Il 31/12/2012 10:38, Ahmed Araby ha scritto:
Hello ambassadors,
Good morning from Egypt :)
Two days ago the government here in Egypt anunced a deal with Microsoft  , with 43M$
All opensource communities and activists in Egypt started to move and act to stop that deal or at least limit It's effect
We organized a stand (1) In front of the prime minister's office (2)(3)
Ahmed Mekkawy(4)(5) (OpenEgypt(6) member and Opensource Activist) arranged a meeting with the minister of communications in Egypt who's in charge of almost anything related to IT field in the government 
Nadeen(7) and I attended the meeting as Fedora Community Ambassadors 
There has been other communities in the meeting (Ubuntu(8), Adf(9) and others )
We've talked about many things but the results was not as expected, they are still continuing with the deal as it
But they promised there'll be a  commitment to open source in the upcoming projects, also they said there will be other meetings 
People in the street started to ask "What's opensource? why ?" , That's a great achievement for us 
As I said this is not our last move
 

1) https://www.facebook.com/events/368019856627453/
2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cARRc5XVUnM 
3) http://www.aswatmasriya.com/multimedia/micro
4) https://www.linkedin.com/in/linuxawy
5) https://twitter.com/linuxawy
6) http://www.openegypt.net/node/5926
7) https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Nspirit
8) https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EgyptTeam
9) http://arabdigitalexpression.org/

-- 
Ahmed M. Araby
(FAS : egydev)


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I am very happy to read this, be proud of what are you doing!