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Letters From South Sudan

58. Ubuntu: Culture or Computer


In 2004, South African business man, Mark Shuttelworth, released a computer operating system which he called, ‘Ubuntu’. It is distributed by his UK-based company, Canonical Limited, as free and open source software. Canonical creates revenue by selling technical support and services for Ubuntu, while the operating system itself is offered free. The word, ‘Ubuntu’, has its origin in the Bantu ...

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