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
--------------------------------------------------

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

Photo:

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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

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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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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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Joomla was nomited for the Packt Publishing Best Overall Open Source CMS and Best PHP Open Source CMS Awards. They made it and they are finalists in two categories, the voting for the final round has begun so joomla lovers please support them.


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Joomla was nomited for the Packt Publishing Best Overall Open Source CMS and Best PHP Open Source CMS Awards. They made it and they are finalists in two categories, the voting for the final round has begun so joomla lovers please support them.


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Today is the day of celebrating the Software Freedom Day 2008.
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The Mindanao Open Source Society together with the COMTECH Institute Inc. and the D’ COMTECHIAN will host the 1st FOSS@CLASS at Isabela City, Basilan on September 27, 2008 at COMTECH Isabela. In connection to the celebration of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008.


The Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration participates by team volunteer across the world, project and supported by Software Freedom International (SFI).Software Freedom International is a global organization headquartered based in the United State and committed to educating the worldwide public about the principles of software freedom, and the availability and quality of free and open source software.


The FOSS@CLASS is a classroom type event and this is the 1st IT Event in Basilan with the theme “ Introductory to GNU/Linux and Free Open Source Software”. The main objective is to orient Basilenos about the power of the open source software and use it as a next alternative software. The organizers are expecting 60 participants from different schools and offices in Zamboanga City and Basilan to attend the said event.

The event is supported by the Software Freedom International, Netbeans, Ubuntu, Wordpro Web hosting, Wahoy.com, Ms. C. Carmelita C. Cajucom, City officials of Isabela City, and Mr Jerome Locson.


RJ Ian S. Sevilla

Event Organizer

Blog: http://rjian.blogspot.com


Link Reference:

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The Mindanao Open Source Society together with the COMTECH Institute Inc and the D’ COMTECHIAN will host the 1st FOSS@CLASS at Isabela City, Basilan on September 27, 2008 at COMTECH Isabela. In connection to the celebration of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008.

The Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration participates by team volunteer across the world, project and supported by Software Freedom International (SFI).Software Freedom International is a global organization headquartered based in the United State and committed to educating the worldwide public about the principles of software freedom, and the availability and quality of free and open source software.

The FOSS@CLASS is a classroom type event and this is the 1st IT Event in Basilan with the theme “ Introductory to GNU/Linux and Free Open Source Software”. The main objective is to orient Basilenos about the power of the open source software and use it as a next alternative software. The organizers are expecting 60 participants from different schools and offices in Zamboanga City and Basilan to attend the said event.

The event is supported by the Software Freedom International, Netbeans, Ubuntu, Wordpro Web hosting, Wahoy.com, Ms. C. Carmelita C. Cajucom, City officials of Isabela City, and Mr Jerome Locson.

RJ Ian S. Sevilla

Event Organizer

Blog: http://rjian.blogspot.com


Link Reference:

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The Mindanao Open Source Society together with the COMTECH Institute Inc. and the D’ COMTECHIAN will host the 1st FOSS@CLASS at Isabela City, Basilan on September 27, 2008 at COMTECH Isabela. In connection to the celebration of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008.


The Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration participates by team volunteer across the world, project and supported by Software Freedom International (SFI).Software Freedom International is a global organization headquartered based in the United State and committed to educating the worldwide public about the principles of software freedom, and the availability and quality of free and open source software.


The FOSS@CLASS is a classroom type event and this is the 1st IT Event in Basilan with the theme “ Introductory to GNU/Linux and Free Open Source Software”. The main objective is to orient Basilenos about the power of the open source software and use it as a next alternative software. The organizers are expecting 60 participants from different schools and offices in Zamboanga City and Basilan to attend the said event.

The event is supported by the Software Freedom International, Netbeans, Ubuntu, Wordpro Web hosting, Wahoy.com, Ms. C. Carmelita C. Cajucom, City officials of Isabela City, and Mr Jerome Locson.


RJ Ian S. Sevilla

Event Organizer

Blog: http://rjian.blogspot.com


Link Reference:

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After the Intramural held in Zamboanga City, Im back in Isabela City to prepare the SFD event this coming September 27, 2008. but there's a problem with the event domain name because the domain is already expired, Sorry for that. but for those who is still want to register on the event you can visit this URL http://www.sfdmoss.co.nr/ for registration.

As for now i've recieved the sponsorhip package came from different place/organization, the Netbeans from Czech Republic they send me 150 Netbeans Cd's and 25 pcs of Netbeans Shirt, The Ubuntu from Netherland I've already recived 4 Ubuntu Shirt and 90pcs Ubuntu Cd's, 6 SFD Shirts , 20 pcs inflatable balloons, and a 8 pcs of SFD pin came from Beijing.

For those who will celebrate the SFD this coming September 20, 2008. Good Luck to all.
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After the Intramural held in Zamboanga City, Im back in Isabela City to prepare the SFD event this coming September 27, 2008. but there's a problem with the event domain name because the domain is already expired, Sorry for that. but for those who is still want to register on the event you can visit this URL http://www.sfdmoss.co.nr/ for registration.

As for now i've recieved the sponsorhip package came from different place/organization, the Netbeans from Czech Republic they send me 150 Netbeans Cd's and 25 pcs of Netbeans Shirt, The Ubuntu from Netherland I've already recived 4 Ubuntu Shirt and 90pcs Ubuntu Cd's, 6 SFD Shirts , 20 pcs inflatable balloons, and a 8 pcs of SFD pin came from Beijing.

For those who will celebrate the SFD this coming September 20, 2008. Good Luck to all.
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This is my 1st time to setup a Moodle that will be used for my class and this is also the 1st time in Basilan having an e-class. Why i use e-class? Well our place in Mindanao particularly in Basilan has a lot of holidays and event in school, so I've decided to set it up an e-class using Moodle so that my student can access our lecture and quizzes online anywhere (in home, in Internet Cafe etc.) as long as they have internet connection.

Moodle is one of the popular course management system (CMS) and it is a free, open source software package to help educator create effective online learning communities. You can also do a lot in Moodle like quiz, activities etc.

You can download it at http://www.moodle.org
My online class URL: http://eclass.co.nr
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This is my 1st time to setup a Moodle that will be used for my class and this is also the 1st time in Basilan having an e-class. Why i use e-class? Well our place in Mindanao particularly in Basilan has a lot of holidays and event in school, so I've decided to set it up an e-class using Moodle so that my student can access our lecture and quizzes online anywhere (in home, in Internet Cafe etc.) as long as they have internet connection.

Moodle is one of the popular course management system (CMS) and it is a free, open source software package to help educator create effective online learning communities. You can also do a lot in Moodle like quiz, activities etc.

You can download it at http://www.moodle.org
My online class URL: http://eclass.co.nr
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Its September Month, SFD day is fast approaching and I got a lot of appointment to attend, including task to finish especially my event. Organizing the 1st biggest event here in Basilan is not that simple but hopefully it will become a successful one.

So, What my task/appointment list for this month? here's some list .

  • Sept. 3-4 - Give Long Quiz for student at COMTECH Institute.
  • Sept. 4-11 - Distribute Invitation for the FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept. 8-11 - Attend Intramural of COMTECH to be held on Zamboanga.
  • Sept. 14 - Meet and join the organizer of the 1st Zamboanga Peninsula Bloggers Meetup.
  • Sept. 17 - Finalized the registration for the FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept. 18- Finalized Sponsorhip for FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept. 18-20 - Give Midterm exam for my 2nd series subject
  • Sept. 25-26 - Preparation of venue and materials for FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept.27 - Celebrate the FOSS@CLASS in connection to Software Freedom Day.

Its a very busy September hope i can accomplish my task, along the way there will still changes on my schedules and task.
Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla Labels:
Its September Month, SFD day is fast approaching and I got a lot of appointment to attend, including task to finish especially my event. Organizing the 1st biggest event here in Basilan is not that simple but hopefully it will become a successful one.

So, What my task/appointment list for this month? here's some list .

  • Sept. 3-4 - Give Long Quiz for student at COMTECH Institute.
  • Sept. 4-11 - Distribute Invitation for the FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept. 8-11 - Attend Intramural of COMTECH to be held on Zamboanga.
  • Sept. 14 - Meet and join the organizer of the 1st Zamboanga Peninsula Bloggers Meetup.
  • Sept. 17 - Finalized the registration for the FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept. 18- Finalized Sponsorhip for FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept. 18-20 - Give Midterm exam for my 2nd series subject
  • Sept. 25-26 - Preparation of venue and materials for FOSS@CLASS event.
  • Sept.27 - Celebrate the FOSS@CLASS in connection to Software Freedom Day.

Its a very busy September hope i can accomplish my task, along the way there will still changes on my schedules and task.
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While browsing some FOSS site, and i find this interesting free software for chatting. The Pidgin- is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

Pidgin can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AIM, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.

Well you can try to download it for free and its run if different OS. Enjoy Chatting :)
Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla Labels: ,
While browsing some FOSS site, and i find this interesting free software for chatting. The Pidgin- is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

Pidgin can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AIM, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.

Well you can try to download it for free and its run if different OS. Enjoy Chatting :)
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