Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ubuntu Jordan LoCo: FLOSS Introduction - The Jordanian Way

Amman, March 13th 2008 -Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team.
Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team Logo As part of Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team continuous efforts to spread awareness about GNU/Linux in the Kingdom, the team organized a public event at The University of Jordan in Cooperation with IEEE Student Branch. Mr. Khamis SekSik gave a lecture Introducing FLOSS in the Jordanian way, as well as a brief background of FLOSS history.
In addition, the lecture included Mr.Seksik explaining some reasons to use FLOSS Jordan, as well as comparing selling service VS selling software, and comparing backward compatibility issues between FLOSS and other software.
Other issues discussed by Mr.Sisek were the ethical reasons to use FLOSS. The argument is that using proprietary software without paying for it equal theft and as such is unethical. In many ways, Mr.Siksek highlighted, choosing the right software is a very important decision because it affects time, effort, and money invested in this software.
FLOSS Introduction - The Jordanian Way
Following the lecture, a number of Ubuntu Jordan LoCo helped in setting up the FIRST Ubuntu Lab in The University of Jordan.
Installation in progressUbuntu Jordan LoCo Logo
It is worth mentioning that next week Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team is scheduled to start giving Ubuntu Desktop Courses in cooperation with Jordan University IEEE Student Branch.
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13 comments:

  1. This looks great, I would sure be interested on how the desktop classes go. The New Mexico LoCo is currently starting to teach the desktop course for a community group and we would love to know how it works for you.

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  2. Great job!
    Congrats to the Jordan LoCo Team!

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  3. This is brilliant!
    Keep up the good work! ^_^

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  4. this is fantastic. the auditorium looks great. and the lab is a major achievement. congratulations from Venezuela

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  5. [...] Ubuntu Jordan LoCo: FLOSS Introduction - The Jordanian Way Amman, March 13th 2008 -Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team. As part of Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team continuous efforts to spread awareness about GNU/Linux in the Kingdom, the team organized a public event at The University of Jordan in Cooperation with IEEE Student Branch. Mr. Khamis SekSik gave a lecture Introducing FLOSS in the Jordanian way, as well as a brief background of FLOSS history. Continue reading [...]

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  6. Hi Jad,
    Congrats, great going :-) and do pop into the UW channel and keep us updated !
    cheers,
    vid

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  7. Gouki
    Thanks mate.
    Dthomasdigital
    Awesome, maybe we should get in touch to exchange experience.
    Leogg
    Thank you
    Omar
    Thank you
    Effie Jayx
    Big smile and thanks from Jordan.
    Vid
    :-) Sure thing.

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  8. [...] As part of Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team continuous efforts to spread awareness about GNU/Linux, the team organized a public event at The University of Jordan. A lecture Introducing FLOSS in the Jordanian way, as well as a brief background of FLOSS history, was given by Khamis Seksik. The lecture also included Mr. Seksik explaining some reasons to use FLOSS, as well as information on the selling VS software, and comparing backward compatibility issues between FLOSS and other software. It is worth mentioning that next week the Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team is scheduled to start giving Ubuntu Desktop Courses in cooperation with the Jordan University IEEE Student Branch, who was an important part of this event. Visit the link for pictures of the event. http://syntux.net/blog/2008/03/13/ubuntu-jordan-loco-floss-introduction-the-jordanian-way/ [...]

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  11. [...] As part of Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team continuous efforts to spread awareness about GNU/Linux, the team organized a public event at The University of Jordan. A lecture Introducing FLOSS in the Jordanian way, as well as a brief background of FLOSS history, was given by Khamis Seksik. The lecture also included Mr. Seksik explaining some reasons to use FLOSS, as well as information on the selling VS software, and comparing backward compatibility issues between FLOSS and other software. It is worth mentioning that next week the Ubuntu Jordan LoCo Team is scheduled to start giving Ubuntu Desktop Courses in cooperation with the Jordan University IEEE Student Branch, who was an important part of this event. Visit the link for pictures of the event. http://syntux.net/blog/2008/03/13/ub…jordanian-way/ [...]

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