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iTWeb: UWC to Push Open Source Approach

Dec 12, 2002, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has received a grant of $50 000 (R450 000) from USAID to help it establish an open source component in its African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project.

"It is envisioned that the AVOIR project will consist of four components: open source software development and advisory services; open content education, research and development; open database development to create freely shared data; and open collaboration and project management.

"'This initiative will strengthen the utility of open source approaches across the African continent and expand the knowledge environment for Web-based learning (KEWL) course management software to its fullest utility,' says USAID's Lane Smith..."

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