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October 18, 2016

Software Freedom Kosova Conference

At the end of this week FLOSSK will be organizing the 7th edition of Software Freedom Kosova Conference. It would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and supporters, IPKO Foundation key among them.

FLOSSK is a rare breed in Kosovo, a community organization that promotes education in and technology development, the open kind more specifically. As such, FLOSSK and IPKO Foundation have been perfect partners.

Software Freedom Kosova (SFK) is an annual international conference held in Prishtina organized to promote free/libre open source software, free culture and open knowledge, now in its 7th edition, scheduled for 21-23 October 2016. It is organized by FLOSSK, a non-governmental, not for profit organization, dedicated to promote software freedom and related philosophies. The conference, held mostly in English, consists of a day of talks and two days of hands-on workshops, 48 sessions in all, and is attended by students, software developers and local businesses from Kosovo and neighboring countries. This edition will focus on deeper engagement between attendees and speakers so that more lasting bonds are created beyond the conference.

Having an educated workforce is a prerequisite and supportive of the development of the ICT sector. FLOSSK has a 7 year old history in the sector and a long history of cooperation with IPKOFoundation with a number of activities developed together.

IPKO Foundation sponsorship has allowed us to bring speakers from abroad who work on cutting edge free software projects to share with the community in Kosovo and beyond, who attend the conference.

Having a local foundation focused on technology has been critical to bring projects like SFK to fruition and sustain the volunteer communities around them.