World\'s first open source television programme

By   |  November 11, 2004

The South Africa-based Go Open Source campaign is filming the world\’s first television series dedicated to open source software. The 13-episode Go_Open will air on SABC 2 every Saturday at 17:30 from November 20.

The Go_Open series is sponsored by the Go Open Source campaign. Go Open Source is funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, HP, Canonical and the CSIR.

The programme will showcase success stories, interviews with top local and international free software pioneers and the latest products and news from the open source world.

\”Contrary to popular belief, open source software is not only the domain of technically skilled users, since it makes a difference in the lives of everyday people from all walks of life,\” says Mark Shuttleworth, South African Internet billionaire and investor in Go Open Source.

\”Another myth is that open source software is niche in its focus. Open source applications cover the entire spectrum of computer use, consisting of operating systems, productivity suites, web browsers, e-mail clients, Internet tools and multimedia applications,\” he says.

\”Go_Open will aim to blow these myths out of the water once and for all, using real world examples that could not have

happened in any other way than through the use of open source.\”

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