Re: Bringing information to Africa

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 11:28:37 MDT

> I was on a crypto panel discussion the other day, and as we chatted
> afterwards I learned that the moderator, an interesting and pleasant
> guy, had recently received a windfall in the hundreds of millions of
> dollars. He is Mark Shuttleworth, the head of Thawte Communications,
> a South African crypto certificate company which was recently acquired
> by Verisign, the big US certifier.
> ...
> His plans for the money involve funding various startups and ventures
> in Africa in the hopes of improving the terrible conditions there.
> In particular he hopes that improving communications so as to make
> Internet access widespread will go a long way towards alleviating the
> ignorance and government control which has kept the continent in chains
> for so long.

A large number of fortified Freenet nodes in various jurisdictions
would go a log way...

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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