COSSlogo_boxCOSS – the Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions, founded in 2003, is a non-profit association for open source business ecosystem in Finland and the number one gateway to Finnish open source. COSS promotes the development and adoption of managed and sustainable open source solutions in various areas of business as well as in public sector.

COSS provides its members with high-quality business and competence development services and represents a growing business community. The members of COSS include more than 130 open source service providers, retailers and both public and private organizations deploying open source solutions and innovation models.

The objective of COSS is to strengthen the competitiveness of Finland’s software intensive industries, promote the growth and internationalization of open source businesses, and reinforce the development of the Finnish information society with the support of open technologies and communities.

The operations of COSS are guided by the COSS steering committee and the COSS board.