Free/libre and open source software (FLOSS)

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...

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 indivi...

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...

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