Open Source Hong Kong (OSHK) is an organisation registered under Cap. 151 Society Ordinance in Hong Kong. OSHK aims to foster open source software development, we are a tech community to connect with open source developers, contributors, and users. Our members develop and support various open source projects.
Open Source Hong Kong is an Affiliate Member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
OSHK organises conferences and events in Hong Kong and Asia, to encourage global collaboration in the open source community.
English, Cantonese, and Mandarin are our communication languages.
In 2006, our founder Mr. Sammy Fung registered the domain opensource.hk for promoting the open source software, and then he built and hosted the web site of opensource.hk to share the news and articles of the open source community.
In 2007, Sammy started to organise irregular events related to GNOME, Linux, Mozilla, and other free and open source software projects, and meetings with the local and overseas open source developers and users.
In 2011, Sammy and a few open source friends start to visit the oversea conferences and communities, eg. COSCUP. In December, Sammy changes irregular events to monthly meetings.
In 2013, Sammy established the Hong Kong Open Source Conference.
In 2014, Sammy became the President of Open Source Hong Kong, and then he established the 1st executive committee. Mr. Calvin Tsang and Mr. Dick Tang are invited to become Vice Presidents. Sammy also represents OSHK to establish Hong Kong Creative Open Technology Association (HKCOTA) as a founder and a director.
This year, Sammy starts to organise the first international Open Data Day hackathon in Hong Kong. And OSHK also starts to express the public opinion of open data development in Hong Kong, and initiate feedback to the government related to the renewal of bus franchises and open bus data in Hong Kong.
In 2015, Sammy established his 2nd conference – PyCon HK, and OSHK provides support to the conference. For our rapid growth this year, OSHK also registers as an organisation under Cap. 151 Society Ordinance in Hong Kong.
In 2016, FreeHKFonts ( 自由香港字型 ) project join the Open Source Hong Kong.
In 2019, OSHK joined the Open Source Initiative as an Affiliate Member.
In 2020, OSHK became a community member of Open Invention Network, license number 2068.