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FOSS-Ng 2010 Conference

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Bayero University Kano
Nigeria

FOSS-Ng 2010 Conference - Bayero University, Nigeria


Closed: Call for Applications for FOSS Certification Manager

The call for "FOSS Certification Manager for the project ict@innovation" has officially closed. We are happy to announce that we have received a number of very interesting applications and are currently reviewing these. We thank everyone who applied for the position!

After the review process selected candidates will be interviewed before a final choice is made and all candidates notified personally via email.

CENFOSS: First Bank in Mozambique migrated to FOSS!

CENFOSS is currently supporting SOCREMO (www.socremo.com)a micro finance bank. SOCREMO have branches trough all Mozambique (South and Center to be specific), and is the first bank in Mozambique, and perhaps in all Southern Africa, that has migrated more than 300 computers from Windows to Linux. For the project CENFOSS is using Ubuntu 8.04. The banks servers, configured by CENFOSS, run on Debian.

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.

FLOSS Regional Workshops

The Community Education Computer Society (CECS), an ICT training NGO established in 1985 in South Africa, will be conducting 2-day workshops on free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in 5 Southern African countries.

Countries and Workshop Dates
The workshops will be conducted as follows:

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.

FOSS in Kenya

Find out what is happening on Free and Open Source Software in Kenya!

This informative documentary is a collaboration project of the local Free and Open Source Software community, including advocates, users, and developers. It includes expert interviews and current information on the developments with FOSS in Kenya, including participation by Eunice Kariuki - senior Kenya ICT Board representative. Watch the open documentary here: http://www.vimeo.com/2935184 !

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