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ZaMirNET joins a Croatian free software cluster
ZaMirNET joins a Croatian free software cluster 02 April 2007 FN for APCNews

APC member in Croatia, ZaMirNET, has joined an information and communication technologies (ICT) industrial cluster working on free and open source software (FOSS). The Croatian Association of Employers’ centre for economic clusters has turned the software industry of Croatia upside down. It is going progressive in that it recently initiated the formation of a cluster of ICT companies working with FOSS. in collaboration with the local development agency AZRA and an IT firm from Northern Cr...

Fresh air and free networks in Denmark
Fresh air and free networks in Denmark 03 August 2006 FD for APCNews

The Djurslands International Institute of Rural Wireless Broadband (DIIRWB) is not joking about free information infrastructures. Its advocates study and plan projects, and then go out in the open field to help to start up wireless networks. But before antennas are glued to barns and receivers taped to posts, summer camp participants convened in rural Denmark for some fresh air. APCNews talked to one of them. From July 1 to 8, “the Djurslands” held this summer camp in Friland, rural Den...

Evaluation report on APC Communications and Information Policy Programme
Evaluation report on APC Communications and Information Policy Programme 12 April 2006 Debbie Budlender

Background The overall goal of APC’s Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) is to ensure that the interests of civil society are addressed in ICT policy and are supported in ICT practice. When APC first launched its global ICT policy monitor project in 2001, it had three main activity areas: monitoring and analysis of ICT policy and regulation: Activities include research, d...

WSIS PrepCom 2: A Bulgarian civil society perspective
WSIS PrepCom 2: A Bulgarian civil society perspective 01 April 2005 Milena Bokova, BlueLink

From 20-24 February, Milena Bokova, executive director of the BlueLink Information Network, a digital network supporting environmentalists and civil society in Bulgaria, had the opportunity to participate in the WSIS PrepCom 2 in Geneva. She shares some reflections with APCNews as an East European civil society activist and a new participant in the WSIS process. On the organization of the eve...

Resistance in Hungary to EU proposals on software patenting
Resistance in Hungary to EU proposals on software patenting 30 September 2004 Green Spider

A crowd of about four hundred turned out to demonstrate against proposed European software patents legislation. It was the first "geeky", free-software related demonstration in Hungary said APC member Green Spider, organised by groups not typically used to leaving their computer screens to get their voices heard. August 24 saw a demonstration against the European Software Patents legislation...

APC's free software provides the basis for the new European Social Forum website, in five languages
APC's free software provides the basis for the new European Social Forum website, in five languages 08 August 2004 GreenNet

GreenNet is excited to announce the launch of the website of the European Social Forum (ESF) which will take place in London in October. At the end of May 2004, GreenNet, APC member in London, secured a contract to build the ESF website. The event is billed by the organisers as a unique opportunity where social movements, trade unions, non-profits, refugees, peace and anti-imperialist groups...

A legal opinion of Communications Data Retention in the United Kingdom commissioned by Privacy International questions the legal
A legal opinion of Communications Data Retention in the United Kingdom commissioned by Privacy International questions the legal 17 October 2003 GreenNet

Privacy International reports: "The Opinion, which relates to the EU framework directive on the retention of communications data, has ramifications for ten EU states that have implemented, or are planning to implement, measures to place communications users under blanket surveillance. The UK is in the early stages of implementing such measures." The Opinion, provided by a prominent global law ...

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