Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean
Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean 26 October 2021

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean, of which APC forms part, responds to our belief that a regional pro-encryption agenda will contribute to guaranteeing the development of the internet ecosystem together with the exercise of democracy and respect for human rights.

Creative Commons Global Summit: Creativity and innovation open to everyone, everywhere
Creative Commons Global Summit: Creativity and innovation open to everyone, everywhere 05 October 2021 Frederick Noronha

Frederick Noronha, co-founder of APC member Bytes for All Bangladesh, participated in the 2021 Creative Commons Global Summit and has shared a few links to a selection of diverse and exciting initiatives that were introduced at the event.

Pretty Good Podcast Episode 14: Can open source video platforms challenge YouTube?
Pretty Good Podcast Episode 14: Can open source video platforms challenge YouTube? 23 June 2021 EngageMedia

With Big Tech monopolies owning many of the online services we regularly use, is there still a space (and an audience) for platforms and content outside this mostly proprietary ecosystem?

When our work doesn't fit metrics: For another way to count women on Wikipedia
When our work doesn't fit metrics: For another way to count women on Wikipedia 08 June 2021 Evelin Heidel - Scann for GenderIT.org

The Wikipedia gender gap has been well documented for a decade. But are women in the Wikimedia movement in the same situation as a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done?

APC at RightsCon 2021
APC at RightsCon 2021 03 June 2021 APCNews

APC sees RightsCon as a convening space for strategising and networking, as well as an opportunity to showcase APC’s work and perspectives on human rights in the digital space, a feminist internet, access and digital inclusion, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities
Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities 29 April 2021 Mariana Fossatti for GenderIT.org

Code, even when it is open, is not neutral with respect to who contributes and for what. What happens to our contributions when we reveal our gender or sexuality? How can a project in which a significant portion of the work is invisible and not counted really be “free” and open source?

Designing with free/libre and open source software
Designing with free/libre and open source software 24 March 2021 Código Sur

Free/libre and open-source software (FLOSS) offers us the possibility of escaping from an imposed “reality”: that we need to pay for access to certain proprietary software tools. Código Sur shares an overview of various FLOSS alternatives for different types of graphic design and layout work.

2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever
2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever 14 December 2020

We are taking our learnings from the 2020 Member Convening and allowing them to shape our long-term visions, as we celebrate the work of the past 30 years and amplify our commitment to our collective advocacy, solidarity, resistance and transformation.

APC member eQualitie introduces Baskerville, an open source project to reduce bad behaviour on networks
APC member eQualitie introduces Baskerville, an open source project to reduce bad behaviour on networks 19 October 2020

Baskerville is a machine operating on the Deflect network that protect sites from hounding, malicious bots. It’s also an open source project that, in time, will be able to reduce bad behaviour on your networks too.

African internet resilience: What about complementary access models?
African internet resilience: What about complementary access models? 31 August 2020 Marta Kopp

The fifth session of the African Internet Resilience webinar series took place on 30 July. The focus of the session was to foster a deeper understanding of complementary networks and address the need for internet services in rural and underserved areas across the continent.

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