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Feb 06, 2006, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Africa Source II (AS II) conference, an eight-day hands-on workshop aimed at building the technical skills of those working with and within non-governmental organizations (NGO) on the continent, was held in Kalangala, Uganda, last month. The focus of the conference, held on one of the most beautiful islands of Lake Victoria, was on how free and open source software (FOSS) could be integrated into the projects of NGOs. More than 130 IT professionals and NGO staff from across the region, along with field leaders from Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia, were in attendance this year.

"One of the organizers of AS II was Allen 'Gunner' Gunn, an associate for conference sponsor Tactical Technology Collective who is based in San Francisco..."

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