Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
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Where free and open source software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development.
The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of free and open source software (FOSS) in academics and governance, for corporate and individual use, and for employment generation. SPACE has been instrumental in several important free software-based development interventions like ICT in education, community radio or ICT for people with disabilities. It has played a significant role in the formulation of the ICT policy of the government of Kerala. SPACE is currently in the process of expanding its activities throughout India.
Levering the diverse background of its team, SPACE conceives and implements innovative programmes for social and economic development, with the help of information and communication technologies. SPACE collaborates with and brings together institutions and people from government, non-government, corporate and academic backgrounds for greater outreach and impact.