Ooooh, Gwibber not working so just visited Identi.ca web interface — the redesign is really nice — uncluttered, very fast and clear. If you don’t already use StatusNet/Identi.ca, it’s really worth a look, it might not have the userbase Twitter can boast but it really should!
Author Archives: Paula Graham
Nick Smith talking about using Moodle for ‘Open Teaching‘ in British Colombia. What with the cuts and all, this could be an excellent way forward for the VCS – open and peer training resources.
Paula has an article in the LASA’s latest Computanews on cloud services, openness, and the VCS. We’ll also be offering practical workshops to support collaborative working for non-profits in the Autumn — more news soon.
Fossbox has been working with OkayComputer in Manchester to start up a network for women who use FLOSS. The aim is to provide a place where women can share, learn and collaborate freely on anything from curiosity about FLOSS to organising advocacy projects. The network is called FLOSSIE and you can join the FLOSSIE mailing [...]
The Geek Feminism wiki has published a set of guidelines for women-friendly tech events. Fossbox is run by a balanced mix of women and LGBT as well as heterosexual men. If you’d like to talk to someone about ensuring your Free and Open Source Software event is genuinely diverse and welcoming to women and LGBT-friendly, [...]
If you handle sensitive information about vulnerable groups, you really should be encrypting all the data you hold about them. Two charities holding information about vulnerable children had computers stolen from the homes of staff, according to ICO’s press release. The unecrypted information could easily be read by anyone using a recovery disk. Ubuntu makes [...]