Tag: open source

Open Everything in Government

I attended the Open Everything (Cape Town) event on Friday.  Apart from being a masterfully facilitated workshop and an excellent opportunity to talk to other “openly” minded folk, it also featured a great interview with Aslam Jaffee, CIO of the...

/ 26 August 2008

Open Hardware for Development

In my last post I wrote a bit about what kinds of information and communication technologies are needed by the poor.  I have also written about the importance of tinkering and tinkerable technologies as a catalyst for innovation. My previous...

/ 14 August 2008

Dabba and Village Telco: Getting to Alpha

Here is a short note on where things stand with Dabba and the Village Telco. The Shuttleworth Foundation is planning to fund the hacking/adaptation/development, to at least alpha version, of an Open Source “Village Telco” integrated suite of applications. This...

/ 29 April 2008

In Praise of Taking Things Apart

The Economic Value of Taking Things Apart In the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, Paul Romer writes: “Economic growth occurs whenever people take resources and rearrange them in ways that are more valuable. A useful metaphor for production in an economy...

/ 24 March 2008

Dabba: Open Source Components – Access Node

Dabba relies on a variety of Open Source software application to enable their network. Here is a profile of some of those applications. Wireless Access Point Every local connection starts with a wireless access point (AP) that connects phones and...

/ 20 March 2008