It should come as no surprise that Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is an international effort. The Internet provides the path to cross national borders. Worldwide, Ubuntu is the current darling of the GNU/Linux distributions, and it started with Mark Shuttleworth of South Africa.

You might want to read this FOSS document, initially intended for Asian use, which gives a very good introduction to using free. open source software in education.

Happy reading.