The forwarded mail informs about the project that HBCSE, TIFR will be
part of in promoting free software and generating documentation. If
free software hackers are intersted in joining the team please send me
a mail off the list, with a note saying in what way can you
contribute. The link
provides more info.
----- Forwarded message from Wouter Tebbens <w.tebbens(a)staff.isoc.nl> -----
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 18:10:35 +0200
From: Wouter Tebbens <w.tebbens(a)staff.isoc.nl>
Subject: [Self-l] Completely booked SELF Conference in The Hague (10 july)
To: SELF mailinglist <self-l(a)selfplatform.org>
General SELF mailinglist <self-l(a)selfplatform.org>
Many of you have been there on this very inspiring first SELF Conference and
kick-off of the project. For those of you who have missed it, find here a
short summary, and links to presentations on the website:
On Monday the 10th of July Internet Society Netherlands organised in The Hague
a completely booked conference about Free Software and education and how the
creation of open content revolutionizes our societies. Vice-mayor of the City
of The Hague, Frits Huffnagel opened the day with an inspiring speech about
the need for innovation through the use of Free Software
Speakers were amongst others:
* Jan Willem Broekema (OSOSS)
* dr. Nagarjuna G.
(project leader Knowledge platforms Homi Bhabha Center for Science
* Georg Greve (president FSF Europe, Germany)
See his bio or download presentation PDF
* Mathias Klang (project leader Creative Commons Sweden)
* David Megias (coordinator Master Free Software UOC, Spain)
* Wouter Tebbens (Internet Society Nederland, project leader SELF)
Besides there were panel discussions with national and international experts,
like prof. dr. Paul Klint (CWI), drs. Marja Verstelle (Leiden University),
Joep van Nieuwstadt (Exin), Jonas ?berg (Free Software Foundation Europe),
Martijn Verver (VPRO New Media), Thijs Chanowski, Michael van Wetering
(KennisNet), Leo Besemer (ECDL), Tom Dousma (SURF) and prof. Kees Stuurman
(University of Tilburg).
The event marked at the same time the official launch of the ambitious SELF
project that will setup an international platform for educational and
training material about Free Software and Open Standards with the financial
support from the European Commission.
The focus of the platform is on material about Free Software and knowledge
creation about open standards. ISOC.nl leads the international consortium
with strong partners from the rest of Europe (amongst which some universities
and the Free Software Foundation Europe), India and Argentina. S.E.L.F.
stands for Science, Education and Learning in Freedom.
This first SELF Conference was supported by the Open Source agency from the
Dutch goverment, Programme OSOSS, the city of The Hague and the European
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