The Aosus Community
Aosus is the biggest Arabic community for FOSS, we want to spread Free and open source software in the Arab world, and spread the culture around contributing to FOSS.
I Joined Aosus in 2021 to work on a new re-launch for the project, first by merging it with another Linux telegram chat group that had more than 3000 members.
Then I worked on redesigned the community page, and launching the new official website and blog, of course all of this came with a complete overhaul of Aosus’s Technical infrastructure, now fully dockerized.
I also launched Aosus services, where aosus hosts Privacy focused interfaces/proxies for popular websites, like YouTube, Twitter, Reddit etc. without tracking or Ads.
my Achievements in Aosus
(unfortunately most links are only in Arabic, it’s an Arabic focused project after all)
- Create a page about the Community ant its projects (partially translated)
- Creating a Matrix server for aosus
- Redesign the Discourse forum, you can see the old designs on the Internet Archive
- launching the Aosus writing contest, the first Contest of its kind in the Arabic world.
- Aosus joining Open Collective, Aosus was one of the first Arabic to join the platform, to have financial transparency and independence.
- Launch Aosus services, to protect user’s digital privacy
- create a plan for the upcoming project, Torjoman, a new way to crowdsource translations directly from the users favorite apps. (English description available)
- Add Aosus to new social media platforms
ARhackintosh, is the first complete Arabic community for Hackintosh, with an Open source guide, based on dortania, and a Kext archive.
If you know Arabic, ARhackintosh needs new maintainers, if you’re interested more details here
I started ARhackintosh in 2020, to create a dedicated place for All things Hackintosh in Arabic.
It helped massively in discovering my passion and love for Linux and technical infrastructure, and got me into the world of git and FOSS.
the biggest part of the project, and the one where I spent most of the dev time is ARtutorial. More than 4000 words, and 1250+ commits, the biggest Arabic guide for how to install Hackintosh. Its completely open source
I tried to keep the guide simple, but also not hide any real complexities of installing a Hackintosh. Because its actually Complex, hiding it from the user always ends up in lost data, or lost time.
Kext archive aims to collect all crucial Kexts(Kernel extensions/basically macOS Drivers), with direct links to developers repo and downloads, with handwritten descriptions in Arabic, and clear categories for kexts.
to my knowledge, It’s still somewhat unique, as I haven’t seen anything similar in English.
The archive aims to fix the hassle of finding drivers, and finding an up-to-date version of it. Most Hackintosh guides in Arabic are outdated video guides, with no updates or any kind of edits from the creator. Kext archive aims to create a simple place where users can find advanced driver/kexts for their devices. It now has more than 50 drivers listed.