OSRC sponsored CIIT Abbottabad’s National COMSATS Open Source Technologies Workshop

COMSATS Institute of Information Technologies held a “National COMSATS Open Source Technologies Workshop” (NoCOST 2008) on 25-26 February, 2008 at its Abbottabad campus. The OSRC sponsored the workshop.
Aimed at the IT faculty of educational and IT professionals, the motto of NoCOST 2008 was “Freedom and Innovation”. It aimed to demonstrate that Free and Open Source Software is a consolidated reality, a powerful, strong and secure alternate option to the spectrum of end-users, ranging from organizations to home users.
The workshop introduced participants to open source technologies; UNIX/Linux-based desktop systems; Openoffice; multimedia applications; Internet applications; various Linux daemons; web servers such as Apache; developing web applications with PHP, and database servers. The OSRC Trainers conducted training in Apache, PHP & MySQL.