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Country Feature Uganda

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This month we would like to introduce you yet again to a range of interesting FOSS projects and actors - this time all from Uganda.

“Best Practices for Creating an Open Source Policy”

The article “Best Practices for Creating an Open Source Policy” gives a thorough guidline for the development of a FOSS Policy in businesses. The problem with the creation of an open source policy is explained as follows:

Country Feature - South Africa

800px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.teaser.pngAs announced this is the first in a series of Country Feature we are going to publish on the ict@innovation website. The feature highlights projects, organisations, initiatives and individuals working with FOSS.

ICT@Innovation - short news update

All over Africa information and communication technologies (ICT) are gaining increasing importance and businesses realize the need for a secure and efficient ICT infrastructure. Although many businesses still rely on proprietary software solutions, the demand for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions and support thereof is constantly on the rise. As FOSS solutions are becoming more mature and often provide the same or better functionality as their proprietary counterparts, albeit being free of licensing costs, these solutions are very attractive for the African market.

A look back on four Training of Trainers of African FOSS Business Models

From July to November four training of trainers (ToT) on "Advanced African FOSS Business Models" have been conducted in the ict@innovation  programme. Throughout the ToTs the participants and future trainers have been very motivated and eager to learn more about FOSS Business Models. The six modules of the training were very interactive and a lot of productive discussions took place.

Each ToT was held in a period of ten days in each host country, followed by a six-week online phase.

 

UNESCO OER Toolkit – Your guide to a more efficient use of Open Educational Resources

The UNESCO OER Toolkit is designed as a toolkit for developing country universities. It draws on experience from institutions around the world to describe in practical terms how universities can:
  • •.identify Open Educational Resources (OER) and share them with academics and students; 

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