CCSL member receives “Voo Livre” Award

On April 16, 2010, William Colen, a member of the CCSL (FLOSS Competence Center) at IME/USP, was awarded the Voo Livre (Free Flight)
Award, Development category, sponsored by the Brazilian National Meeting, where is the Brazilian community. The award is offered biannually  to those who contribute in making an increasingly free society, allowing the project to "fly" higher.

White House contributes to Free Software

It has been a while since the portal for the White House ( has migrated their infrastructure to Drupal, a well known FLOSS CMS. Now, the site has announced, on April 21st, that it has made available, as free software, some new drupal modules developed in-house by them.

One of these interesting modules is "Node Embed", which eases the management of photos and videos within drupal. Programmability - at a glance


Local: Auditório Jacy Monteiro - IME/USP

Date/Time: Apr 19 2010 at 4pm

Juergen Schmidt

Sun Microsystems - Hamburgo, Alemanha

A palestra irá explicar o conceito UNO (Universal Network Objects) e as vastas possibilidades de programação do Ele mostrará o poderoso sistema de extensões e a possibilidade de se trabalhar no núcleo também.

20/Apr (2010), 13:00 - 20/Apr (2010), 15:00

Palestra do Google no IME/USP: Busca na Web: problemas, soluções e desafios


Palestra: Busca na Web: problemas, soluções e desafios                                                                      
Palestante: Dr. Berthier Ribeiro-Neto                                                                                                                        
Data: 28/abril/2010, quarta-feira, das 13:00 às 15:00                                                                           

28/Apr (2010), 10:00 - 28/Apr (2010), 12:00

BB deploys Free Software also on Nossa Caixa

Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil), one of the largest corporate FLOSS users in the world, has started deployment of the same kind of solution on the Nossa Caixa Bank (recently acquired by BB). The first software to power the NCB shall be the office suite (the localized version of the suite), which offers features similar to those of MS-Office. The suite has already been installed on 16 thousand BNC workstations, making it possible to work with the open standard ODF format.

First Workshop on Computational Linguistics at USP-SP

The FLOSS Competence Center CCSL supported the first Workshop on Computational Linguistics at USP-SP. The event, held on November 10, 2009, brought together professors, researchers and students from different units of the São Paulo campus of University of São Paulo, especially FFLCH, Poli and IME, for a course of lectures and discussions on the subject. A consensus among participants was the need to promote better interaction and collaboration between researchers from the different institutes, as well as providing a shared repository of resources and free tools.

Communion Knowledge vs Intellectual Property: legal dilemmas


Title: Communion Knowledge vs Intellectual Property: legal dilemmas
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Juliano Maranhão
Time: 14:00
Place: IME-USP Auditorium Antonio Gilioli
Date: Thursday, 10/29/09

CCSL invites to the lecture of Prof.. Dr. Juliano Maranhão, Faculty of Law of USP, with the title: Knowledge vs. Communion. Intellectual Property: legal dilemmas.

29/Oct (2009), 12:00 - 29/Oct (2009), 14:00

QualiPSo organized the first ever FLOSS Competence Centres Summit to foster Open Source adoption worldwide

The Open World Forum brought together all the key players from the world of Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). The main theme of the forum was to ensure that open software plays an active role in the digital recovery.

Paris, October 2nd - As part of the Open World Forum, France hosted the first International FLOSS Competence Centres Summit.