a while ago, I bumped into this article. Apparently, Brazilians face breaches of their data on a regular basis (which I vaguely remember to have read multiple times before), just like citizens of many other countries in the world. Of course, such incidents happen in Europe as well, but thanks to GDPR, they can be heavily penalised by authorities, effectively enforcing companies to care about IT security and privacy. While the status quo is far from optimal in my eyes, it is significantly less worse than for most parts of the world.
Skimming through Fireinfo today, it occurred to me that there seem to be quite some installations in the field somewhere in Latin America. While none of its countries made it into the Top 10, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia are relatively close to it. Also, there have been some IPFire mirrors in Ecuador for years, so I guess somebody has heard of IPFire there as well.
IPFire is pretty Europe-centered: Most of our installations and developers are located there.
I could imagine people in Latin America (or other parts of the world outside wealthy western areas) having different needs for running IPFire, such as usually sitting behind different types or qualities of internet uplinks. Perhaps you get a super-fast fiber connection in a major city there, while rural areas will be happy if they got something like a slow, high-latency mobile connection (this basically applies to Germany as well ) - you get the idea.
Are there any users in Latin America here, who’d like to reveal themselves? If so, how do you use IPFire? What difficulties do or did you face using it?
Sorry if this appears a bit abrupt - I just realised I never really thought about it.
Thanks, and best regards,