Posts Tagged ‘Open Source’


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 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 A number of Egyptian developers has launched sphinUX which is the first 100% Egyptian and Arab open source OS. The OS used to be based on Linux distribution Debian, but they developed an enhanced Kernel (LS Kernel) and launched in on the release RC2-Build21. A powerful mix of 40% Debian kernel, 40% Hurd kernel and 20% our own Lightning Spe...
Screenshot Richard M. Stallman (“RMS”), founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project, confirmed his visit to Palestine after receiving an invitation from the free software and open source communities in Palestine. Stallman’s visit to "Israeli"-occupied Palestine means a lot to Palestinian techies, free software advocates, and supporter...
Screenshot There is no doubt that Arabic fonts are one of the most beautiful fonts in the world, however digital fonts optimized for the digital screens (PCs, Tablets, Mobile) we use are behind the rich arrays of Arabic fonts that we have offline. Shasha Font project (shash means screen in Arabic) comes to offer a hand in creating Arabic fonts that is ...
Screenshot There is no doubt that open source movement is taking over the world, 72% web sites run on open source server Apache, wordpress the open source blogging platform based on PHP/MYSQL is the #1 blogging platform in the world. Major sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google on open source software such as PHP, Python, Ruby and Java. FOSS...
Screenshot There are a number of  pure Arabic distributions for the free and open source operating system Linux, Ojuba is one of the most recognized one. Few days ago the 4th edition of Ojuba has been launched under the name "Riyadh", the most notable features are support for 64 bit CPUs, a personal lock folder for encrypted files, activating 3G connec...
Screenshot Updated: ArabCrunch sources who are close to the 3 telecom operators in Saudi Arabia confirmed just now the deal has been made between RIM and Saudi Arabia, BlackBerry service to continue in the kingdom. Official Announcement most likely tomorrow, UAE to follow. Yesterday, Saudi Arabia's BlackBerry (BB) ban went into effect, but users report...
Screenshot As HTML 5 is starting to be a new web standard, Adobe flash platform which is used to add animation & video and interactivity to Web pages, is struggling to stay relevant. However there are still millions of flash developers around the world. For web developers, firebug a firefox add-on is a must as it is used modify web page's HTML on the ...
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