About the initiative:
The FOSS Initiative was launched in March 2010 during the Free and Open Source Software Symposium in Muscat. The broad objective of Free and Open Source Software Initiative (FOSSI) is to encourage innovation, boost software, develop talents & skills and create the necessary resources and infrastructure to increase commercialization and industry adoption.
This initiative is established through cooperation with the concerned governmental and non-governmental organizations including:
The national initiative for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) includes the following activities:
About FOSS Conference
The Free and Open Source Software Conference (FOSSC Oman) is jointly organized by the Communication and Information Research Center (CIRC) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Information Technology Authority (ITA), on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to support the national initiative on FOSS. It is a two-day conference, which aims to promote awareness and disseminate the use and development of free and open source software for professionals, staff, students, and the community in Oman.
The FOSS conference is a good opportunity to discover, discuss and exchange ideas on FOSS in Oman and beyond. The event will also provide the opportunity to network different groups of FOSS users, benefit from insightful lectures delivered at the conference, and share mutual experiences and discuss potential implementations of FOSS.
Objectives of the FOSS Conference