Arabic Koha will be presented at the Int’l FOSST Workshop in Saudi Arabia next week

The National Program for Free Open Software Technologies (NPFOSST) at King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) is organizing the international workshop on Free/Open Source Software Technologies (FOSST). The workshop will be held at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the period 24-26 April 2010.

Here is the workshop agenda details:

This workshop aims to bring together researchers, developers, and users of FOSST to share their experience and contribute toward FOSST initiatives in the region and the world. The workshop aims to show how FOSST may contribute toward local economic future and community in many aspects.

I have a slot on 2nd day to do a 30 min. presentation titled: “Open Source Library Software: Empowering Arabic Libraries – Creating Opportunities”. I am quite honored to share the floor with these world-class:, who are taking the responsibilities of raising the awareness bar in their communities and the world of the noble FOSS movement.

Massoud AlShareef, Kware

Managing director and founder of KnowledgeWare Technologies Est. (Kware), based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kware is fully committed to localize, market, deploy and support Koha ILS and Kete CMS in the Arabic region.