Ubuntu-Pakistan Equip your organizations with Free & Open Source Software Skills - FOSS Academy Training at your doorstep (On-site)

Fouad Riaz Bajwa bajwa at fossfp.org
Tue Apr 4 13:19:24 BST 2006

Call for applications from interested organizations based in the region of

FOSSFP has trained and certified over 5000 candidates from 506 organizations
throughout Pakistan since 2005 as part of Dr. M.A.Pasha's vision for
formulating a "Software Piracy Free Pakistan" by providing ICT Software
Freedom For Everyone. In order to facilitate increased Free & Open Source
Software usage within Academia, Government, Trade & Industry and Civil
Society, FOSSFP is extending its regional FOSSFP FOSS-Academy Professional
Skills Development Literacy Training Program (Low-Cost) on-site to
organizations in the region of Lahore. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
brings massive software cost reductions to your organization and facilitates
your business to develop software-license-cost-free Information Technology

The program not only provides you subsidized training and free software, it
helps your organization free itself from software copyright violations and
combat software piracy effectively by adopting computer operating systems
and office tools compatible with existing requirements. It is your
organization's social & corporate responsibility to help your employees
combat software piracy within offices and their homes. The program is open
for everyone interested in gaining FOSS related professional ICT skills
having desktop computers in place on their office sites. This is the
first-ever opportunity to meet Pakistan's most highly rated and recognized
FOSS Advocates for one-to-one business software counseling. FOSSFP will
provide hands on training as a first step on Ubuntu-Linux. Later
interventions upon successful initial training completion may include OSS
Professional Graphic-3D-Video Production Tools, Open Source ERP Solutions,
OSS Dynamic Website Solutions, OSS Call Centre/PABX/VOIP Setups, Custom
(LAMP-Stack) Software Development, RedHat & Open SuSe Back-office Stack
Solution Training options.

Course Title: FOSS Ubuntu-Linux Professional Skills Track - A
Requirements: Users should have a basic level understanding of using
computers and software.
Mr. Atif Khan
Mr. Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Duration: 3-4 Hours (1 Day)
Fees: Rs. 300 (Three Hundred per/head only - Covers registration,
administrative & certificate fees, there are no other hidden costs)

   1. Topics that will be covered: Basics of Information Technology
Production & Consumption
   2. Understanding & Combating Software Piracy
   3. Ubuntu-Linux installation basics (Hands-On)
   4. Using Linux basics
   5. Introduction to basic Internet tools and Open Office
   6. Next steps towards increasing your FOSS Professional Skills

Information required by FOSSFP:
Kindly contact FOSSFP to provide onsite-training at training at fossfp.org
including registration information providing the following: 
1. Name of Organization
2. Nature of Business
3. Address
4. Contact Person
5. Telephone 
6. Fax
7. Mobile/Cell
8. No of Employees to be trained (*)
9. No of Computers within network/use (*) 
9. Email
10. Most Feasible Day to accommodate FOSSFP team and provide training on
your office location site (*)
* Attach a separate electronic document mentioning the names and NIC
information of all employees to be trained.
* Also indicate in your request preferred day for training (any week
day/Saturday/Sunday) whether your company has personal computers, a meeting
room with multimedia projector display in place.
* FOSSFP schedules training only on the basis of fees received either in
cash or via D.D Demand Draft only, for FOSSFP financial information, kindly
visit: http://www.fossfp.org/financials. 
* Minimum registration requirements are 5 employees, requests below this
figure will only be catered at the FOSSFP Resource - Community Training
Centre in Model Town Extension.

*Terms & Conditions:
1. All organizations will receive free Ubuntu-Linux installation/live CDs
otherwise you may request free CDs from http://shiptit.ubuntu.com that are
delivered within 4-6 weeks. CDs will be distributed only on the basis of
availability by the Ubuntu-Linux.
2. Special arrangements can be made for Saturday/Sunday off-day/holiday
training schedules including multi-day-training programs.
3. Kindly allow 1-2 weeks for scheduling/finalizing a training session.
4. In the event that an organization is a School/College/University or
Government Department, kindly provide a written/scanned letter of
acceptance/authorization by the organization's head including his contact
information Tel/Email.
5. Program fees has to be received in advance either by cash or D.D Demand
Draft in favour of FOSSFP:Free and Open Source Software Foundation of
6. The names of the successful candidates will be displayed on the FOSSFP
website with certificate/registration numbers for verification purposes.
7. In the event that an organization is based out of Lahore region and
interested in training, the organization will be responsible for managing 2
person costs related to traveling, lodging, meals etc along with the per
head course fees.
8. For more information kindly visit: http://www.fossfp.org or call:
9. For the list of successfully trained candidates, kindly visit:
10.For training partnerships in other regions, kindly contact
bajwa at fossfp.org. 

Dr.M.A.Pasha's vision for a Software Piracy Free Pakistan!

Contact Address: 
FOSSFP: Free & Open Source Software Foundation of Pakistan
FOSS Resource Centre - FOSSRC 5-A, 1st Floor, 32-M, Manzoor Plaza Civic
Centre, Model Town Extension Lahore-54700

Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Regional Director FOSS-Academy South Asia
FOSSFP: Free & Open Source Software Foundation of Pakistan R Secretariat
FOSS Resource Centre - FOSSRC
5-A, 1st Floor, 32-M, Manzoor Plaza
Civic Centre, Model Town Extension
Lahore-54700, Pakistan
Cell: 92-333-4661290
Tel: 92-42-8496645
E-Mail: bajwa at fossfp.org
URL: www.fossfp.org ; www.ubuntu-pk.org
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