Ubuntu-tz Projects

Atanas Cosmas Nkelame nkelame at udsm.ac.tz
Fri Jan 22 10:50:30 GMT 2010


I suggest that a team be formed with various responsibilities

Project Manager
Leader Developer(s)?
Developers
Translators
Graphic Designer
'Documentator'

....
....
etc


Can we use Launchpad? (https://launchpad.net).

Good to continue the Ubuntu 'spirit'

Atanas


>Hello Peter,
>Thanks for your highlights.
>Looking for what is out there was the first thing, and I got what you
>got.
>All are still work in progress, and unfortunately haven't tried one but
>googling timewather for linux got me to think of trying this.
>Thanks for mentioning French Embassy as that gives us the possible
> sponsors. Infact the reason I got to ubuntu list is that if we work as a
> group, we can convince the whole community to turn eyes to Open Source.
> That way, more sources of funds can emerge. 
>  I could get to one, two or that small number of cafe owners to adopt
> ubuntu with a timewatcher now available (One friend who is in Uk by now,
> liked ubuntu and popped with same question), but don't you think a team
> work will make a bigger impact? Hopefully, that's why we have a ubuntu
> local team..
>  
>  Best reagards
>
>
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>    1. Re:  Hello, yet another screenshot (Peter Roots)
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> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:45:39 +0300
> From: Peter Roots <peterroots at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu-tz Hello, yet another screenshot
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> Hi Donald
> Not quite sure if you mean you have some cafe software working and how do
> we
> get people to use it or if you mean what is there out there to use.
>
> a) What is out there?
>
> OutKafe works well on older Kubuntu installs but not on 8.04 or later as
> it is
> missing a dependency. It has been in use in Dodoma for some years but no
> updates have been available for some time.
>
> CafePilot looks promising (runs on java) http://cafepilot.com/
> Open Kiosk also looks worth tying
> http://openkiosk.sourceforge.net/work.html
>
> b) How do we get people using it? (if you have developed some software)
>
> Contact your nearest French Embassy and convince them to use your software
> on
> Ubuntu rather than theirs on Mandriva  in the ADEN centre cafes - ADEN
> should
> be using linux but in many cases is not, as the supplied cafe software
> does
> not always work.
> Tell the DCT ADEN centre in Dodoma where to get your software so they can
> replace OutKafe
> Talk to customers and the manager of a friendly cafe in Dar and say 'are
> you
> fed up of having your, or your customers, flash drives infected with
> viruses?'
> 'let me help solve this for you'
>
>
> On Tuesday 19 January 2010 8:29:41 pm donald wrote:
>>     Hello ubuntu team,
>>  A while ago I realized that we could port ubuntu into internet cafes. I
>>  could suggest ubuntu right away, but was pulled back by one thing. They
>>  used
>> TIMEWATCHER to control user access, and I googled but couldn't find a
>> similar application for linux. I thought I should give it a try, I got
>> it working.
>>  Can we now relieve them of having 10 computers each
>> with a label as a sign of Genuine Microsoft Windows? Instead they put
>> labels of Ubuntu logo and Tux as signs of FREEDOM?
>> The
>> features available are those I came across with, and my own as well.
>> (more suggestions most welcome).
>> 1.Restrict the for a specific time duration
>> 2.Let the user user the computer till he/she is done
>> 3.Buy
>> a multi use token to use at any member internet cafe (if u run several
>> internet cafes) or come another day to finish your time.
>> 4. Remotely controlling all clients from one central System
>>  etc.
>>
>>  Any suggestions on how this can reach them? One way is to get them to
>> use
>>  linux first. Have a good time.
>>
>>
>>
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> Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:03:52 -0800 (PST)
> From: donald <donaldmteka at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Ubuntu-tz Hello, yet another screenshot
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> ??? Hello ubuntu team,
> ?A while ago I realized that in so many
> internet cafes most of the owners just? live with Windows(just a
> computer for a customer to surf,download, print etc). I could suggest
> ubuntu right away, but was pulled back by one thing. They used
> TIMEWATCHER to control user access, and I googled but couldn't find a
> similar application for linux. I thought I should give it a try, I got
> it working.
> ?Can we now relieve them of having 10 computers each
> with a label as a sign of Genuine Microsoft Windows? Instead they put
> labels of Ubuntu logo and Tux as signs of FREEDOM?
> ?I
> implemented the application using c( for keyboard and mouse grabs using
> gtk) and Java. Most functionalities go a java way (everything should
> have been in java, but grabs in java mmh!, swing couldn't put my hands off
> c).
> The
> features available are which i came across with, and my own as well.
> (Any other feature can be incorporated, suggestions mostly welcome).
> 1.Restrict the for a specific time duration
> 2.Let the user user the computer till he/she is done
> 3.Buy
> a multi use token to use at any member internet cafe (if u run several
> internet cafes) or come another day to finish your time.
> 4. Remotely controlling all clients from one central System
> ?etc.
>
> ?Any suggestions on how this can reach them? One way is to get them to use
> linux first.
> ?Have a good time.
>
>
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