Mitigating the Financial Crisis with Open Source Applications

17 November 2009 - A Workshop on Internet Governance for Development in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Agenda

The workshop aims to create awareness on open source
application/technology and how this can be used to reduce the financial burden
on an organisation’s IT infrastructure, especially with the challenges that have
been brought about by the global financial crisis.

Speakers will:

o Define open source software, its background and how it is managed;
o Bring out the difference between open source software and proprietary software; 
o Show alternate solution to proprietary software using open source. This will
cover each critical aspect of a common organization IT infrastructure. ;
o Show a cost-benefit analysis of open source software and proprietary software;
and,
o Give case studies of open source software deployments.


Currently, the speaker names are:

1) Mr. Alain P. Aina
AfriNIC
aalain@afrinic.net

2) Samer Azmy, Council Member
FOSSFA (Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa)
samer.azmy@gmail.com

3) Christian Roland - christian.roland at chala.biz
Chala (CLUB DES HOMMES ET FEMMES d'AFFAIRES DU LIBRE EN AFRIQUE
AFRICAN BUSINESSMEN AND BUSINESSWOMEN IN FOSS CLUB)