[Mailman-Users] Mailman: Co-operation with UNESCO

Vásárhelyi Pál p.vasarhelyi at kkt.bme.hu
Wed Oct 9 10:27:36 CEST 2002

Dear Collegue,

UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization) wishes to promote the use of freware products/free
services in the field of education in developing countries, presenting
them on its web-site in a harmonised way and obtaining royalty-free use,
when this needs specific negotiations. The Budapest University of
Technology is assisting UNESCO in this task. 

Understanding that Mailman is available as Open source, it would be
highly appreciated if you could confirm, that educational
institutions co-operating with UNESCO in developing countries will have
the right to download and eventually modify it under GPL.

Should this be possible, we would need information on the following
characteristics of the software tool:
- state of development: is there a stable version? Date of Last update?
- support available or planned, such as FAQ, demo version, user manual,
teacher guide, discussion forum,
- adaptability to local requirements, such as possibility of
personalisation, using languages else than English, availability of
counterpart to assist external users..
- Hardware and Informatics knowledge required for use
- Download possibilities, such as server-uptime.

Your kind co-operation would be a valuable contribution by your
institution and country to the development of education in countries,
where this is the crucial task to be solved in order to reduce poverty
and its consequences.

Thanks and best regards
Pal Vasarhelyi

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