Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

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.    

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history
GreenNet: 30 years making internet history 09 November 2016

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network. They reviewed GreenNet’s long and fruitful relationship with APC, its groundbreaking past as the first NGO internet service provider in Europe, and what lies ahead.

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

“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 for years, and was pleased to w...

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.

Leonardo Maccari
Leonardo Maccari 09 November 2015

Assistant professor at the Computer Science and Information Engineering department of the University of Trento (DISI).

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.

New APC member eQualit.ie: “Encryption is your friend”
New APC member eQualit.ie: “Encryption is your friend” 02 December 2014 Karel Novotný

Just last month, the APC network was joined by a new organisation, eQualit.ie. Based in Montreal, the six-person team develops free/libre and open source software that focuses on privacy, online security and information management. Our network coordinator, Karel Novotný interviewed eQualit.ie’s founder and director Dmitri Vitaliev about their expertise in security and interest in partner...

2014 Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winner SPACE Kerala: “What we've done is quite unique”
2014 Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winner SPACE Kerala: “What we've done is quite unique” 07 August 2014

APC member SPACE from Kerala, India won the 2014 Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize in the member category for their initiative Insight – ICT for the Differently Abled. Read the interview with Arun Madhavan, Executive Director of SPACE Kerala about the initiative, their plans, and how groups can support FLOSS.

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