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Re: [vox] Dixon Public Library Kiosk



Heh - despite all the good jokes in this thread there are some interesting thoughts. I have several friends in Dixon and some family. The town is at least 70% Spanish speaking. If the kiosk is to be built, it should have both Spanish and English interfaces. And, as one little answer to the question she asked for her Spanish speaking users try: http://www.unixmexico.org I am a member http://www.cofradia.org http://www.red-libre.org http://www.linux.org.mx http://www.bsdcoders.org There are more - these are just some of the currently active ones. The reason to bring this up is in Mexico, open source is still pushing hard to gain a foothold. The president of Mexico uses it for his own website and is active in pushing the idea but the companies are stuck on the idea that if it isn't from a big US or global brand, it probably isn't any good. UNAM - one of the major universities in Mexico is active in advocating open source and most of the members of these organizations are grads or students. It is something to support among young Latinos. I have tried to help many with Windows based computers that they have purchased at great personal expense to communicate with their families and often cannot get to operate well because there is little available to them in Spanish. The organizations above represent a resource that can fill these gaps pretty well. Mike On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 06:50:06AM -0700, Richard Crawford wrote:

"Unix, eh?" she sniffed disdainfully.  "No one uses Unix!"

Oy. Where to begin with how wrong that is!!!?

-bill!

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