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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 community members.

"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..."

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