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Why Food for the Hungry runs Ubuntu

Feb 09, 2011, 21:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John D. Cook)

"Rick Richter is CIO of Food for the Hungry. In this interview Rick explains why his organization is moving all of its computers to Ubuntu.

"John: Tell me a little about Food for the Hungry and what you do there.

"Rick: Food for the Hungry is a Christian relief and development organization. We go in to relief situations — maybe there has been a natural disaster or war — and provide life-sustaining needs: food, shelter, whatever the need may be. For example, the recent earthquake in Haiti. But the other part of what we do is the sustained, long-term development on the community level. The idea is to work with leaders and churches to better take care of themselves rather than relying on outside organizations for support."

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