Here's roundup of some open source news from opensource.com. This edition takes a look at Google embracing open document formats, the Marines going Linux, the European Commission updating its open source policy, and more!Is Google coming back to open document formats in its apps?For a company that's built on open source, Google sometimes doesn't give the open source world as much love as many people think it should. The company's support, for example, for OpenDocument has been less-than-stellar.But that could be changing, according to an article from ComputerWorld UK.
Wednesday October 1, 2014 started off like any other day but ended up as one of the most historic in Uganda's IT landscape. On this day, the National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U) and the ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) held an Information Technology Innovation and Open Source Workshop, the first of its kind under the auspices of the Government of Uganda. You may say, what the heck? Is it a big deal?
Government agencies were yesterday advised to invest and trust in local youth when it comes to developing Information Communication Technology (ICT) systems instead of relying on foreign developed software.
The Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa, speaking briefly before launching the Document Management System (DMS) that envisages to increase efficiency in the ministry, credited local talents for the great job.
The Managing Director of online hotel booking platform Jovago, Marek Zmyslowski, at the ongoing 3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum has stated that online businesses have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian economy.
A local technology startup, KodeFusion GH, has developed the first app that seeks to mitigate the effects of the power crisis, popularly called Dumsor, on Ghanaians.
The Dumsor mobile application is a flashlight application developed by KodeFusion GH, a technology startup company.
Dumsor mobile application works on cell phones with in built camera flash, running the android OS and converts the flash into a flashlight.
The app was named after the local term for power outage in Ghana which has become synonymous to every Ghanaian household.
Best Ghanaian StartUp business and West Africa’s sole adventure sports firm, BraveHearts Expeditions, did Ghana proud by winning 2nd Place in the first World StartUp Cup Business Model Competition held March 5 & 6 in Yerevan, Armenia.