Zimbabwe Open Software Society (ZOSS) is a youthful volunteer group that consist of young Zimbabweans resident in the country and abroad. The main objective of the society is to help Zimbabwe take full advantage of ICT through creating a strong awareness of all the software options that are at users' disposal. ZOSS' focus is on free and open source software, simply referred to as open software. Contributions to the society are made on part-time and volunteer basis. The society is still in its infancy.
ZOSS is inspired by the fact that it has been proven that major established Open Software is more stable, secure and efficient that the commercial equivalent. Open software in this category include Linux, MySQL database, PostgreSQL database, mail server (postfix, sendmail, exim), Squid proxy server, Apache webserver which is used by more than 70% of webservers in the world, and several others.
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