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Twelfth Real-Time Linux Workshop on October 25 to 27, in Nairobi, Kenya

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October 25 to 27, 2010
Strathmore University
Faculty of Information Technology
Nairobi, Kenya

Overview

Monday, October 25, 2010

8.15 am - 9.00 am Registration

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

8.15 am - 9.00 am Registration

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

8.30 am - 9.00 am Registration
2.30 pm - 5.00 pm Panel discussion "Open Innovation in Africa", see below

Time Table

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2.30 pm - 5.00 pm Panel Discussion "Open Innovation in Africa"

2.30 pm -   2.50 pm

Introductory presentations

2.30 pm -   2.40 pm

What is Open Innovation? Carsten Emde, Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)

2.40 pm -   2.50 pm

Open Innovation at FabLab, Kamau Gachigi, Director of FabLab, Nairobi

2.50 pm -   5.00 pm

Plenary Panel Discussion

Panel members:

  • Kamau Gachigi, Director of FabLab, Nairobi
  • Alex Gakuru, Chair, ICT Consumers Association of Kenya
  • Evans Ikua, FOSS Certification Manager, ict@innovation
  • Joseph Sevilla, Senior Lecturer at Strathmore University
  • Nicholas Mc Guire, Real-Time Linux Foundation
  • Carsten Emde, Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)

Moderator: Peter Okech, Strathmore University

Rationale: Education and technological advance is widely seen as the key to improving the living quality of people around the world - especially in developing countries. The key question that is debated is what form of technology? Open Innovation - a term summing up initiatives from Open Source to Open Standards with the goal of sharing non-differentiating know-how to develop base technologies - is one option. Is this the right option for Africa? FLOSS software, like GNU/Linux are flagship initiatives that have been solidly established in the African context - Ubuntu being one of the leading distributions by now. In this panel, we want to discuss the chances and risks of Open Innovation for the development of technology in the local context both for industrial and educational/academic use.

We are inviting the participants of the Twelfth Real-Time Linux Workshop to join in and voice your thoughts on this topic that will shape the future of all of us.