18.04.2007 -

Listserv to create FOSS community in Maghreb

The UNESCO office in Rabat has just launched a listserv to discuss the Miftaah project aiming at promotion of free and open source software (FOSS) in the Arab Region.

This list will allow the developers' community from the Maghreb, involved in the Miftaah project, to share information and to discuss issues related to the project and the promotion of free software. Several institutions are partners in the Miftaah project, in particular the Mohammedia School of Engineering, Morocco, and the Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST), Algeria.

 

With the help of this listserv, researchers and students will be able to work in a network and to create a real online FOSS community. The aim of this mailing list is to facilitate the exchange of information, to provide solutions to problems and to share experience during the development of Miftaah. It is used as common tool of communication by the community and any individual and/or organization with an interest in this project.

 

Miftaah is a project for the development and promotion of FOSS in the Arab region through an online community of practice composed by several university institutions. The project consists of assembling and readapting a package of high quality free open source software in three languages (Arabic, French and English) and disseminating it in Arab countries on USB keys.




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