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Name: Raphaël Rousseau
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I'm an independent IT specialist, specialized in
Free Software, online communities and electronic

I'm an instructor the IT training
company Learning Tree International:
Perl Programming,
Hands-On", "

Hands-On MySQL: Database
Administration and Web Development", "

href="http://www.learningtree.com/courses/519.htm">519: PHP
for Web Development: Hands-On
" and a French-only course "

Développement Web avec PHP : Fonctions avancées : Travaux
" (an advanced course about PHP programming).

I'm a member of
href="http://www.april.org">April. April is,
since 1998, a French
non-profit association
which aims at spreading

of the
href="http://www.fsf.org">FSF. It is
the first associated organization of
the French Chapter.

I'm a kind of

been working at href="http://www.alcove.com">Alcôve, between
April 1999 and July
2004, as a Free Software consultant.
This company's business-model is
around value-added services:
mainly consulting, training,
2nd level technical support,
software development (from
device drivers to high-level
applications..) and hardware
validation for use with
GNU/Linux. For
this job, I gave a
course for IBM Global
Services called «Free Software
& Linux: State of the
Art», written by 2
colleagues and me. I was the
responsible for our
newsletter called
d'Alcôve» (Alcove's
Secrets) and I usually worked
for web-oriented projects
Perl or
PHP, based on
MySQL or
PostgreSQL RDBMS).

I'm the technical
director of a Swiss
The activity of this
association is to cooperate
with NGO in developing countries
to help them
communicating with one
another. To achieve this goal we
have 2 major
projects: the MultyPass
CMS and the community web

Any piece of software
we work on is released
GNU GPL (sure

Cooperation.net is a
community web site, based on the
Ruby On Rail toolkit, the IMP
e-mail interface, a
MySQL RDBMS and some
other home-made
extensions. This site
aims at helping people, motivated
by cooperation, to
share skills, opinions and
make their NGO communicate about
their activities and

We have a lot of contacts
in French-speaking countries
and have set up a meeting
in Senegal, in November
2000, called href="http://www.afrilinux.org">Afrilinux.
There, we presented
our projects and
trained people to the
Internet «correct behaviors»: well
formed e-mails,
mailing lists usage,
using our Dynamit solution... The
audience wasn't
supposed to have any technical
knowledge but to be
young people working in
development-oriented (non
related) projects/NGO.

I'm on of the proofreaders of the
Brave GNU World. The Brave
GNU World is a monthly presentation of Free
Software projects, done by
greve (FSF Europe

I'm now a member of the associate
editors for the FSM (Free Software

Some friends and I founded

If you find it
useful I give you my

My href="http://savannah.gnu.org">Savannah


And my Perl Monks
nick : href="http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=179688">R4f


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Came back from the Libre Software Meeting 2003 in Metz (France) yesterday.
There, I was a chairman for the topic "Free Software, Beyon the IT Sphere". Very interesting meeting ! Approximatively one thousand people, good stuff.
In this topic, we explored the subjects we deal with on libroscope.

29 Jul 2002 (updated 29 Jul 2002 at 12:11 UTC) »
jul and me recently patched VHFFS which is the hosting system if the Tuxfamily community site. We now have to commit our changes in their CVS...
Tuxfamily encountered recent technical (hardware) problems and the libroscope certainly will give them some money.

Went to FOSDEM last weekend, participated to Free Software Awards (for Guido), the FSFE panel (spoke a few), the Gnomemeeting presentation and Jabber speech. Bought O'Reilly "Programming Jabber"...

4 Feb 2002 (updated 4 Feb 2002 at 12:56 UTC) »

Moved in Paris yesterday, to loic's former location, in the 19th district. Great !

7 Jan 2002 (updated 11 Jan 2002 at 20:32 UTC) »

Finnished my French translation of Brave GNU World #35 yesterday, but forgot to terminate the one of the #34 (begun by Valéry...) ;-( Waiting for my proofreaders to send me corrections.

Going on with Ynternet, for improvements of our cooperation.net

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