SFLC.in, in collaboration with the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) and the Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS), is organizing a roundtable on “FOSS for Public Use : Free and Open Source Software for Digital India” on May 29, 2015 from 9.30 am to 2pm at the Deck Suite, 5th Floor, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
We appreciate the efforts taken by the Department of Electronics & Information technology in coming out with the Policy on Adoption of Open Source Software for Government of India. The policy by mandating mandatory adoption of Free & Open Source Software in e-Governance systems implemented by various Government organisations will surely give an impetus to the Free Software community and the software development industry in India.
The aim of this first roundtable is to facilitate an exchange between the vibrant Free and Open Source Software community that makes the software which can be freely copied, modified and shared and the policy makers that are responsible for successful implementation of this policy. The discussion would also help all parties to better understand, leverage and maximize the competitive edge in the market with building-blocks based on FOSS and the various models it offers.