Sponsorship of COSCUP 2016
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COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters) originated with a community agenda of ICOS (International Conference on Open Source) was formed in 2006 to serve mainly the open source community in response to the requirements of ICOS participants. Today, COSCUP has become the largest annual open source conference in Taiwan. COSCUP 2016 was held on August 20 and 21 at the Academia Sinica's Activity Center/ Humanities and Social Sciences Building. This year's theme was "Intermediation: Continuing Legacy, Taking Root, Crossover", focusing on conceptualization, crossover collaboration and continuing resource sharing. The agenda covered a diverse array of topics, including issues related to open source knowledge in business, education and law. Besides the professional agenda, there were family-oriented workshops, allowing participants to engage in hands-on learning and directly apply what they learn. Sharing activities, such as BoF party, also help to inspire ideas and foster cooperation.
Openness and sharing are enduring concepts in human society but their application in the IT world has never been easy. Taiwan is fortunate to have a very active open source community. Since 2011, the ARF has begun paying attention to large open-source related conferences and has even sponsored the COSCUP this year. It is hoped that Taiwan's IT field will effect real change in the operating efficiency of the society, increasing Taiwan's international presence and allowing talents room to develop.