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30min: Factors Affecting Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Adoption in Nigeria


To get a better view of the current FOSS adoption in Nigeria, several factors are going to be discussed, the presentation will explores the penetration of FOSS into Nigeria and how various state and federal governments react to the use of FOSS between 1999 - 2016.

The presentation will also discuss some factors affecting the adaption of free and open source software in both academic and corporate institutions in Nigeria and also the ways and strategies in which the factors can be overcome in the country.

Significant negative factors like compatibility, lack of resources and time, lack of support, lack of research and development, employment of additional resources, on-going support and training among others contributed to lack of adoption of FOSS in Nigeria.

In the context of current limited financial resources and capacities in information technology in the country, Nigeria can examine how to better use the opportunities presented by the emergence of free and open source software (FOSS) to leapfrog into the information age and bridge the digital divide through reduced costs and less dependency on imported commercial software.


Day: 2016-09-03
Start time: 17:00
Duration: 00:30
Track: Community


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