African schools Linux distribution releases community edition
DireqLearn, developers of the OpenLab Linux thin-client solution, today announced the release of a community edition of their software.
\”The Free and Open-Source Software communities gave us the tools we use. This is our gift back to them, the results of using those tools,\” says A.J. Venter, lead developer on the OpenLab project.
Venter says the OpenLab distribution is currently in use in many schools in Nigeria and Namibia and is in daily use in more than 200 schools.
The community edition is a freedownload to all interested. Add-on products and services as well as disksets are also available and can be ordered from the community site, however the download is free of cost or obligation.
The project team have also set up a community site for the project at http://direqlearn.net/olce
Venter says hte downloads section is currently being mirrored to several places, a few is up already, and more will be coming up over the course of the next few days. The system is also available on the GNUtella network, and
bittorrents are in progress.