Do you think programmers in Nigeria should work to create their own Linux distro?
"Whoa, a Nigeria Branded distro? That would be so cool and neat. Especially if could spawn from this very
forum. I would be much joyed to be part of such an endeavour. Resources would be required to creat and
managed such a project and lots of ideas would be flow to be implemented in the distro. Who would manage
this? i'm just curious about that aspect and IMHO its just a matter of time before its eventually done. I just hope we get to do it first :-)."
"ps. the distro ( as a matter of survival ) should be very rigid and _immune_ to damages from power outages.
probably be able to go down and come up in seconds! :-p oh, and what would be the 'mascot'? an eagle like
penguine? or a danfo bus? :-p"
Re: A Nigerian-Branded Linux Distro? (ng_linux mailing list)
"So, I was thinking, since we have some programmers in Nigeria with really extreme skills, it is possible to develop a complete Nigeria distribution of Linux and call it NaijaLinux or something like that. This will be an extensively collaborative project and will involve a lot of people; University students, professors, professional programmers etc."
Indigenous OpenSource; A Nigerian Linux Distribution? (Femi Olubosi, IT consultant)
Personally, I feel that it's not necessary for us to have our own Linux distribution, unless we have some technical improvements to contribute, because open source software belongs to the whole world. The Redhat and Debian distributions of Linux belong to Nigerians as much as they belong to Americans or Europeans, because they are free for all of us to use. Right or wrong?