July 2006

Oscar Project

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This article discusses OSCAR project's aim of  integration of user & technical perspective on the development and use of an open source based weed identification software programme.

FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) has opened democratic spaces for the participation of civil society, thus creating potential for developing ICT tools to address problems at local level. The OSCAR-project (Open Source Simple Computer for Agriculture in Rural Areas) is an initiative from European and South Asian Institutions to develop Open Source ICT solutions to assist decision making in agriculture.

OSCAR is a collaborative effort, initiated by IFP (French Institute of Pondicherry) with the Rice-Wheat Consortium for Indo-Gangetic Plains from India, CIRAD (Centre de Coop



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