Strategic Practical Interventions:
2a - Low cost computers and open source software
This component supports the ongoing efforts of Africans seeking to identify strategies for the development of appropriate low-cost computers and open source software in order to help broaden access to information and communications in Africa. It provided support to the Idlelo conference, the development of a guide on the set up and operation of a low cost computer production centre, an open source software policy toolkit, support to a Solo computer project and a study on the total cost of ownership of low cost PCs.
The component team includes bridges.org, UWC, Fantsuam Foundation and Open Research.
- "How to set up and operate a successful computer refurbishment centre in Africa: A Planning and Management Guide" by bridges.org. Read Report and Annexes
- Report from the Idlelo conference from January 11-12, 2004. Read the full report
- CATIA inception phase report on research and consultations on strategies for development of appropriate low-cost computers (LCC) and open-source software platforms and applications (OSS). Read the full report
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