Cool video from Firefox (History of Firefox)..

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I'll be attending another I.T. event this coming friday. Below is the event details.


The Information Systems Security Society of the Philippines (ISSSP) in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Coordination Office (NCSO) of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) would like to invite you to be a participant in our forthcoming “Cyber Security Roadshow”. It will be held at the Sequoia Inn, Monteverde Street, Davao City on December 11, 2009 from 8:00 – 5:00 pm.

The Road show is a series of events/conferences and exhibits conducted by jointly ISSSP and NCSO as part of our information campaign to make the citizenry aware of the importance of information security in protecting privacy rights and ensuring information systems security in business, industry and government.

In the past years, there have been more tools: mechanical, psychological or software-based, introduced to combat security threats and safeguard our information systems. But very few have been understood and accepted due to lack of proper promotions. As you know, the ISSSP is the only association of security-concerned professionals (with around 300 members) in the country promoting security awareness through seminars or conventions such as this.

We expect at least 100 delegates to attend this IT Security Conference.

Participation is free of charge.

Please call Joy of PhilNITS-Davao Office telefax no. (082)227-9448 or mobile 0922-8148985 for more information. You can also email us at isssphil@yahoo.com.
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Inspired by the recently held SpringOne 2GX in New Orleans where Orange & Bronze is the 1st ever Asian Sponsor and 1st Philippine-based partner, we will host SpringGrails Asia 2010 on January 15, 2010 at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila in Makati City, Philippines. This one-day FREE learning event is the biggest Spring and Grails event and the first of its kind in the Philippines, and in Asia.

In this regard, we are very grateful to invite you and your organization to be part of this big event. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn latest insights on using Spring and Grails technologies. It will also provide convergence for IT experts and industries who are yet to leverage on the power of using Spring and Grails in innovating business success.

Among the event's roster of high profile speakers is Burt Beckwith - is an Architect and Grails Expert, who was the Technical Editor for Grails in Action. Burt was also among the much-anticipated speakers in the SpringOne 2GX in New Orleans last October 2009. Hands-on workshops, business sessions for decision-makers, and actual success stories of technopreneurs who have already experienced the innovation of Spring and Grails are also lined up for the afternoon breakouts.

For more information and to register in SpringGrails Asia 2010, please visit -- www.springgrailsasia.com.
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Pictures I've taken during the Developers Connect at SM, Davao City:




More Pics:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39822&id=1537033073&l=61b17cf99b
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There will be a SAP workshop on December 3 at Davao City. Event details below:

“Remain Profitable in a Tough Economy while You Focus on Growing Your Business”

Date of Workshop: December 3, 2009

Venue: Grand Regal Hotel

Km. 7 J. P. Laurel Avenue, Lanang, Davao City

Time of Workshop: 10:00AM – 3:00PM

This seminar is free on a first-come, first served basis. Registration starts at 10:00 AM. Click the Poster below for more details.

A SAP Workshop Designed for SMEs - Davao
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DevCon Mindanao will be held on December 3, 2009, 3:00 PM at the Even Center, SM City, Davao. Do not miss this event guys, check out their website, DevCon Mindanao. You can register [here].
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I'm planning to create a website/portal for Basilan equipped with updates/news about that provinces with the help of the community journalist from different schools in that area ("hope there would be a lot of community contribution"). Currently I'm still planning the site using wordpress and launch by January 2010. The site title would be "Basilan At Post" the 1st ever community news portal of Basilan, for beta test i'll be using a sub domain of Mindanao Open Source Society. I'll announce later the sub domain if it is already up.
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After visiting Cavite last week now im on Davao City. I've just visit the peoples park on Davao City, it has a nice view. you can check on my Facebook album for more picture.




Album: http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=1537033073&k=ZZF2Y4T2R4TF6BD1QG6UYTVUSUIB4XWARWFSB&oid=1186167531902
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Here is some list of Education in Isabela City, Basilan:


Public



  • Basilan State College - located at Barangay Sumagdang, offers the biggest number of courses among tertiary institutions in the City

  • East Elementary School

  • Pilot Elementary School

  • Begang National High School

  • Begang Elementary School

  • Basilan National High School - the premier secondary educational institution in the Province


Private



  • Claret College of Isabela - formerly Fatima School, the only Catholic-run sectarian school in the City, located at Barangay Sta. Cruz, also has a High School and Elementary Department

  • Juan S. Alano Memorial School, Inc. - affiliated with the Juan S. Alano Memorial Hospital, Inc., offers Midwifery and related health science courses, located at Dona Ramona T. Alano Barangay

  • Jack n Jill Integrated School owned by Abner S.Rodriguez and Hansel and Gretel International School provide preparatory and Kindergarten learning for pre-school toddlers, with the former offering Elementary grades up to the 6th grade level

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Isabela City is a 5th class city and the capital of the province of Basilan, Philippines.The city is located on the northern shore of Basilan. Across the Basilan Strait  to the north is Zamboanga City. Zamboanga City is very accessible via ferry boat (lantsa - 1 hour travel time).

Currently Ferry Boat Available Travels Daily ( Zamboanga- Isabela):



  • M/V Stephanie Marie (Aleson Shipping Lines)


Zamboanga- Isabela : 10:45A.M./3:45P.M.

Isabela - Zamboanga: 6:45A.M./ 12:45Noon

  • M/V Estrella Del Mar (Aleson Shipping Lines)


Zamboanga Isabela: 6:45A.M./12:45Noon

Isabela- Zamboanga: 10:45A.M./3:45P.M.

  • M/V Princess Nicole (Ever Lines)


Zamboanga Isabela: 7:00A.M./1:00P.M.

Isabela- Zamboanga: 10:45A.M./3:45P.M.

Public Transport:


Currently if you are in Isabela City you can travel around using the public transportation like Tricycle costing 10.00pesos. Isabela City is accessible to different municipalities in Basilan.

Calling:


Isabela City telephone area code is 062.

Festival:



  • Annual Cocowayan Festival - Anniversary of the Cityhood of Isabela, April 25

  • Fiesta Santa Isabel - Annual Feast of St. Elizabeth of Portugal, July 8


Cellular Network Available:



  • Smart/TNT

  • Globe/TM

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The UNDP's International Open Source Network (UNDP-IOSN) through its ASEAN+3 Centre of Excellence (Philippines) and InWEnt - Capacity Building International (Germany) together with the Tactical Technology Collective (Netherlands), Aspiration (USA) and The Centre for Internet and Society (India) successfully orgnized the ASIA SOURCE 3 CAMP last November 6-13, 2009 at Silang Cavite Philippines. More than 140 participants from different countries convened during the 6-day hands-on open source camp  with the aim at "Building open source IT-skills of those working with NGOs and SMEs in Asia".

This is the third event of the Asia Source Camp and it's the first of its kind in the Philippines.There are 4 tracks in Asia Source camp wherein the participants can connect, cooperate and collaborate.

* Track 1: Managing your information
* Track 2: Migration
* Track 3: Broadcasting your information
* Track4: Community building

Event Site: http://www.asiasource3.net
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I just want to share my knowledge on how to look for a job in Cebu City. I've been to Cebu City for three times and a great place to visit, if you are in Cebu and looking for a job you can check this resources that would help you.

Online Job Hunt

You can browse this popular portal www.mynimo.com , wherein you can search job by category of upload you resume. Mynimo.com  is an internet job-bulletin-board for Cebu based jobs (Theyis an internet job-bulletin-board for Cebu based jobs (we are not a recruitment or employment agency).
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Its day 2 on Asia Source 3, wake up at 4:00am in the morning and here's the schedule for the day sessions:



7:30am - Breakfast

8:45am - Breakfast ENDS

9:00am - Opening Circle - The 1st circle done on the 7 days AS3, its the welcoming the participants and introduce some guidelines during the camp by Gunner from Aspiration. After that the Introduction of each participants (Name, Location, and Feelings).

10:00am - Interactive Participant Plenary

11:15am - Break

11:30am - Track Introductions (Human Spectrogram) -Giving statement and participants choose the answer.

1:00pm - Lunch -- Sit with folks you don't know!

2:00pm - Free time

4:00pm - Afternoon Circle

4:15pm - Parallel Session Tracks


  • Track 1: Managing Your Information




  • Track 2: Migrating to F/OSS




  • Track 3: Broadcasting Your Information




  • Track 4: Joining the F/OSS Community or Using F/OSS Tools




5:30pm - Break

5:45pm - Parallel Session Tracks


  • Track 1: Managing Your Information




  • Track 2: Migrating to F/OSS




  • Track 3: Broadcasting Your Information




  • Track 4: Joining the F/OSS Community or Using F/OSS Tools




7:00pm - Sessions End

7:30pm - Dinner

8:30pm - Evening Program


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The 1st day in Asia Source 3 at Silang Cavite, Philippines. We arrived on Manila at 9:15a.m. via Cebu Pacific and we go directly to the venue which is located at Silang, Cavite. The organizer prepared a shuttle service to pick up us at the airport.At the Shuttle Service I meet Eugene Ranjo who is from North Cotabato and connected from academe sector together, also an SFD organizer with his co-teacher Mr.____, Mr. Matthew who is from Cebu City connected with Cebu furniture, Mr, Genner who Ateneo De Zamboanga and some of my classmates in FOSS SMEs which was held last time in Antipolo City. We arrived in the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) Yen Center around 12 noon. We have lunch around 1:00PM. The 1st day doesnt have a training session yet but it is the expected arrival of all delegates of Asia Source 3. at night after dinner around 7:15P.M. we have a cultural presentation show as welcoming the delegates.


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Figuring how to create a contact form on wordpress. Well its easy i just installed a plugin called Fast and Secure Contact Form By Mike Challis Version 1.8.1 and activate it. Once activated, you will need to create a pages called contact. Go to Pages > Add New > Name it Contact and put this shortcode on content si_contact_form inside [ ] then publish it.

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For those who want to use a flash tag cloud for your wordpress site and blog you can download the WP-Cumulus Plugin Version 1.22 By Roy Tanck. I'm using it on my wordpress version 2.8.4 and it works fine.

[caption id="attachment_336" align="alignleft" width="371" caption="wp-cumulus screenshot"]screenshot wp-cumulus[/caption]
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Ubuntu will release its next version... the Karmic Koala. A week after, the Philippine Team will join teams all over the world in celebration of this event. And everyone is invited. Bring your family and friends, and get to meet local Ubuntu users. Date: November 6, Friday
Time: 6pm onwards (9pm?)
Venue: Unit 502 Orient Square Building

Join the Discussion Forum

Google Maps:
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PC4Peace is a Non-Profit Organization founded in November 2003 (Kyoto, Japan) with the express interest of helping to bridge the global south dilemma by reusing decommissioned technologies (mainly computers that can be used in schools) to find a new life in needy schools in our project countries.

Over the years, the PC4Peace has been successfully donated more than 1000 unit to Cambodia partnership with UNESCO. Currently, the PC4Peace is planning to conduct the project here in Philippines specifically from Mindanao partnership with Western Mindanao State University as the HUB project.

Currently we are looking for Volunteers for Philippines PC4Peace Project and be able to help schools in donating PC.

  • (2) Web Designer - specifically who can create joomla templates and experience in implementing plugins.

  • (3) Graphics Artist - who will create our marketing materials (Presentation, brochures )


Project will start on November. Interested to help our project please use my contact form to contact me directly.
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Hello guys, just want to inform you that i've already move my blog to my personal domain using wordpress application..

visit : www.rjiansevilla.com
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My previous blog is on blogger (http://rjian.blogspot.com)and all content are there, when my friend give me this domain and hosting i have to migrate my content on blogger to wordpress. Upon exploring wordpress and searching article on the net for migrating all content on blogger going to wordpress, you don't need to have a plugin installed on it just to transfer your content. Well here's a simple step how to migrate your content on blogger going to wordpress.

1. Login your admin wordpress account /wp-admin .

2. On admin go to tools>Import .

3. From the import you will have to choose blogger then follow instructions.

4. Then after the loading, your blogger content has successful transfer including the comments.



























































BloggerImport posts, comments, and users from a Blogger blog.
BlogrollImport links in OPML format.
BlogwareImport posts from Blogware.
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Categories and Tags ConverterConvert existing categories to tags or tags to categories, selectively.
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Ultimate Tag WarriorImport Ultimate Tag Warrior tags into WordPress tags.

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Once again ill be attending the biggest open source camp in Asia dubbed Asia Source 3 which will be held at Silang Cavite, Philippines on November 6-13, 2009. The Asia Source 3 is a workshop aimed at building the technical skills of those working with NGOs in South and South East Asia.

The third event of the Asia source camp series, two of which have been held so far – in Bangalore, India in 2005 and Sukabumi, Indonesia in 2007 – the 6-day learn-and-share event will be held at the lush greens and quiet cool environs of the YEN CENTER – home to the Headquarters and Regional Center for Asia of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) – located in Silang, a landlocked municipality south of Metro Manila, within the historic Province of Cavite.

The event is organized by International Open Source Network, Inwent-Germany, Tactical Tech, Open Society Institute, and ASEAN Foundation.

I've already purchase my ticket via Cebu Pacific which will arrived in Manila on Nov. 6 at 9:20am. I've also received their formal invitation thru my email stating my grant subsidy, travel and what to bring on the event.
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Yesterday, i just move my personal blog(blogger) to my personal domain and hosting (www.rjiansevilla.com). The site runs on wordpress, so i migrate the content from blogger to wordpress.

I'm still exploring the wordpress and modifying the templates i use. Ill publish  it within this week.
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For the 1st time my batch from High School suggested to have a small-get-together to plan the upcoming reunion this coming December and also because one of our classmate will be leaving this October to Riyad. last October 4, 2009 we went to Calvario Barangay in Isabela City to have that gathering because it is their fiesta and we have 2 batch classmate who live there, my 2nd time to be on that place also. We leave the town proper about 9:30am and arrived the place around 10:00am.
After visiting on our two classmate around 1:00pm we decide to visit our another classmate who is located at Baluno Barangay, it takes about 30 minutes rides from Calvario Barangay to Baluno.It's been years since i visit that place and it change a lot. before going home around 4:30pm we decided to have a picture taking for remembrance.

Photos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=582177&id=1537033073#/album.php?aid=34192&id=1537033073
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For the 1st time my batch from High School suggested to have a small-get-together to plan the upcoming reunion this coming December and also because one of our classmate will be leaving this October to Riyad. last October 4, 2009 we went to Calvario Barangay in Isabela City to have that gathering because it is their fiesta and we have 2 batch classmate who live there, my 2nd time to be on that place also. We leave the town proper about 9:30am and arrived the place around 10:00am.
After visiting on our two classmate around 1:00pm we decide to visit our another classmate who is located at Baluno Barangay, it takes about 30 minutes rides from Calvario Barangay to Baluno.It's been years since i visit that place and it change a lot. before going home around 4:30pm we decided to have a picture taking for remembrance.

Photos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=582177&id=1537033073#/album.php?aid=34192&id=1537033073
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The Mindanao Open Source Society has successfully organized the Software Freedom Day 2009 last September 19, 2009 on Region IX, Team Lead by me and with the help of Mr. Jonathan Paul Solis from STI College Zamboanga and his group. Over 120-200 student attend the said event from different universities. Thanks to Mr. Sunil Abraham, the Executive Director of Center for Internet and Society who stay-up late just to give a live message about Free and Open Source Software via skype.

Ms. Yolynne Medina who is always supporting my event giving her talk about "Introduction to Free and Open Source Software", Mr. Joseph Marcos from NCC Zamboanga who gave a talk about "Ubuntu- Linux Operating System", Mr. Jerome Locson for his wonderful talk about "Blogging and Online Presence", Ms. Jet Buchan a programmer who gave a lecture about "Netbeans", and Mr. Jean Bruce Sua an Intructor of STI who gave a talk about "Moodle".

Thanks the following sponsors who supported our event. The Netbeans (SUN Microsystem) based from Czech Republic, Ubuntu Philippines, Inwent, Tactical Tech, Philippines Web Hosting and Chowking Zamboanga.

Photos:
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The Mindanao Open Source Society has successfully organized the Software Freedom Day 2009 last September 19, 2009 on Region IX, Team Lead by me and with the help of Mr. Jonathan Paul Solis from STI College Zamboanga and his group. Over 120-200 student attend the said event from different universities. Thanks to Mr. Sunil Abraham, the Executive Director of Center for Internet and Society who stay-up late just to give a live message about Free and Open Source Software via skype.

Ms. Yolynne Medina who is always supporting my event giving her talk about "Introduction to Free and Open Source Software", Mr. Joseph Marcos from NCC Zamboanga who gave a talk about "Ubuntu- Linux Operating System", Mr. Jerome Locson for his wonderful talk about "Blogging and Online Presence", Ms. Jet Buchan a programmer who gave a lecture about "Netbeans", and Mr. Jean Bruce Sua an Intructor of STI who gave a talk about "Moodle".

Thanks the following sponsors who supported our event. The Netbeans (SUN Microsystem) based from Czech Republic, Ubuntu Philippines, Inwent, Tactical Tech, Philippines Web Hosting and Chowking Zamboanga.

Photos:
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MABUHAY! (Long live!) and get ready for Asia Source 3!

If you are a FOSS advocate, an enthusiast or end-user, a developer or even a newbie who strongly believes in building capacities and empowering humanity with the use of Free/Open Source Software, we look forward to welcome you to Asia Source 3 to connect, cooperate, and collaborate – the FOSS way.

The International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3 with support from InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany, and Open Society Institute Information Program and co-organized by Tactical Technology Collective and Aspiration bring ASIA SOURCE 3 to the Philippines on 7 to 12 November 2009.

The third event of the Asia source camp series, two of which have been held so far – in Bangalore, India in 2005 and Sukabumi, Indonesia in 2007 – the 6-day learn-and-share event will be held at the lush greens and quiet cool environs of the YEN CENTER – home to the Headquarters and Regional Center for Asia of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) – located in Silang, a landlocked municipality south of Metro Manila, within the historic Province of Cavite.

In the tradition of previous camps, Asia Source 3 will bring in participants from the Asia, who share common goals of pursuing the Free/Open Source Software advocacy and its promotion and use among non-profit organizations, small-to-medium enterprises and youth networks.

Asia Source 3 allows applicants to choose one among four (4) FOSS-themed track sessions:

Track ONE: Managing Your Information

- As technology continues to pervade human activity, digital information will accumulate at a phenomenal rate. As megabytes turn to terabytes and into petabytes, managing content will become a challenge. This track aims to focus on different approaches to organizing information using free and/or open source software.

Track TWO: Migrating to FOSS

- Free and/or open source software are easy to install and fun to use! But how do you get your colleagues, friends, and organization to experience the same? Track two participants will share best practice and lessons learned in initiating and maintaining a FOSS culture within their organizations.

Track THREE: Broadcasting Your Information

- Now that you have all your files neatly organized and under control, you need to share these to the world and let others benefit from your own resources. FOSS content management systems, knowledge management tools, social networks, and mobile technologies make sharing easy and affordable. If you want to maximize your reach on the Net, this track is for you.

Track FOUR: Joining the FOSS Community / Using FOSS Tools

- FOSS is all about community. AS3 aims to bring seasoned FOSS developers into the camp and allow cross-pollination of ideas and techniques. Case studies will be shared from at least three projects. The track will focus on tools, organization and strategies for community building. The track will provide participants with an actual in depth working of successful FOSS projects, that may allow them to participate or setup their own.

DATES: This is a six-day long workshop, to be held in Silang, Philippines from the 7th to the 12th of November 2009. If you would like to participate, you will need to attend the entire event, which means arriving in Manila on or before the 6th and leaving on or after the 13th of November 2009.

FEES AND SUBSIDIES: Participants will arrange for and fund their own travel to Manila. Once there, transport to the venue from the airport in Manila will be provided. A participation fee will be required to cover meals and accommodation during the meeting. However, subsidies are available for qualified participants. In case you are unable to cover your travel or participation costs, please indicate in the application form below.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This is an event for experienced professionals and individuals actively working with marginalised communities and small-to-medium enterprises in Asia, with experience in information and communications technology (ICT). Camp participants will be advocates, technologists, software developers, designers and strategists who have used OR PLAN TO USE free and/or open source software (FOSS) in their line of work. They need not be experts but need to have a proven aptitude in the use of technology tools and have basic computing skills.

We are interested in a range of skills and expertise, be it in advocacy, software development, design and technology. We are particularly interested in applications from a wide range of individuals coming from non-government organizations working with marginalised sectors to small-to-medium enterprises involved in the use of ICT.

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. To be eligible to attend, you will need to send a completed application form by the 11th of September 2009 by noon GMT.
  2. All participants at the Asia Source 3 Camp are required to be proficient users of computers, and to be familiar with free and/or open source software.
  3. All participants must be available from 6th till the 13th of November 2009.

Applications from women and those within and working with the youth sector are highly encouraged.

Visit: http://www.asiasource3.net/

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MABUHAY! (Long live!) and get ready for Asia Source 3!

If you are a FOSS advocate, an enthusiast or end-user, a developer or even a newbie who strongly believes in building capacities and empowering humanity with the use of Free/Open Source Software, we look forward to welcome you to Asia Source 3 to connect, cooperate, and collaborate – the FOSS way.

The International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3 with support from InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany, and Open Society Institute Information Program and co-organized by Tactical Technology Collective and Aspiration bring ASIA SOURCE 3 to the Philippines on 7 to 12 November 2009.

The third event of the Asia source camp series, two of which have been held so far – in Bangalore, India in 2005 and Sukabumi, Indonesia in 2007 – the 6-day learn-and-share event will be held at the lush greens and quiet cool environs of the YEN CENTER – home to the Headquarters and Regional Center for Asia of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) – located in Silang, a landlocked municipality south of Metro Manila, within the historic Province of Cavite.

In the tradition of previous camps, Asia Source 3 will bring in participants from the Asia, who share common goals of pursuing the Free/Open Source Software advocacy and its promotion and use among non-profit organizations, small-to-medium enterprises and youth networks.

Asia Source 3 allows applicants to choose one among four (4) FOSS-themed track sessions:

Track ONE: Managing Your Information

- As technology continues to pervade human activity, digital information will accumulate at a phenomenal rate. As megabytes turn to terabytes and into petabytes, managing content will become a challenge. This track aims to focus on different approaches to organizing information using free and/or open source software.

Track TWO: Migrating to FOSS

- Free and/or open source software are easy to install and fun to use! But how do you get your colleagues, friends, and organization to experience the same? Track two participants will share best practice and lessons learned in initiating and maintaining a FOSS culture within their organizations.

Track THREE: Broadcasting Your Information

- Now that you have all your files neatly organized and under control, you need to share these to the world and let others benefit from your own resources. FOSS content management systems, knowledge management tools, social networks, and mobile technologies make sharing easy and affordable. If you want to maximize your reach on the Net, this track is for you.

Track FOUR: Joining the FOSS Community / Using FOSS Tools

- FOSS is all about community. AS3 aims to bring seasoned FOSS developers into the camp and allow cross-pollination of ideas and techniques. Case studies will be shared from at least three projects. The track will focus on tools, organization and strategies for community building. The track will provide participants with an actual in depth working of successful FOSS projects, that may allow them to participate or setup their own.

DATES: This is a six-day long workshop, to be held in Silang, Philippines from the 7th to the 12th of November 2009. If you would like to participate, you will need to attend the entire event, which means arriving in Manila on or before the 6th and leaving on or after the 13th of November 2009.

FEES AND SUBSIDIES: Participants will arrange for and fund their own travel to Manila. Once there, transport to the venue from the airport in Manila will be provided. A participation fee will be required to cover meals and accommodation during the meeting. However, subsidies are available for qualified participants. In case you are unable to cover your travel or participation costs, please indicate in the application form below.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This is an event for experienced professionals and individuals actively working with marginalised communities and small-to-medium enterprises in Asia, with experience in information and communications technology (ICT). Camp participants will be advocates, technologists, software developers, designers and strategists who have used OR PLAN TO USE free and/or open source software (FOSS) in their line of work. They need not be experts but need to have a proven aptitude in the use of technology tools and have basic computing skills.

We are interested in a range of skills and expertise, be it in advocacy, software development, design and technology. We are particularly interested in applications from a wide range of individuals coming from non-government organizations working with marginalised sectors to small-to-medium enterprises involved in the use of ICT.

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. To be eligible to attend, you will need to send a completed application form by the 11th of September 2009 by noon GMT.
  2. All participants at the Asia Source 3 Camp are required to be proficient users of computers, and to be familiar with free and/or open source software.
  3. All participants must be available from 6th till the 13th of November 2009.

Applications from women and those within and working with the youth sector are highly encouraged.

Visit: http://www.asiasource3.net/

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

ASIA SOURCE 3
07-12 November 2009
Silang, Cavite, Philippines


MABUHAY! (Long live!) and get ready for Asia Source 3!

If you are a F/OSS advocate, an enthusiast or end-user, a developer or
even a newbie who strongly believes in building capacities and
empowering humanity with the use of Free/Open Source Software, we look
forward to welcome you to Asia Source 3 to connect, cooperate, and
collaborate – the F/OSS way.

The International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3 with support from
InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany, ASEAN Foundation, and
Open Society Institute Information Program and co-organized by
Tactical Technology Collective and Aspiration bring ASIA SOURCE 3 to
the Philippines on 7 to 12 November 2009.

The third event of the Asia source camp series, two of which have been
held so far – in Bangalore, India in 2005 and Sukabumi, Indonesia in
2007 – the 6-day learn-and-share event will be held at the lush greens
and quiet cool environs of the YEN CENTER – home to the Headquarters
and Regional Center for Asia of the International Institute of Rural
Reconstruction (IIRR) – located in Silang, a landlocked municipality
south of Metro Manila, within the historic Province of Cavite.

In the tradition of source camps, Asia Source 3 will bring in
participants from various subregions of the Asian continent, who share
common goals of pursuing the Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS)
advocacy and its promotion and use among non-profit organizations,
small-to-medium enterprises and youth networks.

Asia Source 3 offers applicants to choose one among four (4)
F/OSS-themed track sessions:

ONE: Managing Your Information
TWO: Migrating to F/OSS
THREE: Broadcasting Your Information
FOUR: Joining the F/OSS Community / Using F/OSS Tools

Online application opens on 14 August 2009, Friday at 1200H (GMT+8).
Downloadable forms will be made available.

Please regularly visit the Asia Source site at www.iosn.net/as3 for
updates and information.


--
Francisco "Francis" E. Sarmiento III, MD
Program Manager for Southeast Asia
International Open Source Network
ASEAN+3 Sub-Regional Node
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

ASIA SOURCE 3
07-12 November 2009
Silang, Cavite, Philippines


MABUHAY! (Long live!) and get ready for Asia Source 3!

If you are a F/OSS advocate, an enthusiast or end-user, a developer or
even a newbie who strongly believes in building capacities and
empowering humanity with the use of Free/Open Source Software, we look
forward to welcome you to Asia Source 3 to connect, cooperate, and
collaborate – the F/OSS way.

The International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3 with support from
InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany, ASEAN Foundation, and
Open Society Institute Information Program and co-organized by
Tactical Technology Collective and Aspiration bring ASIA SOURCE 3 to
the Philippines on 7 to 12 November 2009.

The third event of the Asia source camp series, two of which have been
held so far – in Bangalore, India in 2005 and Sukabumi, Indonesia in
2007 – the 6-day learn-and-share event will be held at the lush greens
and quiet cool environs of the YEN CENTER – home to the Headquarters
and Regional Center for Asia of the International Institute of Rural
Reconstruction (IIRR) – located in Silang, a landlocked municipality
south of Metro Manila, within the historic Province of Cavite.

In the tradition of source camps, Asia Source 3 will bring in
participants from various subregions of the Asian continent, who share
common goals of pursuing the Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS)
advocacy and its promotion and use among non-profit organizations,
small-to-medium enterprises and youth networks.

Asia Source 3 offers applicants to choose one among four (4)
F/OSS-themed track sessions:

ONE: Managing Your Information
TWO: Migrating to F/OSS
THREE: Broadcasting Your Information
FOUR: Joining the F/OSS Community / Using F/OSS Tools

Online application opens on 14 August 2009, Friday at 1200H (GMT+8).
Downloadable forms will be made available.

Please regularly visit the Asia Source site at www.iosn.net/as3 for
updates and information.


--
Francisco "Francis" E. Sarmiento III, MD
Program Manager for Southeast Asia
International Open Source Network
ASEAN+3 Sub-Regional Node
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Greetings of peace!

The STI College Zamboanga together with the Computer Professionals Union (http://www.cp-union.com) and Midanao Open Source Society (MOSS) will be organizing and hosting an event dubbed “Software Freedom Day '09” on September 19, 2009 at STI College Zamboanga. This will be an annual I.T. Event for Region IX that will promote/introduce GNU/Linux and Free Open Source Software.

Through this affair, we hope to strengthen the unity of all universities, colleges, institutions/schools and some NGO's/SME's in Region IX that involve Information Technology.

In this connection, we would like to invite your school/office/institution to send representatives to attend the said event. Registration is as follows:

Student: P200.00

Professional: P300.00

The registration fee will cover your snacks, lunch, and kits to be used.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mailing us at sfd@minoss.org. you can also register online using the official event site at http://sfd.minoss.org

Hope to hear from you soon.

--
_______________________________________
RJ Ian S.Sevilla
Mindanao-Coordinator
Computer Professionals' Union | http://www.cp-union.com
Project Lead: Mindanao Open Source Society | http://www.minoss.org
_______________________________________
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Greetings of peace!

The STI College Zamboanga together with the Computer Professionals Union (http://www.cp-union.com) and Midanao Open Source Society (MOSS) will be organizing and hosting an event dubbed “Software Freedom Day '09” on September 19, 2009 at STI College Zamboanga. This will be an annual I.T. Event for Region IX that will promote/introduce GNU/Linux and Free Open Source Software.

Through this affair, we hope to strengthen the unity of all universities, colleges, institutions/schools and some NGO's/SME's in Region IX that involve Information Technology.

In this connection, we would like to invite your school/office/institution to send representatives to attend the said event. Registration is as follows:

Student: P200.00

Professional: P300.00

The registration fee will cover your snacks, lunch, and kits to be used.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mailing us at sfd@minoss.org. you can also register online using the official event site at http://sfd.minoss.org

Hope to hear from you soon.

--
_______________________________________
RJ Ian S.Sevilla
Mindanao-Coordinator
Computer Professionals' Union | http://www.cp-union.com
Project Lead: Mindanao Open Source Society | http://www.minoss.org
_______________________________________
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I've just finish reading another toolkit from tactical tech, very useful for Mobile advocacy.Mobiles in-a-box: Tools and Tactics for Mobile Advocacy - is a collection of tools, tactics, how-to guides and case studies designed to inspire advocacy organizations and present possibilities for the use of mobile telephony in their work. From choosing an audience, to privacy and security issues and also countering technological challenges, Mobiles in-a-box provides effective solutions to enable you get started with using mobiles in your advocacy efforts.

For more information visit their official site below:

Official Site: http://mobiles.tacticaltech.org
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I've just finish reading another toolkit from tactical tech, very useful for Mobile advocacy.Mobiles in-a-box: Tools and Tactics for Mobile Advocacy - is a collection of tools, tactics, how-to guides and case studies designed to inspire advocacy organizations and present possibilities for the use of mobile telephony in their work. From choosing an audience, to privacy and security issues and also countering technological challenges, Mobiles in-a-box provides effective solutions to enable you get started with using mobiles in your advocacy efforts.

For more information visit their official site below:

Official Site: http://mobiles.tacticaltech.org
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Partner with us in building Davao City as the top IT-BPO outsourcing destination in the Philippines. Participate in ICT Davao's ICT SUMMIT 2009 on August 6 & 7, 2009 at the Davao Convention Center.

The summit is a culminating activity of various public and private sector consultations meant to address gaps in making Davao City as a favored destination for IT-BPO outsourcing. The event features the presentation of the "Davao ICT Roadmap 2015", the result of the consultations. The road map, in turn, will serve as input to the City ICT Master Plan of Davao. Other activities during the summit include presentations from leading personalities in the Philippine IT-BPO industry, a jobs fair, and site tours.

For more information, visit our project page for the ICT Summit 2009



Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla Labels:

Partner with us in building Davao City as the top IT-BPO outsourcing destination in the Philippines. Participate in ICT Davao's ICT SUMMIT 2009 on August 6 & 7, 2009 at the Davao Convention Center.

The summit is a culminating activity of various public and private sector consultations meant to address gaps in making Davao City as a favored destination for IT-BPO outsourcing. The event features the presentation of the "Davao ICT Roadmap 2015", the result of the consultations. The road map, in turn, will serve as input to the City ICT Master Plan of Davao. Other activities during the summit include presentations from leading personalities in the Philippine IT-BPO industry, a jobs fair, and site tours.

For more information, visit our project page for the ICT Summit 2009



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Last night, I've been reading the toolkit guide from Tactical Tech Message in-a-Box. I just want to share this toolkit because it would be helpful to the marketing department or the person involve in marketing. The toolkit is actually use to do marketing things or in other words the guide is actually help you communicate to the right person and effectively using this tools and guides. The tactics and tools also covers on the following fields.
  • Creating Strategy Plan, Open Content Publishing and target Audience
  • Print (in off-line and Online)
  • Audio
  • Internet (SEO etc.)
  • Images
  • Video
More information about this you can visit their official site:

English: http://www.messageinabox.tacticaltech.org
Email: miab{at}tacticaltech.org


The Message in-a-Box is also equip with FOSS application. Hope you'll find it information useful.
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Last night, I've been reading the toolkit guide from Tactical Tech Message in-a-Box. I just want to share this toolkit because it would be helpful to the marketing department or the person involve in marketing. The toolkit is actually use to do marketing things or in other words the guide is actually help you communicate to the right person and effectively using this tools and guides. The tactics and tools also covers on the following fields.
  • Creating Strategy Plan, Open Content Publishing and target Audience
  • Print (in off-line and Online)
  • Audio
  • Internet (SEO etc.)
  • Images
  • Video
More information about this you can visit their official site:

English: http://www.messageinabox.tacticaltech.org
Email: miab{at}tacticaltech.org


The Message in-a-Box is also equip with FOSS application. Hope you'll find it information useful.
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Tactical Technology Collective (www.tacticaltech.org) is an international NGO that provide human rights advocates with guides, tools, training and consultancy to help them develop the skills and tactics they need to increase the impact of their campaigning.

The following guides and toolkits are available online, as downloadable files or they can be posted to not-for-profits in a book/CD format, free of charge.

Mobiles in-a-box: Designed to support campaigners looking to use mobile technology in their work.
English: http://mobiles.tacticaltech.org
French: http://fr.mobiles.tacticaltech.org
Email: mobiles{at}tacticaltech.org

Message in-a-box: A set of strategic guides and tools to help non-profits create media and communicate for social change.
English: http://www.messageinabox.tacticaltech.org
Email: miab{at}tacticaltech.org

Security in-a-box: Created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders.
English: http://security.ngoinabox.org
Soon in Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish
Email: security{at}tacticaltech.org

Maps for Advocacy: An effective, practical guide to using maps in advocacy campaigns.
English: http://www.tacticaltech.org/mapsforadvocacy
Email: mapping{at}tacticaltech.org

Visualising Information for Advocacy: A manual aimed at helping NGOs and advocates strengthen their campaigns and projects through visual communication.
English: http://www.tacticaltech.org/infodesign
Soon available in Russian
Email: infodesign{at}tacticaltech.org

Quick ‘n’ Easy Guide to Online Advocacy: Aims to expose advocates to online services that are quick to use and easy to understand.
English: http://onlineadvocacy.tacticaltech.org

Base NGO in-a-box: A collection of tools for the day-to-day running of small to medium sized NGOs.
English: http://base.ngoinabox.org
Currently being updated and translated into a number of languages
Email: base{at}tacticaltech.org
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Tactical Technology Collective (www.tacticaltech.org) is an international NGO that provide human rights advocates with guides, tools, training and consultancy to help them develop the skills and tactics they need to increase the impact of their campaigning.

The following guides and toolkits are available online, as downloadable files or they can be posted to not-for-profits in a book/CD format, free of charge.

Mobiles in-a-box: Designed to support campaigners looking to use mobile technology in their work.
English: http://mobiles.tacticaltech.org
French: http://fr.mobiles.tacticaltech.org
Email: mobiles{at}tacticaltech.org

Message in-a-box: A set of strategic guides and tools to help non-profits create media and communicate for social change.
English: http://www.messageinabox.tacticaltech.org
Email: miab{at}tacticaltech.org

Security in-a-box: Created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders.
English: http://security.ngoinabox.org
Soon in Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish
Email: security{at}tacticaltech.org

Maps for Advocacy: An effective, practical guide to using maps in advocacy campaigns.
English: http://www.tacticaltech.org/mapsforadvocacy
Email: mapping{at}tacticaltech.org

Visualising Information for Advocacy: A manual aimed at helping NGOs and advocates strengthen their campaigns and projects through visual communication.
English: http://www.tacticaltech.org/infodesign
Soon available in Russian
Email: infodesign{at}tacticaltech.org

Quick ‘n’ Easy Guide to Online Advocacy: Aims to expose advocates to online services that are quick to use and easy to understand.
English: http://onlineadvocacy.tacticaltech.org

Base NGO in-a-box: A collection of tools for the day-to-day running of small to medium sized NGOs.
English: http://base.ngoinabox.org
Currently being updated and translated into a number of languages
Email: base{at}tacticaltech.org
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This is from my previous post about free wap browsing using you globe sim-card. You can also checked this following wap site below:

  • http://ea.amob.com@sharemobile.ro - you can download Java games, MP3, videos, Themes, Wallpaper etc. for free.
  • http://ph.m.yahoo.com/p/messenger - Yahoo Messenger
  • http://ea.amob.com@www.google.com/gwt/n?u= - Google Website
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This is from my previous post about free wap browsing using you globe sim-card. You can also checked this following wap site below:

  • http://ea.amob.com@sharemobile.ro - you can download Java games, MP3, videos, Themes, Wallpaper etc. for free.
  • http://ph.m.yahoo.com/p/messenger - Yahoo Messenger
  • http://ea.amob.com@www.google.com/gwt/n?u= - Google Website
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Yup, you hear it right you can browse website for free using your Globe Sim on your mobile, but all you have to do is activate your GPRS/MSS and have a Functional bookmarks. Below are the steps after you activate your GPRS/MSS.

1. You'll need a functional bookmarks like this one : http://ea.amob.com
2. After having the this bookmark when you need to browse another site here's the trick.
3. just at at the end of the bookmark address @ like http://ea.amob.com@
4. Then after the @ type the address you want to browse: http://ea.ambo.com@www.google.com

That's all the steps i use and it works on my Nokia 5200. I chat, downloads applications(Games, themes, Video etc.) and check emails on my mobile using my Globe Sim Card.

Note: For faster loading try to browse in the morning and dawn. :)
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Yup, you hear it right you can browse website for free using your Globe Sim on your mobile, but all you have to do is activate your GPRS/MSS and have a Functional bookmarks. Below are the steps after you activate your GPRS/MSS.

1. You'll need a functional bookmarks like this one : http://ea.amob.com
2. After having the this bookmark when you need to browse another site here's the trick.
3. just at at the end of the bookmark address @ like http://ea.amob.com@
4. Then after the @ type the address you want to browse: http://ea.ambo.com@www.google.com

That's all the steps i use and it works on my Nokia 5200. I chat, downloads applications(Games, themes, Video etc.) and check emails on my mobile using my Globe Sim Card.

Note: For faster loading try to browse in the morning and dawn. :)
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The Philippines Web Hosting Company the offers web hosting and domain registration in the Philippines that has office in New York and Taiwan supported the movement Mindanao Open Source Society that will promote open source software in Mindanao. A project of Computer Professionals' Union that will conduct some initiative of CPU in Mindanao.

The 1st Project of Mindanao Open Source Society is Celebrating the Software Freedom Day 2009 and official launch the project site at http://sfd.minoss.org .

You can visit the official site of Mindanao Open Source Society at http://www.minoss.org which will be launch within this month.
Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla Labels: , ,
The Philippines Web Hosting Company the offers web hosting and domain registration in the Philippines that has office in New York and Taiwan supported the movement Mindanao Open Source Society that will promote open source software in Mindanao. A project of Computer Professionals' Union that will conduct some initiative of CPU in Mindanao.

The 1st Project of Mindanao Open Source Society is Celebrating the Software Freedom Day 2009 and official launch the project site at http://sfd.minoss.org .

You can visit the official site of Mindanao Open Source Society at http://www.minoss.org which will be launch within this month.
Posted by RJ Ian S. Sevilla Labels:
Hi SFD'ers,

The season is open on registering for Software Freedom Day, which is happening this year on 19 September 2009. Check on our map [1] to see if a team is registered near you - otherwise get yours together and register [2]! (Don't forget that you need to make your team wiki page on http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams before registering)

The first 200 teams registered before Friday 10 July will receive an SFD team pack including three SFD 2009 T-shirts, Ubuntu CDs, and a few other bits and pieces to support your day - we'll keep you posted on what's going into the pack. As usual, these packs are sent to teams all over the world with support from our sponsors: Canonical (the folks who bring you Ubuntu), Google and DKUUG (with additional help from Linode, Zac-ware, Linux Magazine and FSF).
If you haven't taken part before, learn how to run a new event from our easy to read StartGuide [3] - and if you have any questions, just email info@sf-day.org.

Good luck with your SFD 2009 preparations, and don't forget to pass the message around and get more teams involved. We had over 550 teams last year and are anticipating over 700 this year!

Thank you for connecting, creating and sharing!

Robert
President, Software Freedom International
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Hi SFD'ers,

The season is open on registering for Software Freedom Day, which is happening this year on 19 September 2009. Check on our map [1] to see if a team is registered near you - otherwise get yours together and register [2]! (Don't forget that you need to make your team wiki page on http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams before registering)

The first 200 teams registered before Friday 10 July will receive an SFD team pack including three SFD 2009 T-shirts, Ubuntu CDs, and a few other bits and pieces to support your day - we'll keep you posted on what's going into the pack. As usual, these packs are sent to teams all over the world with support from our sponsors: Canonical (the folks who bring you Ubuntu), Google and DKUUG (with additional help from Linode, Zac-ware, Linux Magazine and FSF).
If you haven't taken part before, learn how to run a new event from our easy to read StartGuide [3] - and if you have any questions, just email info@sf-day.org.

Good luck with your SFD 2009 preparations, and don't forget to pass the message around and get more teams involved. We had over 550 teams last year and are anticipating over 700 this year!

Thank you for connecting, creating and sharing!

Robert
President, Software Freedom International
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I've just received this email..

________________________
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Cross-posting encouraged:

Education is being challenged to change with the times. Lately, we hear
words like "transparency," "community," "teamwork," "project-based," and
"networked" in the same context as we used to hear, simply, reading, writing
and math(s). Project-based, teamwork led by students themselves has come to
the fore. This is the kind of learning, we are told, that enables students
to develop the social learning skills and intellectual flexibility that is
needed in this brave new world.

Such learning requires a different kind of software, a different kind of
text as well as a different classroom-process than we used to use.

While some struggle to create new Web2 technologies that enable the kind of
learning and teaching deemed necessary, many have noticed that Free and Open
Software (LAMP.org) and Content (e.g. Wikipedia.org) already embody the very
lessons we are trying to teach. After all, they are made by teams via the
Internet with flexible leadership positions gained by proven capabilities
and dedication. Respect in these groups is based on skill, accomplishment
and social-networking effectiveness.

What's more, the tools and artefacts produced by these groups are open to
scrutiny, dissection, and adaptation and exist at the pleasure of those
interested. They encourage curiosity, creativity and sharing: they embody
what schools' mission statements say is important: lifelong learning,
curiosity, respect across borders, etc.

In the day-to-day work of schools, teachers, students and school
administrators look for "soulutions" to various problems in the Office, the
library, the classroom or at home: a text, a puzzle, a tool for reporting,
creating or analyzing; something else for organizing, sending and printing;
another for storing, searching and dissecting. There are now Free/Open
Source (FLOSS) tools for almost anything that can be done on a computer.
This is no surprize given that they are generally created to fulfill
specific needs or, as Eric Raymond observed, "to scratch an itch."

We know that system admins have long used FLOSS; programmers too; now, more
and more teachers are using FLOSS. FlOSS itself is a product of
idea-sharing; so we would like to extend the FLOSS development process with
a technology-assisted physical gathering designed for sharing ideas,
problems and Solutions which are being used now or planned for the near
future in your schools.

Your ideas are welcome.

To the idealist:

What does Freedom and Openness mean for education? Is your "practice" as a
teacher or administrator or student being challenged to be more "open" in
some way than before? Does Free and/or Open Source Software (a.k.a. FLOSS)
and Free and Open Content (e.g. wikipedia.org) play a part? Should it? Can
it?

Propose a Session: Show, Tell and/or Teach us how you think/have experience
using FLOSS can help you and colleagues meet students needs more effectively
than with closed, proprietary solutions.

To the pragmatist:

Are you saving money while staying legal as a result of using free/open
tools or resources? What about security? Viruses and Hacking under control
as a result of free/open strategies? Do you find that the tools you need are
less stress-producing than the alternatives?

http://opensourceschools.org/bossed2009callforproposals

Propose a Session: Show, Tell and/or Teach us how you saved money (or plan
to do so), increased security, stability and/or power and ease of use with
FLOSS.

http://opensourceschools.org/bossed2009callforproposals

--
* IKN (International Knowledge Networks, Co., Ltd. Thailand)
* http://intknowledge.com
* Web Ideas, Tools and Sites for Teachers, Schools, Businesses and You.
* Cell: +66(0*)84 329 1183; Office: +66(0*)2 980 9464 (*No "0" if calling
from
overseas.)* Skype: dbucknell
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I've just received this email..

________________________
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Cross-posting encouraged:

Education is being challenged to change with the times. Lately, we hear
words like "transparency," "community," "teamwork," "project-based," and
"networked" in the same context as we used to hear, simply, reading, writing
and math(s). Project-based, teamwork led by students themselves has come to
the fore. This is the kind of learning, we are told, that enables students
to develop the social learning skills and intellectual flexibility that is
needed in this brave new world.

Such learning requires a different kind of software, a different kind of
text as well as a different classroom-process than we used to use.

While some struggle to create new Web2 technologies that enable the kind of
learning and teaching deemed necessary, many have noticed that Free and Open
Software (LAMP.org) and Content (e.g. Wikipedia.org) already embody the very
lessons we are trying to teach. After all, they are made by teams via the
Internet with flexible leadership positions gained by proven capabilities
and dedication. Respect in these groups is based on skill, accomplishment
and social-networking effectiveness.

What's more, the tools and artefacts produced by these groups are open to
scrutiny, dissection, and adaptation and exist at the pleasure of those
interested. They encourage curiosity, creativity and sharing: they embody
what schools' mission statements say is important: lifelong learning,
curiosity, respect across borders, etc.

In the day-to-day work of schools, teachers, students and school
administrators look for "soulutions" to various problems in the Office, the
library, the classroom or at home: a text, a puzzle, a tool for reporting,
creating or analyzing; something else for organizing, sending and printing;
another for storing, searching and dissecting. There are now Free/Open
Source (FLOSS) tools for almost anything that can be done on a computer.
This is no surprize given that they are generally created to fulfill
specific needs or, as Eric Raymond observed, "to scratch an itch."

We know that system admins have long used FLOSS; programmers too; now, more
and more teachers are using FLOSS. FlOSS itself is a product of
idea-sharing; so we would like to extend the FLOSS development process with
a technology-assisted physical gathering designed for sharing ideas,
problems and Solutions which are being used now or planned for the near
future in your schools.

Your ideas are welcome.

To the idealist:

What does Freedom and Openness mean for education? Is your "practice" as a
teacher or administrator or student being challenged to be more "open" in
some way than before? Does Free and/or Open Source Software (a.k.a. FLOSS)
and Free and Open Content (e.g. wikipedia.org) play a part? Should it? Can
it?

Propose a Session: Show, Tell and/or Teach us how you think/have experience
using FLOSS can help you and colleagues meet students needs more effectively
than with closed, proprietary solutions.

To the pragmatist:

Are you saving money while staying legal as a result of using free/open
tools or resources? What about security? Viruses and Hacking under control
as a result of free/open strategies? Do you find that the tools you need are
less stress-producing than the alternatives?

http://opensourceschools.org/bossed2009callforproposals

Propose a Session: Show, Tell and/or Teach us how you saved money (or plan
to do so), increased security, stability and/or power and ease of use with
FLOSS.

http://opensourceschools.org/bossed2009callforproposals

--
* IKN (International Knowledge Networks, Co., Ltd. Thailand)
* http://intknowledge.com
* Web Ideas, Tools and Sites for Teachers, Schools, Businesses and You.
* Cell: +66(0*)84 329 1183; Office: +66(0*)2 980 9464 (*No "0" if calling
from
overseas.)* Skype: dbucknell
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I've just finish the website of Kasanyangan-Mindanao Foundation Inc. of the KCCDFI one of the Microfinance Institution based on Zamboanga City. The site is made of Joomla:

project Type: Portal/website
Technology: Joomla, Photoshop

 
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I've just finish the website of Kasanyangan-Mindanao Foundation Inc. of the KCCDFI one of the Microfinance Institution based on Zamboanga City. The site is made of Joomla:

project Type: Portal/website
Technology: Joomla, Photoshop

 
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The FOSS@SCHOOL event which was held at Claret College of Isabela last February 20, 2009, which was organized by Information Technology Department and MICOMS, a school based organization of Computer Science and Information students of Claret College of Isabela  in coordination with the Computer Professionals Union (CPU). The event attended by 128 participants from two schools namely Claret College of Isabela (CCI) and Furigay College Inc. (FCI). 

The event focuses on advancing information and communications technology for the people through the use of free and open source Software (FOSS) and orients them about FOSS. 

 There were 3 invited speakers who is an advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Mr. Gener Luis R. Morada the country representative of Global hosted operating system (G.ho.st) talks about Virtual Computing and Online presence , Ms. Yolyne Medina the Networking Specialist for International Open Source Network ASEAN+3 (IOSN)  talks about Introduction to Free and Open Source Software and Introduction to Linux, and Mr. Rj Ian S. Sevilla the Coordinator of Computer Professional Union- Mindanao (CPU) talks about Content Management System. 

Note: Pictures will be upload later.

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The FOSS@SCHOOL event which was held at Claret College of Isabela last February 20, 2009, which was organized by Information Technology Department and MICOMS, a school based organization of Computer Science and Information students of Claret College of Isabela  in coordination with the Computer Professionals Union (CPU). The event attended by 128 participants from two schools namely Claret College of Isabela (CCI) and Furigay College Inc. (FCI). 

The event focuses on advancing information and communications technology for the people through the use of free and open source Software (FOSS) and orients them about FOSS. 

 There were 3 invited speakers who is an advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Mr. Gener Luis R. Morada the country representative of Global hosted operating system (G.ho.st) talks about Virtual Computing and Online presence , Ms. Yolyne Medina the Networking Specialist for International Open Source Network ASEAN+3 (IOSN)  talks about Introduction to Free and Open Source Software and Introduction to Linux, and Mr. Rj Ian S. Sevilla the Coordinator of Computer Professional Union- Mindanao (CPU) talks about Content Management System. 

Note: Pictures will be upload later.

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