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Open Call for small-scale agricultural solutions

The Municipality of Northern Tzoumerka, in collaboration with the P2P Lab, are happy to announce the launch of the three-day international agricultural co-design and distributed manufacturing retreat called “Tzoumakers: Cultivating Open-Source Agriculture in Tzoumerka”. About the Event The event will be centered around the rural makerspace “Tzoumakers”, located in Kalentzi, in the Municipality of Northern … Read more

MOODLEMOOTGR – CALL FOR PAPERS

GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with education associations organize on the 28th & 29th of November 2019, the 3rd MoodleMoot Greece Conference, and invite all interested persons to submit their proposals by September 30, 2019. The conference will be held at the Central Library of the Aristotle … Read more

13th Symposium and Summer School On Service-Oriented Computing

SummerSoC is a well-established summer school and symposium focusing on service-oriented computing. The area of service-oriented computing is interpreted quite broadly, i.e. areas of interest for SummerSoC include  cloud computing, microservice architecture, service orchestrations,  service meshes, blockchains, Internet of Things, theoretical foundations of these subjects, and applications in/of all these areas, especially applications dealing with big/smart … Read more

A universe of digital tools to help school-aged students prepare for University

Across Europe an increasing number of students are sent on from secondary to higher education. As a consequence, university drop-out rates are increasing, not least because students have difficulties coping with a higher education teaching environment based much more on digital tools than what the students were used to in secondary school. The EU-funded Up2University … Read more

Content Moderation is Broken. Let Us Count the Ways.

Social media platforms regularly engage in “content moderation”—the depublication, downranking, and sometimes outright censorship of information and/or user accounts from social media and other digital platforms, usually based on an alleged violation of a platform’s “community standards” policy. In recent years, this practice has become a matter of intense public interest. Not coincidentally, thanks to … Read more

An open source alternative for “the cloud”

Cloud services have become the default tools many people use to get their work done. But this can mean giving up privacy and control. Some open source alternatives are now offering tools to put people back in charge. Frank Karlitschek is a German open source developer and founder of Nextcloud, a platform for storage, collaboration … Read more

PSI re-use in the public sector

The European Data Portal (EDP) initiative does research on current topics related to open data and publishes the findings, for example, in form of analytical reports. The analytical report no 11 focuses on the challenges of PSI re-use in the public sector and gives recommendations on how to support and realise successful PSI re-use in … Read more

Two years of net neutrality in Europe – 31 NGOs urge to guarantee non-discriminatory treatment of communications

Today, on 30 April 2019, two years after the new net neutrality rules came into force, the EU Commission published its Report to evaluate their implementation in Europe. Unfortunately, the Report does not give the in-depth analysis of the situation that one could have hoped for. It ignores the fact that the respect for net … Read more

Participating organizations announced and technical writer exploration phase open

The list of 50 participating open source organizations for Season of Docs 2019 is now available at https://developers.google.com/season–of–docs/docs/participants/. Are you a technical writer interested in taking part in Season of Docs? Please explore the list of participating organizations and their project ideas. If any of the projects interest you, you can contact the open source … Read more

Copyright Directive – EU safeguards Free Software at the last minute

The European Parliament adopted the controversial Copyright Directive by 348 votes in favour, 274 votes against and 36 abstentions. Today’s vote marks the end of years of debate in the European Union. Heated discussions about the introduction of upload filters ended up in protests of tens of thousands people in the streets all across Europe. … Read more