WOW! – that’s the only thing I can say right now. Sirko just send me the official link with Linuxwochen agenda and guess what? I will give the opening talk!!! I srsly can’t express how happy (and super nervous) this new makes me feel, but is a challenge I’m ready to take!!
Is not only a challenge because of language and culture, but also will be a challenge because is not an easy to topic to talk about. I will be giving a keynote about Venezuela, and how an Entire Country Migrates To Linux. Venezuela has, like all Latin American countries, a strong interest in using free and open source software for many different purposes. That gives them more independence from big software corporations and gives them the opportunity to develop the software in their own country giving their local talents a chance to grow professionally.
So the Venezuelan governament has started its own Linux distribution, called Canaima, which is installed on most of the computers in all governmental institutions. Venezuela also has a program for equipping all schools with laptops, which were first bought in Portugal and are now produced inside the country. So the kids grow up using Linux on their computers from the age of eight.
This talk will give an overview on the migration to free and open source software in Venezuela. I really hope people enjoy and use as example all the efforts done in my country to migrate and can follow this example :)
See you in Vienna next week!!!!!!!!!
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