorter title.
> The draft is open for contributions until Wednesday the 7th of May 2008,
> 18:00 GMT.
> Andre Felipe
>ro  http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Publicity/DebianTimesTeam/Guidelines
> Debian GNU / Linux Suite Telecentro helps to include millions users
> yearly into the digital society
> The brazilian Debian GNU / Linux Suite Telecentro is the custom solution
> for using at the Digital Inclusion Program of Banco do Brasil, used at
> around 2000 telecentres and computer rooms. The program is country wide
> through various partners as local communities and Non Governmental
> Organizations. The program is already at 953 cities, with more than
> 40000 donated computers, 2900 instructors trained, four groups of
> "people with special needs"(1) trained in advaced Java, and more than 4
> millions annually benefited low-income users.
> With 646,000 total downloads at its brazilian development site on Codigo
> Livre, the customized Debian GNU / Linux Suite Telecentro is at the top
> 5 projects among the 1934 hosted.
> The Suite Telecentro, for use at telecentres, allows the utilisation of
> old low-end computer hardware as terminals for LTSP servers. Through
> this technology, a telecentre needs only a machine with better processor
> and memory, where all softwares will be executed. The less capable ones
> act only as graphical interfaces.
> Gilson Jardim, Free Software Digital Inclusion Team, Banco do Brasil IT
> Board, stated in an interview to Debian Times that the Suite Telecentro
> project chose Debian GNU / Linux as its foundation because of the Debian
> Project commitment to Free Libre Software, and the documentation quality
> that allows easy customization of the Debian Installer. The main
> advantages of using Debian GNU / Linux for Suite Telecentro are the easy
> system, packages and services installation, upgrade and configuration,
> the stability and the security.
> The stable version contains the KDE graphical environment which runs
> over LTSP. The user could remotely execute the office suite
> OpenOffice.org, the Firefox web browser and the bitmap graphical editor
> The Suite Telecentro also includes the telecentre management software
> Ocara, developed by the IT department of Banco do Brasil (which already
> migrated 50000 desktops and 15000 ATMs to GNU / Linux, 90000
> OpenOffice.org installations and is a big user of PostgreSQL with
> Sequoia), and its dependencies ( Apache, MySQL, PHP).
> The latest stable version, 1.1-7, was developed on Debian GNU / Linux
> 3.1 Sarge. The next version 2.0 is upcoming. At April 2008, the Beta
> 10-8 version is available for download. The new features over previous
> stable version are:
> * Based on Debian GNU / Linux 4.0 Etch operating system.
> * Gnome graphical desktop environment
> * Very simplified instalation process
> * MediaWiki
> * The "menu_telecentro" script, with options to create boot
> diskettes, enable and configure remote terminals (video, mouse,
> swap configurations and reconfigurations), modify MySQL
> (1)people with physical disabilities.