SA partners to participate in global free software study
South Africa\’s CSIR and the University of the Western Cape have been selected as research partners for a European Union-backed global study of free and open source software. The two-year project involves 17 partners from 12 countries around the world.
The two local partners, CSIR and UWC, will jointly receive R4,8 million from the EU\’s 6th Framework Research programme for the research.
The project is known as FLOSSWorld and is the first global attempt to conduct research on Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS). Countries involved in the project include Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, India, Malaysia and South Africa.
The project is led by the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.