phpList manual partnership with FLOSS Manuals

FLOSS Manuals is working with phpList to help the production of their new manual. Developing a detailed understanding of the needs of  communities and businesses who wish to work with FlossManuals as entities in their own right, is a fundamental goal of this project. One such need, already established by the team, is a simple way to self-host “stable versions”… Read more →

FLOSS Manuals content being used in CryptoParties

FLOSS Manuals content (Basic Internet Security and Bypassing Internet Censorship) continue to be used in the world-wide movement of CryptoParties. The CryptoParty Handbook was created at a book sprint in Berlin. Cryptoparties provide a great way for anyone to learn how to install and use encryption technology and other tips to keep you anonymous online. cryptoman.jpg There has been an… Read more →

New video4change Materials Published

In December 2013, the video4change network published a new set of guides aimed towards supporting video activists and citizen journalists in producing and distributing their videos more effectively.  With support from Internews Europe, these guides range from mobile video to hosting independent video sites. Guide to Independent Video Hosting. Are you looking for ways to set up your own video-sharing… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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). Tags: … Read more →