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African FOSS Business Models Syllabus

Welcome to the African FOSS Business Models Syllabus wiki created by the Content Creation Community (3C group). The African FLOSS Business Models Syllabus consists of 6 modules, spread along three thematic parts. You can download and/or read all 6 modules or send comments and suggestions on any of the modules by using the forum or post to the group mailing list at coeditors@it-inwent.org

The African FLOSS Business Models Syllabus consists of three parts:
  • Part 1 - African FLOSS Business Models: This part introduces basic FLOSS concepts and provides practical case studies across the African continent. The modules in this part of the syllabus cover FLOSS concepts and principles which are African context specific and are found to be prerequisites for building a sustainable ICT business based on FLOSS. Two modules are covered in this part of the syllabus; 

      (i) Module 1: Introduction to Emerging FLOSS Business Models

      (ii) Module 2: African Business Models:  Case Studies

  • Part 2 - Knowledge and Skills for FLOSS Entrepreneurs: Businesses, big and small, FLOSS-based or companies doing business around proprietary software yearn to have a generalized knowledge of business and business principles which will help them gain a competitive advantage. Part 2 of the African FLOSS Business Models syllabus introduces innovative and cost effective tools and techniques, components of business management skills, community building and networking, and FLOSS strategies which a vital for starting and sustaining a viable FLOSS business in Africa. Three modules are covered in this part of the syllabus;

      (i) Module 3: Communicating FLOSS

      (ii) Module 4: Introduction to General Business Skills

      (iii) Module 5: FLOSS Specific Business Knowledge and Skills.

  • Part 3 - FLOSS Training as a Business: As FLOSS is becoming more and more mainstream, many businesses see FLOSS Training as a viable business. This part of the syllabus is aimed at fostering understanding of some of the requirements for becoming a FLOSS trainer, and identifying the opportunities that exist for FLOSS training as a business in African as well as a global look at Linux training worldwide. One module is covered in this part of the syllabus;
Module 6: FLOSS Training

Release News!

Module 1: Introduction to Emerging FLOSS Business Models

  • Release (1) May 30, 2009 Download [PDF]
  • Release (2) July 8, 2009 Download [PDF], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (_version_03_ict_inno) July 10, 2009 Download [pdf], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (version_04_ict_inno) 30th August, 2009. Download [pdf], [odt]

Module 2: African Business Models:  Case Studies Module 3: Communicating FLOSS

  • Release (1) May 30, 2009 Download [PDF]
  • Release (2) July 8, 2009 Download [PDF], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (version_03_ict_inno) July 10, 2009 Download [pdf], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (version_04_ict_inno) 30th August, 2009. Download [pdf], [odt]

Module 3: Communicating FLOSS

  • Release (1) June 1st, 2009 Download [PDF]
  • Release (2) July 8, 2009 Download [PDF], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (_version 03_ict_inno) July 10, 2009 Download [pdf], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (version_04_ict_inno) 30th August, 2009. Download [pdf], [odt]
    • Release (version_05_ict_inno) 11th September, 2009. Download [pdf], [odt]

Module 4: Introduction to General Business Skills

  • Release June 1st, 2009 Download [PDF]
  • Release (2) July 8, 2009 Download [PDF], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (_version 03_ict_inno) July 10, 2009 Download [pdf], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (version_04_ict_inno) 30th August, 2009. Download [pdf], [odt]

Module 5: FLOSS Specific Business Knowledge and Skills

  • Release (1) June 2nd, 2009 Download[PDF]
  • Release (2) July 8, 2009 Download [PDF], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (_version 03_ict_inno) July 10, 2009 Download [pdf], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Release (version_04_ict_inno) 30th August, 2009. Download [pdf], [odt]

Module 6: FLOSS Training

  • Beta Release June (1) 1st, 2009 Download [PDF]
  • Beta Release (2) July 8, 2009 Download [PDF], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Stable Release (_version 03_ict_inno) July 10, 2009 Download [pdf], Summary Sheet [odt]
  • Stable Release (version_04_ict_inno) 30th August, 2009. Download [pdf], [odt]

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Announcements:

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