Business Day: FOSSFA Aims to Spur Open Source in Africa
Mar 22, 2003, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The formal launch of the Free Software and Open Source
Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) should help to consolidate the
efforts of programmers across the continent to deliver home-grown
solutions to ICT users, according to advocates of open source
"'By establishing the foundation, we have, in essence, created a
platform, or you may call it a `distribution system,' which will be
the hub of all action,' says Bildad Kagai, co-ordinator of the
foundation, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
"'Resources will be shared through the foundation, programmers
from all over Africa will meet through the foundation and exchange
ideas and develop solutions for Africa from within rather than from
without,' Kagai adds..."