FLOSSK – Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova

A group of enthusiasts and supporters of free software created last week Organization Kosovo software Free and Open (FLOSS Kosovo). The organization aims to promote free software and open source code and knowledge to open new country in Europe. The organization will do this by pr

Flossk Kosova Logo

FLOSS Kosova Logo

oviding essential infrastructure and organizational structure to support and develop the knowledge and free software in accordance with its mission.

Flakron Bytyqi, director of FLOSS Kosovo, says, “Open standards are important for the development of a country such as Kosovo. In not discover anything, but together are a global movement and apply proven models in a local situation .

The organization’s main event will be organizing a Conference Annual Freedom software (web in http://kosovasoftwarefreedom.org) to be held for the first time on August 29-30, 2009 in Pristina, Kosovo.

The aim is to present this conference lecturer and programmer national and international before a regional audience. The conference will keep the work in English, Albanian, Serbian, German and Turkish. Topics to be discussed will include software and Free Open, content created on social and Wikipedia as Voice Over IP.

The organization has found enough support to local industry and is working on securing the participation of many global companies and organizations as a sister. Some of those who have already expressed interest to legislated at the conference are representatives from Sun Microsystems, Mozilla, Pilot Systems, and Google Summer of Code.

The organization is non-governmental and non-profit under the relevant laws in force in Kosovo. Kontribuuesit project come from industry, academic world and enthusiastic software Free.

FLOSS Kosovo’s founder, James Michael DuPont, is an American who will soon marry an Albanian girl. He says “the time young people spend in internet cafes must pass by creating software. Instead of playing Counter Strike, they should be edited by Wikipedia-n”.

Considering from common language, originally FLOSS Kosovo will include in its projects and residents of Albania and Macedonia.

Ardian

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About ardian
I'm a young free/libre open source software/linux, enthusiast who has been working on promoting FLOSS in Kosovo. I'm helping my fellow peopel here in Kosovo in learning GNU/Linux. I helped run the first SFK09(Software Freedom Kosova 09) conference. I organised and talked in many locations in my country. I also have been learning and working on the OpenStreetMap project for Kosovo. I'm working on translating different software packages into Albanian.

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