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Re: What would *you* put on a harddrive going out to Africa?



There are a few free/libre ebooks written specifically for a developing world tech market.

I've co-authored "Wireless Networking in the Developing World" (http://wndw.net/) and know the team behind "How to accelerate the Internet" (http://bwmo.net/), about bandwidth management and optimisation.

Also at http://flossmanuals.net/ there are some nice books.
Again, I co-authored "Bypassing Interent Censorship", which is hugely relevant in large parts of northern africa where the government implements national filters. Also at FLOSSManuals there are nice books on command line usage, CiviCRM, firefox etc.

Apart from that, perhaps adding frontlineSMS to the software stack is an good addition. I've had a lot of interest in that platform in my travels and trainings in Africa.


Refugees United & wire.less.dk

On 2009-11-26 10:32, Rory McCann wrote:
Hi gang,

I was chatting to a friend of mine in Kenya and he asked for another
harddrive full of ubuntu repositories. I'll do a normal apt-mirror which
should take up about 40GB.

That leaves me with some extra space. What would you put on a harddrive
going out to africa?

Are there any Free/FLOSS/CC books, documentation, screen casts, videos,
etc that I don't know about?


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