The Venezuelan Ministry of Education is taking Free and Open Source Software to every corner of the Country

The Venezuelan Ministry of Education is planning to take Free and Open Source Software to every public school in the country. Last week, the Venezuelan President inaugurated a CBIT (Bolivarian Centre of Information Technology) in a High school located in Caracas (Venezuela’s Capital City). The video of the event is available here. A CBIT is a computer centre using Free and Open Source Software runing on Linux that is available for students during the day and for the general public at night. This week, 227 CBIT’s will be inaugurated all over the Country taking the total number of CBIT’s in Venezuela to 664. The Ministry of Education is planing to take the number of CBIT’s to 1000 by the end of this year.

As a clarification note: about 150 CBIT’s that were inaugurated 3 years ago still run on Windows. The Ministry of Education is planing to migrate those CBIT’s to free and Open Source Software by next year.

Lino

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