JOSA is the not for profit organisation that works for a better Jordan through openness in technology.

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Where JOSA's impact lies

Open Knowledge

JOSA holds that knowledge should be freely and universally accessible. We also recognise the need to increase the availability of knowledge online in the Arabic language.

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Open Source Software

Modern IT infrastructure relies on open source software, that’s a fact. JOSA advocates for its adoption across the local technology sector, and encourages software developers to contribute to open source projects to improve their skills.

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Open Internet

We believe that the Internet should remain open and accessible for everyone, with no technical, legal, or physical barriers to devices, network, and content.

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Open Government

JOSA pushes for more transparency in government through the release of open government data, improving access to government information, and releasing data and content under an open government license. We believe an open government improves accountability and is a driver to economic growth.

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Open Source Hardware

JOSA believes that open source hardware can accelerate innovation, give access to manufacturing in low-resource settings, and enable creativity and collaboration.

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Digital Safety

The Internet should be a safe space for everyone. JOSA believes that awareness of digital safety practices should be widespread, and digital security help should be made available for everyone without discrimination.

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JOSA believes that information that is personal should be afforded legal and technological protections. Technology should be used for good, and not exploit our data for power and profit. JOSA pushes for legislation that protects users’ data, promotes strong encryption, and limits mass surveillance.

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