Coldly killed by Jordanian MPs, the Internet, the free cyberspace directly responsible of Jordan’s entrepreneurship, creative initiatives, alternative media and of 14% of our country’s GDP, died today, age 16. A celebration of life service was held in front of the parliament.
Many of the most prominent news websites and blogs in Jordan will join a 'blackout' protest this Wednesday. Jordan Open Source Association will be part of the protests as well.
In a protest action similar to the well-known anti-SOPA blackout, a big part of Jordan's Internet will go dark next Wednesday to stand against the latest proposed amendments on the Press and Publications Law approved by the government, which are supposed to go under consideration of Jordan's parliament this week.
After government's green light to block websites under very dubious "ethical" reasons, the Jordanian government approved today the new Publications Law, which gives authorities more power to control and censor the Internet in Jordan, Issa Mahasneh reports.
The Jordanian government is adopting stronger positions against Internet Freedom, after speaking in favor of black-censoring websites that might contain "pornographic" materials and considering a draft law to "regularize" news websites, it is now the turn of political content, officially asked to be removed from Google. Issa Mahasneh shares his fears that Internet in Jordan will not be free anymore soon.
A symposium on Open Source software was organized by the Faculty of Information Technology and Computer Science at Yarmouk University. The event which was opened by President of Yarmouk University, Dr. Abdullah Al Mousa, lasted one day.
Starting last November, Google Chrome rose to no. 2 spot among web browsers, overtaking Firefox. Both are good, Saifallah Qasim skeptically says in this blog post, but what were the reasons of Firefox's downturn and is that so relevant to the Open Source community?
What do Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have in common? All of them are giant social media websites, but the companies behind them are releasing more and more open source tools. Issa Mahasneh listed the most important ones that marked the last year.
In contribution to Jordan’s most recent successes in the Information Technology field; Savvytek has worked with "Hakeem” program that was launched under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II by the Electronic Health Solutions (EHS), late 2009 in Prince Hamzah Hospital.
As one of the many scientific activities that Al Ahliyya Amman University regularly holds, the Faculty of Information Technology in the university organized a workshop about Android, presented by Amer Obaida of Pencilo LLC. Several academic members and students attended the workshop.