Countries, Languages, Fonts, Organisations, People

  • Countries in Asia
  • Languages in Asia
  • Fonts in Asia
  • Organisations working in OSS (mainly Asia).
  • People working in OSS (mainly Asia).


  • Open source conferences (mainly Asia).

Open Source Introduction

  • Advantages of OSS – compared with proprietary software.
  • Problems faced by OSS – why OSS is not everywhere.
  • Legal issues and OSS – how to stay legal.
  • Major OSS packagesHot! – links to key software.
  • Open source replacements for proprietary softwareHot!
  • Common OSS licenses – the many licenses that OSS can be licensed under.
  • Open standards – what are they?


  • Open source software that has been localized.
  • Localization resources and links.

Policy and Open Source

  • Ideas for OSS policy – helping you form policy.
  • OSS policy in the news – policy shifts in the news.
  • Surveys on open source – sample current situation.
  • Open source for developing countries

Open Source in Particular Industries / Applications

  • Open source in education
  • Open source in natural language translation and processing.
  • Open source in distributed computing.
  • Open source in bioinformatics
  • Open source in healthcare
Aims : AsiaOSC is the Asian Open Source Centre. We aim to promote open source software (often abbreviated as OSS) and free software, in Asia, and to be a key resource of Asian Open Source information. Read more here.

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License : the content of this knowlegebase (Wiki software) site is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License which means that it is free and will remain so. See the copyrights page for more information.

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