FOSS Business Models

FOSS Business Training Workshop

The programme Federal University Oye-Ekiti in Partnership with ict@innovation invites applications for participating in the first Training on “Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Business” in Nigeria. This Training is designed to enable interested people, institutions and businesses to act as trainers on the subject of building a business with FOSS.

Participants will receive intensive training on FOSS Business Models in Africa, learn how ICT enterprises can use FOSS as a business, obtain necessary business skills to establish and operate a FOSS business in Africa, and acquire knowledge and skills to adopt FOSS training as a business. The main goal of the Training is to share skills and qualifications to equip Nigerian ICT companies with the knowledge needed to successfully integrate FOSS into their business.

Those who take part in the Training will be expected to give trainings on FOSS Business Models as part of their regular business and/or teaching activities.

Topics covered in the Training of Trainers:

The Training of Trainers will primarily cover the following topics:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Emerging FOSS Business Models
  • Module 2: African Business Models: Case Studies
  • Module 3: Communicating FOSS
  • Module 4: FOSS Specific Business Knowledge and Skills
  • Module 5: Introduction to General Business Skills
  • Module 6: FOSS Training

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