Asia Source – building the technical skills in South and South East Asia

Translate and KhmerOS ran the localisation track as Asis Source.  Our focus was on transfering skills to allow local organisations to start similar project toe Translate.org.za and KhmerOS.
Asia Source was an eight day hands-on workshop aimed at building the technical skills of those working with NGOs in South and South East Asia. It took place on the outskirts of Bangalore, India January 28th – February 4th 2005.
Asia Source brought together nearly 100 NGOs and NGO technology support professionals working at the local level across

Localization track

Localization track participatnts. Photo: Soon Son Kwon (aka Shawn)

the region, together with a handful of field leaders from Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America. Asia Source was a free and open source software (FOSS) event. It’s primary goal was to act as a focal point in increasing the practical uptake of FOSS desktop and tools amongst the voluntary sector in South and South East Asia.This community building event was the first of its kind in the region. Previous large scale FOSS events have been policy oriented events, industry trade shows or Linux User Group Events. Asia Source was the first regional event bringing people together to focus on the practical elements of FOSS deployment specifically within a social context.

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