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Idlelo 5, The 5th African Conference on Open Source and the Digital Commons

The 5th African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons, Idlelo5, will take place at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Convention Centre in Abuja, Nigeria from 19th - 23rd March 2012. The theme of this Idlelo is "Open source Solutions for Achieving Millenium Development Goals.

ICT@innovation will be taking part and will be participating in several activities under the Networking and International Exchange Pillar.

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.

Lessons from Idleo4

In my wildest dreams, I never thought that I would ever get to sit down with Jon ¨maddog¨ Hall over breakfast and discuss open source. This happened during the just concluded Idelo4 conference in Accra, Ghana. I was totally blown away by his humility, taking into consideration that he is one of the foremost open source evangelists in the world. I got to discuss many issues with him and his presentations at the conference were extremely inspiring. In terms of the Idlelo being a time and place for the open source community to refresh and refuel, this one was way up there.

Training book on FOSS business models launched at Idlelo 4

Medaase to everyone who has put there thought and energy into the training materials!The Idlelo Gala Dinner last night was the perfect location to launch the training handbook: “ict@innovation : Free your IT Business in Africa! ” in a befittingly festive atmosphere. The training guide compiles all the advanced training materials on African Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) business models for small and medium enterprisers in the IT-industry.

Successful Idlelo Start

The first day of sessions at this years Idlelo has evoked some interesting discussions. Different country perspectives are being shared from all over the African continent and even from Brazil. The day began with a welcoming of the IT Minister and the organisers. ict@innovation is represented by a booth and a number of sessions.

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

Idlelo 4 Conference 2010 - Accra, Ghana

Idlelo 4 Conference 2010 - Accra, Ghana >Call for Papers and Presentations: deadline 28 February 2010 The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) is hosting its fourth biennial conference Idlelo 4, 17 – 21 May, in Accra, Ghana. The purpose of Idlelo 4 is to discuss new issues, problems and innovative solutions which are shaping FOSS and related technologies on the African continent.

Celebrating Software Freedom Day 2009 by Promoting International Networking

This year, to celebrate SFD, InWEnt hosted a virtual event to connect its programme partners in Asia and Africa working to promote FOSS.

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