OpenForge is Government of India’s platform for open collaborative development of e-governance applications. Through this platform, the government wants to promote the use of open source software and promote sharing and reuse of e-governance related source code. In 2015, the Department of Electronics & IT, Government of India rolled out the “Policy On Collaborative Application Development by Opening the Source Code of Government Applications”, which provides a framework for archiving government custom developed source code in repositories and opening these repositories for promoting reuse, sharing and remixing. By opening the source code, the Government wants to encourage collaborative development between Government departments/agencies and private organizations, citizens and developers to spur the creation of innovative e-governance applications and services.

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