About Us

Hamakor – An Israeli Society for Free Software and Open-Source Code (Registered Non Profit) aims to be a legal entity that acts as a umbrella organization and clearinghouse for different informal bodies and persons who pursue the advancement of free and open source software, in their various definitions, in Israel.

The society was founded in 2003 by several free and open source software activists in Israel, in order to provide an official organization to ease continuing activities in Israel, activities that have been taking place previously in different areas, but without an official representation.

Since the society's founding, its members have appeared as semi-formal representatives of the free and open source software movement in Israel in various events and discussions. The society organizes the annual community conference called "August Penguin", as well as multiple technical conferences such as PyCon IL, DrupalCamp TLV and others. Hamakor also holds periodic meet-ups and hack-nights to promote contribution to free and open source software projects.

For more information and to contact the Board of Directors, please email board@hamakor.org.il.

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