Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software

Below is a mail I got from the general MLUG mailing list. Thought I should post it here as well.

To: "Bangladesh1 Bdlugmaintainer" , "Bangladesh2 Bangladesh Linux Users Alliance" , "Bangladesh3 Ankur Bangla Linux users" , "Bhutan1 PL from DIT, Dzonkha Localization Project" , "Maldives1 MLUG" , "Nepal1 Linux Nepal" , "Nepal2 Nepalinux" , "Nepal3 Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya" , "Pakistan1 Linux Pakistan" , "Pakistan2 Foud Bajwa FOSSFP" , "Pakistan3 Chairman FOSSFP" , "Pakistan4 Project Manager (OSRC)" , "Pakistan5 TreMU" , "Pakistan6 Computer Society of Pakistan SIG" , "Sri Lanka1 LKLUG" , "Sri Lanka2 Lanka Software Foundation"
Date: Monday 18:56:40

The National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software

The National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) is a
program of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. Managed
jointly by C-DAC, Chennai and AU-KBC Research Centre, NRCFOSS
( aims to contribute to the growth of FOSS in
India through Research and Development, Human Resource Development,
Networking and Entrepreneurship Development as well as serve as the
reference point for all FOSS related activities in the country.

C-DAC Chennai has now become the South Asia node for the International
Open Source Network (IOSN), an initiative of the United Nations
Development Programmes's (UNDP) Asia Pacific Development Information
Programme (APDIP) and supported by the International Development Research
Centre (IDRC) of Canada.

An excellent source for primers and resources on FOSS, Open Standards,
Education, Localization, Licensing, Government Policy, Networking and
Security; IOSN South Asia is poised to become the clearing house of FOSS
Information in the South Asia region. You can visit the site at

We would like to invite all LUG groups and FOSS enthusiasts to contribute
to the following subcategories of IOSN under your region -:

3)Organizations (non-commercial)

Kindly send your information with the Country and Subcategory as Subject
headings to

You could also suggest new ideas or Subcategories to enhance its purpose.

We look forward to your co-operation to foster development in the region.
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