[Fwd: Request For Feedback - Website Beta Launch by InternationalFree and Open Source Software Foundation iFOSSF]
- Of interest to FOSS enthusiasts in our group.
[mailto:incom-l-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Fouad Riaz
Sent: December 8, 2006 1:19 PM
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.
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
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
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
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).
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
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,
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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