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Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences (Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN in Polish) is a European research and development centre in new generation networking, grid computing, service architectures and digital content management. It operates National Research and Education Network called PIONIER – Polish Optical Internet – a very large and modern infrastructure for eScience in Poland. PSNC has been participating in a number of ICT projects (more than 50 in total) cooperating with the frontrunners from Europe, the USA and East Asia. Its numerous results are being exploited as the innovative solutions in the networks operated by PSNC (PIONIER mostly) or the Metropolitan Area Network in Poznan (POZMAN).

Cooperation with the public and private sector has let PSNC deploy numerous new ideas and technologies like: interactive public television, virtual laboratories and remote steering, digital libraries, enterprise grid solutions and many more.

One of the most recent initiatives is a QualiPSo Competence Centre founed in 2010 as a result of PSNC participation in QualiPSo project. It is aimed to promote and foster OSS development and adoption. PSNC is going to facilitate the knowledge and technological transfer from the open source software communities to the industrial users.

The PSNC FLOSS Competence Centre main goals are the following: to improve the quality and foster the adoption of FLOSS in Poland, to provide high quality FLOSS-related services, which the customers need and when they expect them, to improve open source software development productivity and quality, to act as a catalyst for FLOSS based R&D&I initiatives.

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