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Partnering For FOSS Training In Africa

As part of our strategy to help grow the FOSS skills and demand therefor in Africa, Jumping Bean has decided to offer partnering opportunities to FOSS businesses through out Africa to offer our FOSS training courses.

Call for participation FOSS Business Models training in West Africa


Future Trainers on “FOSS Business Models”
in Western Africa

Application Deadline is September 18, 2011

Importance of Linux Professionals in Developing Countries

LPI (Linux Professional institute) offers certifications on Linux distributions mainly on Fedora and Debian packages. The main target of the institution is to certify Linux professional and to make them competent in computing industry. InWent together with FOSSFA prepared LPI certification training in Strathmore University, Nairobi on November with very experienced Linux trainers from the Jumping beans (South African based Linux Solution Company). This training is continuing in South Africa and Tanzania in the near future.

Growing the FOSS Community for Fun and Profit

While responding to the blog post by Evans Ikua's from Lanet Consulting, the leading Linux consultancy in Nairobi Kenya, I started to raise a point around building community but decided to turn it into a blog post instead :)

Building FOSS User Groups

More often than not you are a FOSS business owner because you feel really passionate about the technology and community and you're not just there for the money.

Preparing for Software Freedom Day 17 Sep 2011

Just a quick blog to let all interested parties in Johannesburg and Pretoria know what we are planning for Software Freedom Day on the 17th of September this year.

Its going to be tight as we have left it rather late to organise but I am sure with community involvement we will be able to organise something :)

How to get involved in planning!

In keeping with the SFD approach we are using their wiki to plan our event. In order to accommodate both the Jozi and Pretoria communities we are planning to hold the event in Midrand, hence the wiki link below.

Technology Sustainability and Innovation through Open Source Software: PART 1

Anecdotal and empirical evidence coming from the research literature, notably surveys, continues to show that Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is impacting all aspects of ICT, ranging from supporting core ICT infrastructure to the development and deployment of e-learning, e-health, e-government, and e-commerce applications.

The TRILABS Case Study - Tanzania



Registered Name: TRILABS

Founded: ???

Staff Strength: ???

Country: Tanzania

Website: ???

“The uptake of FOSS by the market is improving every day” An Interview with Evans Ikua

Evans Ikua has been actively promoting the use of FOSS and FOSS certification in Africa. As ict@innovation's certification manager, but also as a member of  the Linux Professional Association (LPA), an organisation promoting professionalism and acceptance of FOSS, and CEO of LANet Consulting, a company that trains entrepreneurs in the use of FOSS, Evans has actively advanced the use of FOSS and FOSS certification in Kenya for a number of years.

STAM FBT Training - Kampala Uganda, May 2011.

Steven Kaweesa is a very soft spoken man, and his co-director does not live in the country. Steven runs School of Training and Management (STAM) as a Technical branch of a bigger Social Development Institute established at Nsamizi, in a remote South western part of Uganda. STAM rode the high winds when it partnered with England's NCC to issue international certifications, but over time, the steam has run low.

Enter FOSS Business Models Training.

TAKE IT OR TEACH IT: FREE Course on Business and Management Competencies in a Web 2.0 world (2nd edition) starting April 26!!!

Dear all,

I'd like to invite you, your colleagues or peers to our 2nd edition of this course!

The openED course on “Business and Management Competencies in a Web 2.0 world” will start on April 26th 2011 in its 2nd edition!


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