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FOSS Business Workshop Day 2: Programme Objective and Activities

The summarized discussion points are added to each activity (> bullet points). == Pillar 1: African Business Models and Skills for ICT-based SMEs == == Performance Objective == ICT associations, their members, ICT-training institutions, universities as well as of other change agents of the ICT field know about regional best practices and compile examples of adapted business models and marketing-related skills in the field of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

FOSS Business Workshop Day 2: Roles in ict@innovation

* Steering InWEnt: Balthas Seibold, Petra Hagemann * Steering FOSSFA: James Wire Lunghabo * International Coordination: Andrea Goetzke, Geraldine de Bastion (newthinking communications) * African Coordinator: George Nyambuya * Advisory Board: Nnenna Nwakanma (FOSSFA), Thandikile Mbvundula (OSISA), Balthas Seibold (InWEnt), Petra Hagemann (InWEnt), John Maddog Hall (Linux Int.), Kim Tucker (Meraka Institute), Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (UNU-Merit) further African representatives TBD (from academia, business ...) * Programme Coordinators and trainers Pillar A, B, C: TBD (Tendering Process) * Strategic P

FOSS Business Planning Workshop Day 1: African FOSS Business Models

The topic of African FOSS Business Models was explored. What are good business models for FOSS in African countries? What are the experiences of participants?

FOSS Business Workshop

In several articles, we summarize the outcomes of the FOSS business planning workshop discussions (as recalled afterwards). The text was initially in a wiki format, to provide an opportunity for the community to share comments, edits, additions and further thoughts and ideas. The workshop outcomes were first published on the Wikieducator, before they were moved here to the ict@innovation portal.

Component A Scenario

A draft scenario of the ict@innovation component on African FOSS Business was published in May 2008 on the Wikieducator, to give partners and interested parties the opportunity to comment on the planning process. This is a draft scenario and plan for for the implementation of Component A – capacity building in African FOSS Business Models. The individual components are published in the following blog posts.

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