links for 2009-11-16

  • The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), as part of the Special Initiative of the Swedish Government to strengthen democratization and freedom of expression, is extending grant support to NGOs, individuals and other civil society organizations in developing countries. In this context, it has currently launched a call for proposals “to support actors for change where they operate with difficulty and where there is little room for political pluralism with the view of promoting a holistic approach to human rights and embodying a pluralistic and non-discriminatory view of society.” The Initiative is an opportunity for organizations and individuals to seek funding support for activities that will lead to democratization, transparency, policy changes and pluralism by having better access to information, sharing of opinions and achieving greater freedom of expression.
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides self-serve, on-demand servers where you pay for the capacity you use.

    The Ubuntu and Debian images listed above are built for Amazon EC2 using a collection of best practices collected from the EC2, Ubuntu, and Debian communities.

    (tags: ubuntu aws)
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