Debian/Linux in Developing Nations - Challenges and Rewards

Speaker: Sicelo Mhlongo

Type: Talk (20 mins)

Room: Menzies 10

Time: Jul 07 (Thu), 16:40

FOSS software is undoubtedly the best option for developing nations, where financial resources may limit access to proprietary software. At the same time, using Debian/Linux also has its share of challenges in these settings, as there may be infrastructure issues to contend with. This talk shares the joys I have personally experienced while using Debian in Swaziland, as well as the challenges that I have faced, and also seen others face too.

Perhaps the audience may be able to suggest ways to overcome some of the issues involved, and thus get more exposure and adoption for Debian in developing countries.


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