SchoolTool developer and hacking high priest of our project, sent an email and made a phone call to Lic. Liseth Giron, Profesora de Computacion at la Universidad Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero (UMOAR), to start a conversation about how we might work together on several projects. Douglas's chat to me afterward captures the mood of their conversation:
It turns out that Lic. Giron is already familiar with the free software movement, has Ubuntu already running at the university, and is interested in exploring ways we might work together toward community development in Chalatenango. So our collaboration with PEACE, International and UMOAR is off to a promising start!
When I first learned about the Free Software Foundation more than 15 years ago, I thought the day would come when free software would play a crucial role in movements for progressive social change. Now, watching free software sweep across progressive Latin America, it is great to be able to play a small part in the process.