The Open Source Advocate Who Became Minister

Slim Amamou is one of the main figures of the Tunisian Open Source community, first arrested for his activism against the Tunisian regime during the last revolution, later appointed as Minister of Youth after the Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s fall. Issa Mahasneh asks in this blog post: “Should the Arab World need revolutions to have Open-Source-friendly ministers?”.

Hard-core Open Source advocate, member of the Pirate Party, anti-regime blogger and long-time cyber-dissident are surely not the best requisites to become a minister in an Arabic country. But the exception to the rule just came out from the post-revolution Tunisia, when the 33-year old Slim Amamou was appointed Secretary of State (Minister) for Youth and Sport.

Read more at Jordan Open Source Association

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