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FOSSFA and InWEnt launching first regional course on Business and Open Source in Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, 14/07/2009 - "How can Southern African IT-businesses make money with Free and Open Source Software?“ - this one of the questions being  discussed at the regional course on "Advanced African Business Models with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)“. The two-week event started on July 13 at University  of Witwatersrand, (Wits) in Johannesburg and is the first in a series of training-of-trainer (ToT) events in Southern and East Afria.

Call for Training of Trainers published -- apply now!

Wanted: Future trainers on “Free & Open Source Business Models for
Africa” in East and Southern Africa!

    Application Deadline is May 30, 2009.

Are you interested in building a successful business in Free/Open
Source Software (FOSS), and in helping others to do the same?

Do you have a solid background in business and FOSS?

Do you have experience in training others, and/or are you part of
a training institution?

Then respond by MAY 30 to become part of an exciting training
programme on building businesses with Free/Open Source Software.

The call for participants in the Training of Trainers is now open

ict@innovation: Training of Trainers: Topics

Overview of African FOSS Business Models Training Contents

The ict@innovation Advanced African FOSS Business course is modular, hands on, and based on real-life FOSS business problems, issues and scenarios in African IT-SME. You as participants will be able to engage in practical exercises such as designing a business plan for a sample project and designing, revising and localizing training materials.

WANTED: Co-editors for materials on FOSS Business Models in Africa

Are you interested in developing training materials that make the case for exciting new business models in the area of Free and Open Source Software in Africa? Are you an African expert in the creation of training material and the teaching of business models?

Then respond to this call by *November 25* to become part of an exciting programme to build African FOSS businesses.

FOSS Certification planning group

This group is for the programme management and knowledge management of the "Certification" Pillar. Process manager is Evans Ikua, Pillar C manager. Please also see the wiki and the file section for important document and documentation such as:

- distribution list for tender on LPI trainers.


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