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Webinar: SlideWiki’s Open Education Trials & Semantic Blockchain

In the first part of this webinar, Alexandra Garatzogianni (Leibniz University of Hannover) will present the H2020 SlideWiki project and its OpenCourseWare (OCW) Competition. Alexander Mikroyannidis (Open University, UK) will present SlideWiki’s open education trials, and Allan Third (Open University, UK) will elaborate on the SlideWiki’s Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard, which allows educators to embed … Read more

ODEON: Open Data for European Open iNnovation

ODEON project addresses the exploitation of Open Data and aims at strengthening the relationship between digital agenda, e-government strategy, the Open Data (OD) platforms implemented at several levels and the availability of Open Data to support innovation processes within Interreg Mediterranean Area. It will focus on the quality of the data made available by public … 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

Why we should start taxing the robots that are taking human jobs

This post is also available in: Greek (Image by Shutterstock via The Conversation) Ryan Abbott, University of Surrey and Bret Bogenschneider, University of Surrey  for The Conversation Automation promises to be one of the great social challenges of our generation. The fear that robots will steal our jobs is an old one. But it’s being felt … Read more

Open Technologies Alliance became associate organization of Free Software Foundation Europe

Open Technologies Alliance(GFOSS) became associate organization of Free Software Foundation Europe(FSFE). GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance and FSFE collaborated in dozens of actions in recent years in order to promote the ideals of free software . Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather … Read more

Code + Create: Bringing refugee and Greek youth to learn & work together

The scope of this project is to teach young people digital skills with the use of open technologies. We have set up two open labs and  have created open educational material (available at elearn.ellak.gr) to provide free courses to mixed classes of refugees and Greek youth. Code+Create has been designed and implemented in partnership between … Read more