Welcome to Project Cauã
Project Cauã is a Free and Open Source Software and Hardware (FOSSH) project conceived to make it possible for people to make a living as a Systems Administrator/Entrepreneur using FOSSH as the basis.
Over the past several decades computers have become more and more sophisticated, less and less expensive and more and more prevalent in our lives. Yet the people that make computers move our support further and further away from us. At the same time we have perfectly capable people who are jobless who just need to be trained to do a job well, and be given back-up help when they need it. These people may be your neighbor or your friend. Someone you know and trust, who speaks your language.
While net-books and smart phones promise low power computing for mobile use, the average home or office computer still uses hundreds of watts of power per system. Taken to its extreme, this means that we would need another power plant the size of Itaipu, one of the world's largest, to power the next 70,000,000 desktop systems, and yet another "Itaipu" to air-condition those same 70,000,000 computers.
Finally, the Digital Divide does not have to exist. For many of the poor in the world the Internet is not 500 miles away, but only fifty feet away, and if we can bridge that last fifty feet, they can use an inexpensive Internet device to access the Internet and get the information and training they need to get a new job, or to get information on health issues, or to interact with their government.
Of course all of this has to be done in a sustainable way. People will become dependent on these services. This is why it has to be done in a capitalistic, non-monopolistic manner, with millions of independent entrepreneurs each acting as their own agent, their own boss, making their own living.
Project Cauã is a project to demonstrate that this can be done, with the FOSSH community, business and government working side by side to create millions of new jobs in a time of economic crisis, yet use no government money to sustain it.
Please go to the "About Project Cauã" section to learn more about what we are doing. Feel free to register and join the site to help move Project Cauã forward.
Welcome to Project Cauã.