SABCnews: Shuttleworth in Open Source Drive
Mar 26, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tracy Burrows)
"IT entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth's Shuttleworth Foundation has
opened the first of three open source learning centres in the
Western Cape. The centre, at the Nooitgedacht Primary School in
Bishop Lavis, takes computer access to nearly 1 000 children for
the first time.
"In addition to R50 000 spent on this computer lab, R150 000 has
also been invested in the establishment of the Shuttleworth Linux
Computer Bank initiative, which will enhance computer access for
"Nooitgedacht was provided with 22 computers, network equipment
and infrastructure, as well as temporary funding for the Linux
server. The Shuttleworth Foundation also provided the technical
expertise for the completion of the project..."