Subhashish Panigrahi is one of the founding members of O Foundation and founder OpenSpeaks which won him the MJ Bear Fellowship and a grant from National Geographic to digitally-document threatened languages. A documentary filmmaker, Open Culture Advocate, and community catalyst over a decade of experience leading community building, outreach and partnership across Asia Pacific at Internet Society, Mozilla, Centre for Internet and Society, and Wikimedia Foundation.
Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, a day that the United Nations started in December 1994 to strengthen the rights of indigenous groups around the world. Through our work with many indigenous language speakers, we … Read the rest
This year, we’re fortunate to be there at the Creative Commons Summit 2019 at Lisbon, Portugal. We presented a talk about OpenSpeaks titled—”OpenSpeaks: Open Archives of the Voices of the Commons“.
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Half of world’s languages (6500) might
A big part of our work is around the marginalized communities—we co-create technical and educational resources, and work closely with communities in helping them amplify their voices using media development as a tool.
In the last few years, a need … Read the rest
Compiled by Subhashish Panigrahi and Prateek Pattanaik for O Foundation (OFDN)
All the comments except the one from Dr. Nasim Ali are compiled from interviews conducted during November 12-22, 2018. Individual comments can be attributed to the experts and the … Read the rest
White Paper 1: O Foundation’s Responses to Oriya Script Root Zone Label Generation Ruleset (LGR) proposal 2018
This document is prepared by O Foundation (often acronymed as “OFDN”) based on a submission dated October 8, 2018 to the “Proposal for an Oriya Script Root Zone Label Generation Ruleset” (LGR) – the latter henceforth to be called the … Read the rest
Santali-language text typed in Ol chiki using ASCII and other legacy encoding systems can now be converted to Unicode so that the text can be used universally, online content will be easily searchable and users can reuse content with ease.… Read the rest
Can you imagine a place other than New York City or Papua New Guinea where you can find people speaking hundreds of languages even in a small place? Well, it would be Wikimania, the annual conference of Wikipedia and other … Read the rest