[Ubuntu-ZW] Software Freedom Day

Jeff Chivheya jeffycee at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 13:17:34 UTC 2012

Good initiative Trust.I will be there for the event in Bulawayo.@ Dr
Rukanda i've discovered-in promoting open source software-that the
challenge in Zim is that people are simply unaware of the legalities
of intellectual property and also the exorbitant cost of proprietary

On 7/29/12, Dr Kuda Dube Rukanda <kudakwashe.dube at rukanda.com> wrote:
> Hi Trust,
> I would really like to be there on this important day but I am currently in
> New Zealand.
> If you can, could you also include information relating to the fact that
> ZImbabwe is now rated the worst country in the world in terms of piracy as
> per the Ninth Annual BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy
> Study<http://www.bsa.org/globalstudy>,
> (
> http://portal.bsa.org/globalpiracy2011/downloads/study_pdf/2011_BSA_Piracy_Study-Standard.pdf
> ).
> Zimbabwe is also being featured as the worst case among softwarae pirate
> countries in university textbooks such as Reynolds (2012), see
> http://www.amazon.com/Ethics-Information-Technology-George-Reynolds/dp/1111534128
> Zimbabwe can reduce the software piracy down to 0% in one year by
> immediately switching over to free and open source software. This message
> is important to disseminate on the Software Freedom Day!
> Regards
> Kuda
> On 29 July 2012 23:48, trust zifa <trustzifa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Guys
>> We are organising 2012 software freedom day to held in Bulawayo and
>> Harare
>> on 15th September, would you wanna join us? You may visit
>> www.taznet.co.zw/sfd for more, your experience from former events like
>> this is valuable. Feel free to get in touch with me.
>> Regards
>> Trust Zifa
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Jeff Chivheya

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