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Joy of Discovery's website is produced on machines using the Ubuntu operating system, a free and open-source Linux distribution, and the type face used throughout its pages is the Ubuntu Open-Type font family, a font distributed under copyleft license, and for which no developer or user is required to pay a fee of any kind. The operating system and the type face are produced and distributed with the desire to conform to the African concept of 'Ubuntu,' here explained by the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
We thank those who created the following applications for the privilege of using them, and express our gratitude for their contributions to fostering the means for an open, affordable, unrestricted, unmonitored and fully inclusive worldwide conversation.