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NewsForge: Carovana X is Heading for Senegal

Feb 16, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Some hackers in Florence and other Italian cities are busy these days putting together Carovana X, an Italian-led initiative to help some Senegal communities. The members of this project are raising funds, assembling used computers, refurbishing them with Linux, and also collecting medical equipment and other first-necessity items. Besides Linux, the list already includes one ambulance and 26 hospital beds.

"In Italian, 'carovana' means caravan or convoy, and Carovana's goal is to pack everything on some trucks and drive them to Senegal. The reason for driving is to stop every now and then in European and African cities to gather more materials and participate in events like Linux install fests..."

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