Good examples where Free Software was used in development countries

Adonay Felipe Nogueira adfeno at
Wed Oct 4 21:16:04 UTC 2017

I know of GNU Health being used in various places.

I know some examples of Raspberry Pi, but we cannot run free/libre
distros on it, see

Bjoern Schiessle <schiessle at> writes:

> Hi all,
> in October I will give a talk about how Free Software can help to
> export wealth and knowledge to development country in order to empower
> them.
> For this I'm looking for some good examples. In the past there was the
> "One Laptop per Child" initiative. But I don't know how active they
> are today, didn't heard a lot about it for a long time.
> Then I remember a example where a small region wanted to have programs
> translated to their native (traditional) language but because it was a
> tiny market proprietary software vendors refused to provide translation
> so they started using GNU/Linux where they could add the translation by
> them self. I'm no longer sure about the region, I think it was
> somewhere in Spain. Does someone here remember/know it?
> Do you have any other examples where Free Software was used in
> education or economy to grow a region/country?
> Thanks!
> Björn

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- Contato:
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  GIMP, Inkscape SVG, JPG, LibreOffice (padrão ODF), OGG, OPUS, PDF
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