Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

Software: free West Africa?
Software: free West Africa? 28 February 2008 Ramata Soré

The use of free software in West Africa would represent an opportunity to reduce the digital divide with the South. In this region, the low level of free software production goes hand in hand with marginal usage. Free software is present in certain businesses, in education, etc. but there is mistrust, as a result of the fact that free software is developed rapidly and is proliferating. It causes fear because there is a belief that “whatever is free is not of good quality”. IDLELO3, a pana...

EngageMedia 23 February 2008

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Cambodian education system switches to Khmer language free software
Cambodian education system switches to Khmer language free software 19 February 2008 Javier Sola

At a ceremony that took place last January, the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport presented a new information and communication technology (ICT) textbook that are to be used in all schools, universities and teacher training facilities in that country. The new textbook teaches the use of Khmer language free and open source applications, such as OpenOffice, Mekhala (Firefox) and Mo...

One World Platform
One World Platform 29 January 2008

One World Platform started as One World Platform for Southeast Europe (OWPSEE) in 2005 as an online media platform that provided material in four languages, and worked as an active and efficient Southeast European online community unified in efforts to promote faster democratic developments and positive change within civil societies of the region, through interactive platforms and cooperation (...

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) 23 January 2008

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. WOUGNET’s vision is a society in which women are empowered through the use of ICTs for sustainable developme...

Associació Pangea - Coordinadora Comunicació per a la Cooperació
Associació Pangea - Coordinadora Comunicació per a la Cooperació 23 January 2008

Pangea is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 1993 to promote the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice. It promotes that the sharing of information, knowledge and technical resources among organisations and social movements for the effective and strategic use of ICTs, especially the internet, in a sustainable way, respecting the diver...

Web Networks
Web Networks 22 January 2008

Web Networks’ mission is to contribute to building a self-reliant online community based on non-profit enterprise, cooperation and mutual aid which can support, maintain and defend principles of social responsibility, ecology and economic justice. To these ends, Web Networks provides appropriate and innovative communication technology and resources. Web Networks also seeks to foster healthy a...

Metamorphosis Foundation
Metamorphosis Foundation 19 December 2007

Metamorphosis Foundation works on strengthening the awareness and capacity of citizens and civil society to assume their fullest possible role as activists for democracy, while supporting government to fulfill its democratic role in serving society. Founded in 2004 it's based in Skopje, North Macedonia. The main activities of the organisation include lobbying and advocacy in order to make the s...

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! 10 December 2007

Take Back the Tech! is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women. It is a global, collaborative campaign project that highlights the problem of tech-related violence against women, together with research and solutions from around the world. Take Back the Tech! leads several campaigns at various points in the year, but our biggest...

Winners of the APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 announced
Winners of the APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 announced 17 October 2007 APCNews

The first APC FOSS Prize established in 2006 to honour Chris Nicol, a long time FOSS advocate and activist who for many years, worked with APC, has been jointly awarded to Free Geek (USA) and NepaLinux (Nepal).

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