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International Conference on 'Software in the Public Sector, with focus on Public Education'
Practitioners and policy makers from India and some other South Asian countries met in Kochi, Kerala, India on 27-29 May, 2010 for the International Conference on 'Software in the Public Sector, with focus on Public Education', organised by UNESCO and the Government of Kerala. This discussions built on the draft ‘Guiding principles for policy on software for the public sector’, discussed in Bangalore as covered critical areas such as open standards, FOSS educational tools. The participants also visited schools to understand the features of the IT@Schools program. The objective was to finalise discussions on public sector software so that the public sector can fulfil its mandate to the society.
At the conclusion of these deliberations, the participants released the 'Kochi Declaration on Public Software', with the commitment to support the adoption of Public Software Principles in public agencies in India and other South Asian countries.
Kochi Workshop Pictures
Click here to read the Kochi Declaration on Public Software
Click here to read the Workshop Report
Click here to read the Guiding Principles for Public Software
Click here to read the Concept Note
Click here to read the Session Plan
Click here to read the Participants List