ONNO W. PURBO: Opening Windows For Knowledge


By Prodita Sabarini


The Indonesian Internet society dubs him the “web evangelist” for his struggle to protect affordable Internet access in Indonesia.

The moniker suits Onno W. Purbo, 48, an IT writer and activist for Internet access, who says both his work and philosophy make him a champion for access to information.

The former civil servant who once worked as a lecturer at the prestigious Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) was recently awarded the Tasrif Award by the Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) at the alliances 16th anniversary. The AJI honored his work in setting up RTRW-net, a community-based internet infrastructure making affordable Internet access possible for people in rural areas.


The award was the latest in a string of commendations recognizing Onnos work on the Internet Among them, he received the ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award from the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations in 1997 and the Golden Award for Indonesian Telematics Figures by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce in 2000.

Onno views the AJI award as acknowledgement of what he and “the kids” – his nickname for internet actiNists – have achieved.

“It is recognition of the struggles we have overcome. Our struggle has a simple goal. We want to see an informed Indonesia that can prosper from their own brainpower. One of the ways Indonesians can gain useful knowledge is to facilitate affordable Internet and telephone access,” Onno says.this technology using the website opensource.telkomspeedy.com.

Onno is an energetic man, who is quick to laugh and talks fast with a slight Sundanese accent Sitting in front of a black laptop, Onno proudly told the story of his activism promoting cheap Internet access.

Onno set up the Computer Research Network Group (CNRG) in mid 1994, which helped pave development of Indonesias Internet access. Between 1996 and 1998 Onno and CNRG first experimented with connecting to the Internet using the 915 Mhz band, the frequency used by the GSM operator.

Not long after he was visited by an army officer and was summoned by the Communications and Information Technology Ministrys Post and Telecommunications Director General, who told him-to cease his experiments and use another frequency.

Onno wrote the book Teknologi Warung Internet (Internet Cafe Technology) in 1999, and was active in several mailing lists spreading knowledge on how to build a simple Internet connection infrastructure.

In less than a year, some 1,000 internet cafes flourished in Indonesia. Computer scientist Gunadi developed a device called Wajanbolic, a USB Wi-Fi client using a cooking wok as its parabolic reflector, Onno said, adding that he helped spreadtually only a decade ago, a person would have to pay around Rp 23 million per year for the frequency,” Onno said. In 2000, before wireless Internet connections were common in Indonesia, he clandestinely pioneered a wireless Internet connection using the 2.4 Ghz band, connecting Bandung-based campuses such as ITB, Padjadjaran University and Parahyangan University to circumvent the Rp 23 million fee regulated by the government “They were reluctant to arrest me because I was a lecturer,” he said.

But Onno did not want to stop there. “They didnt know that I had crazy strategies. They thought this “Onno person” is polite. But Im not. They said I had to change the frequency, so I did, but I also spread the know-how on how to use another frequency to connect to the Internet,” he said.

“By early 2000 Internet cafes were using devices like satellite dishes,” Onno said, but this was the same year the government initiated a crackdown on internet cafes using the 2.4 Ghz band. In response Onno resigned from his position as a technical advisor to the Post and

Telecommunication Director General (Dirjen Postel), vowing to never set foot within the office again, although he eventually did after the ministry freed the 2.4 Ghz band in 2005, when Onno believes his struggle finally convinced the government to “open its eyes”.

With support from Internet activists like himself, the spread of knowledge through wireless Internet infrastructure helped Indonesia build an internationally recognized network of wireless connections, Onno said.

He was invited to speak about Indonesias experience in establishing grass roots internet infrastructure at the World Summit on Information Society in both 2003 and 2005.

International recognition of his work persuaded the government to appreciate the merits of his struggle, Onno said.

His determination to facilitate access to knowledge does not stop at Internet infrastructure and access only. Onno is a fervent critic of patents and copyrights.

He also writes e-books and publishes them on the internet for free. His facebook profile is open to the public and he replies to peoples questions on various matters on Information and ommunication Technology (ICT).

His idealistic beliefs on open source technology led to his departure from ITB, where he and all his siblings were educated and where his late father was a professor.

“Two days before I resigned there was a seminar on copyrights. There were dozens of professors giving talks,” Onno said, adding that all the professors supported copyrights. “I spoke last I said I dont believe in copyrights. I said I believe that it would be better if we just spread knowledge,” he said.

“I was still a lecturer at ITB at that time. People say its easy for me to talk because I am a lecturer. But I still have to prove myself, so I resigned,” Onno said.

Was he scared of leaving a settled life? “Of course I was”, he said. But every time he faces doubt and fear, he returns to the hadith (the deeds) of the prophet Muhammad.

“A persons value is not measured by fortune, rank or title, but more by the benefits he or she provides for others,” Onno said.

Manusia Berkeluh Kesah, Allah Menjawab



Manusia diciptakan dengan sifat keluh kesah dan kikir…

“Sesungguhnya manusia diciptakan bersifat keluh kesah lagi kikir. Apabila ia ditimpa kesusahan, ia berkeluh kesah. Apabila ia mendapat kebaikan, ia amat kikir, kecuali orang-orang yang mengerjakan shalat, yang tetap mengerjakan shalatnya”

(QS. Al-Ma’ārij: 19-22)

Tapi Allah Yang Maha Sempurna menjawab semua keluh kesah manusia …

Berikut beberapa sebagian keluh kesah manusia yg sebenarnya sudah dijawab oleh Allah :

Manusia Berkata : “Aku Lelah Ya Allah” 

Allah Menjawab :

“…dan Kami jadikan tidurmu untuk istirahat

(QS. An-Naba’ : 9)

Manusia Berkata :“Aku nggak sanggup Yaa Allah, sudah nggak kuat Yaa Allah”

Allah Menjawab :

Allah tidak membebani seseorang melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya. “

(QS. Al-Baqarah: 286)

Manusia Berkata : “Ah ini pasti nggak mungkin”

Allah Menjawab :

Sesungguhnya keadaan-Nya Apabila Dia menghendaki sesuatu hanyalah berkata kepadanya: “Jadilah!” maka terjadilah ia.. “

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CHAPTER ONE: chapter1-theory-of-parts-of-speech

CHAPTER TWO: chapter2-understanding-english-tenses

CHAPTER THREE: chapter3-active-and-passive-voice

CHAPTER FOUR: chapter-iv-syntax-quo-vadis

CHAPTER FIVE: chapter-v

CHAPTER SIX: chapter-vi-sentence-types


CHAPTER SEVEN: chapter-vii


CHAPTER NINE: chapter-ix

CHAPTER TEN: chapter-x-types-of-english-clauses

CHAPTER ELEVEN: phrases-vs-clauses





4th ELITE International Conference

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Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah Tahun 2016

Kepada Yth.

  1. Pimpinan Perguruan Tinggi
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Dalam rangka meningkatkan kualitas terbitan berkala ilmiah secara berkelanjutan, Direktorat Jenderal Penguatan Riset dan Pengembangan melaksanakan akreditasi secara periodik (2 kali setahun) terhadap terbitan berkala ilmiah elektronik maupun cetak yang diterbitkan oleh perguruan tinggi, lembaga ilmiah, dan himpunan profesi di Indonesia.

Bagi berkala ilmiah yang belum terakreditasi atau masa berlaku akreditasinya tinggal 6 bulan atau sudah berakhir, dapat mengusulkan kembali untuk mendapatkan akreditasi. Bagi berkala ilmiah yang baru, untuk mengajukan akreditasi minimal telah berusia 3 tahun dan terbit minimal 2 nomor per tahun. Usulan yang masuk akan dievaluasi sesuai dengan ketentuan yang berlaku.

Proses Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah mengacu pada Peraturan Menteri Pendidikan Nasional Nomor 22 Tahun 2011 tentang Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah. Pada tahun 2016 ini, sebagai masa transisi, digunakan dua instrumen penilaian. Untuk terbitan berkala ilmiah elektronik menggunakan instrumen yang tertuang dalam Peraturan Direktur Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Nomor 1 Tahun 2014 tentang Pedoman Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah, sedangkan untuk terbitan berkala ilmiah cetak menggunakan instrumen Peraturan Direktur Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi Kementerian Pendidikan Nasional Nomor 49/DIKTI/Kep/2011 tentang Pedoman Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah yang keduanya dapat dilihat pada lamanhttp://ristekdikti.go.id atau http://simlitabmas.dikti.go.id/ 

Pendaftaran Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah untuk periode I selambat-lambatnya diterima tanggal 31 Maret 2016 dan periode II tanggal 31 Agustus 2016. Pendaftaran Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah Elektronik melalui laman http://arjuna.dikti.go.id/, sedangkan untuk pendaftaran Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah Cetak tetap diajukan secara manual.

Berikut prosedur pengusulan Akreditasi Terbitan Berkala Ilmiah Cetak:

  1. Menyerahkan isian lengkap Format Pengajuan Akreditasi (formulir 1) dan Riwayat Hidup 5 orang Dewan Editor/Penyunting (formulir 2), sebanyak 3 set;
  2. Menyerahkan isian lengkap formulir Penilaian Akreditasi Berkala Ilmiah yang merupakan Evaluasi Diri (formulir 3), sebanyak 3 set;
  3. Menyerahkan  6 nomor terbitan terbaru, masing-masing 3 eksemplar, beserta softcopy terbitan dengan format Pdf yang dikemas dalam compact disk (CD);
  4. Menyerahkan surat-surat atau bukti korespondensi pelibatan mitra bebestari dan keterlibatan aktif para mitra bebestari dalam bentuk koreksi atau komentar pada naskah yang direview;
  5. Melampirkan biodata para mitra bebestari untuk melihat kualifikasi mitra bebestari yang dilibatkan;
  6. Melampirkan bukti pendaftaran ISSN dari PDII-LIPI;
  7. Disamping diterbitkan secara tercetak (konvensional) bagi berkala ilmiah yang diajukan harus mempunyai terbitan versi elektronik, dengan menyampaikan alamat website berkala ilmiah tersebut;
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The Upcoming 4th ELITE International Conference

The conference focuses on the theme “Strengthening the capacity of research and practices on English Linguistics, Literature and Education” to be held on October 18 and 19, 2016 at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta.

Further Information (click here)

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