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Get involved: Looking for African software translators

July 16th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

What better way to contribute to free and open source software than to help translate applications into your home language? Anloc, the African Network for Localisation, has put out a call for language teams to do exactly this. The organisation’s Localise Software sub-project aims to finalise these teams by the end of the month with [...]

Software competition to encourage East African developers

The US State Department has thrown its weight behind an initiative to promote software development for the good of East African residents. The Apps 4 Africa contest was launched earlier this month and aims to encourage developers to produce software that will improve the quality of life for residents of this region. The contest is [...]

Free software in Africa: Striding ahead

June 14th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) recently elected a new executive which will sit for two years until the Idlelo 5 conference in 2012. Tectonic spoke to the newly elected officials about the successes of the past, new challenges and hopes for the future.

AfricanFOSS foundation looking to boost ranks

June 7th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Looking for a job and a way to promote free and open source software? The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) is looking to hire a project manager.