Ubuntu 6.06 in the Venezuelan National Assembly

On August 3, 2006, Ubuntu took by storm the Venezuelan National Assembly and with the help of 8 of the brightest SoLVe‘s free software activists and developers, 17 laptop computers were freed. But they were not the computers of Venezuela’s average persons. They were the computers of Members of the Venezuelan National Assembly that decided that it was a good idea to try Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) by themselves. In a time in which Venezuela is in the process of deciding whether or not to approve a Bill to give preference to Free and Open Source Software, these members of the National Assembly decided that it was time for them to start using FOSS to make an informed decision. Kudos to SoLVe that keeps working hard to promote FOSS in the best kept secret of the Caribbean (Venezuela).

For more information (in Spanish) and pictures of the event, you can have a look at Luiginos Bracci’s Blog.

Lino

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