The potentials of Open Source software for development

In this week’s video interview Werner van Staden from MeWe OpenSource talks about his work and his thoughts on current trends of the mobile market in developing countries. He explains how open source software has moved from the desktop computer to the mobile platform. As Werner puts it, “[we need to] push forward the efforts of mobile connectivity and grassroots action in africa today.” Watch the video below to find out how this movement can help to empower the poorest of the poor.

Werner van Staden currently lives in Johannesburg and works for MeWe OpenSource, which is a trading subsidiary of the social enterprise MeWe Art & Education. Both organizations do work in London and South Africa with the aim to improve the lives of children and young people in those countries.

This is the 16th interview from our MobileActive08 video podcast series, shot at the conference in Johannesburg (organized by MobileActive and sangonet).

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The potentials of Open Source software for development
was published on 10.03.2009 by Martin Tomitsch. It files under sub saharan africa
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    […] we met Werner initially last October at MobileActive08 in Johannesburg, so we interviewed him (Werner van Staden Interview) and as time goes by we formed a official partnership between MeWe Open Source, an NGO Werner is […]