Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

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.

Open Source Alternatives
Open Source Alternatives 28 April 2011 grady

The personal finance website mint.com recently released an article on open source alternatives to popular software applications.

NASA holds open source summit
NASA holds open source summit 14 March 2011 grady

NASA, best known as the guys who invented Velcro, will be holding an Open Source Summit on March 29-30, bringing together researchers and experts in the field of open source “to discuss the challenges with the existing open source policy framework, and propose modifications that would make it easier for NASA to develop, release, and use open source software.”

Software Freedom Day 2010 in Cameroon
Software Freedom Day 2010 in Cameroon 02 September 2010 Avis Momeni

SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY 2010 Organizes by PROTEGE QV, Software Freedom Day 2010 will be celebrated in Cameroon on the 18th September. The architecture of this event is as follows: Two conferences, the first on the theme “Challenges of implementing a free Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software / open source ERP company” and the second on the theme “Integration of OSS (Open S...

Progressive techies declare their rights - and responsibilities
Progressive techies declare their rights - and responsibilities 02 August 2010 Kah

At the United States Social Forum on June 24 fifty politically progressive technologists came together for the first US Progressive Techie Congress. The Congress emerged with a statement applauded by other socially-responsible networks like the APC as “a great set of principles”.

A comparison between Commercial Open Source Web Development, CMS and E-Commerce Systems and existing Open Source Systems.Part-2
A comparison between Commercial Open Source Web Development, CMS and E-Commerce Systems and existing Open Source Systems.Part-2 09 April 2010 philippe bodart

Wordpress ..usable beyond blogging? It is widely accepted that Wordpress is an excellent system when you want your ideas out quickly on the web. It is therefore often used as a blog, because you are out there quickly, but Wordpress can be configured in many different ways. Wordpress is extremely easy to use and setup.

A comparison between Commercial Open Source Web Development, CMS and E-Commerce Systems and existing Open Source Systems. Part-1
A comparison between Commercial Open Source Web Development, CMS and E-Commerce Systems and existing Open Source Systems. Part-1 22 March 2010 philippe bodart

Recent New Comer WebriQ stirs the pot with their Disruptive Technology while the majority of people are still only discussing Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal as the three best Open source Content Management Systems. These systems will be reviewed through first hand experience.

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! 28 January 2010

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence each year, the APC WNSP calls for everyone – especially women and grrls – to Take Back the Tech! and reclaim technology for the fight against violence against women – using cell phones, instant messengers, blogs, websites, digital cameras, email, podcasts and more. Initiated in 2006, the campaign creates awareness on how ICTs are conn...

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