| 2 August 2021
A conversation with Peter Rabley and Venkatesh Hariharan, about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology hosted a roundtable conference on the subject of FOSS in government in collaboration with Omidyar Network India in April this year where it first announced its intent to host a FOSS4Gov challenge. The challenge has now been launched and is open for registrations till 17th August.
If you have bold ideas to unlock innovation in governance through open source software, you must register for the FOSS4GOV innovation challenge right away!
Aimed at building the Indian GovTech FOSS Ecosystem, this challenge calls upon innovators, including FOSS innovators, technology entrepreneurs, Indian startups, academia and students — to contribute. Participating teams will get to showcase and develop solutions with possible CRM and ERP applications in the fields of Health, Education, Urban Governance, and Agriculture, etc. Winners will have an opportunity to win cash rewards and be listed in the Government’s GeM marketplace.
It is a privilege for Omidyar Network India to be contributing to this challenge in a small way through mentorship and rewards for solutions with the best citizen centric safeguards.