Free and Open Source Software in North African Universities

The project, Free and Open Source Software in North African Universities (POLLES), aims to establish a network of experts in open source software to develop information tools for use in North African universities.

Three types of tools are to be developed: software for the technological infrastructure (such as e-mail), software for administration and software for online services, especially distance education. Project partners will come from the university, government, and the private and associative sectors. Open Source in Morocco (OSIM) will play a predominant role in the design and implementation of the project. And, students will have an important place in the project, being invited to participate as part of their final assignment.

Project ID

102541

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

End Date

Monday, March 31, 2008

Duration

18 months

IDRC Officer

El Zaim, Adel

Total funding

CA$ 269,138

Country(s)

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Morocco

Project Leader

Henda Ben Ghezala

Institution

Association Scientifique de l'École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis

Institution Country

Tunisia

Project Leader

Ahmed FAHLI

Institution

Université Hassan II - Mohammadia a Casablanca

Institution Country

Morocco

Institution Website

http://www.univh2m.ac.ma

Project Leader

Fatma Linda Boumghar

Institution

Centre de développement des technologies avancées

Institution Country

Algeria

Institution Website

http://www.cdta.dz

Project Leader

Mustapha es-Salihe

Institution

Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal Inc

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.crim.ca