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1 FOSS as a driver: Perspectives from the ICT development agenda Tomonari Takeuchi Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) OSS2012, Special Session FOSS4D: Edited Book S. K. Sowe, G. Parayil, and A. Sunami (Eds). Free and Open Source Software and Technology for Sustainable Development, UNU-Press Sept., Monday 10th September 2012, Hammamet, Tunisia

2 Outline 1.Introduction 2.Main theme of the chapter 3.Research methodology/analysis 4.Discussion/Conclusion 5.How this chapter contribute to the book?

3 1. Introduction Who am I? Tomonari Takeuchi IT consultant in Japan IT teacher in Ethiopia Consultant for Development Project in Emabassy of Japan in Ethiopia MSc. in ICTs for Development at University of Manchester. UK. Currently working for JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) ( This book chapter contribution is my private activity, not JICA's work.)

4 1. Introduction Who am I? Tomonari Takeuchi IT consultant in Japan IT teacher in Ethiopia Consultant for Development Project in Emabassy of Japan in Ethiopia MSc. in ICTs for Development at University of Manchester. UK. Currently working for JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) ( This book chapter contribution is my private activity, not JICA's work.)

5 Question 1 –What is a merit to use FOSS for Development? 2. Main Theme of the Chapter

6 Economic Advantage Technical Advantage Ordinary People Engineer Gov Big Company Gov Big Company ?? More Impact Less Impact 2. Main Theme of the Chapter

7 To focus a potential aspect of FOSS for development in a different way from a traditional FOSS4D advocacy Traditional FOSS4D Advocacy Economic Advantage Technical Advantage New FOSS4D Advocacy 2. Main Theme of the Chapter

8 Question 2 What is the New FOSS4D Advocacy? Answer - Not comparing to proprietary software But focus on Unique Feature of FOSS Encourage Participation

9 3. Research Methodology/Analysis International Development ICT4D Technology Participatory Approach New actors ( BOP, CSR by Companies, Individuals) Participatory Approach New actors ( BOP, CSR by Companies, Individuals) ICT4D2.0 User = Producer Web2.0 Kiva, VC4Africa, Blog, Social Media Mobile Tool to Participate Web2.0 Kiva, VC4Africa, Blog, Social Media Mobile Tool to Participate Theoretical approach from three related fields More actors More user participation More actors More user participation Participation (Merit of FOSS) Participation (Merit of FOSS) New Development Paradigm

10 CompaniesIndividualsOrdinary People Engineers System consulting P2P funding Free cloud service Programming Providing real needs/system requirement EngineersCompanies Actors in Developed Counties Actors in Developing Counties System development Engineers Translation to local language Web Based FOSS4D Project Participation as Producer Learning opportunity CSR Activity Opportunity to know BOP market

11 New Development Paradigm CompaniesIndividualsOrdinary People Engineers System consulting P2P funding Free cloud service Programming Providing real needs/system requirement EngineersCompanies Actors in Developed Counties Actors in Developing Counties System development Engineers Translation to local language Web Based FOSS4D Project Participation as Producer Learning opportunity CSR Activity Opportunity to know BOP market More Impact More Benefit More Actors More Resources/Con tributions Collaboration Work Not Only to Create Software But Good Relationship

12 Ushahidi Sahana 4. Discussion/Conclusion Good Example of Such FOSS4D Project

13 5. How this chapter contribute to the book? Approaches from Three Dimensions New Perspective of FOSS4D Wider View to Think About FOSS4D Propose the New Perspective for Future FOSS4D Wider View & A New Approach

14 Thank you

15 Any Questions and Comments?


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