Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

Call for applications: Localising software into ANY African language
Call for applications: Localising software into ANY African language 21 August 2009 Manal Hassan

Deadline: 27 August 2009 Call for applications: Language Teams Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) Project: Localise Software

Regional FOSS workshops in five African countries
Regional FOSS workshops in five African countries 30 July 2009 Arnold Pietersen

The Community Education Computer Society (CECS), an ICT training NGO established in 1985 in South Africa, is conducting two-day workshops on free and open source software (FOSS) in five Southern African countries. Workshops will build awareness of FOSS and build capacities to conduct OpenOffice Writer courses in Lesotho, Malawi, and Namibia; and build partnerships with organisations and individuals in Angola and the Democractic Republic of Congo, to translate the FOSS portal to Portuguese an...

APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities  to using internet for social justice today
APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities to using internet for social justice today 14 May 2009 APC

After several days of intense debate, APC members identified six issues as the key strategic areas that APC must tackle in the next five years: advocating for affordable internet access for all, ICTs and the environment, building the “information commons” , defending internet rights, critical and creative engagement of emerging technologies from a social change perspective and improving gov...

Feminist Tech Exchange
Feminist Tech Exchange 05 March 2009

Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) brings WRP’s unique methodology and approach to capacity building. FTX creates safe, creative and feminist spaces of exchange and experience where the politics and practice of technology are informed by local and contextual realities of women, and build collective knowledge and ownership.

Conference on Freedom in Computing, Development and Culture
Conference on Freedom in Computing, Development and Culture 19 January 2009

Free Software Free Society, is an International Conference on Free and Open Source software and Free Knowledge Movements being organised by Government of Kerala and Free Software community in Kerala. The conference will explore the possibilities offered by Free and Open Source Software in addressing broader questions such as Governance, Digital Inclusion, Development and Culture.

Free software, free society
Free software, free society 08 December 2008 LC and KN

In recent years, Kerala India has come forward in the international free and open source software (FOSS) community for its use and promotion of free software. As an emerging FOSS user, Kerala will host the second international conference on freedom in computing, development and culture: Free Software, Free Society. From December 09 – 11, APC staff member Cheekay Cinco will be one of five wome...

FACIL contests government practices in the Superior Court
FACIL contests government practices in the Superior Court 02 September 2008 Mathieu Lutfy

FACIL, a non-profit association, which promotes the collective appropriation of Free Software, contests the Quebec government purchasing methods for software used within public administrations.

Cooperativa Sulá Batsú
Cooperativa Sulá Batsú 20 May 2008

Sulá Batsú is a cooperative, founded in 2005, based on solidarity economy. It aims to encourage and strengthen local development by working with organisations, social enterprises, community networks and social movements at the national, regional and global level. Sulá Batsú approaches this goal through different lines of work: digital technologies, art and culture, management of knowledge a...

Open Institute
Open Institute 14 May 2008

The Open Institute is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization that envisions Cambodia as a country in which widespread access to high quality education, information, communications and technology lead to a more developed and just society. Our mission is to ensure that the benefits of technology for social and economic advance are usable in Cambodian society. While the strategy of the...

Fantsuam Foundation
Fantsuam Foundation 06 March 2008

Fantsuam Foundation is a rural-based non-governmental organisation that works with local communities to fight poverty and disadvantage through integrated development programmes. Fantsuam Foundation was founded in 1996 to empower community members, particularly women, to find means of employment and income and meet their own development needs. Working in 53 communities across seven local governm...

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