[GKD] Low-Cost Computers for the Developing World?

2003-10-01 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
http://h2o.law.harvard.edu/viewRotisserie.do?rotisserieId=285 Interesting question being posed by the author: Should the developing world fund research to build a low cost (read around $100) computer or invest in building IT/education upon the platform of a device such as internet-capable

Re: [GKD] RFI: Pico Hydro Power and ICT Deployments

2003-10-15 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
On 10/13/03 03:01, Venkatesh (Venky) Hariharan wrote: Has anyone on this list come across a deployment of ICT specifically meant for powering computers in rural areas? I would be interested in hearing about this. You can check Jhai Foundation's Remote IT Village Project at:

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Bringing Connectivity to Under-Served Communities

2003-10-31 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
Dear GKD Members, I got back from Kenya after serving there as a VSO [1] volunteer for a year. I was teaching IT in a womens college in a rural place called Tala. I also trained the staff on the more advanced subjects of the curriculum. First, let me talk about the state of connectivity in the

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Bringing Connectivity to Under-Served Communities

2003-11-06 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
Hello Robert and others, On 11/05/03 09:14, Robert Miller wrote: With regard to Ahmed's note and the great work he is doing by bringing Internet literacy to the students in his university in Nigeria, what if you could connect one Campus Content server to that Internet connection and locally

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Bringing Connectivity to Under-Served Communities

2003-11-14 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
On 11/10/03 18:43, Guido Sohne wrote: This is very interesting to me but raises some questions related to practical use and implementation. It basically seems that 'offline' content is being maintained in a somewhat current state by periodically syncing with upstream information. You mention

[GKD] Software Licence Fees vs. GDP Per Capita

2003-12-08 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
I came across this interesting piece by a friend of mine: http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_12/ghosh/index.html Abstract: There is a strong case for free software (also known as open source or libre software) being deployed widely in developing countries. As argued in this note, the open

Re: [GKD] Update on Cisco LDC Initiative in Uganda

2004-03-29 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
Tariq Mohammed wrote: A little over a year ago, I arrived in Uganda as United Nations Volunteer (UNV). The purpose of this message is to update ICT4D practitioners about the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Initiative, a private-public partnership between Cisco Systems, UNDP, UNV, ITU and