June 2013

  • Free Software For a Small Country: Part Three - Spreading the Love

    By maddog on June 20, 2013

    I have been told many times by managers, government officials or educators that “we have no FOSS here”, therefore “nobody knows FOSS”. This is just not true. In every country I have visited: FOSS is there. There are people who know it and use it. Look for them. The people may be in your banks, in...

  • Free Software For a Small Country: Part Two - The Training

    By maddog on June 13, 2013

    */ The goal of this series of blogs has been to demonstrate the need for Free and Open Source Software in a developing economy. Now we will talk about how to develop that expertise in FOSS.   We may assume that the potential IT people either can or can not program using closed-source computers,...

  • Free Software For a Small Country (Part One) - The Reasoning

    By maddog on June 6, 2013

    Many times I have been asked to travel to a country to talk to them about Free Software. Sometimes it is at the request of the government of the country and other times by the citizens of the country. Recently I was contacted by a person from a small country who wanted to know if Free Software...