free software for open thinking

26 January 2005

The Inter Press Service, which has a big team reporting from the forum, carried this earlier today

...All of about 1,000 computers at the forum are using
free software. The official website has been developed
for the first time in 'php,' an open source language.

A new translation system is also a free software tool.
The system has been developed by Nomad, a group of
programmers from India, Brazil, France and Britain
working since 2003 on a voluntary basis to build the
system for the World Social Forum (WSF).

A Tunisian group has developed a programme to store
video footage and offer it on the Internet.

more at:http://ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=2717

James Crabtree, our consulting e-political guru, may have something to say
on this and other IT related aspects of the Forum
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