Wednesday, May 24, 2006

African localisation wins at Stockholm

A little-known African localisation projected called KiLinux, which translated open source office suite into Swahili, scooped an award under the Education category.

The annual Stockholm Challenge rewards ICT projects that accelerate the use of information technology for the benefit of citizens and communities.

Director of, Dwayne Bailey, says KiLinux's award signals a growing appreciation of the role localisation has to play in Africa. "It is very exciting for us to see localisation and open source software win such a prestigious award," says Bailey.