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The global community developing, implementing, and using 'open source' software applications and solutions for use by individuals and organizations around the world continues to grow.  There are now hundreds of sites containing information about the global 'open' technology communities that are developing and releasing a steady stream of high quality free & open source software (FOSS) solutions. As we started spending hundreds of hours surfing the web searching and looking at all these sites trying to find the 'good' sites - sites that contain useful information; have been around for a while; are high quality, and are regularly updated - we decided to put all those links on the web to save others from having to spend a lot of their time repeating the same process. We hope you find this site a useful starting point as you investigate the world of innovative  'open' technology and solutions for yourself, your organization, and your community. Our intention is to continually improve this web site over time.


Peter Groen is a retired government executive, author, speaker, health informatics specialist, Chief Information Officer (CIO), and former instructor and researcher at the University of South Carolina (USC) and at Shepherd University in West Virginia.  He has been a strong advocate for many years of Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) by individuals and organizations in both the public and private sector around the world.
Mr. Groen serves on the board of directors for several organizations. He is also a resident of Summerton, S.C.
Collaboration, 'Open' Solutions, & Innovation (COSI)

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