Rami Olwan

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EIFL Announces New Open Access Project in Palestine

The Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) is delighted to announce a new project, ‘Open Access in Palestine’, with Palestine Polytechnic University and the Palestinian Library and Information Consortium (PALICO), which is an EIFL partner consortium.

The Open Book Project

An initiative of the U.S. Department of State, the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization and leading education innovators to expand access to free, high-quality education materials in Arabic, with a focus on science and technology. 

Jordan: Ranking High in IT

The recent ranking of Amman as one of the world’s top cities for internet start-ups has highlighted Jordan’s success in the IT sector.

Consumers in the Information Society, 8-9 March 2012, KL, Malaysia

Members of Consumers International, the only global campaigning voice for consumers, will come together from around the world to discuss and set an agenda for advocacy on these issues,

Arab Bloggers Gather in Tunis

Renowned members of the Arab blogosphere just wrapped up a convention that examined the role of the internet in the Arab revolutions and the region’s democratic transition.

Free Software Seen as Way to Resolve many of Lebanon’s Economic Woes

As some try to release Lebanon’s government from the clutches of political paralysis so it can start tackling economic policy, a small but mighty group of advocates say the solution to many of the country’s economic and social woes lies in free technologies.

ACS and NICTA QRL Big Picture Seminar – Presentation by RMS

I attended yesterday in Brisbane a public lecture for Richard M. Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation entitled “Education across the Nation – Free Software in Ethics and in Practice”.

UAE leads Arab World in Telecom Penetration

The UAE is the most connected country in the Arab World followed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, according to the Arab Advisors Group’s annually released Total Country Connectivity Measure (TCCM) report.

Open-Source Hardware Standards Formally Issued

Late Tuesday, a group of signatories including Wired magazine editor and DIY Drones’ Chris Anderson, Phil Torrone of Make magazine, David Mellis of MIT Media Lab and Arduino, Limor Fried of Adafruit, and Ayah Bdeir of New York’s Eyebeam publicly issued a formal definition of open-source hardware.

Lebanon to Prohibit Commercial Use of Voice-Over-IP

The Telecommunication Ministry intends to end the use of voice-over-IP (VoIP) from personal computers to land-line telephones because the practice is depriving the treasury of badly needed income.

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