About FOSS United Foundation
FOSS United Foundation is a registered non-profit founded in 2020, dedicated to the cause of building Free and Open Source (FOSS) projects and communities in India. It is the successor of the ERPNext foundation (founded in 2016) which had the same broad goals. The foundation was started as a collaboration between the teams at Frappe, the publisher of ERPNext, one of the largest FOSS projects out of India, and Zerodha. Currently, we have 8+ Industry partners and inviting more organization to join us. More details can found on the partner's page.
The foundation, currently in its infancy, aims to provide grassroots support to FOSS projects and events, and evolve into a community-industry collaboration with a diverse group of members and patrons.
India is now a hub of startups, innovative consumer software, developer communities, and largescale technological infrastructure. However, somewhere along the lines, the spirit of FOSS and hacking seems to have been overshadowed. This is illustrated by the disproportionately low number of quality FOSS projects coming out of India given a thriving industry compared to the explosion of projects that has happened globally over the last decade.
In the Indian context, our goals are:
- To promote the spirit of hacking and tinkering.
- To build quality FOSS for public good.
- To enable and evangelise the use of FOSS in academia, social sector, industry and government.
Abhinav is a full stack developer and helps FOSS United with tech.
Abhishek, hailing from Mumbai, is an aspiring Developer Advocate with a rich background in backend software engineering. A Python enthusiast and an Open Source advocate, he has contributed significantly to various developer communities and conferences across India. When not immersed in the tech world, he indulges in his passions for coffee, mechanical keyboards, and Indian classical music.
Arya Kiran is a Libre Software Enthusiast and student with interest in system administration.
Devdutt is an active contributor to various FOSS projects and communities. He also works as a systems engineer and helps organize events for the Rust India community in his free time.
Hari Prasanth S
Hari is a data scientists & Independent researcher. He organizes the FOSS events in Chennai.
Karan is a fullstack developer, tinkers with software, loves cars, and MMA. He is always ready to volunteer for whatever is needed at FOSS United.
Krutika is a UI/UX designer and helps FOSS United with design and branding and organising meetups. She does a lot of pro-bono work for non-profits.
A Journalism & Mass Communication graduate. Interested in Travel | Technology | Media | Automotive. Especially in Open Source community crowdsourcing projects and Contributions.
Sejal helps in keeping things going at FOSS United Delhi and has been part of the team organising DelhiFOSS conference. She is a Software Engineer in the making and loves spending time with her family when she is not coding or playing a sport.
Shubham is a business developer and helps FOSS United with Industry alliances. Been awe-struck by the FOSS movement, he is happy to contribute towards the causes FOSS United supports. He has a background in ML and Economics and enjoys poker, karting and cooking at leisure.
Vishnu is a fullstack developer and has been a part of numerous developer communities and events (Mozilla and Google to name two) and has the super power of organising anything, anywhere, at any time, and helps FOSS United with whatever is required, from events to vendors.