Archive for the ‘Open Source’ Category


Screenshot The community of Arabic digital content and open source movement in Egypt, Palestine and the Arab world has lost one of its pioneers and heavy weight evangelists: Ali Shaath. Ali Shaeth, son of the Palestinian leader Nabeel Shaat a computer engineer and cofounder of Cairo, Egypt based Arab Digital expression in 2005 with his wife Ranwa Yehia ...
Screenshot Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. The problem with Ardunio that it needs accessories to be added to it called “shields”, and those shields...
Screenshot Meet SolidRun, a start-up headed by two Palestinians from Nazareth in occupied Palestine in 1948, has developed a $45 PC Cubox-I that can do almost anything a big computer can do – with all design and manufacturing done in “Israel.” The Palestinian founders are Kossay Omary as CEO and CTO Rabeeh Khoury founded the company on 2010 .Solid...
Screenshot Entrepreneurship and making money online is not all about having a big company or huge amount of funding for your startups. Having a talent and bootstrapping can be all what you need for successes. It is also not about creating too many things at the same time but focusing on single niche and platform that have huge adoption like wordpress. M...
Screenshot This is a guest post by Alexander Sverdlov who is the founder of a Cyber Security Startup – NoPasara – http://nopasara.com specializing in managed security services and training. He is an international security conference speaker on the topic of cyber forensic investigations and has published several articles focusing on preventing cyber e...
Screenshot Aleb or Qaleb is a new the programming language that uses Arabic script for its source code developed by computer scientist Ramsey Nassr during his fellowship at Eyebeam. The language is called قلب – roughly pronounced "alb," after the Arabic word for "heart" – and as Nasser explained to AnimalNewYork, he developed it as much for its...
Screenshot Egyptian open source activists organized a silent demonstration against Egyptian government plan to spend $43 million on Microsoft licenses and asked the government to adapt open source instead which will save money and help the local IT industry and the local economy. The activists said in a statement that the deal is considered as wasting ...
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Screenshot When learning one of the common programming languages like C++, English language in most cases is a barrier for young Arab kids to learn software programing at a young age. Kalimat comes to bridge the gap by offering an Arabic educational programing language for kids in which developers write the code using Arabic letters. According to Moham...
Screenshot Wikileaks has published its full archive  of 251,000 secret US diplomatist cables in an easily accessible and searchable manner. The site is here wikileaks says over Twitter, due to huge demand the site is experiencing difficulties and is asking for donation to  buy more capacity. The cables are very important because they reveal many crimes, ...
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