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The tOSSad project aims to improve the outcomes of the F/OSS communities throughout Europe by supporting the coordination and networking of these communities by means of state-of-the-art studies, national program initiations, usability cases, curriculum development and the development of collaborative information portals and web-based groupware.

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Project coordinator:

Kaan Erkan
+90 262 6481402 (phone)
+90 262 6481100 (fax)

tOSSad and F/OSS related news

You can find news from the tOSSad project and related issues here. 

tOSSad in Linux magazine

tOSSad project was mentioned in Linux magazine. Check Linux Magazine web site for what they said about tOSSad activities.

tOSSad Presents Surveys and Guidelines to Foster Adoption of Open Source Software in Europe

15 Reports on Economic and Social Benefits, National Adoption, Usability and Teaching of Free and Open Source Software.

Newsletter 8 is out

The final newsletter of tOSSad is here for your reading pleasure. Since tOSSad project will officially end on January 31, 2007, the closing meeting will be held during Free Software World Conference III in Badajoz, Spain. The audience will be informed about what tOSSad project has achieved up to now between 16:30 - 18:00 on February 8, 2006. 

tOSSad newsletter 7 is out!

tOSSad newsletter 7 is out! In this issue, the usability workshop in Bologna, the next tOSSad steering committe meeting, OSS 2007 and the Free Software World Conference to be held in Spain are discussed. We also have a list of other upcoming F/OSS events section. Just click here and download the new, shiny tOSSad newsletter.

Final programme for usability workshop is READY

The final programme for tOSSad free/open source software usability workshop is prepared. Thanks to the people who have shown their interest, we have gathered a very interesting programme for the audience. Check the usability workshop web page for the talk subjects, the speakers and a summary of their seminars. Note that the workshop is free of charge, and we are looking forward to see you in CINECA on December, 15.

tOSSad F/OSS Usability Workshop in Bologna, Italy

tOSSad project organizes a F/OSS Usability Workshop in Bologna, Italy on December, 15. The workshop will focus on the usability of free and open source software, aiming to build a bridge between the developers and the usability specialists. We welcome anyone interested in design of F/OSS products and involving usability in F/OSS: developers, usability experts, user interface designers and end-users. 

The workshop will be held in CINECA. For more information, have a look at the workshop web page - and do not forget to register for the event.

tOSSad Steering Committee Meeting in Stuttgart

tOSSad partners are gathering again for the next (and last) Steering Committe Meeting. This SC meeting will be fed by individual workpackage meetings (WP1 to WP4) and will last for two days between 15-16 November, 2006 in University of Stuttgart. The preliminary agenda for the SC meeting is as follows: 

Wednesday, Nov15th

09:30 - 13:00 Serial management and WP presentations, discussions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:30 Parallel WP meetings (1st session)

Thursday, Nov 16th

09:30 - 13:00 Parallel WP meetings (2nd session)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Final gathering

tOSSad in IST 2006 event

tOSSad will be represented in a joint booth during the IST 2006 event in Helsinki between 21-23 November, 2006. The booth, shared by 8 IST FP6 projects , will be located in section 8, along with FP7 support activities. Our stand number is 8E. Come get to see what tOSSad partners have achieved up to now!

New conference: Impact of F/OSS on...

An international workshop named "The impact of Free/Libre/Open Source Software on innovation and competitiveness of the European Union" will take place in Brussels, September 28, 2006. The agenda is here, and registration can be done from this link.

tOSSad newsletter 6 is out!

6th issue of the newsletter is published. Download and see what tOSSad partners are doing, here.