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NASA holds open source summit

NASA, best known as the guys who invented Velcro, will be holding an Open Source Summit on March 29-30, bringing together researchers and experts in the field of open source “to discuss the challenges with the existing open source policy framework, and propose modifications that would make it easier for NASA to develop, release, and use open source software.”

Software Freedom Day 2010 in Cameroon

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SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY 2010

Organizes by PROTEGE QV, Software Freedom Day 2010 will be celebrated in Cameroon on the 18th September.

The architecture of this event is as follows:

Two conferences, the first on the theme “Challenges of implementing a free Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software / open source ERP company” and the second on the theme “Integration of OSS (Open Source So

Progressive techies declare their rights - and responsibilities

MONTEVIDEO 2 August 2010 (Kah for APCNews)

At the United States Social Forum on June 24 fifty politically progressive technologists came together for the first US Progressive Techie Congress. The Congress emerged with a statement applauded by other socially-responsible networks like the APC as “a great set of principles”.

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MEF report - LISTO – collaborative project on linguistic diversity in the Internet

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Between March 22nd and March 30th, 2010, FUNREDES and Colnodo Staff has met in Bogotá to discuss their collaboration on….

1) Virtual migration of Funredes.org server to COLNODO
2) The collaboration on the LISTO project (FLOSS program for automatic insertion of translation software into various discussion lists mechanisms)

Attached brief report describes main outcomes of the meeting and gives a brief overview of the initiatives on which FUNREDES and Colnodo are planning to collaborate.

  • Main highlights:

- The main challenge for the LISTO project is the transfer of years of experience embedded in the process of development. Decision was taken to develop a formal document for that beyond existing documentation.

- The meeting inspired a new strategic thinking on the project of FUNREDES to develop a social network 2.0 platform very centered in civil society interest and culture.

- FUNREDES offers to share their vision of the linguistic diversity thematic which is still in the infancy in our field and subsequently in APC. What will also be shared is the LISTO FLOSS program as a useful tool for APC network…

Location: 
Bogotá
Publication date: 
April 2010

Between March 22nd and March 30th, 2010, FUNREDES and Colnodo Staff has met in Bogotá to discuss their collaboration on….

1) Virtual migration of Funredes.org server to COLNODO
2) The collaboration on the LISTO project (FLOSS program for automatic insertion of translation software into various discussion lists mechanisms)

Attached brief report describes main outcomes of the meeting and g

A comparison between Commercial Open Source Web Development, CMS and E-Commerce Systems and existing Open Source Systems.Part-2

singapore

Wordpress ..usable beyond blogging?
It is widely accepted that Wordpress is an excellent system when you want your ideas out quickly on the web. It is therefore often used as a blog, because you are out there quickly, but Wordpress can be configured in many different ways.
Wordpress is extremely easy to use and setup.

A comparison between Commercial Open Source Web Development, CMS and E-Commerce Systems and existing Open Source Systems. Part-1

Singapore

Recent New Comer WebriQ stirs the pot with their Disruptive Technology while the majority of people are still only discussing Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal as the three best Open source Content Management Systems. These systems will be reviewed through first hand experience.

Take Back the Tech!

Date and time: 
Nov 25 2010 - Dec 10 2010

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Country: 
Worldwide

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APC WNSP and partners and anyone who wants to get involved!

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence each year, the APC WNSP calls for everyone – especially women and grrls – to Take Back the Tech! and reclaim technology for the

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All over the world!

Call for applications: Localising software into ANY African language

Africa
  • Deadline: 27 August 2009
  • Call for applications: Language Teams
  • Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc)
  • Project: Localise Software

Regional FOSS workshops in five African countries

30 July 2009 (Arnold Pietersen for CECS)

The Community Education Computer Society (CECS), an ICT training NGO established in 1985 in South Africa, is conducting two-day workshops on free and open source software (FOSS) in five Southern African countries. Workshops will build awareness of FOSS and build capacities to conduct OpenOffice Writer courses in Lesotho, Malawi, and Namibia; and build partnerships with organisations and individuals in Angola and the Democractic Republic of Congo, to translate the FOSS portal to Portuguese and French.

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Africa lags behind in use of free software

afrol News, Africa
Africa lags behind in use of free software
22 July 2009

[...]According to the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), African institutions now slowly are discovering the advantages of free software. In West Africa, APC reports, "the low level of free software production goes hand in hand with marginal usage. Nonetheless, free software is present in certain businesses, in education, etc."[...]

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