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The Critical Role of Open Source and Open Standards on the Road to Secure and Robust Healthcare

FIWARE is known for its ability and speed to address urgent challenges and the needs of society, companies, and public administrations. The need for ready-to-use solutions, based on Open Source and open standards principles – to help automate data sharing – continues to grow rapidly. This has, once again, become evident during the current COVID-19 … Read more

Join the FSF for an online birthday celebration on Friday, October 9th

Thirty-five years after the founding of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), its mission is more important than ever, and the organization has grown to fill that need, with multiple departments attending to crucial education, advocacy, and enforcement. Our Campaigns Team sounds the alarm about freedom-restricting developments and creates educational materials to bring more free software … Read more

13th conference FOSSCOMM 2020 – November 21–22, 2020 – Call for Presentations

The Free and Open Source Software Communities Meeting or otherwise FOSSCOMM aims at all Free and Open Source Software enthusiasts, regardless of the knowledge level that they own at this field. From the first conference held in 2008 at the National Technical University of Athens until today, the conference’s aspiration is to showcase the usefulness … Read more

Stakeholder Consultation on the Role of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Source Hardware (OSH)

Rationale Today, virtually all software products include Open Source Software components. An increasingly large percentage of crucial software platforms and programs are entirely Open Source. The development and uptake of Open Source Hardware and Open Silicon are growing. The impact of this paradigm shift from proprietary systems to more open, collaborative frameworks is being studied … Read more

Matrix/Riot/Jitsi Homeserver Installation at GFOSS

In this article, we will present a guide on how to set up a Matrix, Riot and Jitsi Homeserver, as well as why you should want to. But first, let’s see what those are. This article has been based on the experience gained from installing Matrix/Riot/Jitsi server for internal use in Open Technologies Alliance (GFOSS). … Read more

+Resilient Pilot Actions

+RESILIENT puts together a 4-helix partnership of 8 MED countries to tackle the need for innovation conducive to increased socially-responsive competitiveness of SMEs & stimulate new jobs, especially for companies operating in the social economy. It aims to kickstart a process of policy change at regional level in the involved areas resulting in the integration … Read more

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS

We believe quality education requires constant adaptation and collaboration.  To best support this, we want to see a world where education everywhere relies on, and helps to build, an evolving infrastructure of open technology.     Our Mission 1. To be the voice for Open Education Technology as a preferred solution for education As developers … Read more

European Parliament strongly recommends any software developed by and for the EU institutions to be made publicly available under Free and Open Source Software licence

Brussels, 15/5/2020 – Yesterday, in plenary, the European Parliament endorsed a number of budgetary discharge reports, which include Pirate amendmentsurging EU institutions to predominantly use Open Source solutions. This success happened despite the joint effort of the EPP and ECR Groups to strike out these essential parts of the reports. In practice, from now on, all IT solutionsdeveloped by and for the EU institutions willfirst needto beassessed against the possibility of using Open Source solutions. Assessments will then have to be reported back … Read more

Contact tracing with a Raspberry Pi Zero-W

Contact tracing via smartphone apps has been widely touted as an important way to control and limit the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. However, basing contact-tracing on phone apps has several limitations. Here are instructions for constructing a contact tracing device prototype with a Raspberry Pi Zero-W. The constructed device is compatible with the Apple/Google … Read more

PostgreSQL Person of the Week, Jimmy Angelakos

PostgreSQL is the World’s most advanced Open Source Relational Database. The interview series “PostgreSQL Person of the Week” presents the people who make the project what it is today. Read all interviews here. Please tell us about yourself, your hobbies and where you are from. I grew up in Athens, Greece, then went to Scotland … Read more