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Celebrating Software Freedom Day In Kenya

Early this month, the Kenya open source
community held the Software Freedom Day (SFD) celebrations in Kenya
at the Strathmore University. This event was organized by the Linux
Professional Association of Kenya (LPA), in partnership with the iLab
and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).
This was the second time that we were
hosting the SFD, after having done the first one in 2007.
The Software Freedom day is a concept
that was started by the Software Freedom Foundation and its aim is to

Jon "maddog" Hall to give the keynote address at the Software Freedom Day 2012 Kenya

Software Freedom Day 2012 - 1st September 2012
Open Source Developers Challenge - 31st August 2012
Strathmore University, Nairobi

Theme: “An Innovative, Open Future for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development”

The Kenya Freedom of Information Bill and Open Standards

The Peruvian Government in 2005 passed a law mandating the use of Free/Libre software in all Government agencies (bodies funded by the tax payer). I have reproduced some excerpts here below that tie in with our Freedom of Information Bill (and to a large extent the Data Protection Bill). Please note that the use of the term free is not to be confused to mean free of cost, but more about liberty, openness, open standards and access to source code.

Learning New Things @ the 7th E-Learning Africa Conference

Last month I attended the 7th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, dubbed e-Learning Africa. The conference took place in Cotonou, Benin.

PaulPaulito Offer for LPI Training Courseware has made an offer to the ict@innovation community of Linux Admin trainers for their courseware for Linux training. Every trainer who subscribes, before the 30th of June 2012, to via ict@innovation will receive a 30% reduction of the normal price when using the following code: ICT@I2012PP.

Science Hack Day, Innovation Hubs and Access to Technology

I am sitting on the 4th floor of Piedmont Plaza at 88mph attending the Science Hack Day Nairobi. As I watch the busy Ngong Road traffic on a rainy evening just opposite the Kenya Science University College, I can't help but appreciate the advances that we have made in Kenya in terms of spreading access to technology. This is just one of the many innovation hubs that we have in Nairobi besides the iHub, iLab, NaiLab, mLab and others that I may not know about. This is only my first time here, though I have been to the Brew Bistro on the first floor several times.

Idlelo5 ends in Abuja, Welcome to Nairobi for Idlelo6

We have just got back home after attending Idlelo5 in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme of the conference which was hosted by the Open Source Foundation of Nigeria (OSFON) in partnership with FOSSFA was ¨Open Source Solutions for Achieving the Millenium Development Goals¨.

Idlelo is a conference held every two years by FOSSFA. Ict@innovation has been participating on a regular basis since Idlelo3 in Senegal four years ago.

Linux Professional Institute announces “Linux Essentials” Program

“Certificate of Achievement” introduces new users and youth to Linux and Open Source Software -

Idlelo5, The 5th African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa is organizing the 5th African Conference on FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) and the Digital Commons – Idlelo 5. Under the theme “Open Source Solutions for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” the conference will be held in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria under the auspices of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. IDLELO 5 follows successful series of conferences already held in Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal and Accra, Ghana.

Idlelo5 Participation for ict@innovation Trainers

The ict@innovation programme would like to inform all ict@innovation trainers that we have opportunities for support to attend the Idlelo5 Conference in Abuja which will be taking place between 19th and 23


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