With open-source and Alvatal you:
Alvatal on is umbrella organization for Estonian open-source and free software initiatives.
Our international partners
Alvatal focuses efforts of businesses, non-profit organizations, and volunteers in the pursuit of transparent software and hardware solutions. It is important for us that mainstream software would be open-source in order to guarantee user's freedom of choice and sustainability of software solutions in Estonia. We also emphasize the importance of same aspects regarding computer hardware, so third parties wouldn't have the opportunity to tap into user's text messages, e-mails, audio- or videocalls.More about open-source »
Alvatal rises awareness about open-source and free software among citizens and businesses of Estonia and we connects customers to service providers. We promote open solutions, which leverage business opportunities of Estonian companies on the international market. We organize community events to bring closer people with similar interests.Events »
Within Europe Estonia still remains one of the affordable places to organize meetings and conferences. In 2012 we hosted Akademy which was one of the biggest open-source conferences held in Estonia. We have facilities to host conferences for up to 400 persons.
In 2014 Estonia was the first country in the world to offer e-residence for foreigners. All e-residents get electronic identity tokens which they can use to autheticate online and sign legally binding documents. Estonian e-residents enjoy doing business within European Union in a simplified manner avoiding the usual paperwork.
Our local members are actively looking for partnerships with international companies of open-source background. Open-source biased e-residents are welcome to join Alvatal to express their business interests in Estonia and European Union.