Filipino ICT activist makes FOSS case in Africa

A Filipino activist heading a nationalist science and technology organization in the Philippines was much quoted in AllAfrica.com, as a result of his participation in the recent World Social Forum. Part of the news story reads:

There is need for African governments to embrace Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to enable internet access in schools.

Advocates of Sciences and Technology for the People (AGHAM) chairperson Dr Giovanni Tapang says schools in third world countries need to have alternative models to make internet access cheaper.

Dr Tapang said only 38 percent of schools in developing countries are connected to the internet of which less than 1 percent is African countries while developed countries have fully connected their primary and secondary schools to the internet.

For the complete story, read this.

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