Yearly Archives: 2019

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Adapting IT Governance Frameworks for Free and Open Source Software policy implementation

The full title of this talk was “Adapting IT Governance Frameworks to Ensure Control and Visibility of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)”. It was given at the 3rd Government CIO Summit which took place in Cape Town, 27- 30 May 2013. In it I talked about using metrics to […]

GCIO Summit title

An ecosystem approach to FOSS policy failure in the South African government

There is no doubt that the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) policy of the South African government has been a colossal failure, yet another victim of the Zuma years. One wonders, now that we are moving beyond the Zumafication years, with massive corruption and state capture, whether our FOSS policy can be rekindled. Perhaps it could be in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), where free and open thinking could have a positive impact on our ability as a nation to claim some of the new technology developments. It need not be just software, free and open can apply to anything.