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A New Digital Land Grab Has Begun—But Only If You Have An Arabic, Russian, Or Chinese Dictionary

Leo Mirani | Quartz | October 24, 2013

“Today marks an historic moment, not only for the New gTLD Program, but for the Internet as a whole,” wrote Akram Atallah of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in a blog post last night. ICANN is a body that oversees the domain naming system that enables navigation around the web—it’s how computers know where to go when you type in qz.com.

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Give Back This Holiday: Language Input Needed for Literacy Project

The Christmas holiday is fast approaching and many of us are thinking about ways we can help others, both near and far. The world certainly needs as much help, kindness, and charity as it can get, and some of us give money, or food, and toys to help out. Whatever we can give out of our own abundance to make things just a little bit brighter for someone else. And, what do we have in abundance more than code? When you think of open source, you might think of free desktops, or big data clouds, or even more traditional data center services, but just some simple code can do much more than powering window managers and business communication—it can be life changing...

New Initiative Throws Open Access To Arabic Science Education

George Moon | Nature | February 4, 2013

New initiative to provide free, open access, high-quality education materials in Arabic, with a focus on science and technology. Read More »

OSEHRA 2014 Summit Shows the Future for Open Source EHR's— US Government IT Procurement

The recent 2014 OSEHRA Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Healthcare IT, held September 3-5 in Bethesda, MD, was a huge success and clearly marks a watershed moment for open source health information technology (HIT), as well as a transformation in the way that US government agencies procure technology. The Summit featured more than 120 speakers addressing 90 separate sessions over three days. According to Seong K. Mun, President and CEO of OSEHRA, “this Summit demonstrated solid growth in both the depth and breadth of the OSEHRA Community.” Read More »

US Backs Push For open Access Textbooks In Arabic

Sunanda Creagh | Phys.org | February 7, 2013

The United States has backed a project that aims to translate American textbooks into Arabic and make them available without copyrights restrictions to educators and students in the Middle East. Read More »