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eRiders.net

Teresa Crawford writes, "The long awaited eRiders.net is nearing completion.  We have done alot with the new site and I think you all will be happy with the mountains of new content we have added."

Ungana Afrika Research Project: Capacity Building and Tech Support in Africa NGOs

Rudi von Staden at Ungana Afrika is starting a research project looking into different ways that ICT students or recent graduates can be engaged to provide capacity building and technology support to NGOs and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. If you are personally involved in one, or know of other projects that he can contact to participate in the research, please contact them via http://www.ungana-afrika.org/projects/sdp.htm , which also provides more information on the project.

Take the dotOrganize Survey!

dotOrganize, a new project facilitated by ScoutSeven, is trying to get better tech/organizing tools and strategies into the hands of grassroots, social change organizers. The first and MOST IMPORTANT step in this project has been understanding what organizers on the ground actually need to support their work -- what works, what doesn't, what solutions are called for. So all you organizers out there, please take 10 minutes to complete the dotOrganize survey. This is your chance to help shape the next generation of online organizing tools for the grassroots sector!

Open Source in London: Social Source 2005

Our friends in London are hosting the second London Social Source event, in affiliation with the global Penguin Day movement.

Adrian from LASA writes:

Social Source UK 05 is for those interested in the potential of free & open source software and methods for the voluntary and non-profit sector.

Programme for SocialSource 2005:

  • introductions for those who have had no hands-on contact with Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS)
  • case studies
  • details of projects going on within the sector using F/OSS tools.
  • demonstrations of Open Source software in action
  • opportunities for discussion.

All are welcome to attend, whether new to Open Source or already involved in projects, with key stakeholders envisaged as those:

Free Software Foundation announces Award for Social Benefit Software

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announces the creation of a new annual award and is calling for nominations: 

<p> &quot;Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit&quot; </p>

Tools for Community: Mobile Phones, Speakeasy, Networks, and more..

Another story from MobileActive: Emily Gertz, our friend at WorldChanging and our prolific MobileActive blogger, profiles Tad Hirsch of txtmob fame and his Speakeasy project in Chinatown in Boston.  Using voice over IP telephony and mobile phones, Speakeasy is a "a software-enabled telephone call center staffed by multilingual community volunteers. Newcomers to Chinatown who are not fluent in English can call the service and connect with someone from the neighborhood who can provide immediate language interpretation, answer questions, and offer advice."

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