Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla
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The TESDA Zamboanga organized a Training Workshop TM1 and AM1 last November 19-25,2008 at Zamboanga Sea Food restaurant, San Roque, Zamboanga City. I've been out of town again for more than a week just to attend this training. Wednesday the day 1 till Saturday we are task to do the Following

Trainers Methodology:
* Session Planning
* Evidence Plan
*
Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla
Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla
Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla
I'm on research some admin task on media wiki for FOSS Toolkit for SMEs, im also trying to find how the modify the logo on the default installation and i've found this tutorial.

The $wgLogo variable specifies which graphical logo is displayed in the top left corner of all mediawiki pages.

Add the following two lines to LocalSettings.php (below the "require" statements):

$wgStylePath   = "/wiki/skins/"; 
$wgLogo = "{$wgStylePath}/common/images/wiki.png";

This replaces the default logo in the /wiki/skins/common/images/ directory.

Another option is to direct the $wgStylePath variable to the Upload Directory to be able to exchange the logo by updating uploaded files.

$wgStylePath is usually YOUR_WIKI_FOLDER/wiki/skins.

  • Note that in the example given, the $wgLogo points to /wiki/skins/common/images/wiki.png with the first part being defined by $wgStylePath. Make sure you have both correct, or $wgLogo will not point to where you think it's pointing.
Hope this will work.
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I'm on research some admin task on media wiki for FOSS Toolkit for SMEs, im also trying to find how the modify the logo on the default installation and i've found this tutorial.

The $wgLogo variable specifies which graphical logo is displayed in the top left corner of all mediawiki pages.

Add the following two lines to LocalSettings.php (below the "require" statements):

$wgStylePath   = "/wiki/skins/"; 
$wgLogo = "{$wgStylePath}/common/images/wiki.png";

This replaces the default logo in the /wiki/skins/common/images/ directory.

Another option is to direct the $wgStylePath variable to the Upload Directory to be able to exchange the logo by updating uploaded files.

$wgStylePath is usually YOUR_WIKI_FOLDER/wiki/skins.

  • Note that in the example given, the $wgLogo points to /wiki/skins/common/images/wiki.png with the first part being defined by $wgStylePath. Make sure you have both correct, or $wgLogo will not point to where you think it's pointing.
Hope this will work.
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I had the oppurtunity joining the Training of Trainers (ToT): Free/Open Source Software Toolkit for Small-Medium-Enterprises in Mango Farm, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines last November 4-7, 2008. Wherein 34 Trainee-participants from all over ASEAN+3 attended the event. below are the official list of Trainee. 

CAMBODIA
Damarin Phlong
Ly Sopheap

INDONESIA
Ruth Marya
Devi Munandar
Handoko Suwono

LAOS
Anouphone Bouthavong

PHILIPPINES
RJ Ian Sevilla
JM Bitanga
Reuben Campos
Elvin Catantan
Evamay dela Rosa
Rodulfo Dorado, Jr.
Arturo Esmeralda
Edwin Glindro (Rogelio Falculan)
Rinbert Emmanual Laus
Evangeline Lopez
Hector Lopez, Jr.
Troy Frederick Lim
Rogelio Masangkay
Yolynne Medina
Gener Luis Morada
Al Rodriguez
Robert Sagun
Ismhael Veran
Cornelia Victolero
Evelyn Villaflor

VIETNAM
Truong Anh Tuan
Pham Manh Linh
Nguyen Nhu Son
Nguyen Ngoc Khiem
Nguyen Ngoc Thanh
Nguyen Phouc Nam
Vu Thi Bich Ha
Tran Thi Tuyet


I was supposed to do session blog on the event but due to the problem of Internet connection of the venue including the hotel theres is no WiFi connectivity. But anyway during this event i finally meet some members of CP-Union who is also a participant on the event. 

I miss a lot of things during this event:
  1. Carlo for the Session
  2. JM for the TUX (wherein everyone wants it to bring home).
  3. Elvin forget Root (during the training session Drupal).
  4. Gener going to the cloud9 (hehehe hard to climb a mountain).
  5. Troy and AL for the camera (Pictorial Session).
  6. Ruth for the Banana split (eating at Robinson).
  7. Devi learning Chavacano.
  8. Thanh for teaching us to connect computer to computer connectivity.
  9. Robert migration IE to Firefox (Soon vista to Ubuntu hehehe)
I was also been assign to administer the site of this batch which will be upload by next week if i can finish the template. Hope to see you all soon. :)


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I had the oppurtunity joining the Training of Trainers (ToT): Free/Open Source Software Toolkit for Small-Medium-Enterprises in Mango Farm, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines last November 4-7, 2008. Wherein 34 Trainee-participants from all over ASEAN+3 attended the event. below are the official list of Trainee. 

CAMBODIA
Damarin Phlong
Ly Sopheap

INDONESIA
Ruth Marya
Devi Munandar
Handoko Suwono

LAOS
Anouphone Bouthavong

PHILIPPINES
RJ Ian Sevilla
JM Bitanga
Reuben Campos
Elvin Catantan
Evamay dela Rosa
Rodulfo Dorado, Jr.
Arturo Esmeralda
Edwin Glindro (Rogelio Falculan)
Rinbert Emmanual Laus
Evangeline Lopez
Hector Lopez, Jr.
Troy Frederick Lim
Rogelio Masangkay
Yolynne Medina
Gener Luis Morada
Al Rodriguez
Robert Sagun
Ismhael Veran
Cornelia Victolero
Evelyn Villaflor

VIETNAM
Truong Anh Tuan
Pham Manh Linh
Nguyen Nhu Son
Nguyen Ngoc Khiem
Nguyen Ngoc Thanh
Nguyen Phouc Nam
Vu Thi Bich Ha
Tran Thi Tuyet


I was supposed to do session blog on the event but due to the problem of Internet connection of the venue including the hotel theres is no WiFi connectivity. But anyway during this event i finally meet some members of CP-Union who is also a participant on the event. 

I miss a lot of things during this event:
  1. Carlo for the Session
  2. JM for the TUX (wherein everyone wants it to bring home).
  3. Elvin forget Root (during the training session Drupal).
  4. Gener going to the cloud9 (hehehe hard to climb a mountain).
  5. Troy and AL for the camera (Pictorial Session).
  6. Ruth for the Banana split (eating at Robinson).
  7. Devi learning Chavacano.
  8. Thanh for teaching us to connect computer to computer connectivity.
  9. Robert migration IE to Firefox (Soon vista to Ubuntu hehehe)
I was also been assign to administer the site of this batch which will be upload by next week if i can finish the template. Hope to see you all soon. :)


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Tomorrow is already November, so I've decided to write this article about the Zamboanga Pen bloggers Meetup last October 21, 2008 at 3rd Cup . I've join the bloggers meetup to help organize the 1st Zamboanga bloggers congress somewhere in February 2009 headed by Mr. Jerome Locson.
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The Ubuntu team announce the release of Ubuntu 8.10 desktop and server, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 8.10 wil be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers users requiring a longer support lifetime may choose to continue using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS rather than upgrading to or instaling 8.10.

Some features of Ubuntu 8.10:
  • 3G Support
  • Write Ubuntu to and install from a USB Drive
  • Guest Session
Read More about the release..
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The Ubuntu team announce the release of Ubuntu 8.10 desktop and server, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 8.10 wil be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers users requiring a longer support lifetime may choose to continue using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS rather than upgrading to or instaling 8.10.

Some features of Ubuntu 8.10:
  • 3G Support
  • Write Ubuntu to and install from a USB Drive
  • Guest Session
Read More about the release..
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FOSS@CLASS an introductory to FOSS and GNU/Linux, is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) event in connection to the Software Freedom Day 2008. Together with the Mindanao Open Source Society (MOSS) , COMTECH Institute Inc., and D' COMTECHIAN as the organizer of the event. At least Eighty (80) students, enthusiasts, advocates and Instructors from the different schools and offices in Basilan attended the event.

FOSS@CLASS started at 8:00AM last September 27, 2008. The Morning session open by Ms. Erniebeth Tutaan (OIC of COMTECH Isabela) followed by Timhar Haruddain (Event Secretariat),Mr. Jamju Rivera(President Alano Company), Dr. Francisco Sarmiento III (Project Manager for Southeast Asean+3 IOSN) and Mr. Rick Bahague Jr. (CPU-Union) gave a live stream using SKYPE talking about their FOSS insights . Ms. Yolynne Medina (Online Networking Staff IOSN) give a talk about Introduction to FOSS and Ubuntu.

On the Afternoon Session, Mr. Jericho Rivera(HR Alano Hospital) gave a talk on Introduction to codeignieter and FOSS in Health, Ms. Grace Sojor(COMTECH Institute) gave a talk about Introduction to Java using Netbeans, and Mr. Rj Ian S. Sevilla (IT Instructor-COMTECH Institute) gave a talk Introduction to Content Management System (CMS) focusing on Joomla.

We thank all participants, sponsors/supporter, organizers, and Volunteers making this event a successful one.

Sponsors/Supporter of the event:

Ubuntu Linux - 8.04 CDs, Stickers, pamphlet and Ubuntu t-shirts
Netbeans - Netbeans CD's and netbeans T-shirts.
Wahoy.com - Media Promotion
Software Freedom International - baloons, CD's(open education and open CD), and t-shirts.
Jerome Locson - for the CD's and Tarpaulin


Links:
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FOSS@CLASS an introductory to FOSS and GNU/Linux, is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) event in connection to the Software Freedom Day 2008. Together with the Mindanao Open Source Society (MOSS) , COMTECH Institute Inc., and D' COMTECHIAN as the organizer of the event. At least Eighty (80) students, enthusiasts, advocates and Instructors from the different schools and offices in Basilan attended the event.

FOSS@CLASS started at 8:00AM last September 27, 2008. The Morning session open by Ms. Erniebeth Tutaan (OIC of COMTECH Isabela) followed by Timhar Haruddain (Event Secretariat),Mr. Jamju Rivera(President Alano Company), Dr. Francisco Sarmiento III (Project Manager for Southeast Asean+3 IOSN) and Mr. Rick Bahague Jr. (CPU-Union) gave a live stream using SKYPE talking about their FOSS insights . Ms. Yolynne Medina (Online Networking Staff IOSN) give a talk about Introduction to FOSS and Ubuntu.

On the Afternoon Session, Mr. Jericho Rivera(HR Alano Hospital) gave a talk on Introduction to codeignieter and FOSS in Health, Ms. Grace Sojor(COMTECH Institute) gave a talk about Introduction to Java using Netbeans, and Mr. Rj Ian S. Sevilla (IT Instructor-COMTECH Institute) gave a talk Introduction to Content Management System (CMS) focusing on Joomla.

We thank all participants, sponsors/supporter, organizers, and Volunteers making this event a successful one.

Sponsors/Supporter of the event:

Ubuntu Linux - 8.04 CDs, Stickers, pamphlet and Ubuntu t-shirts
Netbeans - Netbeans CD's and netbeans T-shirts.
Wahoy.com - Media Promotion
Software Freedom International - baloons, CD's(open education and open CD), and t-shirts.
Jerome Locson - for the CD's and Tarpaulin


Links:
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To make your folder in private u could be using many software in making them private. But sometime it could be very dangerous when you format your drive which contains the files of the software that could make your secret files into risk.... While this research since mostly computer here are running Windows XP i have to keep my file in private.

Why download a software? When you have it for free. Here is the simplest and the best solution to make your folder private.
  • Copy the code below in a notepad
  • on notepad change the text "type your password here" with password you want.
  • Save this file as locker.bat
  • Now clink the file Locker.bat
  • You will see that new folder name "Locker" will appear.
  • Put your File into it.
  • Again click on the Locker.bat say yes to continue and you will see that your folder go hidden.
  • For reappear click again the Locker.bat enter password and your folder will reappear.

CODE:::::

cls
@echo off
title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are You Sure You Want to Lock This Folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid Choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder Locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter Password to Unlock Folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==
type your password here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked Successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid Password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker Created Successfully
goto End
:End


ENJOY USING THIS CODE>>>
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To make your folder in private u could be using many software in making them private. But sometime it could be very dangerous when you format your drive which contains the files of the software that could make your secret files into risk.... While this research since mostly computer here are running Windows XP i have to keep my file in private.

Why download a software? When you have it for free. Here is the simplest and the best solution to make your folder private.
  • Copy the code below in a notepad
  • on notepad change the text "type your password here" with password you want.
  • Save this file as locker.bat
  • Now clink the file Locker.bat
  • You will see that new folder name "Locker" will appear.
  • Put your File into it.
  • Again click on the Locker.bat say yes to continue and you will see that your folder go hidden.
  • For reappear click again the Locker.bat enter password and your folder will reappear.

CODE:::::

cls
@echo off
title Folder Locker
if EXIST "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" goto UNLOCK
if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER
:CONFIRM
echo Are You Sure You Want to Lock This Folder(Y/N)
set/p "cho=>"
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK
if %cho%==y goto LOCK
if %cho%==n goto END
if %cho%==N goto END
echo Invalid Choice.
goto CONFIRM
:LOCK
ren Locker "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
attrib +h +s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
echo Folder Locked
goto End
:UNLOCK
echo Enter Password to Unlock Folder
set/p "pass=>"
if NOT %pass%==
type your password here goto FAIL
attrib -h -s "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
ren "Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}" Locker
echo Folder Unlocked Successfully
goto End
:FAIL
echo Invalid Password
goto end
:MDLOCKER
md Locker
echo Locker Created Successfully
goto End
:End


ENJOY USING THIS CODE>>>
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The ASEAN+3 node of the International Open Source Network (IOSN) is based at the University of the Philippines  Manila-Natioanl Telehealth Center (UPM-NThC) and establised by the United Nation Development Programme as the Center of Excllence for Free/Open Source Sofware in the ASEAN Region together with their implementer parter, InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany will host the FOSS for SMEs CD toolkit Training of Trainers.

Im one of the Selected official trainee-participant to attend this event, which will be held on Nov. 3 - 8, 2008 at The Mango Farm, Antipolo City, Rizal. Ive already purchase roundtrip plane ticket via Cebu Pacific schedule leaving Zamboanga-Manila  November 3 and be back Manila-Zamboanga November 8.

I will also blogging the whole event/session if possible. 

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The ASEAN+3 node of the International Open Source Network (IOSN) is based at the University of the Philippines  Manila-Natioanl Telehealth Center (UPM-NThC) and establised by the United Nation Development Programme as the Center of Excllence for Free/Open Source Sofware in the ASEAN Region together with their implementer parter, InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany will host the FOSS for SMEs CD toolkit Training of Trainers.

Im one of the Selected official trainee-participant to attend this event, which will be held on Nov. 3 - 8, 2008 at The Mango Farm, Antipolo City, Rizal. Ive already purchase roundtrip plane ticket via Cebu Pacific schedule leaving Zamboanga-Manila  November 3 and be back Manila-Zamboanga November 8.

I will also blogging the whole event/session if possible. 

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The Sun Microsystem has finally release the new OpenOffice Final release 3.0 is now available.

Some Core Features:
  • ODF 1.2 Support
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Import Filter
  • MAC OS X Support
  • Chart Enhancement 

Download OpenOffice: http://download.openoffice.org/

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The Sun Microsystem has finally release the new OpenOffice Final release 3.0 is now available.

Some Core Features:
  • ODF 1.2 Support
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Import Filter
  • MAC OS X Support
  • Chart Enhancement 

Download OpenOffice: http://download.openoffice.org/

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Tired on existing Social Network (linkedin, Friendster,myspace etc.)?
Share your life easily with friends, family and fans. Heres a site that i love to use aside from the social network and similar to twitter.

The Plurk,is  a social journal for your life, and the registration is free. 


Asking what is Plurk?

Noun. plurk (plüer-kh) - A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks. Low in fat, 5 calories per serving, yet chock full of goodness.

Verb. plurk (plüer-kh) - To chronicle the events of your always on, action-packed, storybook, semi-charmed kinda life.

What can you do with Plurk?

  • Add updates what you did today (Says, Thinks, Asks, feel,  share,  has, hope, give etc.)
  • Your updates are displayed on the timeline and shared with all your friends.
  • You can see what other friends are doing today.
  • You can chat with other friends  and reply to their updates

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Tired on existing Social Network (linkedin, Friendster,myspace etc.)?
Share your life easily with friends, family and fans. Heres a site that i love to use aside from the social network and similar to twitter.

The Plurk,is  a social journal for your life, and the registration is free. 


Asking what is Plurk?

Noun. plurk (plüer-kh) - A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks. Low in fat, 5 calories per serving, yet chock full of goodness.

Verb. plurk (plüer-kh) - To chronicle the events of your always on, action-packed, storybook, semi-charmed kinda life.

What can you do with Plurk?

  • Add updates what you did today (Says, Thinks, Asks, feel,  share,  has, hope, give etc.)
  • Your updates are displayed on the timeline and shared with all your friends.
  • You can see what other friends are doing today.
  • You can chat with other friends  and reply to their updates

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Today I've just received the notice from the IOSN about the Training of Trainers on the FOSS Toolkit for SMEs with the following requirements and comply it before October 15.
  • Updated curriculum vitae with ID photo included
  • Letter of Recommendation/Endorsement from your
  • organization/company/
  • institution
  • For non-Philippine applicants, TEMPORARY airline bookings/itinerary with estimated ECONOMY/BUDGET roundtrip air ticket cost. Preferred arrival in Manila, Philippines on 03 November (Monday) and departure on 07 November 2008 (Friday).
Hope i can send it before October 15.
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Today I've just received the notice from the IOSN about the Training of Trainers on the FOSS Toolkit for SMEs with the following requirements and comply it before October 15.
  • Updated curriculum vitae with ID photo included
  • Letter of Recommendation/Endorsement from your
  • organization/company/
  • institution
  • For non-Philippine applicants, TEMPORARY airline bookings/itinerary with estimated ECONOMY/BUDGET roundtrip air ticket cost. Preferred arrival in Manila, Philippines on 03 November (Monday) and departure on 07 November 2008 (Friday).
Hope i can send it before October 15.
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Are you looking for a free Forms on the web? that can easyly created like registration, survey etc..  I just want to share this site that i found on the web while searching. The Wufoo site, an HTML, Form builder helps anyone create contact forms, web surveys, and invitations so they can collect the data, registrations and online payments they need without writing a single line of code. 

The Free Sign up only have the following features:
  1. One user
  2. 3 Forms
  3. 3 reports
  4. 10 Fields
  5. 100 entries/ Month


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Are you looking for a free Forms on the web? that can easyly created like registration, survey etc..  I just want to share this site that i found on the web while searching. The Wufoo site, an HTML, Form builder helps anyone create contact forms, web surveys, and invitations so they can collect the data, registrations and online payments they need without writing a single line of code. 

The Free Sign up only have the following features:
  1. One user
  2. 3 Forms
  3. 3 reports
  4. 10 Fields
  5. 100 entries/ Month


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Last October 2, 2008 the Ubuntu team is announce the beta release of Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop and Server.  Codenamed "Intrepid Ibex", 8.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. 

Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition delivers the features you need for an increasingly mobile digital life, including 3G wireless support and guest sessions that lets users temporarily share computers without
compromising security.

Ubuntu 8.10 Server consolidates its support for virtualization with an integrated Virtual Machine builder, and brings with it a fully-supported Java stack and support for per-user directory encryption.

The Ubuntu 8.10 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu, also reach beta status today.

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/intrepid/beta for details.

Download Link Below

 Asia:

   * http://ftp.daum.net/ubuntu-releases/8.10 (Korea, Republic of)
   * http://ftp.tcc.edu.tw/iso/Ubuntu/8.10 (Taiwan)
   * http://tw.releases.ubuntu.com/8.10 (Taiwan)

 The final version of Ubuntu 8.10 is expected to be released in October 2008.
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Last October 2, 2008 the Ubuntu team is announce the beta release of Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop and Server.  Codenamed "Intrepid Ibex", 8.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. 

Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition delivers the features you need for an increasingly mobile digital life, including 3G wireless support and guest sessions that lets users temporarily share computers without
compromising security.

Ubuntu 8.10 Server consolidates its support for virtualization with an integrated Virtual Machine builder, and brings with it a fully-supported Java stack and support for per-user directory encryption.

The Ubuntu 8.10 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, UbuntuStudio, and Mythbuntu, also reach beta status today.

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/intrepid/beta for details.

Download Link Below

 Asia:

   * http://ftp.daum.net/ubuntu-releases/8.10 (Korea, Republic of)
   * http://ftp.tcc.edu.tw/iso/Ubuntu/8.10 (Taiwan)
   * http://tw.releases.ubuntu.com/8.10 (Taiwan)

 The final version of Ubuntu 8.10 is expected to be released in October 2008.
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The International Open Source Network together with the Inwent is sponsoring a FOSS SME Toolkit trainers training in November.  This program will equip participants with knowledge on the principles of FOSS, its various business models, best practices in deployment,  and introduce participants to various FOSS applications that can be used by SMEs.

If you are interested in this training, please apply with the link below:

http://www.iosn.net/asean-3/call_for_applications/call-for-institutional-participation-iosn-inwent-training-of-trainers-on-the-foss-toolkit-for-smes

Note: You do not need to be a technical person.
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The International Open Source Network together with the Inwent is sponsoring a FOSS SME Toolkit trainers training in November.  This program will equip participants with knowledge on the principles of FOSS, its various business models, best practices in deployment,  and introduce participants to various FOSS applications that can be used by SMEs.

If you are interested in this training, please apply with the link below:

http://www.iosn.net/asean-3/call_for_applications/call-for-institutional-participation-iosn-inwent-training-of-trainers-on-the-foss-toolkit-for-smes

Note: You do not need to be a technical person.
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Do you want to attend the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IN HEALTHCARE (INCOSSH2008) in Malaysia in November?

Do you want to participate in a FOSS Healthcare application code sprint?

Then apply until OCTOBER 10, 2008, 1800H (GMT+8)!

TARGET AUDIENCE: managers and implementers of health information systems, developers, programmers of health applications from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Pilippines and Vietnam

IMPORTANT DATES
September 15 - October 10 (application period)
October 10-15 (evaluation period)
October 15 (selection and notification of qualified applicants)
October 16 - November 20 (pre-conference discussions and networking)
November 23 - 25 (conference proper)

IMPORTANT:
Everyone is requested to carefully read and understand the criteria, objectives and conditions prior to submission of their applications for evaluation and consideration.

Background
The Southeast Asian node of the International Open Source Network (IOSN ASEAN+3) and InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany are sponsoring the participation of 20 institutions to the International Conference on Open Source Software for Health 2008 (INCOSSH2008) organized by the AMDI-Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Venue: Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia
Conference date: November 23 to 25, 2008

This conference brings together developers and end users of health information systems and allows them to interact closely and exchange their experiences with free and/or open source software, open standards, and open content. For details on the conference, please see: http://bpio.amdi.usm.edu.my/incossh2008

In 2007, IOSN together with Open Source Health Care Alliance, co-sponsored OSHCA's Annual Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With InWEnt's assistance, twenty developers from ASEAN attended the conference on the first three days and an intensive training session on the last day. One of the output from this event was the networking of technical and health domain experts which allowed for cross-pollination and interaction. Several FOSS health care projects presented their applications in this conference and a potential collaboration on the development of an open source electronic health record (FreeFeathers EHR Extension) available at www.freefeathers.org was started.

Coming from this conference, a logical next step is to show demonstration of how these software actually work and get domain experts from the health sector to comment on how these fit or not fit their current situation. The idea is to let the end users discuss their concerns and requested features with the actual developers. This interaction has numerous benefits, to wit:

For the developer: an understanding of what features are important to end users and what major components are still lacking from their application

For the health workers: an understanding of the benefits of free and/of open source method of application development and the importance of connecting closely with the original developers whether or not their services will be employed

For the e-health expert: insights on how to best implement health information systems cost-effectively using FOSS

Various open source electronic health records abound on the Internet already with some of them emanating from ASEAN and EU. This conference aims to dissect the opportunities and obstacles to deployment of FOSS health applications in the workplace.

INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH
For this Regional Conference, the call for participation will be sent to institutions with a requirement to clearly signify their commitment to designate their representative/participant to train other staff members/communities upon their return within three months (re-entry plan). This institutional approach assures that there is an echo seminar that is offered to local staff members / communities and the knowledge gained is shared to others.

During the selection process, a high score will be given to institutions which will be able to embed a training course on FOSS for health into their regular plantilla of activities and services offered. These will be expected from the re-entry plan they will be submitting as a requirement for application.

Though applications of institutions will be prioritized, individual FOSS trainers and experts are also eligible to apply.

RE-ENTRY PLAN
The programme provides monitoring after the conference (through their institution) for a sustainable implementation of follow-up activities. The monitoring will be done through a special website to be created for that purpose.

APPLICATION CRITERIA
IOSN-InWEnt can sponsor 20 participants from as many institutions from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Applying institutions are invited to designate one representative/trainer. The Institution is also ask to clearly signify their commitment to designate their representative/participant to train other staff members/communities (of FOSS for Health -- materials will be disseminated in the conference) upon their return within three months. Organizations are ENCOURAGED to nominate and give preference (where appropriate) to FEMALE participants.

COSTS
Accepted participants are expected to shoulder the subsidized conference fee of USD 100 (full price USD250) as well as the travel costs. Subsidies may be granted after appropriate documentation is submitted.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested institutions and individual FOSS ADVOCATES are invited to apply for participation until October 10, 2008 by filling in the online form at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pVJdhWBPoeQTF7W3Ug2whXA&hl=en
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FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

INTERNATIONAL OPEN SOURCE NETWORK
IOSN is a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Centre of Excellence in Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) for the Asia-Pacific region. It was established by UNDP Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) in 2002 through the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. Through a virtual secretariat - and now a network of sub-regional centres, IOSN South Asia (based in India), IOSN Pacific Islands Countries (Fiji), and IOSN ASEAN+3 (Philippines), it shapes its activities around FOSS technologies and applications; awareness and advocacy; and capacity building initiatives.

IOSN ASEAN+3 sub-regional centre for the Southeast Asian countries is based at the University of Philippines Manila. The geographical mandate of IOSN ASEAN+3 encompasses Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea. IOSN ASEAN+3 is tasked specifically to facilitate and network FOSS advocates, experts, and developers in these 13 countries to foster the adoption of FOSS. The vision is to have developing countries in these countries achieve rapid and sustained economic and social development with the utilization of affordable yet effective FOSS ICT solutions to bridge the digital divide.

URL: http://www.iosn.net

INWENT - CAPACITY BUILDING INTERNATIONAL, GERMANY
Through its it@inwent programmes, InWEnt helps multiplying partners in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to provide advanced knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The key objectives of the programmes are to strengthen IT sectors in various regions of the world, foster key innovations in ICTs for development and use ICTs as enabling tools for poverty reduction.

Within its it@foss project (URL: http://www.it-foss.org), InWEnt supports the development and application of local innovative software solutions and business models based on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the ASEAN region.

URL: http://www.inwent.org

AMDI-Universiti Sains Malaysia
http://www.amdi.usm.edu.my/

Conference URL: http://bpio.amdi.usm.edu.my/incossh2008
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Do you want to attend the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IN HEALTHCARE (INCOSSH2008) in Malaysia in November?

Do you want to participate in a FOSS Healthcare application code sprint?

Then apply until OCTOBER 10, 2008, 1800H (GMT+8)!

TARGET AUDIENCE: managers and implementers of health information systems, developers, programmers of health applications from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Pilippines and Vietnam

IMPORTANT DATES
September 15 - October 10 (application period)
October 10-15 (evaluation period)
October 15 (selection and notification of qualified applicants)
October 16 - November 20 (pre-conference discussions and networking)
November 23 - 25 (conference proper)

IMPORTANT:
Everyone is requested to carefully read and understand the criteria, objectives and conditions prior to submission of their applications for evaluation and consideration.

Background
The Southeast Asian node of the International Open Source Network (IOSN ASEAN+3) and InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany are sponsoring the participation of 20 institutions to the International Conference on Open Source Software for Health 2008 (INCOSSH2008) organized by the AMDI-Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Venue: Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia
Conference date: November 23 to 25, 2008

This conference brings together developers and end users of health information systems and allows them to interact closely and exchange their experiences with free and/or open source software, open standards, and open content. For details on the conference, please see: http://bpio.amdi.usm.edu.my/incossh2008

In 2007, IOSN together with Open Source Health Care Alliance, co-sponsored OSHCA's Annual Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With InWEnt's assistance, twenty developers from ASEAN attended the conference on the first three days and an intensive training session on the last day. One of the output from this event was the networking of technical and health domain experts which allowed for cross-pollination and interaction. Several FOSS health care projects presented their applications in this conference and a potential collaboration on the development of an open source electronic health record (FreeFeathers EHR Extension) available at www.freefeathers.org was started.

Coming from this conference, a logical next step is to show demonstration of how these software actually work and get domain experts from the health sector to comment on how these fit or not fit their current situation. The idea is to let the end users discuss their concerns and requested features with the actual developers. This interaction has numerous benefits, to wit:

For the developer: an understanding of what features are important to end users and what major components are still lacking from their application

For the health workers: an understanding of the benefits of free and/of open source method of application development and the importance of connecting closely with the original developers whether or not their services will be employed

For the e-health expert: insights on how to best implement health information systems cost-effectively using FOSS

Various open source electronic health records abound on the Internet already with some of them emanating from ASEAN and EU. This conference aims to dissect the opportunities and obstacles to deployment of FOSS health applications in the workplace.

INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH
For this Regional Conference, the call for participation will be sent to institutions with a requirement to clearly signify their commitment to designate their representative/participant to train other staff members/communities upon their return within three months (re-entry plan). This institutional approach assures that there is an echo seminar that is offered to local staff members / communities and the knowledge gained is shared to others.

During the selection process, a high score will be given to institutions which will be able to embed a training course on FOSS for health into their regular plantilla of activities and services offered. These will be expected from the re-entry plan they will be submitting as a requirement for application.

Though applications of institutions will be prioritized, individual FOSS trainers and experts are also eligible to apply.

RE-ENTRY PLAN
The programme provides monitoring after the conference (through their institution) for a sustainable implementation of follow-up activities. The monitoring will be done through a special website to be created for that purpose.

APPLICATION CRITERIA
IOSN-InWEnt can sponsor 20 participants from as many institutions from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Applying institutions are invited to designate one representative/trainer. The Institution is also ask to clearly signify their commitment to designate their representative/participant to train other staff members/communities (of FOSS for Health -- materials will be disseminated in the conference) upon their return within three months. Organizations are ENCOURAGED to nominate and give preference (where appropriate) to FEMALE participants.

COSTS
Accepted participants are expected to shoulder the subsidized conference fee of USD 100 (full price USD250) as well as the travel costs. Subsidies may be granted after appropriate documentation is submitted.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested institutions and individual FOSS ADVOCATES are invited to apply for participation until October 10, 2008 by filling in the online form at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pVJdhWBPoeQTF7W3Ug2whXA&hl=en
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FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS

INTERNATIONAL OPEN SOURCE NETWORK
IOSN is a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Centre of Excellence in Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) for the Asia-Pacific region. It was established by UNDP Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) in 2002 through the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. Through a virtual secretariat - and now a network of sub-regional centres, IOSN South Asia (based in India), IOSN Pacific Islands Countries (Fiji), and IOSN ASEAN+3 (Philippines), it shapes its activities around FOSS technologies and applications; awareness and advocacy; and capacity building initiatives.

IOSN ASEAN+3 sub-regional centre for the Southeast Asian countries is based at the University of Philippines Manila. The geographical mandate of IOSN ASEAN+3 encompasses Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea. IOSN ASEAN+3 is tasked specifically to facilitate and network FOSS advocates, experts, and developers in these 13 countries to foster the adoption of FOSS. The vision is to have developing countries in these countries achieve rapid and sustained economic and social development with the utilization of affordable yet effective FOSS ICT solutions to bridge the digital divide.

URL: http://www.iosn.net

INWENT - CAPACITY BUILDING INTERNATIONAL, GERMANY
Through its it@inwent programmes, InWEnt helps multiplying partners in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to provide advanced knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The key objectives of the programmes are to strengthen IT sectors in various regions of the world, foster key innovations in ICTs for development and use ICTs as enabling tools for poverty reduction.

Within its it@foss project (URL: http://www.it-foss.org), InWEnt supports the development and application of local innovative software solutions and business models based on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the ASEAN region.

URL: http://www.inwent.org

AMDI-Universiti Sains Malaysia
http://www.amdi.usm.edu.my/

Conference URL: http://bpio.amdi.usm.edu.my/incossh2008
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The Mindanao Open Source Society together with the COMTECH Institute Inc and with D’COMTECHIAN has successfully celebrated the FOSS@CLASS an Introductory to FOSS Application and GNU/Linux in connection to the Software freedom day 2008 celebration at COMTECH Institute Basilan last September 27, 2008.

The event has 67 attendees including the organizers and guest speakers.  The delegates came from the different schools and organizations in Basilan namely the COMTECH Institute Inc., Furigay College Inc, Claret College of Isabela, Universidad De Zamboanga and Philhealth Isabela. 


Thanks to the event sponsor for making this event a success and supported us on the event. Netbeans.org supported by SUN Microsystem, Ubuntu, Software Freedom International, International Open Source Network ASEAN+3, Mr. Jerome Locson, Ms. C. Carmelita Cajucom, and wahoy.com

Photo:

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The Mindanao Open Source Society together with the COMTECH Institute Inc and with D’COMTECHIAN has successfully celebrated the FOSS@CLASS an Introductory to FOSS Application and GNU/Linux in connection to the Software freedom day 2008 celebration at COMTECH Institute Basilan last September 27, 2008.

The event has 67 attendees including the organizers and guest speakers.  The delegates came from the different schools and organizations in Basilan namely the COMTECH Institute Inc., Furigay College Inc, Claret College of Isabela, Universidad De Zamboanga and Philhealth Isabela. 


Thanks to the event sponsor for making this event a success and supported us on the event. Netbeans.org supported by SUN Microsystem, Ubuntu, Software Freedom International, International Open Source Network ASEAN+3, Mr. Jerome Locson, Ms. C. Carmelita Cajucom, and wahoy.com

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Manila November 4 to 7, 2008

CALL FOR INSTITUTIONAL PARTICIPATION: IOSN-InWEnt Training of Trainers on the FOSS Toolkit for SMEs

One World



CALL FOR INSTITUTIONAL PARTICIPATION: IOSN-InWEnt Training of Trainers on the FOSS Toolkit for SMEs

Venue: Manila, Philippines (venue TBA)
Date: November 3 to 7, 2008
Countries covered: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam

Important dates:

Sept 20: Applications accepted
Sept 30: End of Application period
October 5: Start of pre-event online discussion
November 2: Arrival of participants to Manila

Contact: Dr. Francis Sarmiento III (IOSN ASEAN+3), asean3@iosn.net

Background

In 2006, IOSN and InWent jointly organized the Regional Conference on Free and/or Open Source Software for Small-to-Medium Enterprises in IT (FOSS@Work). Over fifty participants from Southeast Asia congregated in Manila to listen to FOSS experts and to network with similar organizations from other countries. An output of that conference was the need for more exposure to FOSS as it is used in business and to make it easier for participants to grasp FOSS concepts and disseminate to their local communities.

At the Asia Source 2 camp in Sukabumi, Indonesia (January 2007), a CD called SME-in-a-Box (draft) was distributed by IOSN. The concept was similar to one already developed by Tactical Tech but directed towards the small-to-medium enterprises. After Sukabumi, IOSN proceeded to formalize the SME-in-a-Box. This liveCD is downloadable at http://sme-in-a-box.org/SME-in-a-Box/DemoLiveCD. Due to space limitations, the list of applications on the liveCD was prescribed and users could not easily modify the content with other FOSS business applications..
With input from these activities, IOSN and InWEnt engaged domain experts to facilitate the evolution of the SME-in-a-Box into a liveCD that will allow SMEs to choose their applications and use that for their specific business needs. This liveCD will be called the FOSS Toolkit for SMEs.

This call is for organizations/institutions who share IOSN-InWEnt's mission of promoting FOSS among SMEs. Each organization will nominate a representative to the Training of Trainers and will commit to their re-entry plan which details how they will share their newly acquired knowledge with their communities. A total of twenty organization's representatives will be accepted into the conference.


At the end of the TOT, the successful participants will have the knowledge and skills to train others on the FOSS Toolkit for SMEs.


INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH

For this Training of Trainers, the call for participation will be sent to institutions with a requirement to clearly signify their commitment to designate their representative/participant to train other staff members/communities upon their return within three months (re-entry plan). This institutional approach assures that there is an echo seminar that is offered to local staff members / communities and the knowledge gained is shared to others.

During the selection process, a high score will be given to institutions which will be able to embed a training course on  the FOSS Toolkit into their regular plantilla of activities and services offered. These will be expected from the re-entry plan they will be submitting as a requirement for application.

Though applications of institutions will be prioritized, individual FOSS trainers and experts are also eligible to apply.

RE-ENTRY PLAN
The programme provides monitoring after the conference (through their institution) for a sustainable implementation of follow-up activities. The monitoring will be done through a special website to be created for that purpose.

APPLICATION CRITERIA
IOSN-InWEnt can sponsor 20 participants from as many institutions from the four aforementioned countries.

Nominated participants should also comprise a mix of private sector, public sector, and civil society with preference to small-to-medium enterprises.

Applying institutions are invited to designate one representative/trainer. The Institution is also ask to clearly signify their commitment to designate their representative/participant to train other staff members/communities upon their return within three months. Organizations are ENCOURAGED to nominate and give preference (where appropriate) to FEMALE participants.

COSTS
Accepted participants are expected to shoulder the subsidized conference fee of USD 100 (full price USD250). Other subsidies may be granted after appropriate documentation is submitted.
 
HOW TO APPLY?
Interested institutions are invited to apply for participation as soon as possible by filling up the online form below:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pVJdhWBPoeQTbR3pWWwVUYQ&cfg=true


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FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS


INTERNATIONAL OPEN SOURCE NETWORK

IOSN is a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Centre of Excellence in Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) for the Asia-Pacific region. It was established by UNDP Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) in 2002 through the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. Through a virtual secretariat - and now a network of sub-regional centres, IOSN South Asia (based in India), IOSN Pacific Islands Countries (Fiji), and IOSN ASEAN+3 (Philippines), it shapes its activities around FOSS technologies and applications; awareness and advocacy; and capacity building initiatives.

IOSN ASEAN+3 sub-regional centre for the Southeast Asian countries is based at the University of Philippines Manila. The geographical mandate of IOSN ASEAN+3 encompasses Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea. IOSN ASEAN+3 is tasked specifically to facilitate and network FOSS advocates, experts, and developers in these 13 countries to foster the adoption of FOSS. The vision is to have developing countries in these countries achieve rapid and sustained economic and social development with the utilization of affordable yet effective FOSS ICT solutions to bridge the digital divide.

URL: http://www.iosn.net


INWENT - CAPACITY BUILDING INTERNATIONAL, GERMANY

Through its it@inwent programmes, InWEnt helps multiplying partners in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to provide advanced knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The key objectives of the programmes are to strengthen IT sectors in various regions of the world, foster key innovations in ICTs for development and use ICTs as enabling tools for poverty reduction.

Within its it@foss project (URL: http://www.it-foss.org), InWEnt supports the development and application of local innovative software solutions and business models based on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the ASEAN region.

URL: http://www.inwent.org


 

 
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Today is the biggest day mostly celebrating the Software Freedom Day, But me i've move it this comming Saturday 27th September 2008. Title FOSS@CLASS in introductory to Free and open source Software (FOSS) and GNU/Linux. In connection to the celebration of SFD. Today im finalizing everything including the Local Sponsors.

Event Sponsors:
Software Freedom International - SFD Kits (Shirts, PINS,OpenDisc Cd's, Stickers, and Balloons)
Netbeans - Netbeans Shirt and Netbeans 6.1 Cd's
Ubuntu - Ubuntu Shirt, Ubuntu Cd's, Stickers, and Ubuntu leaflets.
Wahoy.com - Zamboanga City Popular Online classified ads. Advertising the event.
Jerome Locson - Tarpulin and Blank Cd's.( Thanks a lot Jerome.. )
City Official of Isabela City
Ms. C. Carmelita C. Cajucom - President COMTECH Institute Inc.

Oh. I also forgot Mindanao Examiner a local newspaper who publish the event.
URL: http://mindanaoexaminer.com/news.php?news_id=20080816230543

To all Happy Software Freedom Day...
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