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31st August 2016
Kolibre featured in DAISY TechWatch newsletter
Kolibre featured in the international DAISY Consortiums newsletter DAISY TechWatch in August 2016, "Kolibre, Raspberry Pi and New Release".

5th September 2016
Kolibre received a grant from FUUG
Kolibre received a grant from the FUUG Foundation (FUUG is an acronym for Finnish Unix Users Group) in June 2016. FUUG published an article about Kolibre and the current project activities (in Finnish).

9th June 2016
Kolibre featured in DAISY TechWatch newsletter
Kolibre featured in DAISY TechWatch in June 2016, "Kolibre, Raspberry Pi and New Opportunities".

March 2016
Kolibre featured in the DAISY Planet newsletter
Kolibre featured in the DAISY Planet newsletter, "Kolibre: Building DAISY Online 2.0.2 support".

May 2015
Forblind.org demonstrating Tyfloplayer on Youtube
DAISY TechWatch newsletter linked av video produced by Forblind.org which demonstrates a DAISY-player built with Raspberry Pi, a 3D-printer and Kolibre software https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ARNKdTRoWY

October 2014
Kolibre Vadelma 1.1 release in Daisy TechWatch newsletter
Kolibre featured in DAISY Techwatch in October 2014, "Kolibre Vadelma Version 1.1 Released".

  • Firmware updated (support for RaspberryPi B+)
  • Support for logging to SD card
  • Support for multiple DAISY Online services
  • Support for offline playback
  • Support for detection of external storage media

August 2014
Kolibre featured in DAISY TechWatch newsletter
Kolibre featured in DAISY TechWatch in August 2014, "Kolibre KADOS: An open source DAISY Online service".

March 2014
Kolibre featured in the DAISY Planet newsletter
Kolibre featured in the DAISY Planet newsletter, "Kolibre Vadelma & KADOS: Open Source for Everyone". The pressrelease is available here.

22nd August 2013
Kolibre featured in Finlands Synskadade (in swedish)
Kolibre featured in The Federation of Swedish Speaking Visually Impaired in Finlands publication "Finlands synskadade" (only in swedish) under the headline "Snart kan du bygga din egen Daisyspelare" ("Soon you can build your own Daisyplayer"). FSVIF is one of the founding member organizations of Kolibre.

28th June 2013
Kolibres open source player-release mentioned in The DAISY Planet
Kolibres release of open source for building a DAISY Online-player mentioned in The DAISY Planet, Tech Tips-section (in the left column).

17th June 2013
Kolibre news published by COSS.fi (in finnish)
The Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions published Kolibres press release (only in finnish), under the headline "Uusia mahdollisuuksia apuvälineiden kehittämisessä" ("New possibilities to develop aiding tools").

12th June 2013
Kolibre featured in DAISY TechWatch
Kolibre featured in DAISY TechWatch in June 2013, "Kolibre: Individuals with print disabilities benefit from open source software".

11th June 2013
Kolibre is Pratsams open source partner
Pratsam is an open source partner of Kolibre and one of it's founding member organizations. Here you can read a newsflash about Kolibre at www.pratsam.com, under the headline "Kolibre creates new possibilities". The published Kolibre open source components are partly based on developments and solutions made by Pratsam for customers like FSVIF och Celia.

1st November 2012
Kolibre featured in The DAISY Planet
Kolibre first press release was received as great news in The DAISY Planets October-issue, under the headline Kolibre: Information Systems as Tools for People with Print Disabilities. The DAISY Planet is the international DAISY Consortium's monthly newsletter sent out to all it's members. The DAISY Consortiums vision is that "people should have equal access to information and knowledge regardless of disability" and strives to make e-books accessible for everyone by contributing to the development of open accessible standards. A list of members can be found here.

19 October 2012
Kolibre news published by COSS.fi (in finnish)
The Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions published Kolibres press release (only in finnish), under the headline Kolibre julkaisee ohjelmistoja äänijulkaisuille avoimesti ("Kolibre publishes open source software for talking publications"). Kolibre is a member of the COSS organisation, promoting open source solutions in Finland.