hey guys!

Hilton Theunissen hilton at inkululeko.co.za
Fri Apr 25 10:40:49 BST 2008

Hi Kalpesh

I use to work at the Shuttleworth Foundation on the tuXlabs program 
(still doing it through) If you want to make contact with father of the 
Freedom toaster and his new team - just shout

Kind regards.

Hilton Theunissen
Inkululeko Technologies
Tel: +27 11 462 9124
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E-mail: hilton at inkululeko.co.za

Kalpesh Thaker wrote:
> Good Day Fellow zim-ubuntu-ans!
> Im new to the Zimubuntu group, and would like to become an active member
> of Ubuntu Zim LoCo Team.
> A short introduction if i may, my name is kalpesh, I currently work as a 
> hosting
> sysad for yoafrica/webdev. I will be volunteering to look after our new 
> zim based
> ubuntu repository box with regards to connectivity in our yoafrica data 
> centre...
> our main goal is to keep it live 24/7...
> This repository is currently being setup by Enet Solutions... and should 
> be available
> very shortly! there are just a couple more storage issues that need 
> sorting.. ..
> Since we are preparing to launch the repository....i have had an idea 
> for sometime,
> that im hoping might be of interest to keen ubuntu members.
> On the zimbabwe team forum site, theres was a topic which discussed 
> trying to
> distribute ubuntu cd's as a free service. Some of the ideas that can up,
> were for people to send in self addressed and stamped envelopes with a 
> blank disc
> enclosed.
> I have been stewing around an idea to create our first freedom toaster 
> in zimbabwe
> for some time now.,,, if you're not sure what it is..please see 
> www.freedomtoaster.co.za <http://www.freedomtoaster.co.za/>.
> the freedom toaster is a project started by mark shuttleworth.. to help 
> distribute
> ubuntu and other open source software in an easy convenient way.
> I am very keen to get a freedom toaster in zimbabwe going. I think it 
> would be a great
> achievement in getting open source "out there". i am a very technically 
> minded person,
> and can do most of the work with regards to computer components and 
> installation.
> however, if there is anyone else who would be interested in helping out, 
> you are most
> welcome to join in. We will need various people to do various things... 
> from marketing..
> to painting.. to finding sponsors... to sourcing a location for it... to 
> donating equipment..
> to finding people to donate... to advertising.. (so we can be in the 
> ubuntu culture spotlight)
> ..so if you are interested.. and can help in any way possible.. please 
> do get in contact.
> At the moment, alot of people are tied down by various work and economic 
> issues (myself
> included) so, we're not planning to rush the construction or planning. 
> But i think a start,
> with a discussion would be great :)
> keep well... and see you all in cyberspace!

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