Good examples where Free Software was used in development countries

mray mail at
Sat Sep 30 16:16:49 UTC 2017

On 29.09.2017 18:18, Bjoern Schiessle wrote:
> 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

I know that FreedomBox ( has been used to connect
villages in India. Maybe ask on #freedombox about details.

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