Our team is committed to building a future where technology is accessible, open, and inclusive, empowering individuals and communities across the nation.

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The story so far.

The FOSS United Foundation, founded in 2020, is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) projects and communities in India. It carries forward the legacy of the ERPNext foundation established in 2016, with similar objectives. Initiated through a collaboration between Frappe, the team behind ERPNext - one of India’s most significant FOSS projects, and Zerodha, the foundation has been a catalyst for open-source innovation.

Initially led by Vishal Arya as a one-person-army, the foundation has expanded over three and a half years to a diverse group of 10 members, including interns, fellows, and both full-time and part-time employees. This growth is supported by an extensive network of enthusiastic volunteers across India, each contributing passionately to our mission of enhancing the FOSS landscape in the country.

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Meet the Workforce

Board
Poruri Sai Rahul
Poruri Sai Rahul
@rahulporuri

CEO, Director

Vishal Arya
Vishal Arya
@wisharya

Director

Full-time and Part-time Staff
Ansh Arora
Ansh Arora
@ansh

Program and Partnerships Manager

Harsh Tandiya
Harsh Tandiya
@harsh

Software Developer

Jeswin Jose
Jeswin Jose
@jeswin

Graphic Designer

Mohammed Ajzal
Mohammed Ajzal
@ajzal

Design Associate

Riya P Mathew
Riya P Mathew
@mriya

Program Manager - Tech

Ruchika Bagde
Ruchika Bagde
@ruchika

Diversity and Operations Manager

Venkatesh
Venkatesh
@venkatesh

Public Policy Director

Fellows and Interns
Jessica Joseph
Jessica Joseph
@jessicajoe246

Design Intern

Mangesh Mane
Mangesh Mane
@mangesh

Tech Intern

Active and Part-time Volunteers
Hussain Nagaria
Hussain Nagaria
@buildwithhussain
Nishant
Nishant
@nishant_d
Vishnu Sudhakaran
Vishnu Sudhakaran
@vishnus