Camara and the Ubuntu-ie community
rory at technomancy.org
Mon Feb 25 10:50:49 GMT 2008
I'm sending this to the camara linux list, various camara people and the
ubuntu ireland list, so some introductions are in order.
Ubuntu has various 'locos' (local communities) "to help groups of Ubuntu
fans and enthusiasts work together in regional teams to help advocate,
promote, translate, develop and otherwise improve Ubuntu"
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams>. The Irish one is ubuntu-ie.
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam> It is starting to get active. There
was a meeting on IRC last night and I talked about Camara.
Camara is an Irish charity that accepts second hand computers, cleans
them up, installs Edubuntu on them and ships them to schools in Africa.
Every year volunteers go out to African schools to teach African
teachers computer literacy. It has a workshop in Dublin and Belfast.
Camara is growing fast and needs help. There's things everyone can do,
such as donating PCs, money, time in the workshop or volunteering to
teach over the summer. If you are good at computers and linux your
skills are also valulable.
Camara uses a custom version of Edubuntu on all it's computers,
Camarabuntu. It's basically just an automated installer that includes
some extra software. We have a git repository for all these scripts at
<http://repo.or.cz/w/camarabuntu.git>, some details are on my blog at
Camara people, get involved with the Irish Ubuntu community!
Ubuntu people, get involved with the Camara community!
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams> The Ubuntu LoCo teams
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam> Irish Ubuntu Team
<http://repo.or.cz/w/camarabuntu.git> Camarabuntu code
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam/IRCMeetings/2008-02-24> Last night's
ubuntu-ie IRC meeting
All the best,
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