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  • Pamela McLean
    Of interest to FOSS enthusiasts in our group. ... From: incom-l-bounces@incommunicado.info [mailto:incom-l-bounces@incommunicado.info] On Behalf Of Fouad Riaz
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      Of interest to FOSS enthusiasts in our group.

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      From: incom-l-bounces@...
      [mailto:incom-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Fouad Riaz
      Bajwa
      Sent: December 8, 2006 1:19 PM
      To: incom-l@...
      Subject: <incom> Request For Feedback - Website Beta Launch by
      InternationalFree and Open Source Software Foundation iFOSSF


      Dear Members of the Global ICT Community,

      It is a great moment for all those who have been collectively promoting
      the Free and Open Source Software Movement globally. Members of the FOSS
      Movement policy advocates, academic and research community today have a
      new home in the form of the "International Free and Open Source Software
      Foundation iFOSSF" as a result of our combined vision and commitment at
      the World Summit on the Information Society WSIS, Tunisia 2005. I would
      like to invite all multi-stakeholders of the FOSS Movement to join us
      and participate in the beta launch of iFOSSF’s official website and make
      available their comments on how we can improve our outreach and global
      project funding / grants at http://www.ifossf.org

      Note: The iFOSSF website is still under continuous development and
      updating, we apologize beforehand for any inconvenience caused during
      the beta launch phase.

      About iFOSSF
      The International Free and Open Source Software Foundation (iFOSSF) is a
      nonprofit organization incorporated in Michigan, United States. Its
      mission is to accelerate the development and usage of Information and
      Communication Technologies with Free and Open Source Software worldwide
      for sustained economic and social development, especially for the
      socially disadvantaged.

      Purpose & Strategy
      iFOSSF is one of many organizations within an era of a new global
      enlightenment committed to improving the quality of life for all world
      citizens. The organization is centered on FOSS, its purpose is to apply
      thought leadership in support of innovation and creativity in research
      and development of FOSS solutions for the benefit of the global
      community.

      The organization facilitates growth of new and emerging businesses with
      consideration for equal inclusion, and provide strategic leadership in
      developing FOSS opportunities that are driven by both market and social
      contexts. We will achieve our mission and goals by applying the
      following
      strategies:

      1. Engagement in R&D using Free and Open Source Software that can help
      meet the needs for crisis management and economic development by
      promoting innovative approaches.

      2. Creation of tools & initiatives that can help bridge the digital
      divide between developed and developing countries.

      3. Cultivation of the organization as a global resource with expertise
      in FOSS based strategies to create new marketplace(s).

      Governance
      The Foundation is established in August 2006 under the laws of State of
      Michigan, USA. The organization is organized for exclusively charitable,
      educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section
      501(c)(3)* of the United States Internal Revenue Law. Specifically, the
      Foundation will apply thought leadership in support of innovation and
      creativity in development of Free and Open Source Software solutions for
      the benefit of the global community.

      iFOSSF is a directorship driven organization, the organization may at
      any stage appoint various voluntary committees comprised of members from
      the Foundation's partner network for providing assistance and advice.
      The organization's funding is sought through private, government,
      non-profit grants, individual/corporate sponsorships as well as public
      and private fund raising activities.

      * IRS review and approval of iFOSSF 501(c)(3) status is currently in
      progress.

      Regards
      -----------------------
      Fouad Riaz Bajwa
      Secretary & FOSS Advocate
      International Free and Open Source Software Foundation (iFOSSF) iFOSSF
      Secretariate: 39555 Orchard Hill Place Suite 600, Novi, Michigan 48375,
      USA
      Tel: +1.248.232.8875
      Fax: +1.248.232.8875
      Website: www.ifossf.org
      Disclaimer:
      The author is a Secretary at the International Free and Open Source
      Software Foundation iFOSSF. The views expressed in this communication
      are his personal views and do not represent those of the iFOSSF, its
      management or the Executive Directors. This e-mail message is intended
      for its recipient only. If you have received this e-mail in error,
      please discard it. The author of this e-mail or iFOSSF: International
      Free and Open Source Software Foundation take no responsibility for its
      material, implicit or explicit.

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