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Re: Arabic distro

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--- Haydar <haydar at haydar dot net> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 01:33:39 +0100
> From: Haydar <haydar at haydar dot net>
> To: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
> CC: Chahine Hamila <mch at chaham dot com>,
>     Isam Bayazidi <bayazidi at accessme dot com>,
>     Mohammed Elzubeir <elzubeir at fakkir dot net>
> Subject: Re: Arabic distro
> Sorry that i am very late with answering your e-mail, this happened 
> because i was very busy with an other project and discussing the 
> arabeyes issue with the investors.
> I agree with you that arabeyes should have a good share of the bonuses 
> because of the good job "but not yet completed" in linux arabization, 
> but i want also to have more peoples involved in programming more needed 
> programs such as X and Sound configuration programs which are not 
> started yet, therefore i am planing to give arabeyes a good share of the 
> $12.000 as a gift of the good work they done, but not all of it if 
> everything goes good "insha2 allah".
> This distribution should also have more configuration programs than 
> other distributions, which makes it a good distribution for english, 
> dutch or French users. This will make a good name for arabic 
> programmers, and nobody will see this as a translation work only.
> I want only to make this point clear: Haydar Linux should be a full 
> arabic linux distribution, not only enabled version of linux, and as 
> someone said in the mailing list before, my grandmother should be able 
> to use linux in her own language without the need of knowing english or 
> other languages.
> Best regards,
> Haydar

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