AsiaOSC has several aims:
This site promotes free software and open source. When we say free, we mean free as in ‘freedom’. For more information, see the GNU project . If you want to download open source software packages such as various Linux Distributions, and OpenOffice.org, please see our mirror at mymirror.asiaosc.org.
AsiaOSC is currently fully funded by MIMOS Berhad. MIMOS Berhad is a technology R&D organisation that functions as an advisor to the Malaysian Government on technologies, policies and strategies relating to technology development. MIMOS would welcome formal or informal partnerships with other Asian organisations in order to enhance this initiative
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MIMOS believes many of the issues related to open source are common to many countries, so there is an advantage to promoting open source at a wider level than nationally:
MIMOS decided to that the scope of this initiative should be targetted to Asia because:
If you are not Asian or not based in Asia, you are still welcome to contribute. This initiative is only called the ‘Asian’ open source centre to help us focus on the needs most urgent to Asia.
While we strongly believe in the cause of Free Software, we feel that the term ‘free software’ causes confusion among people who are not familiar with the whole concept of free/open source. Hence we choose to name the centre ‘Open Source Centre’, whilst asking visitors to note that we strongly support all the four freedoms of software as defined by the Free Software Foundation.
We aim to rapidly form a virtual community of Asian people interested in open source. We will gradually roll out resources to help developers, such as our list server lists.asiaosc.org and our community projects server community.asiaosc.org. If you have any ideas, discuss them in our message boards or contact us directly.
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