ASIA SOURCE 3
The International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3 with support from InWEnt Capacity Building International, Germany, ASEAN Foundation, and Open Society Institute Information Program and co-organized by Tactical Technology Collective and Aspiration bring ASIA SOURCE 3 to the Philippines on 7 to 12 November 2009.
The third event of the Asia source camp series, two of which have been
held so far – in Bangalore, India in 2005 and Sukabumi, Indonesia in
2007 – the 6-day learn-and-share event will be held at the lush greens
and quiet cool environs of the YEN CENTER – home to the Headquarters
and Regional Center for Asia of the International Institute of Rural
Reconstruction (IIRR) – located in Silang, a landlocked municipality
south of Metro Manila, within the historic Province of Cavite.
In the tradition of previous camps, Asia Source 3 will bring in
participants from the Asia, who share common goals of pursuing the
Free/Open Source Software advocacy and its promotion and use among non-
profit organizations, small-to-medium enterprises and youth networks.
Asia Source 3 allows applicants to choose one among four (4) FOSS-
themed track sessions:
Track ONE: Managing Your Information
- As technology continues to pervade human activity, digital
information will accumulate at a phenomenal rate. As megabytes turn to
terabytes and into petabytes, managing content will become a
challenge. This track aims to focus on different approaches to
organizing information using free and/or open source software.
Track TWO: Migrating to FOSS
- Free and/or open source software are easy to install and fun to use!
But how do you get your colleagues, friends, and organization to
experience the same? Track two participants will share best practice
and lessons learned in initiating and maintaining a FOSS culture
within their organizations.
Track THREE: Broadcasting Your Information
- Now that you have all your files neatly organized and under control,
you need to share these to the world and let others benefit from your
own resources. FOSS content management systems, knowledge management
tools, social networks, and mobile technologies make sharing easy and
affordable. If you want to maximize your reach on the Net, this track
is for you.
Track FOUR: Joining the FOSS Community / Using FOSS Tools
- FOSS is all about community. AS3 aims to bring seasoned FOSS
developers into the camp and allow cross-pollination of ideas and
techniques. Case studies will be shared from at least three projects.
The track will focus on tools, organization and strategies for
The track will provide participants with an actual in depth working of
successful FOSS projects, that may allow them to participate or setup
DATES: This is a six-day long workshop, to be held in Silang in
Cavite, Philippines from the 7th to the 12th of November 2009. If you
would like to participate, you will need to attend the entire event,
which means arriving in Manila on or before the 6th and leaving on or
after the 13th of November 2009.
FEES AND SUBSIDIES: Participants will arrange for and fund their own
travel to Manila. Once there, transport to the venue from the airport
in Manila will be provided. We ask for a participation fee of 400 US
dollars to cover meals and accommodation during the meeting. In case
you are unable to cover your travel or participation costs, please
indicate in the application form below. Subsidies are available for
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This is an event for experienced professionals and
individuals actively working with marginalised communities and small-
to-medium enterprises in Asia, with experience in information and
communications technology (ICT). Camp participants will be advocates,
technologists, software developers, designers and strategists who have
used OR PLAN TO USE free and/or open source software (FOSS) in their
of work. They need not be experts but need to have a proven aptitude
in the use of technology tools and have basic computing skills.
We are interested in a range of skills and expertise, be it in
advocacy, software development, design and technology. We are
particularly interested in applications from a wide range of
individuals coming from non-government organizations working with
marginalised sectors to small-to-medium enterprises involved in the
use of ICT.
1. To be eligible to attend, you will need to send a completed
application form by the 11th of September 2009 by noon GMT.
2. All participants at the Asia Source 3 Camp are required to be
proficient users of computers, and to be familiar with free and/or
open source software.
3. All participants must be available from 6th till the 13th of
Applications from women and those within and working with the youth
sector are highly encouraged.
Download the application form here: http://www.iosn.net/asean-3/2nd_call_asiasource_3