Tanzania 2012 SFD
This team comprises of Tanzanian individual members of Free Software and Open Source Foundation For Africa (FOSSFA) http://fossfa.net/ under leadership of FOSSFA Country Liaison Mr. Edgar Telesphory and other FLOSS well wishers. The idea came as a result of exposures to the practical benefits of FLOSS and hence an aim to use the SFD to advocacy FLOSS. Many people in Tanzania still lacks awareness, including bublic and private , SMEs etc. The government Institutions are still much interested in the proprietary software, and hence huge budget on ICT. We are looking forward to provide valid arguments about FLOSS and possible feasible solutions that it offers to the communities, Government, Public and Private Institutions, with an aim to help the country take a look at utilizing FLOSS to solve our socio-economic challenges.
Theme of this year celebration FLOSS as an alternative solution for Tanzania socio-economics challenges The event will comprises the following activities 1.Pre Event Schools / Colleges visits ( in Arusha, Dar Es Salaam , Dodoma and Zanzibar) 2.LPIC-1 /Linux Essential Booty Camp ( in Arusha, Dar Es Salaam , Dodoma and Zanzibar) 3.Keynote address 4.Paper presentation and discussions 5.FLOSS cultural events 6.Contests 7.Networking & Goodies (Gifts) 8.Series Of FLOSS Technical Training
We have two sponsors, and we still invite more to help us push the agenda forward. Zalongwa technologies http://www.zalongwa.com will sponsor trainings, and GIZ through ict@innovation project http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net have promised to provides LPIC 1 training kits. and also ICT4TD http://www.ict4td.webs.com/ which host FOSSFA Country Liaison Desk Services. National Institute Of Transport (NIT) http://www.nit.ac.tz has offered a venue for LPIC training for Dar Es Salaam city. More volunteers and sponsors are invited to support the pre-event activities and event celebration.
- Short Term Targets
1. Capacity Building in various FLOSS technologies 2. Educating the public about software freedom and Free and Open Source Software 3. Networking and Exchanging Views / Ideas 4. FLOSS solutions show-case
- Long Term Targets
1. FLOSS advocacy in schools and colleges 2. Sensitizing / Assisting FLOSS migration 3. Job creation through FLOSS Entrepreneurship opportunities 4. Campaigning for ICT / Procurement Policy Reform 5. Initiates FLOSS groups and Clubs in Schools and colleges 6. Advising schools and colleges to introduces FLOSS related studies in curricula