Sponsorship of Open Culture Foundation and MOPCON 2019
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In the ARF’s forecast of future trends, development of digitalization and information technology is predicted to have critical impact on the way of living in the future. Thus, the ARF has begun sponsoring large-scale open source forums in Taiwan since 2011 in the hope of contributing to knowledge sharing and talent cultivation in the industry through actual participation in related events.
In the past years, the ARF has sponsored major open-source events, such as COSCUP and SITCON, and also begun sponsoring PyCon and g0v summit, enabling the value of open source technology to reach wider and deeper. Currently, the ARF is sponsoring the Open Culture Foundation (OCF) annually. The OCF is focused on promoting open source software, open data and open government in Taiwan. It is hoped that the OCF will utilize the ARF’s sponsored resources effectively. The ARF is also continuing its sponsorships in southern Taiwan, hosting MOPCON (Mobile/ Open/ Platform Conference) annually. Currently, major IT events are mostly held in the north and MOPCON serves to balance the unequal distribution, and encourage the application and development of mobile technology in various aspects of everyday living.