Software Freedom Day is coming up on September 15. As part of the celebration the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT will be hosting a hackathon around Bungeni which is a Parliamentary and Legislative Information System. You can find more out at
Source files for the project and installation documentation can be found on http://code.google.com/p/
The fact is that all over Africa Governments are getting more IT savvy in terms of using technology to engage with citizens we need to make sure that as much as possible we put robust open source solutions out there so that we grow our capacity and our IT businesses.
So if any of you want to include looking at Bungeni as part of your SFD activities FEEL FREE!
Please find below some official blurb. More will be coming on our SFD activities shortly.
Bungeni 2.0 is a Parliamentary and Legislative Information System that aims at making Parliaments more open and accessible to citizens … virtually allowing them ” inside Parliament” or “Bungeni” the Kiswahili word for “inside Parliament”. It is a collaborative software development initiative based on open standards, AKOMA NTOSO (www.akomantoso.org) and open source applications that provides a leading solution for drafting, managing, consolidating and publishing legislative and other parliamentary documents. It is an initiative of “Africa i-Parliament Action Plan” (www.parliaments.info) a programme of UN/DESA
The collaborative effort of some open source developers has brought the project this far and the door is still open for other developers to contribute their effort to make the Bungeni project better for all. Source files for the project and installation documentation can be found on http://code.google.com/p/
Dorothy K. Gordon
Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT
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