CICC has been promoting Open Source Software in Asia from March 2003. CICC was holding Asia OSS Symposium, and Asia OSS Conference and Showcase, since March 2003. After 10th event with the title of "AOSS 2008", AOSSC Alliance among 10 Countries and Regions, signed MOC (Memorandum of Cooperation) at the Philippines on Oct. 28th 2008, in order to push development and adoption of Open Source in Asia. Based on this MOC, new website has been launched (www.oss.asia). Participating 10 Countries and Regions are China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Japan member is OSS Center of IPA (Information Technology Promotion Agency), and CICC is joining as advisor.
Human Resource Development has been identified as one of the bottlenecks relating to the wider use of OSS. So, this training/workshop program has been initiated by the CICC Singapore office with the aim of creating a large number of OSS professionals to teach and spread OSS in South and South-east Asia. The last 25 events held were supported by FOSS professionals from national organizations and industries from 16 asian countries: Bangladesh; Brunei; Cambodia; India; Indonesia; Japan; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand and Vietnam. Key Partnering Organizations are listed below: