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European cities reuse Madrid’s open source citizen participation solution

Consul, the citizen participation platform shared as open source by the city of Madrid (Spain), is being implemented in 18 countries across the world. In Spain, Consul is used by over 40 villages, towns and cities. In Europe, Consul is also used by Paris and Aude (France), Turin (Italy), and Tirana (Albania), while Madrid has … Read more

Germany funds open source security check for SMEs

Germany’s federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has been funding a 26-month project to help small and medium-sized companies avoid IT security issues when using open source content management systems. The project started in September 2016 and will end in November this year. The project is now looking for sponsors to continue the online … Read more

The Greek Scientix Conference successfully completed

The Greek Scientix Conference for STEM training was successfully completed, the conference was organized by the Open Technologies Alliance(GFOSS), the National Association of Managers of the Natural Science Laboratories (panekfe) and the European SchoolNet on 3-4 September 2018 at the National Technical University of Athens, in the Zografou campus. In the conference 857 participants registered … Read more

Finland’s open code repository now includes municipalities

Municipalities in Finland should now find it easier to discover reusable, open source ICT solutions. A list of available solutions is available on the Avoinkoodi (“Open Code”) portal, managed by COSS, the country’s open source resource centre. To promote sharing and reuse of open source solutions, the centre is working with Kuntaliitto, the Association of … Read more

10 GFOSS projects in Google Summer of Code 2018 have been successfully completed

On August 2018, the third and final evaluation of the GFOSS projects in Google Summer of Code 2018 was completed, all 10 GFOSS projects have been successfull. GSoC offers every year to students from around the world the opportunity to contribute to an open source project, and to learn how to work in a software … Read more

On October 13-14, 2018 the 11th FOSSCOMM will be organized in the University of Crete

FOSSCOMM (Free and Open Source Software Communities Meeting) is the pan-Hellenic conference of free and open source software communities. It is addressed at programmers, students and anyone else interested in the open source movement, despite their background. Participating communities include the Hellenic Linux User Group (HELLUG), contributors of open source projects such as Mozilla, Fedora, … Read more

GFOSS participates in GSOC 2018 with 10 open source projects

On April 23, 2018, Google announced the open-source projects that will participate in Google Summer Of Code 2018. GFOSS participates this year with 10 open source projects, and students who will successfully complete the program will be rewarded with stipends for their contributions. GSoC offers students from around the world the opportunity to contribute to … Read more

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery: how to communicate to denaturalize enclosures and make commons sexy again?

The idea of the commons is much older than capitalism. But somehow we got used to the opposite idea: that everything is private property unless stated otherwise. A lot of problems already have open source solutions, but those who need them not always can find them. How to complete that missing link to help the … Read more

101 student proposals for GFOSS’ projects in Google Summer of Code 2018

On Monday March 27th, the submission of students’ final proposals for Google Summer of Code 2018 was completed. The 212 organizations participating in Google Summer of Code 2018 received hundreds of proposals from students from all over the world. For the 22 projects that GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance proposed, 101 final proposals were submitted, … Read more

Call for student proposals for the Google Summer Code 2018

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 3 month programming project with an open source organization during their break from university. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together almost 13,000 student participants from over 114 countries worldwide. Google … Read more