- FAPESP supports eScience Research with open results (CCSL-USP)
- CCSL members launch "Open Code" blog (CCSL-USP)
- ADUF - Adaptable Design Up Front (CCSL-USP)
- RMS meets Rahul Gandhi (Space-Kerala)
- SPACE meets with Delhi CM and leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (Space-Kerala)
News from the Competence Centers
FAPESP (São Paulo State Research Support Foundation), sponsor of a large number of scientific research projects, has recently launched a Call for Research Proposals regarding eScience. This Call dedicates R$4 million (US$ 1.6 million) for projects of up to 4 years of duration, allowing the financing of both traditional research fellowships and of "technical training" fellowships (targeting production-oriented work to support the research goals).
The CCSL (FLOSS Competence Center), in a partnership with the estadao.com.br portal, launches today the "Open Code" blog, in which texts authored by IME FLOSS enthusiasts will be published on the "Link" section of the portal.
CCSL promotes the presentation ADUF - Adaptable Design Up Front with Hayim Makabee - Yahoo! Labs, Israel
Date: 09/01 (thursday)
Where: auditório do CCSL-IME/USP
Richard Stallman today met Mr Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Indian National Congress and shared his views on digital surveillance system, unique identification project, free software in education and governance in a meeting that went on for one hour. Mr Joseph Mathew, Secretary of SPACE also participated in the meeting. Mr Gandhi showed keen interest in Stallman's views on various issues relating to information technology.Categories: Free Software
Richard Stallman, Founder, GNU Project and Joseph C Mathew, Secretary, SPACE met Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister on 13 January 2014 to request his government's support for the free software movement. The Chief Minister endorsed the philosophy of free software and assured the team of his support. Earlier, the team had met Prashant Bhushan, social activist and leader of Aam Aadmi Party.Categories: Free SoftwareNews
Richard Stallman will speak on “A Free Digital Society” in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 16 January 2014 at 11.30 am. The venue is Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram.
His lecture is being organised by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) and Society for Promotion of Alternate Computing and Employment (SPACE). Stallman's lecture will mark the completion of 10 years of work by SPACE.