bullet1 IDLELO2: Achieving Millenium Development Goals through Community Software

Published: 13 Feb 2006

The second IDLELO Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) was held in Nairobi, Kenya the 23rd to 25th February 2006. The conference was organized by The Free Software & Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany and the eGovernment Directorate of Kenya.

"The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) is an organization that was formed to promote the use of Open Source software in Africa. FOSSFA brings together a consortium of partners in Education, Health and Government to work towards the achievement of ICT objectives in Africa using Open Source software. The 53 member states of the Committee on Development Information (CODI), a unit of the Economic Commission for Africa endorsed FOSSFA and adopted its Action Plan in 2003. FOSSFA's secretariat is based in Nairobi Kenya."

IT +46 attended the conference and evaluated the status of FOSS in Africa.

IDLELO is a Zulu word for a common grazing ground.

Related topics:

bulletIDLELO2 Official Website

bulletFOSSFA Official Website

Posted by: Alberto Escudero Pascual