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Watch the new ict@innovation video: FOSS Stories told at Idlelo

More and more success stories of people making a business with FOSS in Africa are emerging. We have put together a little video of the FOSS stories captured by ict@innovation at this years Fourth African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons, Idelo 4.

Celebrating Software Freedom Day 2010 - Sharing FOSS Stories

Software Freedom Day is a yearly celebration for Software Freedom! Every year there are thousands teams organizing Software Freedom Day in different countries and cities.This year, you can check the interactive map on the SFD-website to see if there's a team in your country.

“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:

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.

Incubating a Business Incubator

On 23 October 2009, I visited a Business incubation programme located at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. This was during my visit to Maputo for the Inwent sponsored ToT on African FOSS Business Model. The visit, curtsey of the University, was to show the ToT team what the university was doing to support FOSS related innovative business.

Half Time – First Feedback from the FOSS Business Trainings

The trainings for African FOSS Business Models, a major part of the ict@innovation programme, are currently being conducted in southern and eastern Africa – this summer first trainings took place in South Africa and Uganda. One of the participants of the Uganda training, Isaac Kigen, described the training as an important opportunity: "The training comes at a time when the world is embracing free and open source software and Africa should not be left behind. I think the objectives of the training are being more than met.

Content Creation Workshop

workshop.pic.01.jpgOn March 10-12, 2009, more than 20 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for the ict@innovation Content Creation Workshop. Hosted at Strathmore University, the group of experts came together for three days of intense work on training materials on the subject of African FOSS business models.

Content Creation Workshop

workshop.pic.01.jpgOn March 10-12, 2009, more than 20 people gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for the ict@innovation Content Creation Workshop. Hosted at Strathmore University, the group of experts came together for three days of intense work on training materials on the subject of African FOSS business models.

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