Uganda will host the 7th African Conference on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Digital Commons (IDLELO 7) in August 2016.
Open source software is software whose source code is available for modification or enhancement by anyone according to online definitions. Speaking at a recent engagement James Saaka, The IT authority (NITA-U) executive director said: “the adoption of FOSS in Uganda stands to offer solid economic and developmental benefits such as localization offering opportunities for customizing applications to suit the local business culture.” Saaka noted that FOSS can expand the market for Ugandan software designers who would be able to sell and produce Ugandan products not only to the local Ugandan markets but also to the overall Ugandan international clients. Read more. Source | New Times