allAfrica: Living the Open Source Community Lifestyle

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“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

“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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