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[ale] Needed, will pay cash for: Portmaster 2E and Modem Rack full of Modems.

A project to bring Linux into school systems and government offices
in the most rural, remote and impoverished parts of Spain has been
underway for several years now.  They even have their own distro,
though I can't "speak" to it without being fluent in Espanol:

< http://www.linex.org/joomlaex/ >

It was my understanding, from talking with one of the project's
founding parents / engineers / evangelists at the "Open Minds"
OSS education conference last year, that they are delivering
their WAN bandwidth via a network of directional wifi relay


On 2008, Dec, 24, , at 12:33 PM, George L. Allen wrote:

> I saw an article somewhere about something akin to ressurecting UUCP,
> except with a USB-drive based 'sneakernet' based on people making  
> regular
> visits to different towns in Africa. They already had someone that  
> made a
> loop of all the villages in a certain region by motorcycle to deliver
> medicines, so they gave him a thumb drive also so the schools and  
> hospitals
> get their bi-weekly stick drop from the rest of the world.
> I know there are different store-forward based systems for HF  
> radio, but
> not sure what the rules for HF are for commercial use.
> -G
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:13:25AM -0500, Jim Kinney wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Mike Harrison  
>> <meuon at geeklabs.com> wrote:
>>>  This is going to a place aspiring to
>>> be part of the 3rd world.
>> Yowch! _Rising_ to 3rd world status is a scary situation.
>> May want to include cell phone connection. Many 3rd world places  
>> have better
>> cell than POTS connectivity.
>> -- 
>> -- 
>> James P. Kinney III
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