Stories by Rebecca Wanjiku

Africa to continue using IPv4

Africa will continue using Internet Protocol version four (IPv4) after the global supply is exhausted in coming weeks.

Open source pushed at Ghana meeting

Open-source software developers, governments and entrepreneurs are meeting in Ghana to address ways to promote innovation and develop legislation that does not favor proprietary software in procurements.

Rampant piracy affects open source in Africa

Rampant software piracy and lack of awareness of the benefits of using open-source software have contributed to the slow uptake of software services in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Trademark issues could derail new gTLDs at ICANN meeting

Trademark protection, costs and cybersecurity threats are some of the issues likely to derail the introduction of new Internet generic top-level domains, being discussed at a meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Board this week in Nairobi.

ICANN: New TLDs debate to drag on

The debate has become heated at the ICANN meeting in Seoul this week over whether new generic Top-Level Domains should be approved and whether some applicants should be allowed into the fast-track process.

Kenya Linux group challenges procurement policies

After losing out on many software tenders to the government, the Linux Professional Association (LPA) will engage the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) in Kenya over procurement rules, according to the association chairman.