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Asia Source

January 28th - February 4th 2005, Bangalore, India

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Asia Source was an eight day hands-on workshop aimed at building the technical skills of those working with NGOs in South and South East Asia. It took place on the outskirts of Bangalore during the end of January/beginning of February 2005.

Asia Source brought together nearly 100 NGOs and NGO technology support professionals working at the local level across the region, together with a handful of field leaders from Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America. Asia Source was a free and open source software (FOSS) event. It's primary goal was to act as a focal point in increasing the practical uptake of FOSS desktop and tools amongst the voluntary sector in South and South East Asia.

You can read more about who was there from Frederick Noronha article

This community building event was the first of its kind in the region. Previous large scale FOSS events have been policy oriented events, industry trade shows or Linux User Group Events. Asia Source was the first regional event bringing people together to focus on the practical elements of FOSS deployment specifically within a social context.

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Click here for the Asia Source Booklet

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Click here for the Advisory Group

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The event was co-organised by Mahiti.org (Bangalore) and the Tactical Technology Collective (Amsterdam). The event was guided by an advisory group of established non-profit and FOSS professionals from across the region. The organisers were also collaborating with international NGO technology groups such as the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Aspiration.

Asia Source was funded with the kind support of Hivos, the Open Society Institute (OSI) and the International Open Source Network (IOSN)

Hivos Open Society Institute IOSN