You are here

African FOSS Business

<i><b>This section provides news on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Business in Africa and ict@innovation programme activities in this area. All ict@innovation blog articles categorized as “FOSS Business” are aggregated here. You can subscribe to this page via RSS Feed by clicking on the icon at the bottom of this page. </i></b>

FOSS and Health Sciences??

When i said to the interview panel, that my mistake to applied for the wrong position, was in part, because i had not seen the job advert physically, i hoped, beyond hope - that i had not dug my own grave.
Day 2, and i am getting into the nitty gritty of what i believe to be East Africa's first Health Sciences University whose IT Infrastructure is 100% (well, almost) FOSS.

Very excited to be part of the team launching the first National Training of FOSS Business models in Tanzania

On the 2nd August 2010, the 1st FOSS Business National Training will kick off at the National Institute of Transport.

Congratulations to Mr Edgar Telesphory for such achievement beside all mishaps during the preparations.

University Computing Centre Ltd is happy to be included in this remarkable event and will be sending three resources to participate as co-trainers.

We will keep you posted.

Idlelo 4 conference in Accra, Ghana

The Idlelo conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons took place from May 17th – May 21st, 2010 in  Accra, Ghana. The IDLELO Conference, themed „Development with Ownership“, is a premier international forum on Free and Open Source Software in Africa and is therefore an especially important event for any ICT programme. It presents the opportunity to discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced enabling solutions able to shape new trends in FOSS and related technologies on the African continent.

How to develop a Successful Open Source Training Model

I have just been talking with Belinda Lopez, the Training Project Manager at Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu), and learned about her work on business models in the FOSS training area. Quite a good timing, since we are currently at the roll-out phase of the national trainings and as we would be delighted if trainers would manage it to implement business models that make their trainings financially sustainable in the long run!

Zambia

to be added
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

African FOSS Business Models Trainers

The following Africa-based trainers and experts have all been qualified by partaking in the ict@innovation Training-of-Trainer programme. They have acquired experience and expertise in "African FOSS Business Models for IT-SMEs" and now offer trainings and other services themselves.


Feel free to contact these persons, if you are interested in trainers and training services in the area of Open Source and business, in particular "African FOSS Business Models".

ict@innovation @ IDLELO

This years Idlelo conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons is taking place from  May 17th – May 21st, 2010 in  Accra, Ghana. The IDLELO Conference, themed „Development with Ownership“, is a premier international forum on Free and Open Source Software in Africa and is therefore an especially important event for any ICT programme. It presents the opportunity to discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced enabling solutions able to shape new trends in FOSS and related technologies on the African continent.

African Foss Business Models training at Idlelo

Idlelo pre-conference training in Accra, Ghana from 14th to 15th May 2010!

The ict@innovation program invites to participate in a Training of Trainers on “African FOSS Business Models”. The training is designed to enable interested persons, institutions and businesses to act as trainers on the subject of building a business with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).


Participants will

Trainers' Space II - about support and contributions

This is how you can get support and how you can contribute to the community

ict@innovation provides you with a number of opportunities to support you in your trainings that you might find to be of use. 

Following the FOSS community spirit we furthermore invite you to contribute to the work of the FOSS Business Models Trainers community: We invite you to add more useful information, to tell about your training experience; to connect to each other – it’s your space, thus please shape it actively with us!!!

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - African FOSS Business