FLOSS Business Network

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  • Add your name and/or organisation to the Parties links below.
  • Browse the site and add comments, learning resources, etc.
  • Check out the FLOSS Business Regional links below and add something about your region.
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Networking Ideas and Channels

FLOSS Clusters

FLOSS Professionals Collaborating to Support Government

MasterMind Groups

Creation of Local (maximum 10 Member cells) for the purpose of self-support to establish and support local business development


  • Common shared values
  • Help each other develop sustainable businesses.
  • Profile best practices
  • Showcase the top Ten businesses
  • Creation of How to Checklists
  • Exchange ideas, collaborate, brainstorm, ... towards common goals.
  • Standing on the shoulders of giants
  • Local, Provincial, National, Global groups


  • Facilitator's Guide
  • Creation of Train the Trainer sessions
  • African Network of MasterMind Coordinators

User Needs

This area is for users to express needs - looking for help from FLOSS businesses.

FLOSSBusiness Regional Links



Investors in FLOSS businesses Links to Community Loan funds or called Peer to Peer Lending

Details on CLF

  • Examples Prospers and ZOPA

An interesting alternative model is called KIVA

Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world. By choosing a loan on Kiva, you can "sponsor a business" and help the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the entrepreneur you've sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back.

The main problem is the size of the micro-loans.