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[school-discuss] Iraq LUG to open center, seeking donations

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS4530392231.html has all the details, but here's the gist of it:

Today in Baghdad, up-to-date PC hardware and software is readily available say organizers of the program, but computer books are difficult to obtain. The Freedom Technology Center and bookcrossing.com members have teamed up to host an event at the end of this month that will ship computer books to Iraq's Baghdad Linux Center.

Donations of good computer books to help foster Linux and software education in Iraq are currently being accepted at the new Mountain View, CA-based Freedom Technology Center, a new non-profit IT training facility. The center will be hosting a fundraiser and drive for books on Friday, March 26 from 9 AM PST through midnight.

One restriction on donations to Iraq includes the US export ban on cryptographic software. Because most current OS distributions contain some cryptographic software, distributions and CDs included in some texts will not be permitted.

Send 'em if you got 'em...

TJ Miller jr
OS/Network Eng. Instructor