Archive for February, 2003

SA OSS takes another step forward

February 24th, 2003 | No Comments »

Update – The South African government last week took another step forward in the drive to formalise the use of open source software. Late last week the open source policy framework, compiled by the Government IT Officers Council (Gitoc) workgroup, was submitted for approval by the director generals(DGs) before being submitted the Minister of Public [...]

African OSS foundation kicks off in Geneva

February 24th, 2003 | No Comments »

Update – Following months of preparation the Free Sotware and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) was formally launched on Friday night at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) prepcom II meeting in Geneva. At the launch secretariat member Bildad Kagai said open source solutions would drive improvements in productivity as well as quality [...]

Statement of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA)

February 24th, 2003 | 1 Comment »

Statement of the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) Preamble The potential of Open Source will improve productivity and quality of life in developing countries. The process of transformation into information societies requires the full participation of all member states. Vision Our vision is to promote sustainable, viable and cost effective software [...]

Africa prepares for open source launch in Geneva

February 21st, 2003 | No Comments »

Africa will today take centre stage in Geneva with the planned launch of an organisation aimed at promoting the use of open source software throughout the continent. The launch, as part of the World Summit on the Information Society’s Prepcom 2 meeting in Geneva is expected to take place late this afternoon. Preparations for the [...]

Linux in Education portal launched

February 21st, 2003 | No Comments »

February 19, 2003 (Reno, Nevada) The Linux In Education Portal was launched for public viewing today. Linux In Education Portal is unique in the Linux in education community because its focus is on connecting individual education professions to the specific Linux information that is useful for them. The site’s easy navigation will delight viewers with [...]

HP joins Linux chorus

February 19th, 2003 | No Comments »

HP yesterday joined the growing chorus of Linux fans saying the open source operating system already accounts for a “huge” part of company’s revenue. And Eva Beck, HP’s Linux BUsiness Manager for MIddle East, Africa and Europe, speaking during the HP Linux roadshow in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, said the company is “committed” to the [...]

'Mad Dog' Hall spreads Linux word in South Africa

February 19th, 2003 | No Comments »

“LInux puts the business choices back into your hands,” Jon “Maddog” Hall, executive director of Linux International said during the opening session of the HP Linux Roadshow in MIdrand yesterday morning. Hall, a vocal advocate of open source software, and Linux in particular, said open source software gives users the ability to make requests for [...]

Motorola dials Linux, Java

February 17th, 2003 | No Comments »

Motorola says it will start selling its first cell phone based on Linux later this year and says most of its major models will follow suit in the coming years. Motorola’s Linux-powered A760 has a colour screen and includes a digital camera, an MP3 player and video player. Perhaps most importantly, however, the phone also [...]

IBM DB2 Version 8.1 Certified on SCO Linux 4.0, Powered by UnitedLinux

February 11th, 2003 | No Comments »

IBM DB2 Version 8.1 Certified on SCO Linux 4.0, Powered by UnitedLinux Feb 10th, 19:21 UTC SCO Linux 4.0 is now certified to ensure complete capability with IBM DB2 Universal Database Version 8.1 LINDON, Utah-Feb. 10, 2002-The SCO® Group (SCO)(Nasdaq: SCOX), a leading provider of Linux and UNIX business software solutions, today announced that SCO [...]

ACCPAC series certified for Sun's Linux

February 10th, 2003 | No Comments »

ACCPAC Africa has announced that ACCPAC Advantage Series and ACCPAC Pro Series accounting applications have been certified for deployment on Sun Microsystems’ Linux-based product line, including the new x86-based entry-level server, the LX50. “Both ACCPAC Advantage Series and ACCPAC Pro Series are designed to address the accounting needs of the small and mid-size business market [...]

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