Archive | February, 2005

Jambo OpenOffice

Jambo OpenOffice.org, the first Swahili office suite, was released at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Jambo OpenOffice.org was translated by a multinational team including Swedish and Spanish programmers, as well as linguists from the University of Dar es Salaam. Swahili is spoken by approximately 55 million people worldwide, predominantly in East African […]

It’s no tower of Babel, it’s South Africa

Originally in AsiaSource blog reposted in FNsRamblings By Frederick Noronha Countries from the South, emerging from a number of problems, can seem like a Tower of Babel. But when it comes to coping with diversity, Dwayne Bailey’s story from South Africa makes the point nicely. Free/Libre and Open Source Software can indeed offer interesting solutions […]