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- Slide 2 - Some milestones Around 2000: FOSS reached levels of maturity that made it suitable for big organisations. 2002: Experts and politicians advise that FOSS should be investigated. 2003: Survey shows little knowledge of FOSS in government. Cabinet approves first strategy. Emphasis on disseminating knowledge. 2007: Cabinet approves modified strategy. Disseminating information now complemented by research, development and implementation drives.
- Slide 3 - Government 2007 FOSS Policy Choose proprietary software only if it is significantly superior. Migrate current software to FOSS. When developing software, apply FOSS model. Apply open standards, open content. Encourage use in other sectors.
- Slide 4 - Elements of FOSS strategy Launch FOSS liaison and communication actions. Initiate FOSS research, development and implementation. Create a supportive environment for implementation.
- Slide 5 - Launch FOSS liaison and communication actions Develop and execute a supporting communications strategy. Presentations, brochures, visits. Disseminate information within Government. Newsletters, website. Consult with partners and stakeholders. Workshops, questionnaires.
- Slide 6 - Initiate FOSS research, developmentand implementation Establish and execute a supporting research programme. FOSS lab in SITA supported by 2 other labs. Initiate trial use and development. Some 20 products installed & tested. Include FOSS/Open Content utilization in short and medium-term plans. Planning guideline published.
- Slide 7 - Create a supportive environment for implementation Consolidate support capacity. Internships, partnerships Level playing fields. Procurement policy Establish and nurture a legislative environment that supports the development and use of FOSS/OC as envisaged in this policy. Envisage starting work next year Establish a global position and maintain strategic partnerships. IBSA, Malaysia
- Slide 8 - Estimate of current status 50% of departments make significant use of FOSS 80% of departments use some form of FOSS 70% say FOSS deployment will increase over next 12 months
- Slide 9 - Challenges Capacity Standards, policies, guidelines Change management
- Slide 10 - Scale of the need for free open source software (FOSS) support Institutions that need to be migrated to free open source software (FOSS) include – National government departments 43 Provincial government departments 110 Local government institutions 283 Academic institutions +/-50 Institutions listed under Public Finance Management Act 308 Thusong centres 130 Nationally these come to almost 1000 institutions with an estimated 1 - 2 million work stations spread countrywide that need support. Add to this the 28 000 schools that ultimately need to be addressed. A big support network will be needed.
- Slide 11 - Competency centres