It is a national program to enhance free and open source software. It is considered to be a crucial part of eOman strategy that supports basically different solutions, applications and software that are used to boost IT sector in the Sultanate. The initiative was launched at the Software Seminar held in Muscat in March, 2010.
ITA shoulders the responsibility of this initiative in cooperation with concerned governmental institutions such as Higher Education institutions, the Research Council, private institutions and so on.
FOSS Initiative aims to:
Oman Summer of Code:
It is a national youth program in the field of IT, adopted by ITA, targets Omani youth application developers to give them an opportunity to work on various projects using Free and Open Source software to develop applications functional in different work environments over a three-month period. In addition to gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios, participants walk through intensive training and orientation program in FOSS and entrepreneurship while implementing the assigned projects to them as well as getting financial incentives and rewards. Each year, ITA coordinates with various government and private organizations to identify list of suggested projects which participants can work on and mentoring organizations benefit from.
The objectives of the program:
How to register:
The announcement spread in the middle of May in each year and opened for 2 weeks. For those wishing to participate, they can apply through ITA’s website by filling in the following online registration form.