EmmaDE-2 La version Stretch

9 octobre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Le Collectif Emmabuntüs est heureux d’annoncer la sortie pour le 2 octobre 2017, de la nouvelle Emmabuntüs Debian Édition 2 1.00 (32 et 64 bits) basée sur la Debian 9.1 Stretch et XFCE.

Cette distribution a été conçue pour faciliter le reconditionnement des ordinateurs donnés aux associations humanitaires, notamment, à l’origine, aux communautés Emmaüs (d’où son nom), afin de favoriser la découverte de GNU/Linux par les débutants, et de prolonger ainsi la durée de vie du matériel, et finalement de limiter le gaspillage lié à la surconsommation de matières première.

Cette mise à jour est publiée pour faciliter encore davantage le travail de reconditionnement des associations qui utilisent Emmabuntüs, et de nos amis des JerryClan de France et d’Afrique. Pour plus d’informations sur ces activités présentes et futures, vous pourrez lire notre billet de blog de rentrée, et vous reporter à cette interview qui fait le bilan de 5 années d’existence de notre collectif.

Image de la vidéo de présentation faite par le moteur de recherche alternatif et solidaire Lilo, qui finance des projets sociaux et environnementaux

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Das neue Jahr des Kollektivs Emmabuntüs und unserer Freunde hat angefangen!

29 septembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Zu Beginn dieses neuen Jahres freuen wir uns darauf, Ihnen anzukündigen, dass die alternative Suchmaschine Lilo, die die Finanzierung von Umwelt- und Sozialprojekten unterstützt, ein sehr schönes Vorstellungsvideo über unsere solidarischen Handlungen und die von unseren Freunden in Frankreich, in Afrika und auch in Nepal erstellt hat. Im Rahmen der Hilfe zur Erziehung bestehen diese Handlungen aus der Wiederverwendung von Computern dank dem GNU/Linux Betriebssystem. Dieses Video wird am 12. September 2017 veröffentlicht werden. Vielen Dank an das ganze Lilo Team !


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2017-09 Emmabuntus collective is back to work

28 septembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

The activity of our Emmabuntüs collective is restarting after the French summer vacations and this is the right time-frame to tell you that the Lilo alternative search engine, which helps financing humanitarian and environment friendly projects, just achieved a nice video clip presenting our actions, together with those of our solidarity friends, in the frame of the computer reuse and the education in France, in Africa and also in Nepal, thanks to the availability of the GNU/Linux operating system !

A big thank to the whole Lilo team for making this very nice video clip, that we will release on September 12, 2017.


Screen capture of the Lilo video :
« The LILO search engine presents EMMABUNTÜS »

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La rentrée du collectif Emmabuntüs et de nos amis !

6 septembre 2017 Commentaires fermés

Dans le cadre de la rentrée de nos activités cette année, nous sommes très heureux de vous annoncer que le moteur de recherche alternatif Lilo, qui aide au financement des projets sociaux et environnementaux, vient de réaliser une très belle vidéo de présentation de nos actions et de celles de nos amis pour la solidarité dans le cadre du réemploi informatique et de l’éducation en France, en Afrique, et aussi au Népal, grâce à l’utilisation du système d’exploitation GNU/Linux !

 Un grand merci à toute l’équipe de Lilo pour leur très belle vidéo, que nous diffuserons le 12 septembre 2017.



Vidéo de présentation des actions d’Emmabuntüs et de nos amis par Lilo

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Dynamics of the Free World in Ivory Coast

30 juin 2017 Commentaires fermés

Here we are once again, plunged into the very heart of the Ivory Coast bright youth actions.@yiyikoh, Ovillage, JerryClan of Ivory Coast, etc, are some of the sites and projects established by young and very ambitious Ivorians, with the goal – among others – to promote the free software, to create platforms aiming for solidarity and mutual support among young entrepreneurs, and to make the entire world aware of their projects.

Along the same vein, the JMSI (the French acronym for National Day for Computer Maintenance and Security) was organized in 2016, by the same dynamic young people. This National Day was created with the goal to promote new technologies, and more specifically those concerning the electronic field as well as the computer maintenance and security. The first instance of this gathering, hold last year, was a great success, with the attendance of numerous pros in the maintenance field, and computer experts who shared their experiences and visions with the audience.

Family photo with the maintenance challenge winners, during JMSI first edition.

The organizers achieved the outstanding performance to train more than one hundred young people in the computer maintenance and security field. In addition, and in support of a local school, they set-up a message server, using recycled electronic components, and running under the Emmabuntüs operating system.

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A Distro For All Seasons

1 novembre 2016 Commentaires fermés

In its September 2016 edition, the Linux Format English magazine published a long interview of our Emmabuntüs collective, conducted by their journalist Jonni Bidwell.

The paper begins with a brief history of the first voluntary actions made by Patrick at Emmaüs community of Neuilly-Plaisance, and the first traveling companions who started the Emmabuntüs collective adventure.

Next comes the definition of the three fundamental axis of our involvement are clearly explain :

  • develop a distribution easy to install on aging computers;

  • help humanitarian communities to perform these installations and then diffuse the Libre Software ideals among the newbies;

  • and doing so, dramatically reduce the amount of electronic waste on our planet.

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Une distro pour l’éternité !

31 octobre 2016 Commentaires fermés

Dans son édition de Septembre 2016 la revue anglaise Linux Format publie une longue interview du collectif Emmabuntüs conduite par leur journaliste Jonni Bidwell.

L’article débute avec un historique rapide des premières actions de Patrick bénévole à la Communauté Emmaüs de Neuilly-Plaisance, et les premiers compagnons de route qui ont démarré l’aventure du collectif Emmabuntüs.

 Puis la définition de ses trois grands axes d’engagements est clairement explicitée :

  • développer une distribution facile à installer rapidement sur de vieilles machines ;
  • aider les communautés humanitaires à faire ces installations, puis à diffuser les idéaux du logiciel libre aux débutants ;
  • et ce-faisant, réduire notablement le gaspillage électronique sur notre planète.

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Montpel’libre : the dragonfly of Liberty, from Equality to Fraternity.

24 août 2016 Commentaires fermés

Eight years spent weaving its web beyond its boundaries, disseminating ideas on computers, on technologies and on social actions, thanks to its couple of antennae; and a couple of eyes to understand the mysteries of the world around, in order to better serve it; and a couple of wings to better cover the world through accessibility and humanitarian mapping parties; three couple of legs to better grasp the transmission of the free (as in freedom) software and better cope with all the encountered difficulties : this is how is made our Dragonfly [Libellule in French] Montpel’libre

In 2008, the free software experienced an exponential growth. More and more individuals, companies and institutions adopt this idea. An increasing number of events around the free software germinates around the world with the goal of promoting the Libre Software and defend its interests. Because it must be said that things did not always look so rosy for these missionaries.

The Montpel’libre association was born December 2nd 2008 with the goal to establish – for the free software – a large freedom of usage, an equality in its utilization and the brotherhood needed to link all users together. Since then, this association is comprised of 25 active members, 65 participating members, and a galaxy of volunteers, constantly struggling to demonstrate the high value of the free software as a common good.

In addition, the association also cares about equally important topics like strong social and solidarity economy, social and digital innovation, sustainable development. Hence the great diversity of the members: novice Monpel’librists , designers, lawyers, hikers, gardeners. This diversity demonstrate that the association is not only a network of geeks and computer scientists, but a tremendous asset by itself.

The solidarity which stands out of the digital world activists in general and the members of Montpel’libre in particular, is even more visible during these last days with the unconditional support given to one of them, CELLOU DIALLO, a very active volunteer who was part of the organization team during several Montpel’libre events, and various other associations. One could see all these Libre Software advocates and proponents of the social and community grouping, huddle together – like one herd of antelopes – to defend one of them and let him free of the justice machinery and have his administrative status regularized.

The Montpel’libre team during a free software demo within the Emmaüs community of Montpellier in December 2015.
On the photo, from left to right, are : Cellou, Pascal, Quentin. In the background : Romain, Patrick (of Emmabuntüs) and François (of Multisystem). Missing in the picture : Nicolas et Cédric.

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With THOT for a 2.0 solidarity

21 août 2016 Commentaires fermés

In this world, each individual has access to Internet and is enough digital savvy to have a great influence on its social and economical environment. Each individual, fully aware of the ecological impact on our planet, generated by 60 million tons of yearly electronic waste, should be able to clean and preserve its environment. We have in this world a perfect equality between rich and poor persons, and between Digital Natives 1 and Digital Immigrants 2 in what concerns the access to the ICT 3 … May be this world will never leave the dream realm to become reality …

Actually, is our world nothing but Utopia ?

Since year 2011, the Emmabuntüs collective did set up its own GNU/Linux distribution named Emmabuntüs in order to simplify the refurbishing of aging computers, which are given to humanitarian associations. The first goal of this collective is to expand the life span of the electronic devices, and – by doing so – dramatically reduce their waste. Reminder : only 10% of the waste is recycled.

Hello, I am Emmabuntüs ! Test me out !

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The march of the YovoTogo children toward the digital age

15 août 2016 Commentaires fermés

With a population of 7.5 million inhabitants and an area of 56,785 Km2, the Togolese republic is a Western Africa country which economy is based mainly on food crops and phosphate mines. Its true wealth is the wide variety of landscapes going from arid plains to green valleys, passing through great savannas in the north of the country, planted with great baobab trees.

This is the small but great country of Emmanuel Adebayor1, where Claude Féré and his spouse Marie Paule Oré settled to continue the service project which was initiated several years ago by a missionary aunt.

If you go in the Togolese savanna area, more precisely at Bombouaka, in the Tandjouaré prefecture, you cannot miss the Saint Louis Orione Center which is hosting children with disabilities. This center was set up some 40 years ago aiming at the disable children assistance. I is formed with several buildings dedicated to the administration, the patients reeducation, the teenagers home, the postoperative accommodation, the operating theater, the orthopedic workshop, the boarding school for young and severely disabled children, carpentry and welding apprenticeship workshops, the study hall, the computer room …

After their first visit to Togo, Marie Paule and Claude were extremely moved by the harsh reality this country is facing, ands also because one of the building displayed the name and the picture of her aunt. Since the destiny is changing like a chameleon skin, it seems natural that their feet brought them back here, where their hearts were already staying.

Building displaying the name and the picture of the aunt

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