The International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) has launched a joint mentoring programme with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), one of the largest and reputed producers of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the world.

The programme seeks to identify talented software developers from the State who would be mentored to participate in live projects of ASF. Targeted at young developers with demonstrable programming skills, including students and fresh graduates, the programme will start off with a 3-day ‘bootcamp’ from June 17. It will be led by Luciano Resende, vice president, Community Development, ASF.

“The programme will provide mentoring to undergraduate students and graduates who have interest in learning how to participate in open source communities,” said Mr. Resende said.

ICFOSS Director Satish Babu said, “the larger objective is to create a group of FOSS developers in Kerala who will be able to fit well into global teams.” For details, log on to