FOSS Inter-Regional Exchange Grants
FOSS Inter-Regional Exchange Grants in support of FOSS developers and practitioners in Asia-Pacific
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) awareness and usage in developing countries in Asia-Pacific is increasing and in several countries backed by government policy. There is however a lack of FOSS developers and participation in the development of FOSS projects. While the Internet provides a mechanism for the real time collaboration and sharing of ideas, it does not completely
replace the need for face to face exchanges and hands on collaboration. Attendance and participation by Asia-Pacific FOSS developers at FOSS conferences, would help increase participation and knowledge sharing. Participants can also provide valuable input on local requirements and be more involved in the direction of these projects.
Exchange Grants are now supported by respective regional nodes.
Information on previous grant programmes is available here