OCF Administration Center

Organizer: Open Culture Foundation
Coordinator: 李柏鋒 (pofeng) , 黃雋 (jimyhuang)
OCF helps Taiwan’s open source community deal with tedious administrative tasks, such as opening an independent account, collecting and withdrawing cash, balancing accounts, making reports, issuing receipts, providing consulting service, collecting data, presenting achievements, organizing events, maintaining websites. These seemingly insignificant chores are the foundation of the whole community.

OCF International Program

Organizer: Open Culture Foundation
Coordinator: 高嘉良 (clkao)
OCF has always tried to connect with those who are interested in open source, bring Taiwan experience to the world, and grow with the global civic tech community. In the past few years, through international conferences, workshops, and data construction, our international affairs section has teamed up with other open source organizations, launched many collaborative projects, and created a tight network with open source communities from all over the world.

g0v.news Media Project

Organizer: Open Culture Foundation
Coordinator: 高嘉良 (clkao)
g0v.news is a news platform that focuses on civic tech and open government, publishing in both English and Chinese. The aim of the platform is to enhance the public’s understanding of civic tech, and incite wider discussion about its use.

Travel Grants for Open Source Conference

Organizers of large-scale international open source conferences might not cover the costs of transportation and accommodation. These necessary expenses could become a financial burden on young students. Therefore, we provide travel grants for students who are willing to submit their papers to international conferences and share their findings and experience with both global and local open source community.

G0V Grants

Organizer: g0v jothon
Coordinator: 瞿筱葳 (ipa)
The creative power of each great idea is like a flapping butterfly. With enough resources, these ideas can create positive butterfly effects and change the future.

Civil Society Cyber Shield (under OCF International Program)

Organizer: Open Culture Foundation
Citizen groups tend to engage in sensitive issues and thus become the target of cyber attack. But at the same time, they usually lack the resources to defend themselves. In this case, their work can be threatened by network monitoring, cyber attack, network blockade, network interruption, and Internet censorship. Taiwan has always been famous for its active information security community and civil society. Therefore, Civil Society Cyber Shield hopes to combine these two specialties of Taiwan and serve as the connection between technology experts and citizens. By connecting these two groups of people, we can improve the information security of citizen groups.

COSCUP 2018 X openSUSE.Asia X GNOME.Asia

Organizer: Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters , , GNOME.Asia
COSCUP's aim is providing a platform to connect Open Source coders, users, and promoters, and promote FLOSS with the annual conference. The conference is free to attend because of the enthusiastic sponsors and donators. Since the conference venue is limited, tickets are often sold out immediately after the online registration starts.

PyCon Taiwan

PyCon Taiwan is an annual conference held by a group of Python enthusiasts to promote the use of Python and the possibilities Python can create. We sincerely invite every Python expert to share experience, exchange thoughts, and make new friends in PyCon Taiwan.

g0v Summit 2018

Organizer: g0v summit 2018 團隊
The Largest Civic Tech Event in Asia

g0v Hackathons

Organizer: g0v jothon
Coordinator: 瞿筱葳 (ipa)
The g0v Hackathon has, since 2012, been a bimonthly event, where community members gather for good food and beverages while developing projects. g0v Hackathon is a cross-disciplinary platform for members to exchange ideas that celebrate openness, open source and open action. Hackathon attendees employ a tripartite method, applying their expertise, IT knowledge and crowd collaboration to explore the possibilities of a new solution to a challenge. g0v projects are all open source. Source codes and documents are released under open source licenses.

Students’ Information Technology Conference

Organizer: Students’ Information Technology Conference , Open Culture Foundation

CC Taiwan Chapter

Coordinator: 林誠夏 (lucien) , 洪華超 (rock)
Creative Commons is a global network connecting practitioners who adhere to the free culture ideal and use the various open content licenses. The Creative Commons organization itself is a registered non-profit in the United States. By collaborating with activists worldwide, however, it has developed the Creative Commons License suite to the 4th edition. The licenses have been ported to many jurisdictions and translated into multiple languages. They are widely used. The Creative Commons Licenses were introduced to and localized for Taiwan by a small project-based team in Academia Sinica beginning in 2003. Since then the "Creative Common Taiwan Project" at Academia Sinica has worked with many agencies, organizations, and communities in Taiwan to popularize the CC Licenses.


DebConf is the annual conference for Debian contributors and users interested in improving Debian. Previous Debian conferences have featured speakers and attendees from all around the world. DebConf17 took place in Montréal, Canada and was attended by 400 participants from 51 countries.
Annual Reports
2017 Annual Report | Open Culture Foundation

With your support, OCF continued to serve the FLOSS community projects in 2017, bridge local and international Civic Tech communities, foster cross-disciplinary cooperation to open up more fields, and advocate for the importance of privacy and digital security.

2018 Annual Report | Open Culture Foundation

Thanks for all your support in 2018! In our 5 years of operation, we have supported nearly 30 projects initiated by open source communities. We participate in transboundary cooperation to promote open culture and digital rights, and combining community experiences locally and internationally to promote civic tech. We look forward to achieve new milestones of open culture with you in 2019!

2016 Annual Report | Open Culture Foundation

Since its establishment in 2014, OCF has been dedicated to promoting a number of “open culture” causes, including “open source”, “open hardware”, and “open data.” We sincerely thank all of our donors for supporting our work.