Jumping Bean


Jumping Bean is an boutique open source solutions integration and training company providing software engineering, open source support and skills development services to customers around the world. Part science lab and part artists studio Jumping Bean is the Justice Leaque of Open Source.  Found in 2001 Jumping Bean has traveled a long road with Open Source from an obscure and misunderstood approach to producing better quality, more robust and secure system to the domination of the technology world! If you got a problem, that no-one else can solve and if you can find them, perhaps you too can hire the J-Team.




Founded in 2002, LSD Information Technology is a young, dynamic Linux and Open Source consulting firm based in Gauteng. With offices around the country.

As IT Ninjas, we want to impact the world by doing IT differently 🙂

It is for this reason that we go out of our way to open our clients’ worlds by offering a wide choice of open source vendor-neutral solutions that provide a superior and technologically-advanced model for collaboration and working.

We pride ourselves on our “funnalism” – our ability to fuse having fun with being professional. In addition, there’s no charge for awesomeness, so you can always rest assured of amazing service, followed up by incredible quality & on-time delivery.

In order to be seen as an employer of choice, we put time, effort & energy into our culture, so that we attract the rock stars of the open source world – people who are committed, excited and passionate about open source, and have been for their entire lives.

We are committed to giving back to the communities that have supported us, and work hard to be an active part of building a stable and professional open source community in South Africa.

LSD Information Technology holds a Level 2 BBBEE status.



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In the 80’s we had the hair – and the hairbands that kept those wild locks from our sweaty brows. There was the WWF and a love for the melodramatic Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior; the All American wholesome family sitcom, Madonna, the Brat Pack of pretty boys – and there was music. In South Africa it was quite a different world – we were sanctioned, and still we had Riaan Cruywagen, Huisgenoot and the SAUK. We were isolated in the world of sport, arts and the many other things. It was in 1995 that a band of university students, that stood out from the norm, discovered the freedom of Linux and the principles of Open Source Software.
Since then, Obsidian Systems is proud of our heritage but equate our longevity and success to looking forward. We understand the importance of Linux as a foundation for great architecture and also embrace the future of how technology is changing the way people access, use, collaborate and manage their data and information.
Together with our partners, vendors and employees we strive to build mutually beneficial relationships in our every endeavour. When we look back to 2015 in 20 years, we will remember in fondness the journey, and be in awe of how far we have come together as an Open Source community.