Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

New APC member Kéfir: "We need to create together digital neighbourhoods where we can operate without fear"
New APC member Kéfir: "We need to create together digital neighbourhoods where we can operate without fear" 26 September 2017

Kefir, based in Mexico, is a free/libre tech feminist cooperative for activists, human right defenders, journalists, civil society organisations, collectives and artists that aims to build safe and free (as in freedom) spaces on the internet. In August 2017, they joined the APC network. 

Kéfir
Kéfir 08 August 2017

Kéfir is a libre/free tech feminist coooperatives for activists, human right defenders, journalists, civil society organizations, collectives, artists that aims to build safe and free (as in freedom) spaces in internet.

Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America
Fundraising campaign: Feminist Infrastructure in Latin America 10 July 2017

Established, autonomous ISPs have put together a fundraising event because they want to see their colleagues from a feminist ISP in the global South ferment and cultivate social justice. If you can't make it, you can still join our online campaign.

Guifi.net
Guifi.net 13 April 2017

Guifi.net (pronounced /’gIfI/) is a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The Guifi.net project puts in practice a disruptive economic model based on the commons model and the collaborative economy, in which volunteers, SMEs and public administrations cooperate to build and oper...

Queering the Internet at the Internet Freedom Festival
Queering the Internet at the Internet Freedom Festival 10 March 2017 Leila Nachawati Rego

The internet has become a space for sexual exploration. From teenagers exploring their sexual identity and sharing information with others to sexual rights activism, the internet offers countless opportunities to navigate our bodies and identities.    

Promoting the use of free software in Nigerian communities builds wealth
Promoting the use of free software in Nigerian communities builds wealth 06 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko and Mallory Knodel

Every year since 2004, on the third Saturday in September, hundreds of events are organised in dozens of cities around the world to increase “awareness of Free Software and its virtues” and to encourage use of free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in a global event called Software Freedom Day (SFD). Free, in this context, refers to free use and not “free of charge” (li...

eQualit.ie is hiring!
eQualit.ie is hiring! 05 October 2016 eQualit.ie

eQualit.ie is an organisation integrated by software developers and system engineers, cryptographers, security auditors, penetration testers, project managers, trainers, anthropologists, communicators and more!

New APC member Rhizomatica supports world's first federated, community-owned cellular network
New APC member Rhizomatica supports world's first federated, community-owned cellular network 02 August 2016 APC

New APC member Rhizomatica “So Long, Phone Companies. Mexico’s Indigenous Groups Are Getting Their Own Telecoms” proclaims the headline of a Global Voices report on the work of Rhizomatica, an organisation that supports communities, local entrepreneurs and popular movements that wish to use telecommunications technology to advance their autonomy. APC has followed Rhizomatica’s work...

Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily"
Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily" 26 April 2016 APC

Over the past days, hundreds of people have used the Ecuador Disaster Map to report needs, requests and offers of help through text messages, email or the web, contributing to a crowdsourced map of the situation on the ground. APCNews spoke with Valeria Betancourt, head of the APC policy programme and one of the organisers of this initiative.

Free or "Malayang" software is a human right
Free or "Malayang" software is a human right 13 April 2015 Sarah Escandor-Tomas

Free software is a human right. Freedom to run the software. Freedom to study and change the software. Freedom to redistribute. Freedom to redistribute with changes. The four freedoms that define free software have become essential human rights that must never be taken away from anyone except as a punishment for wrongdoing.