Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

Nominations deadline for the global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS extended till May 8
Nominations deadline for the global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS extended till May 8 30 April 2014 KN

Nominations deadline for APC Chris Nicol FLOSS prize, a global award to recognize outstanding FLOSS initiatives, has been extended till May 8. The award recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS), and it will be awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work in this area.

Deadline extended: Nominations open for global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS
Deadline extended: Nominations open for global award to recognise projects promoting FLOSS 31 March 2014

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). Individual or group nominations for the prize will be collected until 8 May 2014 at midnight UTC.

SPACE Kerala celebrates Free Software Day, bringing free computer training to rural Wayanad
SPACE Kerala celebrates Free Software Day, bringing free computer training to rural Wayanad 26 September 2013

APC member in India SPACE Kerala and the Ms Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSFR) are building a free-software-based, community computing centre in the rural village of Kolagappara.

For us, free software is not just about software
For us, free software is not just about software 20 August 2013 AG

The APC network is enthusiastic about its newest member from India, SPACE Kerala. SPACE’s membership comes at a critical time when APC has renewed its commitment to implementing and promoting the use of Transformative Technologies. To mark this occasion and introduce SPACE, APCNews interviewed Executive Director Arun Madhavan.

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) 30 July 2013

Where free and open source software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development. The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of free and open sou...

South Sudan: The #OSJUBA event stresses early moves by net activists
South Sudan: The #OSJUBA event stresses early moves by net activists 09 August 2012 FD

Imagine a city torn by war, overwhelmed with daily influx of people from the countryside, becoming the capital of a country from one day to the next. And then picture crazy computer people ruffled together in an abandoned supermarket, thousands of kilometres away, in another city, trying to fix the first city. These two images put together are called #OSJUBA.

Juba, the world's first open source city?
Juba, the world's first open source city? 20 June 2012 Stephen Kovats

In the age of social networks, citizen media and digital collaboration, #OSJUBA seeks to apply the means and tools of creative open source culture to post-conflict development. #OSJUBA hosts their first event on June 21, 2012 in Berlin to mobilise free culture, accessible technologies and hacktivist communities in creating a vision for the new capital of South Sudan.

Poland: Acting Together Against ACTA
Poland: Acting Together Against ACTA 26 April 2012 FD

Recent human rights battles have shown the world that Poland’s civil society is alive and kicking. APCNews contacted Michał “rysiek” Woźniak, chairman of the Free and Open Source Foundation, to discuss human rights, the internet and ACTA.

ANLoc FOSS Localisation Manual available in 3 languages - Send your REQUEST NOW
ANLoc FOSS Localisation Manual available in 3 languages - Send your REQUEST NOW 07 September 2011 APC

ANLoc is proud to announce that our FOSS Localisation Manual: Effecting Change Through Localisation is now available in print edition in three languages: English, Arabic and French. You can download the latest digital copy from this link, or you can send a request for printed copies for your organisation, by sending an email to Wendy [at] Translate.org.za.

International Software Freedom Day picks APC member in Cameroon as winner
International Software Freedom Day picks APC member in Cameroon as winner 22 July 2011 Avis Momeni

APC member PROTEGE QV in Cameroon has been participating in local Software Freedom days for years. This year, it is the African winner of the 2010 International Software Freedom Day.

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