I somehow miss the traffic on AFRIK-IT caused by the cumulated internet and
Y2K hypes :-) Are there still experts left? I have a specific question
about the aktual usage of tools when setting up a web-server in a
francophone African setting.
We were thinking about setting up a Linux/Apache server for a small intra-
net kind of WebServer for a public service. This would have been our
standard platform in the western hemisphere.
When looking at the IT infrastructure in the capital, we had the feeling
that in the specific country (Guinea) Linux only played a minor role. I was
a little surprised, since most of the local IT-professionals I met, had
undergone training on Linux servers during their studies in African
What is your experience/estimation? Is it feasible to invest into
OpenSource servers in Africa or better go with the commercial solutions?
What are the international NGOs mainly riding on and what do you think is
tia for your advice,