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Re: Open Source Portal to Aid Iraqi Researchers
Posted by: Aliya Sternstein 2006-06-13 16:25:58
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A public/private partnership to build a digital science library for Iraqis could demonstrate how open source software bridges technical and cultural divides. Several agencies, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and publishers, aided by donations from Sun Microsystems, will provide eight Iraqi institutions with servers, software and training necessary to create a locally operated open source Web portal. The project will reconnect Iraqi scientists to the worldwide research community.

Re: Open Source Portal to Aid Iraqi Researchers
Posted by: victorlamp 2006-06-13 16:30:49 In reply to: Aliya Sternstein
The arab world sorely needs to expand the resources that it can retrieve on the world wide web. This is a positive step in achieving that goal.
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