Lithuania Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
1. Lithuanian Open Source Association (LOSA) - This is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of open-source software and open standards in Lithuania. They organize events, provide training and consultancy services, and advocate for the benefits of open-source technology.
  1. Open Lithuanian Education (OLE) - OLE is an open-source platform for sharing educational resources in Lithuania. It provides free access to a wide range of educational materials, including textbooks, videos, and interactive tools.

  2. Vilnius University Open Source Center (OSCVU) - OSCVU is a research center that focuses on open-source software and hardware. They conduct research, organize events, and provide training and consultancy services to both public and private organizations.

Notable Technologists from Lithuania throughout history:

  1. Juozas Matulis - He was a pioneer in the field of computer science in Lithuania. He developed the first Lithuanian computer, the D8, in the 1960s.

  2. Jonas Mockus - He was a mathematician and computer scientist who made significant contributions to the fields of optimization and decision-making. He developed the so-called “direct search” method, which is widely used in engineering and finance.

  3. Rimas Buinevičius - He is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who founded the Lithuanian software company, Devbridge. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and has offices in several countries.

  4. Valdemaras Razumas - He is a software engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded the open-source database management system, SkySQL. The company was later acquired by MariaDB Corporation.

  5. Vytautas Didžiulis - He is a programmer and open-source advocate who founded the Vilnius PHP User Group. He is also a contributor to several open-source projects, including Symfony and Doctrine.

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