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Asian Open Source Software Center (AOSSC) Alliance Formed by 10 Countries and Regions to Push Development and Adoption of Open Source in Asia


Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R., June 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Ten Open Source Software Centers and related promotion organizations in Asian countries and regions announce today the formation of Asian Open Source Software Center (AOSSC) alliance/network to further promote the adoption, and development of open source software (OSS) technology among Asian countries. The participating countries and regions include China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

The alliance formation was signified by the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) among members of AOSSC closed-door meeting at Cebu Provincial Capitol Building, Philippines on 28th October 2008. Commissioner Tim de Rivera of the Commission on Information & Communications Technology, and Director General of the National Computer Center, Office of the President of the Philippines, host of the AOSSC meeting 2008 said, “The signing of MOC is an important achievement of the meeting as a result of two years of discussions among members.”

The MOC covers partnership among members from OSS centers or related organizations in Asia in area of training and education, information sharing, and promotion of open source technologies. Mr. Gordon Lo from Hong Kong OSS Center, also Chairman of AOSSC 2008 said: “With this MOC, we are able to strengthen the collaboration between the OSS centers and to further promote OSS in the region. We are confident that AOSSC will have a more illuminating role and generate a more far-reaching impact on the OSS world.”

The AOSSC website at www.oss.asia is also launched today to facilitate exchanges among developers, users of OSS technologies in Asia. The web site, sponsored by DotAsia, a non-profit organization to promote the use of the Internet in Asia, will be developed in phases as repository of technical resources, regression test results, success cases, and open source solutions by collaborated efforts of Asian members.

AOSSC alliance has planned to host the AOSSC symposiums together with the next AOSSC meeting in Thailand in November 2009. Details will be announced at www.oss.asia

For more information:
HKOSSC, member of AOSSC:
Mr. Steve Lau, Hong Kong OSS Center +852 27886081 Email: stevelau@hkpc.org

Country level organization:

1. Open Source Software Center of Information–Technology Promotion Agency, Japan located at Bunkyo Green Court Centre Office, 2-28-8 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo, 113-6591 Japan.

2. National Electronics and Computer Technology Center of National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand located at 112 Thailand Science Park, Phahon Yothin Road, Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand.

3. Commission on Information and Communications Technology, Philippines located at National Computer Center, CP Garcia Avenue, University of the Philippines, Quezon City 1100 Philippines.

4. Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, India located at Block II, 6/13, Park Avenue, Keshavaperumal Puram, Chennai – 600 028, India.

5. Center for Empowerment of OSS (POSS), Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia located at Jl. Ganeca No.15-A, Bandung-40132, Indonesia.

6. School of Science & Technology, SIM University, Singapore located at 535A Clementi Road, Singapore 599490.

7. Guangdong Linux Center, China located at Flat E, 6/F, 1021 Gao Pu Road, Gao Tang New Zone, Tien He Science Park, Tian He District, Guangzhou City, PR. China.

8. Hong Kong Open Source Software Centre, Hong Kong located at Hong Kong Productivity Council, 5/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

9. Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center located at Rua de Xangai 175, Ed. ACM., 6-7 andar, Macau.

10. Asia e University, Malaysia located at Ground Floor, Main Block, No.4, Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

AOSSC symposium advisor:

11. Centre of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC), Japan located at WAJUN Building 2/F 2-22-2 Koishikawa Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0002, Japan

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