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From Louis Suárez-Potts <>
Subject Re: Apache community in Addis Ababa
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2016 21:48:50 GMT
We had a more or less vibrant community doing Swahilii, too—but it has, as far as I know,
also declined. It’s positive cline depended upon a few. Gone, gravity took over.

I am still in touch with some in the region. Might be feasible to re-ignite the spark, but
my guess is that it would only be really sustainable if in coordination with LibreOffice/Mozilla
and others who would benefit from the common translated strings.


> On 31 Mar 16, at 18:12, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
> Hi - 
> OpenOffice has outdated translations of Amharic and Oromoo. Updating these translations
via pootle can be done by non coders. The AOO project is ready to provide guidance as we are
for any language.
> Regards,
> Dave
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Mar 31, 2016, at 1:41 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
>> If you happen to find a vibrant Apache community in Addis, or, indeed,
>> any passion for open source in general, I would really like to see a few
>> blog posts come out of that. I guess you know of my interest in Africa,
>> and my impression is that Microsoft has a pretty strong grip on most
>> computing across Africa. I always love to see good open source stories
>> come out of Africa, and I don't think I've ever heard any out of Ethiopia.
>> --Rich
>>> On 03/31/2016 04:27 PM, Santiago Gala wrote:
>>> Hi, I'm spending one month in Addis for a medical imaging project, and I
>>> wonder if there is people interested in Apache projects around here...
>>> I'm a long timer Apache member and, while I'm not currently deeply involved
>>> in any project, I know well the issues of community development and quite a
>>> bit of a few of the technologies in use at the Apache communities.
>>> So drop a line if you are for a cafe talk or something more formal.
>>> Regards
>>> Santiag
>> -- 
>> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
>> - @apachecon

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