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Free Technology Academy

The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is a non-profit organisation that fosters the free exchange of knowledge in all areas of society. Inspired by the Free Software movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification, copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly related fields: education, technology, culture and science.

The Free Knowledge Institute participates in "Digital DIY" Project

Digital Do It Yourself (DiDIY) is a new socio-technological phenomenon, centered around digital devices that support, often through open online communities, the convergence of "atoms" and "bits".
The DiDIY Research Project, which addresses the Horizon 2020 call for a "Human-centric Digital Age", is studying how DiDIY and the increasing social adoption of ABC devices are:

Selected Readings on Digital DIY

General introductions about digital fabrication technologies and how our societies are changing right now and in the foreseeable future:

Free Technology Academy restarts courses in September!

Enjoy a discount (*) of 30% for enrolments paid for before or on August 31st. The discount is a special encouragement for those doubting to take a course and enhance their knowledge and skills on Free Software and Open Standards. Especially now that we're restarting the Academy, any help is needed to make this a joint success!

A new start for the Free Knowledge Institute and the Free Technology Academy

as you may have already noticed, the several wikis and other websites of
the Free Knowledge Institute and the Free Technology Academy have
published very little "good" content lately. This was due to a
combination of two factors:

FKI Board strengthened with two new members

The Free Knowledge Institute is proud to welcome two new members to its Board: Joe Corneli and Marco Fioretti. Both have been active community members within the free knowledge - free technology community. Both bring in new energy, large networks, ideas and initiatives that are expected to strengthen the Free Knowledge community.

Five years of FKI!

1. Our lustrum: adopting the strategy

The European Parliament kills ACTA

Advocates of freedom of information and citizen's rights achieved an overwhelming victory when the European Parliament rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on July 4th.

Down with ACTA! The EU must protect our commons

The Free Knowledge Institute is among the signatories of the following joint press release by 53 European and International organisations to invite Members of European Parliament to reject ACTA, and beyond, engage in a positive reform of copyright and patents.

ACTA threatens fundamental freedoms online, Net neutrality, innovation, access to and sharing of free/libre/open technologies, education, culture, essential medicines and seeds.

Request for Comments: Redesigning FKI's Strategy

The Free Knowledge Institute is redesigning its Strategy for the coming years and invites you all to comment. The FKI enters a new phase and is expanding its areas of work into new domains. Moreover, the Institute seeks to open itself up to participation and to help participants realise the vision of a culture of free knowledge. We introduce several opportunities in the areas of learning, activism, and economic sustainability. We are very interested to know what you want the FKI to be and what the FKI can do for you!

New strategies and ideas

The FKI has been working on a full-blown new strategy for a while now. Soon we will be able to publish our envisaged mission and goals, together with a framework of domains and actions. At this point, we are translating various brainstorm sessions into a draft workplan. It all takes time... but we hope to invite you for comments and inputs shortly!

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