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On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 01:51:08AM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:

> Hi Fafa,
> I was just looking at the UNDP web site. Most of the things mention get
> internet infrastructure out to the hinterlands. Nothing about what
> software or hardware they intend to use. There are two ways to approach
> problems: top-down and bottom-up. I think opensource is more bottom-up.
> And there are already initiatives that are being taken regardless of the
> UN. The main efforts are around getting FLOSS capable of being used in
> every language. This is still not a finished project. UTF-8 and Gnome
> are on their way! There are project like arabeyes.org that are working
> on arabic. There is the govenment initiatve in Brazil (with help from
> Debian). And of course, Ubuntu who I think is working of this in a major
> way.
> Cheers,
> kev
> -- 

Well, this is the first message in this thread that suggested
to me that the phrase "OPEN SOURCE MASTERPLANS"
might actually have a rational meaning!

-- hendrik

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