New Guide to Independent Video Hosting

Good news everyone! You don't have to use YouTube!

In partnership with the V4C (video for change) network FLOSS Manuals has created a "Guide to Independent Video Hosting". The guide focuses on approaches and tools to host, showcase and 'aggregate' video content. The guide will give different paths to groups that want to reduce their reliance on services like YouTube and Vimeo.

The guide has been produced in many languages and multiple formats.

Three Fantastic Manuals Celebrating Security

FLOSS Manuals has been working with Internews Europe as part of their Human Rights programme to create some user focused manuals to help communication. Recent security news has shown us that Free Software solutions are the best solutions for many situations. We have been very happy to draw on our past experience of creating and translating manuals to whip up three new manuals to help make the process of emailing, sharing photos and files more secure.

The manuals created are:

BS4ICTRSRCH website launched

7 August 2013. The FLOSS Manuals Foundation and Adam Hyde are collaborating on a one year project funded by the European Comission. The project is titled: Book Sprints for ICT Research – Testing the practice of Book Sprints as a new paradigm of collaborative writing for ICT researchers and innovators. A Book Sprint is a collaborative process where a group of six to twelve people get together to produce a book in five days or less. Participants work intensively under the guidance of a facilitator to create high quality materials.

A few Board Members

Saturday 3 August 2013. The FLOSS Manuals Foundation board members live in different parts of the world. The Observe Hack Make Festival was a good opportunity for those of us in town to meet up. Pictured are three board members in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. From left to right: Janet Swisher (treasurer), Eric Kluitenberg (secretary) and Sacha van Geffen (president).