[RULE] Liboka ya Congo presented at Fikin in Kinshasa

Ingo Lantschner ingo.lists at vum.at
Wed Jul 21 12:23:12 EEST 2004

These days Bino na Biso (BnB) presents the RULE-based "Liboke ya Congo"  
(LyC) on Fikin, the most important trade show in Kinshasa/DRC. "Liboke ya  
Congo" translates to something like "Box of Congo". This system is a Red  
Hat 9 based operating system, installed using "Slinky" from The  
RULE-Project, and therefore running on even outdated PCs with todays speed  
and the most up to date applications like Abiword 2, OpenOffice 1.1, the  
latest Acrobat Reader or Webbrowsers like Opera 7.5 and Firebird. "Liboke  
ya Congo" includes a set of Lingala-localized applications. Most of the  
work of translation and research has been done by BnB-staff in Kinshasa.  
The "Liboke ya Congo" will help to bring IT-knowledge and better means of  
communication to many people in DRC and its neighbour-countries. Also it  
can be seen as an important step in building up a self-sustainable,  
localized IT-culture.

Contactperson Kinshasa: Leon LUEMBA, libokeyacongo at yahoo.fr
Contactperson Vienna: Ingo Lantschner, ingo at vum.at

Further Information:

Screen-"shot" of the first LyC:

This text:

Bino na Biso, the Lingala expression for "You and We" is an intercultural,  
humanist cooperative based in Kinshasa/DRC. See also  

Lingala (ISO-code ln) is a language spoken alongside the Congoriver. It  
derives from Bobangi and has in-cooperated parts from Kikongo, Swaheli and  
French. Today it is getting more an more important because of the many  
famous musicians from Kongo.

DRC is the abbreviation for "Democratic Republic of Congo", the former  
"Zaire"; ISO-code CD

The RULE-Project, an open source-initiative on functional recycling of  
see also www.rule-project.org

Original home page of the RULE project: www.rule-project.org
Rule-list at rule-project.org

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