The Khmer Software Initiative (KhmerOS) is a project of the Open Institute to help the economic development of Cambodia by providing computer tools in Khmer (Cambodian) language that can be used by everybody.

It translates to Khmer Free and Open Source applications (such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, e-mail, Internet, graphic manipulation, etc.) for their use by private users and in government offices. It also produces large amounts of documentation in Khmer.

  • Project partners: Open Institute (Cambodian NGO), Buddhist Institute (Cambodia)
  • Start/End Date: December 2003 to December 2010
  • Status: Active
  • Funders: Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), Capacity Building Germany (InWEnt), UNESCO, Internet Society, UNDP/APDIP
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