Another successful school event thanks to all our speakers and those who attended. A big thank you also goes out to our all of our sponsors, without whom this would not have been possible.

For photos of the event please check here.

FOSS-School is a unique event catering to students, which paves the way for the introduction and use of FOSS at the Grassroots level. FOSS-School consists of 2 events, namely, FOSS-school: a session for school students, and FOSS-uni: a session for university students. This event will ensure that students understand and gain the maximum benefit of FOSS for their respective educational activities, day-to-day life, and their careers, whilst also promoting networking between students. All in all, students can expect a day of knowledge, recognition, networking and fun, all the FOSS way :)

Design the SL FOSS community logo and win an iPOD nano!

We would like to congratulate Mr Kushith Amerasinghe who is the winner of the logo competition that was held to select a logo for the site. His winning entry was a very simple but polished one. He received an iPod nano and an entrance pass to attend the ApacheCon Asia for free.

The Sri Lankan FOSS community actively promotes the adoption and awareness of FOSS, targeting a wide spectrum of users. In order to effectively take our mission further, we are having a competition to design the perfect logo for

A sleek iPOD nano is up for grabs, if your logo is the winning entry and used as the official logo. Please keep in mind that the logo will used in all our event material including, but not limited to; the web site, brouchures, banners, T-shirts etc.

Please email your entries to on or before July 17, 2006, in one of the following formats - png, jpg. All submissons should be sent at two resolutions - 800x800 and 100x100.


It is an invitation-only evening dinner get together for public and private sector CEOs to learn about the enormous benefits the FOSS way of doing things are going to being to their businesses. This exclusive invites only event, will see networking of real decision makers in the country. It will feature a global keynote speaker as well as an entertainment program.

ApacheCon Asia 2006

The Official Asian Event for Apache Technologies!

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is proud to announce that Sri Lanka has been chosen as the destination for the inaugural ApacheCon Asia 2006.

The first of its kind in Asia, this conference hopes to emulate the succsess of its European and American conterparts, as the premier Apache Conference in Asia.

ApacheCon Asia is the official Asian conference of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). This initial event aims to create a unique platform for the Open Source community in Asia to come together to gain a deep insight into techniques and methodologies critical to the advancement of Open Source technologies, gain skills to optimize the power and versatility of Apache software, and also to discuss upcoming developments and issues.

Sessions, Workshops, Community Gatherings, and Fun

ApacheCon Asia is the classic meeting ground for ASF members, developers and contributors, business folks and power users. Set in an informal, hands-on environment, the event promises to offer an effective forum for exchange of ideas, besides opportunities aplenty to network with peers.

The conference begins with two main conference days that offer a wide range of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions, aimed at both the developer and the user.

ApacheCon Asia offers attendees a choice of two tracks and more than 16 sessions to gain real-world insight into the latest developments of many key Open Source projects managed by ASF, including the Apache HTTP Server - the world’s most popular Web server software. The conference will also feature four world renowned key note speakers.

This will be followed by a day of intensive tutorials in three tracks.

In addition to informative and interesting sessions, the conference will also feature a four day hackathon, several BoFs, round table discussions, parties, and fun!

Join us for a fun filled four days!

For more information, visit official site.

FOSSCode 2006 Sri Lanka

Results of the FOSSCode 2006

The following Six projects were selected after much consideration.

1. Remote Server Administration by Sriganeshan. Mentor : Buddhika Siddhisena
2. Synchronization module for Sahana by JP Fonseka.Mentor : Raveendra De Silva
3. TCPMon for Axis2C by Samith Jayamal. Mentor : Sahan Gamage
4. LDAP Key Store for WSS4J by Milinda Pathirage. Mentor : Davanum Srinivas
5. Perl Axis2C Extension by Chanaka Wijesena. Mentor : Nadika Jayawardena
6. Hermes by Mahangu Weerasinghe Mentor : Anuradha Rathnaweera.

For rules look here

Now the time for work has really come

and you HAVE to put your thinking caps on, its time to crunch some code!

2 June :Submission of proposals
5 June :Selection and notification
4 July :Intermediate evaluation by mentor
4 August :Project Completion
11 August :Final evaluation (Mentor reports)

Award ceremony at FOSSSL

FOSSCode 2006, is a program that encourages students to work on free and open source software projects. Modeled on the popular Google Summer of Code program, computer science students of universities and schools island wide will be given the opportunity to be innovative and also earn some money for their efforts. Our objective is to encourage students to get into the wonderful world of "Free and Open Source Software" also known as FOSS, and realize the value and benefits that FOSS can bring to developers as well as the country.

Who said there's no money in Open Source?

We are offering up to 6 students with the best proposals, Rs. 50,000 each if they succeed in completing their projects in the given time.

Get started .

Hurry you don't want to miss out on this awesome opportunity to show us what you can do!