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Call for participation FOSS Business Models training in West Africa

Wanted:

Future Trainers on “FOSS Business Models”
in Western Africa


Application Deadline is September 18, 2011

Importance of Linux Professionals in Developing Countries

LPI (Linux Professional institute) offers certifications on Linux distributions mainly on Fedora and Debian packages. The main target of the institution is to certify Linux professional and to make them competent in computing industry. InWent together with FOSSFA prepared LPI certification training in Strathmore University, Nairobi on November with very experienced Linux trainers from the Jumping beans (South African based Linux Solution Company). This training is continuing in South Africa and Tanzania in the near future.

With the 3rd LPI ToT workshop coming to an end, now looking forward.

We just got back home after a great two weeks in Dar es Salaam. This was the biggest class with about 27 candidates sitting for the Exams 101 and 102. There is a great interest in FOSS from TZ, extending all the way to Zanzibar. I wish I had time to visit the University of Zanzibar.

Growing the FOSS Community for Fun and Profit

While responding to the blog post by Evans Ikua's from Lanet Consulting, the leading Linux consultancy in Nairobi Kenya, I started to raise a point around building community but decided to turn it into a blog post instead :)

Building FOSS User Groups

More often than not you are a FOSS business owner because you feel really passionate about the technology and community and you're not just there for the money.

East Africa Training - Dar Es Salaam and Challenges Rolling Out Commercial Training

Well we are into the 2nd week of training for the 3rd LPI training of trainers workshop here in Dar Es Salaam.  Of the three sessions this is by the far the biggest with 25 students. As with the other classes the participants are dedicated and passionate, with a keenness to master the topics being covered that is usually missing from those who attend our usual Linux training course back in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Preparing for Software Freedom Day 17 Sep 2011

Just a quick blog to let all interested parties in Johannesburg and Pretoria know what we are planning for Software Freedom Day on the 17th of September this year.

Its going to be tight as we have left it rather late to organise but I am sure with community involvement we will be able to organise something :)

How to get involved in planning!

In keeping with the SFD approach we are using their wiki to plan our event. In order to accommodate both the Jozi and Pretoria communities we are planning to hold the event in Midrand, hence the wiki link below.

LPIC National Training in Kampala - Uganda

Greetings to the Certification Community - from Kampala, Uganda.

Africa is famous for its wildlife, and for a typical African child, its not rare when that wildlife extends as close to home as possible. So when i was growing up, it was not uncommon for my dear mother to wake us to the rare and scary sight of a snake skin-shedding session. The kind of sight that sends chills down your spine.

As a child, i kept wondering, why do these slithery serpents have to shed skin? Was it painful? Was it challenging? Alas, for an animal without limbs, how was it even possible?

3rd Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop kicks off in Dar es Salaam

The 3rd Linux Admin Training of trainers workshop kicked off at the National Institute of Training (NIT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The weather is splendid, slightly cloudy and the humidity is acceptable. This bustling port city on the shores of the Indian Ocean is the commercial capital of Tanzania, with the Government sitting at Dodoma in central Tanzania.

Gracing the opening session was Anne Breuer, the country coordinator at the GIZ East Africa office in Dar es Salaam.

Technology Sustainability and Innovation through Open Source Software: PART 1

Anecdotal and empirical evidence coming from the research literature, notably surveys, continues to show that Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is impacting all aspects of ICT, ranging from supporting core ICT infrastructure to the development and deployment of e-learning, e-health, e-government, and e-commerce applications.

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