Mark Tinka ping request

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Fri Jul 13 12:17:10 UTC 2018


On 12/Jul/18 16:40, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:

> Thanks Eric as well.  Mark, my interest is less in  the data really.
>
> What I want to do is improve the use of OSS in Africa in general.  The
> data request was a response about the ClamAV usage worldwide.  I'm
> always interested in more data but in general, I see the lack of use
> of OSS in Africa as a bad sign that will put them behind more and more
> over the next few years.  I want to use some of the shining spots like
> Ghana and South Africa to leverage working with local groups to
> improve their use of OSS.  My sister in law is from Ghana so I noted
> that Accra was a big hotspot on a map for Africa and the rest of the
> map had vast portions and countries with virtually no heat.   That was
> one of my initial contact points finding out more about what was going
> on in Ghana that made it look better.
>
> I have some people who I think can help fund a conference , interest
> from the ASF, and another angle as well with financial literacy that
> I've been working on with Quicken for Teens and Elderly that I think
> will translate over to Apache Fineract and some of the financial
> sectors in Africa as well.

Just so I'm clear, are you referring to Operations Support Systems or
Open Source Software? I was assuming the latter, but when you speak of
ClamAV, I suspect the latter.

Mark.



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