FOSS in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities

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Anas' presentation at the First Workshop on Free and Open Source Software Technologies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (24-26 April 2010)

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FOSS in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities

  1. 1. Free and Open Source Technologies in the Arab Region<br />Challenges and Opportunities<br />
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  4. 4. 4,910 Contributors<br />Source: Linux Foundation, 2009<br />
  5. 5. 11,560,971 lines of code<br />Source: Linux Foundation, 2009<br />
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  7. 7. 11 AUGUST 1999<br />
  8. 8. $14<br />
  9. 9. $52.06<br />
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  14. 14. 641 million $<br />will be spent on software in Saudi Arabia in 2010<br />Source: http://blogs.muxlim.com/m2ab/saudi-aarabia-the-biggest-it-market-in-me-forecast-value-of-us37/<br />
  15. 15. 307<br />million<br />
  16. 16. 338<br />million<br />
  17. 17. Challenges<br />
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  19. 19. Internet<br />
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  21. 21. Language<br />
  22. 22. Documentation<br />
  23. 23. Capacity<br />Building<br />
  24. 24. Enabling Environment<br />
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  27. 27. “<br />23% of smartphone market to be Linux-powered by 2013<br />”<br />Source: arstechnica.com<br />
  28. 28. Open Source Biotechnology<br />
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  30. 30. Thank you<br />

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