Nicaragua libre

In my last post, I talked about the migration of a rural community in northern Nicaragua to Ubuntu Linux.

After a year’s hard work, one of the biggest government offices has begun to migrate their systems from proprietary software to FOSS alternatives.

There are two interesting projects that involves Ubuntu there. The first one being the digitalization of thousands of public records using Ubuntu Hardy and XSane. There are 15 computers devoted exclusively to this task.

The other project involves 12 cashier booths with Ubuntu and a custom-made software for receiving and making payments.

In addition, as a first phase of the Migration Project, about 50 desktop computers are being migrated to Ubuntu right now in different departments.

The coolest thing about all this, is that the government office asked us for help, and as a consequence, three of our team members are now full-time employees, giving Ubuntu support to their users.

It’s awesome to work in the open source community, but it totally rocks when you get paid for it!

More pictures here.

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20 pensamientos en “Nicaragua libre

  1. Zac dice:

    That’s fantastic news! A step forward for them using Ubuntu…team members now employees, amazing…custom made software….wow. Well done to everyone involved. Go Ubuntu, to the front!

  2. nasrullah dice:

    very nice your effort for the masses is great keep it on….

  3. Great news! are those CanoScan scanners? what software are you using to organize the scanned records?

  4. leogg dice:

    Yep, those are Canon CanoScan LiDE 25 scanners. The records are organized with an in-house developed software.

  5. Antorcha dice:

    Thanks Leo, for all the support and great effort you put into the community, Nicaragua needs people like you, Norman and the rest of the members, with willpower.

  6. leogg dice:

    Antorcha, thank you for all your efforts you’ve put down in this project. This couldn’t be possible without your all hard work.

  7. Phil Hughes dice:

    Very cool. I have posted links to this on both LinuxJournal.com and NicaLiving.com. Now, if you can just make it happen in Estelí I will be a happy camper.

  8. leogg dice:

    Hey Phil! Thanks for the links… and sure, Estelí is very important for us… hopefully we can do some magic over there in a near future.

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  10. alucardni dice:

    This is cool. Maybe with this first step, other goverment institution take the challenge to migrate to ubuntu. I’m doing my best in my job and hopefully soon I’ll be showing the results on my blog ;)

  11. !Felicidades! This is indeed good news.

    Next up: Felton, California (USA). Check out http://www.lindependence.net for more info. An entire estadounidense town is going Microsoft-free for at least one week.

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  16. amd-linux dice:

    Good Work, folks!

    Greetings from the Microsoft-free town of Munich, Germany!

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