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Access (software)

 

go  Aidworld. Aidworld is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making the world-wide-web accessible over poor communications networks. See also the description of the tool in the BBC news technology pages

go  Altruistic individuals, selfish firms? The strucure of motivation in Open Source software, by Andrea Bonaccorsi and Cristina Rossi.

go  Aspiration Tech. FLOSS and NGOs: A Compilation of Resources and Community Events.

go  Free as in Education. Significance of the Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Developing Countries. A summary of this new and important study was published under the title "Liberation Technology" in Linux Today on 10 June 2003 (by Fred Noronha, Goa).

go  Free/Open Source Software: Localization. This primer provides a broad perspective on the localization of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) for the benefit of policy- and decision-makers in developing countries. It highlights the benefits and strategies of FOSS localization, along with case studies from various countries that are on the road to software freedom.

go  FSF/UNESCO Free Software Directory. The Free Software Directory is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). We catalog useful free software that runs under free operating systems — particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants.

go  IndLinux.org, the website of the Indian Linux Project.

go  Information for Development (i4d). The i4d (Information For Development) print magazine is one its kind, and is intended to provide a much-needed platform for exchange of information, ideas, opinions and experiences, both inside and outside the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) sector. While several electronic publications do currently exist, i4d is perhaps the first that addresses the need by utilizing the strength and potential of the print media

go  International Open Source Network. The Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) launched the International Open Source Network (IOSN), which will serve as a Centre of Excellence on Open Source technologies and applications. It will aid countries in sharing information on Open Source (OS), assist with the development of needed toolkits and resource materials, support "localization" efforts and, generally, help facilitate and co-ordinate OS programmes and initiatives through networking.

go  License fees and GDP per capita, the case of open source in developing countries. There is a strong case for free software (also known as open source or libre software) being deployed widely in developing countries. As argued in this note, the open source development community provides an environment of intensive interactive skills development at little explicit cost, which is particularly useful for local development of skills, especially in economically disadvantaged regions.

go  MIT OpenCourseWare portal. Welcome to MIT OpenCourseWare a free, open, publication of MIT Course Materials.

go  Open Source Software in Developing Economies, by Steven Weber, University of California, Berkeley.

go  SEUL (Simple End-User Linux) home page. The end goal of SEUL is to have a comprehensive suite of high-quality applications (productivity applications as well as leisure/programming applications) available under the GPL for the Linux platform, as well as a broader base of educated users around the world who understand why free software is better. SEUL is a volunteer project currently focusing on Linux in education, Linux in science, advocacy documents, managing and coordinating communications between projects, and hosting related development projects.

go  The GNU website. This website (a classic) of the Free Software Foundation contains also links to the Free Software Foundation Europe and India.

go  The top 10 Open Source Tools for e-Activism.

 

 

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