Tag Archives: foss nigeria

Why hackathons should insist on free software.

By | September 18, 2017

Hackathons are an accepted method of giving community support to digital development projects. The community invites developers to join an event which offers an encouraging atmosphere, some useful resources, and the opportunity to work on useful projects. Most hackathons choose the projects they will support, based on stated criteria. Hackathons fit the spirit of a… Read More »

Some challenges for open source software deployment in Nigeria.

Free and Open-source Software (FOSS) is a very important aspect of technological development all over the world. And I have written on how FOSS can be of socio-economic benefit to the country and continent at large. When there is a proliferation of software solutions and frameworks that can easily and quickly deployed with no (or… Read More »

Linux and FOSS for a small business

By | January 10, 2017

The most important goal of any business is to make profit. Small businesses (or yo could call them startups) face a lot of existential challenges in Nigeria. To ensure their survival every effort is spent in identifying ways to save time and operational cost. In this post we would examine some benefits small businesses can… Read More »

The Nigerian communication commission and the freedom of the people

By | December 2, 2016

I have written previously about the importance of the internet to the development of FOSS in Nigeria. Even though the current rate of accessing the internet in the country is very expensive compared to what is obtainable in other parts of the world. Last week the Nigerian communication commission (NCC) – the regulatory agency responsible for… Read More »

Free vs. Non-free Softwares: the blurred edges.

By | September 21, 2016

The main feature that distinguishes free from non-free software is not price, but freedom. So even if you are not paying for a particular software it doesn’t mean that it is free software. To clarify this issue let get some definitions going…             Proprietary (Non-Free) Software A proprietary software is… Read More »

The Linux File System – Part 3: A forbidden tree? No!

I like the way Linux commands are designed to give you an idea of their function. The normal everyday tree around us is that living green wooden structure with green leaves on branches and most times with fruits. All these functional parts (leaves, braches, roots, etc) are arranged in such a manner to produce a… Read More »