[Ambassadors] News from Egypt :)

Caterpillar caterpillar86 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 09:42:46 UTC 2012


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)
>
>
> --
> ambassadors mailing list
> ambassadors at lists.fedoraproject.org
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ambassadors
I am very happy to read this, be proud of what are you doing!
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/attachments/20121231/bff858ff/attachment.html>


More information about the ambassadors mailing list