Archive | October, 2005

Introduction to IT developments in Macha

With this post I would like to share about what is a successful implementation of rural communications infrastructure and basic services in the rural settlement of Macha, in Zambia’s Southern Province. Constraints facing Macha Macha faces the major constraints that typify a rural settlement. Firstly, there is limited funding available. There are also inadequate access […]

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Questions, Questions

Apart from the ‘organizational aspect’ of getting a group of IT enthusiasts together, daily I face numbers of issues that might be open for discussion, research, dissemination of information, and so on. Possibly sharing some of these issues can help for the setting up of forums and the like. First of all, most of Zambia […]

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Proposals for CodeZed development

I would like to propose an IRC meeting (or perhaps a real-life meeting for those who can make it to Lusaka) at some stage soon, with the following items on the agenda. Please make comments regarding these proposals. Name of organisation Location of hosting server Website issues Mailing list issues Delegation of other responsibilities Immediate […]

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Linux/ Open Source Community

I am a Linux enthusiast who would like to see a higher Linux/OSS profile in Zambia. To that end, I have been hatching various ideas related to setting up a Linux User Group, and was surprised when I was directed to this website. I know that some attempts have been made at promoting the OSS […]

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Is there demand for customised Software in Zambia?

Our Universities and colleges are developing Programers and Software Engineers in the tune of 100 per year. The industry requirements seem to support ready made packages or proprietary software. Some of these colleges have no PCs and software and heaviliy depends on theory. For those that have, the curriculum is developed by academicians without involvement […]

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Open Source Meeting in Lusaka

We are happy to announce the next [email protected] Conference. The International Conference on Free and Open Source Software “Smooth integration of Open Source Software into existing software environments” will take place on the 18th and 19th of October 2005 in the Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia. The Registration Process for the Conference participation ends on […]

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