Purpose and Mission


1. To lead and advocate the use and development of open standards and free and open source software, hardware, and associated services in the UK

2. To be a voice for the industry, representing a body of expertise and experience in the field

3. To provide tools and resources for members, a network through which members can access peer support and commercial opportunities


Through our current initiatives, we are working towards the following aspirations:

  • Raising the profile of our industry
  • Developing the marketplace of professional Free & Open Source product and service suppliers
  • Becoming the go-to place for Open Source expertise in the UK
  • Promoting practical Open Source principles and showcasing successful implementations