Story of Flossk

Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova (FLOSSK) is a non-governmental organization based in Prishtina established in 2009 in order to support, promote and develop free and open source software. Besides, we also contribute to open and participatory knowledge, education in information technologies through open courseware, and open standards, culture and open society using free communication.

Since its founding, FLOSSK has been involved in bringing the IT community closer to free and open source projects by organizing yearly conferences, workshops, meetups and actively participating in public policy development.

FLOSSK Values:

  • Sharing
  • Openness
  • Decentralization
  • Free access to computers
  • World Improvement (foremost, upholding democracy and the fundamental laws we all live by, as a society)

Membership and the Excecutive Board

FLOSSK and Prishtina Hackerspace as a collaborative space enumerate over 40 members who contribute to the projects of the association.

The Executive Board:

Arianit, a FLOSSK members since 2009, is the President of the Executive Board at FLOSSK. He engages in the promotion of free software, open culture, and free knowledge through Wikimedia. Arianit is a Member of the Board at Wikimedians of Albanian Language User Group. He engages in public policy formation in Kosovo. Arianit has a BS in Aviation Administration and an LLM (Adv.) in Air and Space Law.

Besfort, a FLOSSK members since 2009, is the Member of the Executive Board at FLOSSK. He engages in the promotion of free software, open culture, and free knowledge through different projects, such as OpenStreetMap. Besfort is a Member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation and member at Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. He runs a small company, focused in Geographical Information Network and Web Development.

Enkelena is an embedded systems software engineer at Solaborate, focused on the Linux Kernel. She is a FOSS enthusiast and a Board member at FLOSSK. She currently studies Computerized Automation and Robotics at University of Prishtina.

Staff:

Valmir works as project manager at NGO FLOSSK, an organization that promotes free and open source software in Kosovo. He has been widely engaged in designing projects, funding and starting up companies and institutions, mentoring and advising micro and small businesses. Tech enthusiast and passionate about new ideas and new ways of thinking.

  • Era Hamiti, Project Writer & Communication Specialist

Era is a recent graduate from the University of Prishtina, Department of Psychology and an ongoing human rights and gender equality activist. She has loved working for and with the community since high school and is willing to contribute to anything related to human rights and freedom.

With over 8 years of experience in Finance, Accounting and Administration in NGOs, corporations, medium and individual businesses. She is pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Sheffield in Greece.

Our partners and sponsors over the years

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Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova (FLOSSK) is a non-governmental organization based in Prishtina established in 2009 in order to support, promote and develop free and open source software, open and participatory knowledge, education in information technologies through open courseware, and open standards, culture and open society using free communication.

Mailing form

    Our Contacts

    Ganimete Tërbeshi St. No 61, Aktash neighborhood, Prishtina 10000, Kosovo.

    [email protected]

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