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

“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…”


Related Story:
Journal: Followup with the LUG Of Iraq
(Dec 18, 2003)

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