Open Source Africa – a project of HighText iBusiness

“Open Source Africa” aims to set up a multinational online platform which will allow small IT companies in Europe to enter into a business relationship with small African IT companies. It is intended to be an “open platform”, in order to make “Source Africa” accessible for IT services and outsourcing of European industry.

 

To develop knowledge and acceptance of open source software in Africa, the development and later operation will also use free and open source software (FOSS).   The first (European) target group of people inviting project tenders should therefore also be IT companies which use Open Source.

 

The target group of small IT companies is crucial to guarantee the project’s sustainability.  The portal must be able to organise not only the awarding of complete projects, but also sub-projects “micro-projects”). That increases the acceptance of the European target group by building confidence.