The OW2 Consortium has joined the FOSS-Bridge EU-Vietnam project as a networking partner on January 30, 2008. The main funders of the FOSS-Bridge are the European Commission with its Asia Invest program and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The main goal of FOSS Bridge is to stengthen Southeast Asian Software industries and to boost cooperation with Europe through innovative collaboration on FOSS and business development. FOSS-Bridge seeks to achieve the following:
- encourage and help Vietnamese companies to enlarge their use of FOSS products
- adapt free software to local needs
- expand the community, encourage companies to contribute to the development of international Free and Open Source Software
- European companies become trainers for Vietnamese counterparts
- European and Vietnamese partners develop joint business.
More at http://www.foss-bridge.org. For European companies interested to join the program, please send an email to contact AT foss-bridge.org.