29 Oct 2014 Mushtarak sessions: Strategy
Yesterday, Mushtarak hosted a panel discussion on the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement in Egypt, and its National Strategy for FOSS adoption. The Strategy was driven by a large group of FOSS advocates. The panel consisted of Ahmed Mekkawy, Spirula’s CEO, among notable members of OpenEgypt NGO and FOSS advocates: Nagla Rizk, Sherif Al Kassass, and Ahmed Hussein.
The speakers discussed the history of FOSS community in Egypt and how a National Strategy for FOSS adoption has been driven and adopted by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT). The strategy document has been written by Nagla Rizk and her team at the AUC’s A2K4D Research Center.
Mushtarak is Egypt’s first tech hub; a space for techies and geeks from different backgrounds, and with different interests, to network and collaborate, in order to come up with innovative ways to use technology to serve society’s urgent needs and problems.