Open Source Hong Kong (OSHK) is a technology organisation & community in Hong Kong established by a group of open source contributors and users, OSHK aims to foster the development of open source community development.
Open Source Hong Kong is an Affiliate Member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and a Community Member of Open Invention Network. OSHK also partners with various organisations locally and overseas.
OSHK can be reached by email.
In 2006, the domain name of Open Source Hong Kong – opensource.hk is registered by our founder Sammy Fung to promote the open source software, and to share the news of the open source community on its website. In the next year, our founder restarted community meetings for GNOME, Linux, Mozilla and open source topics for local members and overseas visitors.
Since 2011, some friends at OSHK visit the oversea conferences and communities every year, eg. COSCUP.
After the success of GNOME Asia Summit 2012 organised by OSHK with HKLUG in Hong Kong, OSHK established the Hong Kong Open Source Conference in 2013.
The 1st executive committee is formed in 2014, and established Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association (HKCOTA). In the same year, OSHK hosted its first Open Data Day hackathon to begin its involvement in the local open data movement, and express its opinions to the government.
PyCon HK is established by OSHK in 2015 and registers as an organisation under Cap. 151 Society Ordinance in Hong Kong.
FreeHKFonts ( 自由香港字型 ) project join OSHK in 2016 and its website is hosted by OSHK.
OSHK become an Affiliate Member of Open Source Initiative from 2019, and a Community Member of Open Invention Network in 2020.