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APC member Open Culture Foundation: “Digital rights and internet freedom are still new concepts in Taiwan”
APC member Open Culture Foundation: “Digital rights and internet freedom are still new concepts in Taiwan” 06 February 2019 APCNews

Open Culture Foundation (OCF) is a non-profit organisation founded by members of Taiwan’s open source community. Its main goal is to support local communities in the use of open technologies to promote a more innovative society and participatory democracy. APCNews talked to OCF’s digital security trainer Pellaeon Lin and cross-field coordinator Keng Lu about their work and their membership in APC, which they recently joined. APCNews: You work with Taiwanese and international civil so...

Open software movements, open content, free culture: Where are the women?
Open software movements, open content, free culture: Where are the women? 17 April 2017 Evelin Heidel - Scann

In 2011 a study by GroupLens revealed the gender imbalance on Wikipedia, and there was an outpouring of articles in the global media about the notorious absence of women in the world’s largest virtual encyclopedia. At that point the Wikimedia Foundation set in motion an ambitious plan to try to incorporate more women. Above all, user groups appeared, making it their business to get more women involved as their main goal. One of these groups was called Wikimujeres in its Spanish version and ...

Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily"
Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily" 26 April 2016 APC

Early on the morning after the devastating earthquake of 16 April, a group of hacktivists in Ecuador and abroad got to work to find the best way to channel the assistance needed in different parts of the country, a task that became increasingly urgent as the number of victims continued to rise. They immediately thought of Ushahidi, an open-source information-gathering platform that has provide...

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. OS for open source and Juba for the...

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