Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

In Himalayan Nepal: Where language can propel FOSS
In Himalayan Nepal: Where language can propel FOSS 16 October 2007 Frederick Noronha for APCNews

NepaLinux, an initiative to create a localised GNU/Linux distribution in the Nepali language, has been chosen as a joint-winner of the first APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize, by an international jury. APC-member BytesForAll co-founder and journalist Frederick “FN” Noronha interviews NepaLinux’s Bal Krishna Bal, who explains the project’s relevance to FOSS local language computing solutions in Nepal, the challenges their project faced, why he carries on confidently, and his vision of...

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

Cooperation and collaboration holds the key: ICTs in classrooms
Cooperation and collaboration holds the key: ICTs in classrooms 16 October 2007 Frederick Noronha for APCNews

Education, collaboration and co-operation marry and merge in the Argentine classroom, through a unique volunteer-driven project called GLEducar. This project was innovative enough to earn a special mention from the jury of the first APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize. In this interview, Gleducar secretary Daniel Osvaldo Cardaci explains their logic and concerns.

Protege QV celebrates Software Freedom Day 2007 with workshop
Protege QV celebrates Software Freedom Day 2007 with workshop 16 October 2007 APCNews

APC member Protege QV celebrated a belated but successful Software Freedom Day on Saturday 6 October 2007 with a Web 2.0 and web-based project management application workshop. The international day to educate the public about the importance of software freedom and the availability of free and open source software (FOSS) was officially 15 September 2007, but due to technical constraints, Protege...

APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize
APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize 16 October 2007

The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS). The prize is awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make FLOSS accessible to ordinary computer users. The APC FLOSS Prize was established to honour Chris Nicol, a long time FLOSS advocate and activist who for many years worked wi...

Cambodia: KhmerOS to have a social impact
Cambodia: KhmerOS to have a social impact 04 October 2007 Javier Sola

The goal of the KhmerOS project is to produce the basic computer technology necessary for Cambodia to enter the age of technology. The requirements for this technology are clear: It must be in Khmer (Cambodian) language, sustainable, and well adapted to the socio-economic situation of the country. Cambodia not being a profitable market for software companies, the only option left to undertake t...

Cambodia: KhmerOS to have a social impact
Cambodia: KhmerOS to have a social impact 18 September 2007 Javier Sola

The goal of the KhmerOS project is to produce the basic computer technology necessary for Cambodia to enter the age of technology. The requirements for this technology are clear: It must be in Khmer (Cambodian) language, sustainable, and well adapted to the socio-economic situation of the country. Cambodia not being a profitable market for software companies, the only option left to undertake t...

APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 finalists announced
APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 finalists announced 13 August 2007 APCNews

Seven short-listed prize finalists in 2007 are currently under consideration by an international jury of experts. In September, APC will award the $4,000 USD prize to up to three of these outstanding initiatives.

Open technologies bring government transparency, development
Open technologies bring government transparency, development 22 May 2007 Mihály Bakó

Technology put in the public information and communication domain (internet) can bring transparency to government behaviour, argues a high-profile forum that has just come to a close in Brasov, Romania. eLibretica, organised by the Romanian Open Source and Free Software Initiative and Agora Media and held at the end of May 2007 did not go unnoticed in the new European Union member country, repo...

An ICT literacy portal is in the works in South Africa
An ICT literacy portal is in the works in South Africa 04 April 2007 FN for APCNews

South Africa-based APC member Community Education Computer Society (CECS) is working to build a free knowledge and ICT literacy portal as part of its wider goal to promote "ICT Literacy For All".

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