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New APC member May First / People Link : Redefining the way non-profits use the internet

CALGARY 28 May 2009 (LC for APCNews)

May First/People Link, a New York collective, has been hosting websites and providing technology solutions and support to the city’s non-profits since the late ’90s. They have doubled in size since 2005 to about 250 members – without government or foundation funding. During the US Social Forum 2007 they provided all the technology for the event and are in the middle of planning for the next USSF. Find out more about APC’s newest member.

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What people say about APC

What people say about APC
07 May 2009

"I could never have anticipated how motivating and inspiring it would be to work at APC."

FACIL contests government practices in the Superior Court


FACIL, a non-profit association, which promotes the collective appropriation of Free Software, contests the Quebec government purchasing methods for software used within public administrations.

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Hofstra University - Hempstead, New York

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Search warrant at Montreal ISP's offices


On Tuesday March 18 2008, the Internet Service Provider Koumbit Network of Montreal, Canada was visited by two inspectors of the arson investigation department accompanied by

LaborTech 2008 Conference Call For Papers

SAN FRANCISCO 4 March 2008 (Labornet for APCNews)

LaborTech which holds a semi-annual international labor communication conference has issued a call for paper for the conference which will be held on December 4,5,6&7 at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco.

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Free Geek has been keeping the needy nerdy for seven full years

GOA, INDIA 16 October 2007 (Frederick Noronha for APCNews)

Contribute your work, and get a computer! That’s the option offered by the Portland,Oregon-based Free Geek. They have been "helping the needy get nerdy since the beginning of the third millennium”. In recognition of their work – made possible with GNU/Linux and free software – this not-for-profit community organisation was jointly awarded the first APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize. Journalist and BytesForAll co-founder Frederick Noronha (FN) interviewed Elizabeth Swager of Free Geek, to find out more about the project, its challenges and how it can be replicated.

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National Literacy Award for Canadian APC member Web Networks

TORONTO, CANADA 11 September 2007 (APCNews)

APC member in Canada Web Networks announced that its "Tusaalanga" Inuktitut language online learning platform (developed using the open source Drupal system) has received the prestigious national literacy award. Inuktitut is an indigenous language spoken in Candada and other northern territories.

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We killed the previous business models that tried to charge for WiFi

MONTREAL, CANADA 4 June 2007 (FD for APCNews)

With about 90 active volunteers over the years, Île Sans Fil now has managed to install some 130 hotspots all around town, using a nice piece of software. Wifidog is an open source solution designed primarily for wireless community groups, it is now in use in more than 36 locations, including at the municipality of Rosario (Argentina), the Tegucigalpa technical university (Honduras) or the Hull libraries (United Kingdom). Can Wifidog work in the developing world? Interview with the key figure of the group, Michael Lenczner.

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