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[Nettime-nl] Five years of FKI

Permanent link: http://freeknowledge.eu/birthday

1. Our lustrum: adopting the strategy

Exactly five years ago, on 12 December 2007, the Free Knowledge
Institute was officially founded. It has been a joyous and fruitful
journey and after the first 5 years of the FKI the time came to open up
as an organisation. Therefore, this summer we have introduced several
opportunities in the areas of learning, activism, and economic
sustainability. We have redesigned our strategy and sought discussions
with and inputs from the community. The result (ever under construction
and discussion) can be found here: http://freeknowledge.eu/about Now is
the time to put it into practise!

2. Please help keep our servers running!

While we have a nice deal with our service provider and maintenance work
is done voluntarily by our sweet core people, the servers for the Free
Technology Academy do cost some real money. Please help us keeping them
running and donate to the FKI with reference 'server'.

   PayPal: paypal {AT} freeknowledge.eu
   Wire Transfer:
     Bank: ING Bank
     BIC Code: INGBNL2A
     Account number: 3848762
     IBAN Code: NL66 INGB 0003 8487 62
     Name: Free Knowledge Institute

3. Enhanced Peer Learning model - update

This summer, we created a survey on the Enhanced Peer Learning (EPL)
model, a model for peer learning with learning assistance, to offer
courses that are more accessible and at much lower costs. We have
received over 60 responses. The general tendency is that learners are
indeed interested in the EPL model, although some participants find the
model a bit too vague and others need official accreditation or are
looking for a full (and accredited) master programme. A full report on
the results is being worked on and can be requested, once finished, by
sending an email to access {AT} freeknowledge.eu.

We are developing the idea further and hope to be able to release a
first EPL-course soon.

About EPL:

4. Vacancy: a volunteer dynamising and attracting course participants

The Free Technology Academy organises its courses on demand and in the
new model, most work is done voluntarily, in the so-called Enhanced Peer
Learning (EPL) model. The work comprises to keep lists of interest, what
courses people would like to take and coordinate between the interested
participants and when would be the best possible time to start any one
course. If you're interested in this role, please let us know about
yourself, your motivation and how much time you think you can dedicate.
Email: access {AT} freeknowledge.eu

5. New Year's event

Meanwhile it is an established tradition: nearly twenty Dutch and
international internet organisations invite you to a joint Internet New
Year's event which will be held on Thursday, 10 January 2013 at Het
Sieraad in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As in previous years, there will
be a buffet dinner, a range of "lightning talks" and the traditional
Chairman's debate.

For those that care more about catching up with old friends and
acquaintances, as well as meeting new people working in various areas of
the internet, we have a separate room reserved for drinks, food and
conversation only. The Internet New Year's event is the perfect way to
kick off a great 2013!
You can register, find programme details and the latest updates at:

Registration will close when maximum capacity is reached. Registration
is free of charge.

Participating organisations are:

Accessibility.nl - accessibility of ICT for people with disabilities
AMS-ix - the biggest internet exchange on the planet
Bits of Freedom - foundation that stands for digital civil rights
DEN - Netherlands Knowledge center for Digital Heritage
Drempelvrij - hands out accessibility certification Waarmerk Drempelvrij
EGI - the European Grid Initiative
eth0 - organises events for computer geeks and hackers
European Grid Initiative - coordinates European grid infrastructure
Free Knowledge Institute - fosters the free exchange of knowledge
Fronteers - association of front end developers
Gridforum.nl - association for grid and cloud professionals
IFCAT - organises hacker events
ISPconnect - association of Internet Service Providers
Internet Society Nederland - the internet is for everyone
NLnet - charity fund for improvements to the internet
NLnet Labs - R&D in the area of internet technology
Open Domein - public space on the internet
OpenDoc Society - knowledge platform around office best practices
Open State Foundation - makes democracy and politics more transparent
OWASP Nederland - NL chapter of Open Web Application Security Project
RIPE NCC - Regional Internet Registry (RIR)
SIDN - the organisation behind .nl and ENUM in the Nederlands
SURFnet - national research network for higher education and research
Terena - Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association
Vereniging Open Domein - the public domain on the internet
Vereniging van Registrars - association of registrars
Vrijschrift - information freedom and protection of privacy
W3C Benelux - the Benelux office of the web standards organisation

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