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Simtandile Dlepuma

I think the scope of this forum should span beyond government. We need to have conversation with the overall industry players. We need to build a strong FOSS platform in this country. As a result we need to identify all the key stakeholders that can play a crucial role in this strategy. We need private sector to support the strategy, provide skills, and training. We need government to support the strategy. We therefore need to foster public private partnership towards the achievement of FOSS for the country. We therefore need to invite private companies to use OSS to compete with proprietary software.

We need to be aware that proprietary software vendors played a big role in fighting against OSS. We need Private sector to fight with us against the proprietary. For me that is how I think we can win this battle.