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allAfrica: Living the Open Source Community Lifestyle

Mar 15, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Inus Gouws)

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"The broad-scale promotion of open source software and open standards within the South African public sector as well as in education and business, will have a profound impact on the way software systems are specified, designed and implemented.

"Inus Gouws, a senior information management (IM) consultant at Computer Associates (Africa), looks at the skills, disciplines and training necessary to function productively in this environment.

"Open source software has the potential to empower people in ways that proprietary software simply does not allow. This was highlighted in a discussion paper published earlier this year (2003) by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) an advisory body appointed by the minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology..."

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