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FOSS Nepal

On Oct 7 2016

FOSS Nepal is a Community of people who believe in the usage of Free Open Source Software. The aim of the community is to promote, develop and diversify the usage of Open Source Software in Nepal.

It's Main Objective are:

  • To raise awareness among general public, government bodies, private sector, civil society, educational institutions and media for expanding the scope of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) via Free and Open Source Software.
  • To sensitize general public, government bodies, civil society and media for the implementation of e-governance by means of FOSS; the optimal solution for e-governance
  • To advocate on alternatives in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) specific to ICT.
  • To enhance the capacity of IT professionals by promoting inclusion of Free and Open Source Software in educational system and providing platform for IT professionals to make them globally salable.
  • To develop, modify and localize Free and Open Source Software to address local software need.

FOSS Nepal Community have more than 3,500 members from various fields. With regards to this it is also present in different cities in Nepal influencing many professional, students and organizations to use and promote open source softwares. Its also collaborates on numerous projects and initiate various open source platform to collaborate and interact online.

FOSS Nepal has been organizing and celebrating software Freedom day since 2005. And Jyaasa has been part of the FOSS Nepal since the beginning of its establishment. For Software freedom day 2016 Jyaasa was one of the main supporter and sponsor for the event organized by FOSS Nepal. This years Software Freedom Day's theme was " FOSS, a building block to develop nation ". The Idea was to celebrate it with a sense to find solutions to move the nation forward with the help of aggregate of ICT and FOSS. The event if planned an and platform for discussing on the technologies out there transforming society and about the relation between society and technology which is a real concern of the society. There were paper presentations on NLP, Big Data, Virtual Reality, and Knowledge Network.

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