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This page contains information and links to useful FOSS resources. Many of the references are of general interest, but some of the information is specifically directed towards providing a central location for information about FOSS development, promotion and resources in Viet Nam

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FOSS VN directory

VietLUG (Vietnamese Linux User Group)

VietLUG Mailing List

VietTUG (Vietnamese TeX Users Group)

Linux User Groups in VietNam

VNOSS (Vietnamese Open Source Software Forum & Community)

VNOSS wiki

Linux Users in VietNam (est.) - Linux Counter

Vietnamese Localization Free Software Translation Team

FOSSASIA Conference in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam each year in November

Vietnamese Free and Open Source Software Initiative

FOSS SW (including localized software where noted)

Desktop Applications

OpenOffice Vietnam; Vietnamese Version at OpenOffice.org or

Moodle & moodle's vietnamese language pack "Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student University. This site itself is created using Moodle, so check out the Moodle Demonstration Courses or read the latest Moodle Buzz." (from moodle.org)

Internet SW & Tools

Firefox Internet browser, there is also a Vietnamese language Firefox

Wikipedia (Vietnamese) Wiki-based (MediaWiki) encyclopedia

Wikipedia (English) Wiki-based (MediaWiki) encyclopedia

Wiktionary Online Wiki-based dictionary

Thunderbird email application, there is also a Vietnamese language Thunderbird

Ikonboard Bulletin board application (Vietnamese support)

CHIM is Chuoi's Vietnamese language Input Method

Public Health and Medicine

Care2x Integrated Health Environment Care2x includes 1) Hospital/Healthservice Information System; 2) Medical Practice (GP) management; 3) Central Data Server; 4) Health Xchange Protocol

NetEpi tools Tools for epidemiological analysis

HISP Health Information Systems Programme. See the HISP website for information about project information for HISP implementation in Vietnam.

GIS tools

Community Map Builder: http://communitymapbuilder.org/ List of open source GIS tools: http://opensourcegis.org/http://bluwiki.com/index.php?title=FOSS_Viet_Nam&action=edit&section=3 Editing FOSS Viet Nam (section) MISC

Background, news & additional project information

UNDP-APDIP International Open Source Network supports and provides information for open source software, open standards and initiatives. See their FOSS general primer, available here in Vietnamese. At FOSS.vn more info about the community and participation of women in Vietnam is available. FOSSASIA is the top community event in Vietnam and one of the biggest FOSS events in Asia organized in cooperation with Quang Trung Software Park and the HCM city government.


  1. FOSS History links
  2. FOSS Licensing information
  3. FOSS Economic models
  4. SEA regional FOSS initiatives
  5. Good reading


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