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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.

open educational framework for computer science Software Engineering

Bringing together higher education institutions, free software projects and enterprises, as well as all type of learners, openSE ( has reached its final stage and full force by developing a platfo

Net Neutrality Resolution Adopted in EU Parliament

From our friends at La Quadrature du Net:

Open standards in Dutch public education

A couple of weeks ago Jan Stedehouder, a Dutch journalist, writer and Open Source advocate, published a blog post (english version here) about the use of Silverlight in the Dutch public education system.

FKI genomineerd voor Internationale Prijs

Europees PlatformOp 12 september 2011 wordt de winnaar van de Internationale Prijs bekendgemaakt! (see English).

Het Free Knowledge Institute is een van de zes genomineerden.

FTA Community Portal opens its doors

The Free Technology Academy is happy to announce the new FTA Community Portal: an open space where anyone can participate in the Academy daily life and be a part of the FTA virtual community. (read in Dutch)

A vision for the FTA

Free Technology Academy (FTA)Recently we came together with the partners of the Free Technology Academy at the Open University Netherlands in Heerlen to discuss strategies and concrete plans to go forward. In this post I will try to explain the main aspects of the vision we discussed in the session "Evolving Free Technology Education together. A vision for the Free Technology Academy."

Varna Free University from Bulgaria joins the FTA

The FTA Network is maturing. Today the Varna Free University from Bulgaria has joined the Free Technology Academy as Associate Partner. The VFU will start providing FTA courses in Bulgarian and furthermore is planning to set up its own master programme in collaboration with FTA partners.

Building a Shared Free Technology Master Curriculum

As you may know the Free Knowledge Institute seeks to advance the sharing of knowledge and take away technical, social and legal impediments. One of our core activities lies in education and over the last years we have established a network of universities and specialised groups working together in offering master level courses online through the Free Technology Academy. Together we want to go further and develop a shared master curriculum on Free Technologies (FT). We understand FT to include Free Software (OSS / Libre Software), Open Standards, Free Hardware.

Free Technology Academy and Free Software Foundation Partner to Expand Access to Master's Program in Free Software

Free Software Foundation (FSF)The Free Knowledge Institute is proud to welcome the Free Software Foundation in the Free Technology Academy Partner network. Today both organisations sent out this joint press release:

"Free Technology Academy and Free Software Foundation Partner to Expand Access to Master's Program in Free Software and Free Standards".

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The Knowledge Society – a Freedom Centred Perspective

The core team behind the Free Knowledge Institute publishes an article about the Knowledge Society from a freedom centred perspective. This week it is presented by David Jacovkis at the Free Culture Research Conference in Berlin.

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