Chapter 9
FLOSS in Ethiopia

During my stay in Ethiopia I hoped to discover how the situation for FLOSS was there. Most of my time was spent on adapting DHIS, dealing with Tigray health bureau and being sick, so I didn’t get time to do real research about FLOSS. FLOSS in Ethiopia are still too small for statistical research to be interesting. The thing I learned about FLOSS in Ethiopia I learned from searching the Internet and talking to people. What I have found I will present in this chapter.

 9.1 Economic argument for FLOSS
 9.2 The TRIPS agreement
 9.3 Political support for FLOSS
 9.4 FLOSS usage
 9.5 Ethiopian FLOSS organisations
 9.6 Participation of Ethiopia in FLOSS
 9.7 Analysis of the network in Ethiopia