Presenting the free software model as a way to provide viable and sustainable access to new information technologies while encouraging the economic and social development of a region is part of the goals of III ENSL, the Northeast Free Software Meeting and the Fourth Bahia Free Software Festival, happening on May 29-30 at the campus of Bahia State University (UNEB) in Salvador, Bahia’s capital.Read more »
The Brazilian National Support Project for Telecentros (public computer labs with free, public Internet access) intends to support the deployment of 2 - 3,000 new Telecentros and towards achieving the goal of 10,000 active Telecentros by the year 2010. Almost all of the Telecentros are built using entirely free and open source software.Read more »
"PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Apr 25 (IPS/IFEJ) - Using pieces from all sorts of useless equipment, students at the Computer Recovery Center in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre have put 1,700 computers into operation in three years..."Read more »
"...Nearly 300 delegates, coming from 18 countries on 4 continents, shared on the place that sciences and technologies have on the “march of the world”, on their evolutions and on the necessity of the emergence, on an international scale, of a network-space, which could put in prospects the working of the scientific instiRead more »
"One of the largest Free Software events in the world, the 10th edition of the International Free Software Forum called for papers. Proposals due on April 26th 2009..."Read more »
The Collaborative Network for Free and Open Software Latin American and Carib (RCSLA) is a network created at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Development Program and UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil) to increase sharing of practical knowledge and experience in deploying free software governance plans in Latin America.Read more »
The Brazilian free software movement is in such high gear that it is almost impossible to keep up on all the new developments and projects that are happening throughout the country. Brazil is larger in size than the continental United States and has a population of almost 200 million people.Read more »
In Brazil, the adoption of free software in the public sector continues its unparalleled expansion. In the state of Paraná, the IT institution that maintains all of the state’s computer systems (CELEPAR), has developed a free software Ombudsman: OUV.Read more »
Today I was in a public school near where I live for a interview with Nazareth, the coordinator of a social-inclusion project for the less afortunate kids in brazil, that live in 2 poor-communities: Alto do Coqueirinho and Bairro da paz.Read more »
The Brazilian government’s experience with FLOSS was chosen as one of the best real-world cases for the adoption of free software in the public sector. The case was presented by Professor Christiana Freitas, from the University of Brasília (UNB), and Corinto Meffe, coordinator of Brazil’s Portal do Software Público.Read more »
"On January 26th and 27th, 2009, the Sciences and Democracy World Forum will be held in Belém (Brazil).Read more »
KyaPanel is a panel to provide easy management in Gnu/Linux servers. Developed to increase the network administration, it supports mail management, samba management and many other features. The software was adopted by the federal and state government of Brazil and major companies from Latin America.
Read the interview conducted by North by South with Anahuac.
Marco Fioretti recently published an article (A look at free software in Ecuador) about his experiences at the Congress on Free Software and Democratization of Knowledge hosted in Quito, Ecuador. Rafael Bonifaz, a friend of North by South, is cited in the article talking about Elastix, a GNU/Linux distribution mostly developed in Ecuador.Read more »
Today more than ever, it is important for women and girls to use technologies to improve their lives, especially in Central America.. In spite of this, there are amazing women from all the region, who write primarily about technology and who try to make a difference in the lives of women.Read more »
When journalists and FOSS advocates explain why governments and corporations in the developing world are rapidly migrating to free software, a lot of focus is put on cost savings from licensing and removing the potential for liability from piracy within their organizations.Read more »