About COSS

COSS - the Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions is a non-profit association that promotes open source, open data, open standards and APIs. Internationally COSS is known as one of the oldest and most active centres for openness.

COSS operation is based on far-reaching cooperation, communication and creating networks.

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.

International partners

APELL (Association Professionnelle Européenne du Logiciel Libre) is Europe’s Open Source Business Association. Founded in 2020 to bring national Open Source Software (‘OSS’) organisations together into a European network to provide them with peer support and collective marketing, as well as capacity building and policy support for public affairs, both nationally and on the EU-level. COSS is one of the founding members of APELL, together with the CNLL (France’s Free Software and Open Digital Enterprise Union) and The Open Source Business Alliance e.V.

Open Source Observatory supports development of open source applications and solutions and co-operation between countries and information and software exchanging. OSOR networks also with national information storages aiming to create Europe-wide open source information storage interface.

COKS the Slovenian Open Source Competence Centre and Software Repository, was launched in October 2007. It provides informations and offer support to the Slovenian users of Open Source software, both in the public and the private sector. The letters COKS stand for “Center Odprte Kode Slovenije” - English translation is “Open Source Centre Slovenia”. We represent first and one of the main national centers of open and free information
society with a strong commitment to quality, innovation and open standards.

Agenda d.o.o. is the leading Slovenian provider of IT solutions and services, which are focused predominately on Open Source technologies and software. With full support of the Open Source philosophy we encourage end users to use those in their environments. We are fully committed to Open Source and are a key Slovenian promoter and supporter of the development of modern open technologies.