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DesktopLinux: Linux Tech Center Planned for Baghdad, Seeks Textbook Donations

Mar 12, 2004, 22:00 (7 Talkback[s])

"The LUG of Iraq is establishing a Linux Center in Baghdad to conduct training in all levels of Linux usage, administration, and development. With a mission to launch a Linux-based training lab and a lending library, the organization seeking global assistance in setting up the program.

"Ashraf T. Hasson, one of the founders of the Baghdad-based Linux Users Group has commented that a migration strategy is not necessary in Iraq and open source Linux can penetrate the market before users get 'locked into something else.'

"The Iraqi Linux Group is educating people in Iraq about Open Source and Linux, hosting its first seminar at AL-Nahrain University in Baghdad on the 17th of February 2004. Al-Nahrain University and Baghdad University are being tapped to host Linux training classes, according to the LUG..."

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