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Ali Shaath

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  • Country of residence : Egypt
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1967
  • Age : 54
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Ali Nabil Shaath, an Egyptian electronics and computer engineer of Palestinian origin. Founder of “Added” (Arabic Digital Expression Foundation) and one of the pioneers of free software in the Arab world, and a founding member of the Egyptian Association for Open Source Software.

He was born in Alexandria in 1967, to a Palestinian father and an Egyptian mother, and grew up in Beirut and Cairo. He was born Egyptian and his Egyptian citizenship was withdrawn from him along with his brothers and his son Nabil in 1996. He is the eldest son of Dr. Nabil Shaath, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, and the older brother of Randa Shaath, the photographer, and Ramy Shaath. He is married to Ranawa Yahya, and has three children; Nabil, Nadim, Rami.

An electronics and computer engineer, a management and training specialist, and a lover of music and poetry. Since adolescence, he participated in the development, training and management of Arabic computer camps between the years 1984 - 1994. In 2005 he participated in the establishment of the Arabic Digital Expression Camps. He also runs Reem Company to develop the local electronic industries in Egypt. Supports open content, and loves archiving. He also served as the Director of the Arabic Digital Expression Camps this year 2013.

Among his most significant accomplishments, he led a technical team to establish information infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza in 1994, which included government employee salaries, hardware and software development, and training on management transfer details. Ali and his team put the government sector on the map.

One of the issues raised and adopted by Engineer Ali Shaath, was in December 2012, against the decision of the Egyptian Council of Ministers to contract with Microsoft to purchase licenses for software for desktop computers and servers used in the government at a cost of 43 million 762 thousand and 321 US dollars, although the government can reduce These expenses amount to less than 20% of that amount if they resort to free and open source software, as there are competencies in Egypt capable of implementing government requirements while reducing the cost to the minimum possible while extending the life of devices and hardware and their operational life, with the possibility of directing the remaining funds after It is to train government employees to increase their skills.


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