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Open Software Challenge Nepal 2009 Concluded

In a grand ceremony held at Shanker Hotel, Lazimpat, Nepal’s first Open Source Software competition concluded on 8th August 2009. The 8 months long Open Software Challenge Nepal (OSCN) 2009 was able to attract 83 projects out of which 12 had made it to the grand finale.
Leaping ahead with the spirit of the open source movement and promoting a platform by rewarding the innovative software developers in Nepal, OSCN was the first of its kind of a pioneering event conceptualized and hosted by D2Labs.org. OSCN was jointly organized by D2Hawkeye Services and Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk. OSCN had also been greatly supported by FOSS Nepal since Jan-05-2009.

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OSCN Training organized


Open Software Competition Nepal 2009 (OSCN) organized the first of its training sessions for its participants on March 7, 2009. The participants were divided into two groups and each group had three sessions. The trainings concerned OSS (Open Source Software) and OSCN overview, project management and a D2labs platform walk through.

The training kicked off with Bhaskar Bhattarai talking about problems in current software industry. The session focused on professional software development methodology….

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Press Release: Open Software Challenge Nepal 2009

January 28, 2009 Open Software Challenge Nepal made a press release at Reporter’s Club today.  Amidst presence of Nepalese journalists, details of Open Software Challenge Nepal 2009 were officially unveiled to the media. Following individuals were present in the press release. Prof. Dr. Shashidhar Ram Joshi – Head of Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, […]

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Open Source for Cheapo!!!

Heck it is cheap. Year’s back Chinese government thought it is too risky to use closed source software like Microsoft’s product in government and military institute. Sure they want to make sure what’s the heck is going inside Microsoft’s software. For that reason, Microsoft concedes its source to Chinese government, as China is a big […]

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Why Nepal should go open source?

Most open source softwares can be downloaded from Internet. Most of them come with source code and relaxed license. For developers it is source code, for system admin it is stable and secure. For commoners it is free to download and use. Most of the open source softwares do not provide good features, many of […]