Most PC operating systems today provide support for almost all languages, but still people from our part of the world are reluctant to write and read in their own native languages as they think of it as a difficult task. Although a number of volunteers have developed quite a bunch of useful software packages to make it easier and keep providing updates as they find free time in their busy lives. Still, there are times when problems exist in those packages. In such times, a new volunteer may come along and try to solve that problem, only to be greeted by a number of hurdles, one of them being the need to start over from scratch. Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” But our new volunteer often does not have any shoulders to stand on. The software packages that already exist, though are free of cost, donot aid anyone to use them as a foundation for something grander.
To solve this problem, we are starting this project at Urdusource under which Free and Open Source Software will be developed that make it easier to add language support to different operating systems and which you can use as a foundation for a new and exciting project. So that you no longer have to worry about solving the basic problems and can focus on solving problems that we haven’t yet thought about, and explore the worlds that our imagination hasn’t reached yet.
So here we lay that foundation. The rest is upto you and your passion.