Posts Tagged ‘Open Source’


Screenshot We waited for few days and nobody wrote about  it, so we moved on and broke the news with a guest post from Abdulrahman Idlbi as we were upset when SourceForge the world’s largest open source software hosting website, blocked around 171 million people from Syria, Sudan, Iran, N. Korea & Cuba: from downloading open source software, a com...
Screenshot Update: SourceForge Simi Unblocks Syria, Sudan,Iran, N.Korea & Cuba- Freedom Loving Admins: Unblock Now: Following Linkedin  move of  unblocking Syria after ArabCrunch reported the incident ( and kept it against Sudan ), we heard different reports that U.S. Federal government officials are preparing to waive some of the sancti...
Screenshot Founded in Alexandria, Egypt in 2007 vimov ( Vimov on ArabCurnch.NET) is another example of the startup that mixx its business between developing software for others (out sourcing) developing open source software and proprietary software. For developers: vimov has started its own product releases with "aviate" : a free software to help deve...
Screenshot Creative Commons (CC) the equivalent body to open source software foundations but for content has finally launched its Amman chapter. The launch was part of CC first Salon in Jordan and in the Arab world which took place Talal Abu Ghazaleh business Forum. The forum also focused on how CC could be applied to business, artistic, entrepreneurial a...
Screenshot The battle between Microsoft and Open Source is never ending. This video produced by Jordanians mimic how fanatics on both sides defend their turf. Enjoy :) : The video is produced by Mohammad Shobaki from Jordan and Amman Filmmakers Cooperative. The short movie was JordanianFilms Official Selection in: - International Panor...
Screenshot NOTE: Linkedin GoDaddy and Google are doing the Blocking NOT  the Government of Sudan.) Update: Linkedin GoDaddy and Google are doing the Blocking NOT  the Government of Sudan. Both Linkedin and Google said before they have to be in compliance with US laws. Google confirmed that nothing has changed from their point. The sanction though do...
Screenshot Remember Aljazeera crowd-sourced mapping mashup “Mapping the War on Gaza” we reported last January 2009 ? the story ? that got ArabCrunch on Slashdot? Well, the crowed sourcing news concept is hitting the region again, but this time it is about the Lebanese June 7th parliamentary election with sharek961.org. Like Aljazeera’s “Mapping...
Screenshot Us: Arabs or those who speak or currently learning Arabic, find it difficult to understand slang language that are used in other Arab countries than ours, as each Arab country has a different dialect and its own set slang expressions. For example Examples (Enta Men 3dam el Ra2beh - إنت من عضام الرأبه ) is used in lebanona and Jor...
Screenshot Recently more than ever, hackers with different agendas are launching different attacks on many famous websites with an attempt to take them down, control the servers to attack other servers, corrupt or destroy the database or even steal valuable data. Those hackers launch their attacks using immature to sophisticated mechanisms. Their agenda migh...
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