Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2018 was already held in 16-17 June with great speakers and participants. Presentation files and video recordings are already on our official web site!
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If you agree with our aim and works, you could either work as our volunteers or donate to us.If you agree with our vision, please support us. Road is hard. However, we believe open-technologies, free/open-source software, open hardware, open design, open culture and open mind are the right future.
Free and open-source software (FOSS) is computer software that can be classified as both free software (“free” means freedom) and open-source software. That is, anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and
Open-source hardware (OSH) consists of physical artifacts of technology designed and offered by the open design movement. Both free and open-source software (FOSS) as well as open-source hardware is created by this open-source culture movement and applies a like concept
The broader meaning of the term Open Content refers to releasing copyrighted materials under a more relax licence. It is also commonly referred to as “Some Rights Reserved” by Creative Commons Advocates. Materials released under this category of licenses will
What We Did?
Complementary to organising Open Technology event, HKCOTA would like to sponsor local Open Source projects that are beneficial to the community. badgeprint is a project the reduce the barrier to organising different conferences developed with the support from Open Source
“Free Hong Kong Fonts” is a collaborative project between H.K.S.K.H. Lady MacLehose Centre Dr. Lam Chik Suen District Elderly Community Centre and HKCOTA. The first set of Chinese font, “Free Hong Kong Kai”, was created to match the research from
HKCOTA was invited to the FOSSASIA 2017 on 17-19 March 2017 to present on the developments of Open Technology in Hong Kong and set up an exhibition of the Open Technology devices and events in Hong Kong.
From FinTech, Big Data / Open Data, IoT and Web & Cloud, Python becomes an essential & open source programming language and tool to develop related applications. The 2nd PyCon Hong Kong was held in Cyberport on 29-30 Oct 2016,
Members of Open Source Hong Kong and HKCOTA set up an exhibition at COSCUP 2016 to promote conferences in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong education bureau aggressively promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and a number of developed countries are already one step ahead by adding one more element – Arts – to become STEAM education.