Friday, July 21, 2006

Is open source technology commercially viable in Africa?

"You'll never make money in Africa if you go open source" a quote from my former boss, who is the founder of the most successful web development company in East & Central Africa.

My boss told me this when I informed him that I had been offered a job developing web application on the LAMP stack, the statement made me really think and question whether open source technologies adn their adoption have any commercial value in Africa.

A couple of interesting article/blogs on the net:

Open Source In Africa
Open source rising in Africa

Websites:
Go Open Source

This is just the first of many posts I'll be having on this topic, so watch this space...

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