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What's up with FOSS in Kenya?
Kenya has yet to develop a government policy on free and open source software (FOSS), and experts say that FOSS needs a leg up to be on a level playing field with proprietary software in that country. CHAKULA
spoke to Evans Ikua, chairman of the Linux Professional Association of Kenya.
'Media needs to report ICTs better'
It is time that the media in South Africa come to understand the ICT landscape, and develop the skills and attitudes to be able to report accurately and provide deeper analysis than the superficial view we are seeing at present, argues open source advocate Derek Keats. Keats was responding to a newspaper report on the recent Idlelo conference held in Dakar.
Kenya: Innovating the future
In the republic of innovation, life is unfair. A relatively small number of places — all in wealthy countries or in China and India — create nearly every important technological advance. Consider Wilfred Mworia, a 22-year-old engineering student and freelance code writer in Nairobi, Kenya. In the four weeks leading up to Apple’s much-anticipated release of a new iPhone on July 11, Mworia created an application for the phone that shows where events in Nairobi are happening and allows people to add details about them.
Work together, minister tells software vendors
"I would like to appeal to vendors to listen to the demands of consumers as well as Free Software developers. Please work together to produce interoperable document standards. The proliferation of multiple standards in this space is confusing and costly..." The full text of the address by South Africa's minister of public service and administration, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, at the third Idlelo open source conference in Dakar.