How open source software builds strong roots for better governance
Apr 06, 2015, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson)
Open data and going digital are subjects high on the international agenda for global development, particularly when it comes to financing improved services and infrastructure for the poorest people in the world. Young people from Laos to Lagos aspire to become software developers, and smartphones are set to put unprecedented computing power into every corner of the earth. But the paradox is that many governments still only have rudimentary information technology infrastructure and often can't find trained and skilled staff to design and run it.