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.