KSA National Open Source Technology Stack

Details of the organization
Communications and Information Technology Commission
Saudi Arabia
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
KSA National Open Source Technology Stack
To develop a unified national consensus regarding a complete and comprehensive technology stack for adopting Open Source technologies. 120 branches of technologies are covered, including operating systems, virtualization environments, middleware, databases, programming languages, development environments, publishing technologies, APIs, and much more. The available choices in the international domain are filtered via a selection criteria and then two recommendations are provided for each stack level, one primary and one alternative. The goal is not to select the very "best" at each level, but rather the "most appropriate". The goal is to provide a helping hand for early adopters as well as to reach consensus between organizations and agencies countrywide, and to provide guidance for the private sector regarding what technologies to invest in for services & support. It also strives to provide guidance to the educational sector regarding focusing training and educational plans. Finally, it assists in strategic planning at the national level regarding the investment and development opportunities. This "best practice" recommendation is then published through a unified portal in the Arabic language with additional facilities to foster and encourage not only searching, but also collaboration, discussion, feedback, location of service providers, success stories and other similar services. The first version of the report and website are planned to be launched and publicized on 30 Jan 2018. Thereafter the recommendations are planned to be updated annually.
Regional implementation
  • Asia and Pacific
Ongoing from 30/01/2018 to 31/12/2020
- King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology - Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • Programme
  • Publication
  • Guidelines
  • Tool-kit
  • Website
  • Database